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Lakshmi Sadhu

Lakshmi Sadhu

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  • HBA 2017 New College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Intern, investment firms in Dubai and Toronto
Outside the Classroom

Further Education

In the Media

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New College Impact

“The student blogger position at The New was one of the reasons that I chose to pursue journalism.”

“Jump.

No matter how scared you are. No matter how unprepared you think you are. No matter if you think you’re not good enough.

Jump into whatever opportunity and experience catches your eye. It’ll only change you for the better.

 

Cynthia Good

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1974 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Very involved in theatre at UC and Hart House
  • Research assistant for Professor
  • Worked at Robarts Library
Further Education

  • Masters – 1975
  • Incomplete PhD (all but dissertation)
Career Description

  • Interrupted Ph.D when employed by a small independent publishing house
  • 4 years later hired by Penguin Books Canada to start Canadian publishing program
  • Remained at Penguin for almost 21 years. Left after becoming President & Publisher
  • Hired by Humber College to set up a publishing program there, ran the program and taught for 10 years
  • Continued part time for 2 years at Humber, originating and organizing conferences and workshops for writers
  • Now continue with some workshops, facilitate book clubs, and do a variety of volunteer activities
“Learn widely and develop a disciplined mind.
Study philosophy.Learn and be able to use languages beyond English.
Despite the fact that I have had an extraordinarily satisfying career, I still wish I had completed my Ph.D

Enjoy the friendship, the stimulation and the drama of university life.”

 

Justine Laboni

Justine Iaboni

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2008 St. Michael’s College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • MA, Cinema Studies, 2008-09, University of Toronto
Career Description

  • Launched a blog in 2009 and grew it into one of the top fashion, travel, beauty and lifestyle blogs in Canada.
  • Attended fashion weeks in Toronto and NYC writing for fashion publications.
  • Invited on press trips around the world working with tourism boards, hotels, local organizations, airlines, and many other brands.
  • Lectured at U of T and Ryerson on many occasions about her career.
  • Featured in magazines such as Toronto Life and Fashion.
  • Helped to forge the influencer industry in Canada by working with brands such as Unilever, American Express, PANDORA, Cadillac Fairview, Coach, Bayer, Nordstrom, etc.,
  • Mentored new bloggers starting out in the industry at Blogging Conferences
  • Volunteered with Filling the Gap TO
  • In 2017, left the blogging world to pursue her true passion: music and the arts.
  • Released an album in 2017
  • Writes a weekly spiritual newsletter based on the teachings of Wayne Dyer, Gabrielle Bernstein and Marianne Williamson targeted at women who are looking for guidance in their lives, and trying to find ways to work past limiting beliefs.
“I would tell myself that I CAN DO IT. That I am enough. I would tell myself that the world isn’t against me and that I am valuable. I would tell myself that you can have your cake and eat it to; that the limiting beliefs we’ve been passed down through our parents, social constructs, media, are not objective truth. We can choose the life we want to live. The how doesn’t matter. Sometimes having blind faith is the greatest gift you can give yourself, and you don’t have to “do it” the way that the mainstream does. I have always been a deep, feeling person and neglected that part of myself during undergrad. I repressed my inner dreamer for fear of not fitting in and fear of failure. The world has taught me so much, outside of school. I wish I had someone to impart real world knowledge onto me when I was in University. I wish I had someone to tell me that everything is going to be OK, that I CAN DO IT, whatever I dream of, no matter how silly or unconventional – I can achieve it.”

 

Carol Nash

Carol Nash

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1980 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1984
  • BEd, Secondary Education, Business Studies, University of Toronto, 1981
Career Description

“Believe in your dreams.
Do what you love.
Take opportunities as they come.
Concentrate hard when you work.
Think about who you were, who you are now and who you want to become.
Check your work many times with fresh eyes.”

 

Veronika McLaren

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Graduation Year

  • BA of Modern Language and Linguistics 1967 University College
Inside the Classroom

Career Description

  • Work was part-time until 4 children were grown up enough to be left alone or at school. Work involved financial institutions, teaching and translations. Full-time translator now.

“Learning as much as possible is always good advice. “Only the educated are free.” – Epictetus, 100 A.D.
Not to forget Merlin’s advice (Arthurian Romance).”

Henry Beissel

 

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Graduation Year

  • Hon. BA 1958 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Student publications
Outside the Classroom

  • Interned as a Teaching Fellow at University College
Further Education

Career Description

  • Professor of medieval and modern English literature at various universities, including Concordia University (Montréal), the University of Munich (Germany), and the University of the West Indies (Trinidad and Tobago)
  • Founded and directed Concordia University’s creative writing program
  • Published poet, playwright, and essayist
  • Founded literary magazine EDGE
  • Active in Canadian writers’ organizations such as The League of Canadian Poets as its president, the Canadian Writers Union, and the Guild of Canadian Playwrights
“Follow your intellectual passions and study the humanities as widely as possible. They form the basis of any other course of studies and will put you ahead of the pack in whatever professional career you pursue. apart from your retirement years, Your undergraduate days are the only time in your life when you can afford to pursue knowledge and understanding for its own sake. In the course of doing so you will discover a passion, if you don’t have one already. Devote yourself to what you love to do and you will eventually succeed. Vocational training is best acquired on the job.”

 

Maggie Cheung

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Graduation Year

  • Hon BSc, 2017, University College
Inside the Classroom

Before program switch:

Alongside the Classroom

  • Work-Study jobs
Career Description

  • Internship at an integrated marketing agency
  • Freelance work
  • Volunteering
  • Creative Services Coordinator at Grantbook Inc.

“All of my past experiences put me in a really good position to enter a marketing/design role in the philanthropic sector – which is where I wanted to be, and where I am right now. I didn’t know that this was what I wanted to do all along; I just looked for a sense of satisfaction with both my work and the people I surrounded myself with.

I think the most important thing when you’re young is to not be afraid to not be afraid to try things out, but keep in mind that you want to learn something from each experience – even if all you learn is that something isn’t for you.”

 

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John Debono

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Graduation Year2014
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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

Allow yourself to make the most of the University experience and always make sure you can be proud of the work you are producing.