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John Debono

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Graduation Year2014
Inside the Classroom

  • Cinema Studies, Political Science
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.

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Samantha Freeman-Attwood

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Graduation YearInnis, 2004
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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!

Karen Wu

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Graduation Year2005
International StudentDomestic
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

Quyen Ha

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2002
Inside the Classroom

In the Media

Experimental Learning

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

“Work hard. Dream Big. Anything is possible.”

Nathalie Mejia

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2012
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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

“Go on an international experience, you will learn so much about yourself and the world and there is no better time in your life to do it!”

Kimberley Stever

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2008

Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

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“When you’re trying to figure out what you want to do, don’t be afraid to try everything or even start from the beginning. When you’ve figured out what your passion is, don’t be afraid to give it everything you’ve got.”

Chloe Richer

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2009
Inside the Classroom

In the Media

 Experimental Learning 

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

Laura Hoeltzenbein

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2011
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

In the Media 

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

“Get more involved in sports!'”

Dani Legault

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2014
Within the Classroom
Further Education

Career Description

“Take a deep breath and make relaxing and hanging out with your classmates a higher priority – the work will still get done!”

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Cherise Burda

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 1991
Inside the Classroom

Further Education

In the Media

Career Accomplishments

“Don’t get too hung up on establishing your goals now and sticking to a plan. I’ve been all over the map.  Above all, believe in your own ideas for change.”

Read more about Cherise here