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Pat Braudo

Pat Braudo

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2006 Woodsworth College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • 6 weeks at the University of Guadalajara in summer 2015
Outside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Certificate in Spanish to English Translation from Glendon College at York University, 2008
  • Masters Degree in Translation Studies from Glendon, 2012
Career Accomplishments

  • Since 2009, worked as a translator for various companies including children’s toys, finance, and human resources management.
  • Has also worked as a freelance translator for several agencies and their clients.
  • Works in French – English, English – French and Spanish – English translation.

“Enjoy your studies, be diligent when you do your assignments, don’t be shy to raise your hand in class and ask questions.”

Charles Freedman

Charles Freedman

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1963 University College
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Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

  • HBA, Oxford University
  • MA, Oxford University
  • PhD, MIT
Career Description

  • Faculty member, Economics Department, University of Minnesota, 1969-74
  • Deputy Governor, Bank of Canada, 1974-2003
  • Consultant to central banks, primarily via the I.M.F., 2003-14
“Take your studies seriously but also get involved in interesting extracurricular activities.”

 

John Toffoli

John Toffoli

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc, HBA 2005 University College
Inside the Classroom

Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

  • Microbiology Undergraduate Students Association (Defunct)
Further Education

  • UOIT, BEd, 2012, Intermediate and Senior General Science and History
  • OISE, MEd, 2018, Educational Leadership and Policy
Career Description

  • Construction (Ironworker)
  • Technology teacher with the Toronto District School Board
“If there’s something that you really want to do but are scared of how long it will take, or how much money it’s going to cost, or how far it will set you back, just forget all of that and go for it. None of those concerns that seem really important when you’re working on your undergraduate will matter in five years. Find your passion, and go for it with everything you have.”

 

Kathy Cocchio

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1980 University College
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

  • B.Ed. University of Western Ontario (1981)
  • M.Ed. University of Alberta (2010)
Career Description

  • Taught in higher education for 14 years.
  • Supported teacher induction in higher education for 10 years.
  • Currently coordinate a graduate studies program.
“Relax. Take advantage of the activities on campus. Try to focus on the learning experience, not on grades. Get to know your professors–they truly want you to succeed.”

 

Nicholas Bakewell

Nicholas Bakewell

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2017 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

  • Columbia University, Graduate Studies, 2014
  • MacEwan University/University of Alberta, Bachelor of Commerce, 2014
Career Description

  • Data Analyst/Statistician at the World Council on City Data.
“Breathe… and realise that finishing your education is not a race, it is should be thought of as a lifelong journey. Every person learns differently and at a different pace, take your time.”

 

Lijim Lau

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1988 University College
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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.”

 

Laura Dickson

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1995 University College
Inside the Classroom

Alongside the Classroom

  • Amnesty International – UC letter writing group
Further Education

Career Description

“Don’t be afraid to switch academic tracks. Completion of an undergraduate degree is not a race, it’s an exploration. Learning how to learn and have a flexible and critical mindset are the most valuable outcomes. Don’t worry about competing with others, challenge yourself to new heights of learning and expansion you are your main project. Enjoy it.”

 

John Debono Portrait

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.

 

Samantha Portrait

Samantha Freeman-Attwood

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2004 Innis College
International Student

  • Brazil
Inside the Classroom

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!

Karen Wu

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Graduation YearHBSc 2005
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments