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Lijim Lau

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1988 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Description

  • Practiced corporate/commercial law for 4 years with leading Canadian law firm
  • 4 years as in-house counsel for Warner Bros. in Hong Kong
  • 14 years as in-house counsel for Applied Materials in Silicon Valley and Shanghai
  •  In-house counsel for Levi Strauss & Co. in Singapore since 2014
“Take advantage of all of the opportunities available to you on campus as a student! Be focused and efficient with your studying – treat it like a job, get it done, then take advantage of all of the free time you have to do something constructive. U of T has a club or organization for everything – sports, fitness, photography, music, debate, drama, etc. And it is all relatively inexpensive for you as a student. Take advantage of the time you have and the opportunities available to you.”

 

Lawrence Lee

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1982 University College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • MBA, Master of Corporate Governance and Directorship
Career Description

  • Professional accountant for over 30 years
“Enjoy your study and life as student, explore your interests while you still have time. Once you step into your career and the business world life becomes complicated.”

 

Jeffrey Abrams

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Graduation Year

  • BA with High Distinction 1991 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Article contributor to University College’s The Gargoyle Newspaper
  • Performer in Victoria College theatrical production of “Mary Mary”
  • Performer in St. Michael’s College theatrical production of Molière’s “Le mariage forcé”
Further Education

Career Description

  • Canadian Immigration lawyer since 1994
  • Self-employed since 1996
  • Law instructor at various colleges in the Toronto area
“Ensure to balance your academic life with your social life. Be more involved in university activities; make friends and future contacts; enjoy every moment of undergraduate life.”

 

Dave Hunter

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Graduation Year

  • B.A. University College, 1963
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • MBA, Human Resources and Organizational Change, Western University, 1966
Career Description and Accomplishments

  • Large corporation experience (CNR, Royal Bank, KPMG, Molson Industries, Transamerica)
  • External change agent with own consulting practise
  • Faculty at Humber College, York University and Brock University
  • Got operating managers to value human resource and organizational change skill set
  • Developed successful student mentoring programme in academic setting
  • Shared life goals conversations with hundreds of students

“Begin constructing your network, which sounds easy, but the devil is in the details of how to build outward from family and friends so as to avoid cold calls. Get a job, any job, to gain work experience – particularly if it is out of the retail sector where one gets little sense of what the larger organization is about. The difference between students with work experience and without work experience is visible.”

Linda Gao

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • First Year Learning Community Assistant Peer Mentor (2013-2014), Peer Mentor (2014-2015), Senior Peer Mentor (2015-2016)
  • Co-opted student member of Academic Board and Planning and Budget Committee of Governing Council (2015-2016)
  • Special Projects Officer for Registrar of Faculty of Arts and Science (2015-2016) 
Further Education

  • Allard School of Law at University of British Columbia, JD Candidate, 2019
“Take the opportunity to engage with the university community. Put yourself out there, and you’ll be surprised at the number of opportunities that can come your way. Don’t be afraid to ask for guidance and mentorship. The staff, faculty, and student mentors at the university all want you to succeed.”

 

Malavika Kumaran

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2014 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

  • Internships, Data Analysis and Research
Career Description

Senior Associate, Research, MaRS

  • Design and delivery of research projects
  • Collaborate with researchers and vendors
  • Conduct and oversee research, execution of projects and deliverables
  • Provide feedback and input on research-related initiatives

 

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Natasha Ouslis

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2016 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Research Analyst, BEworks (management consulting firm specializing in behavioural economic and applied psychology research)

“I would tell my undergraduate self to go to more clubs, to make more meaningful connections, and to speak to people before and after classes, so that I could grow more friendships and contribute more to the social fabric of the University.”

Samantha Portrait

Samantha Freeman-Attwood

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Graduation YearInnis, 2004
International StudentBrasil
Inside the Classroom

  • Anthropology
Further Education

Career Accomplishments

  • Public Relations & Corporate Communications
  • Entrepreneurship – Running a landscape company
  • Higher Education:
    • Assistant Director, Recruitment & Admissions, Rotman Commerce
    • Associate Registrar, St. Michael’s College
    • Manager, Industry Liaison Office & Industry Partnership Development, George Brown College

Get involved beyond the classroom, what you do outside the classroom is equally as important as what you do inside the classroom. Becoming engaged in the wider UofT community will allow you to build important skills, meet incredible people and most importantly get to know yourself, which is how you will discover what you are good at and where your passion lies.

There are SO many opportunities to get involved, whether it is through summer abroad, international exchange, volunteering, clubs (there are over 900 + clubs!!!), there is something for everyone to take part it.

get to know your resources, there are no shortage of opportunities to get help and build your skills. Get to know the places you can turn to for help, for support and encouragement.

See the people in your classroom as allies, not your competition. You are all in this together, you can help each other and lift each other up. You are probably going through many of the same struggles as your peers, so don’t be shy about reaching out to them.

This is the best time for you to take part in all the wonderful things on offer, get to know all that awaits you….then you can be selective about what you partake in; and there is something for everyone in this amazing place!

Kale Johnson

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Graduation Year2009
Inside the Classroom

  • English Major
  • Canadian Studies Major
  • Anthropology Minor
Alongside the Classroom

  • International Experience: Summer program in Italy
Outside the Classroom

  • Varsity Blues Promotional Team
  • Innis College Fashion Show
Career Accomplishments

  • Travel Industry for 5 years
  • Sales Manager at CDW Canada

Tony Liu

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2007
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Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

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