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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.”

 

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.”

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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!

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Diana Wilson

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2011
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Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

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“Take an ethics class at U of T and get work experience while at school but make sure to not let it interfere with your studies. Don’t focus on just building your resume, focus on clarifying your values as a person and reflect deeply on how you can express those values in your working life.”

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.”

Kathe Rogers

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2002
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“I would tell my undergraduate self to continue pursuing that which engages and excites her, to build her resume by volunteering and working part-time on projects that inspire her, and to invest time and energy in her relationships, because these friends will remain an important part of her life.”

Rajiv Sinclair

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2012
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In the Media

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

“Build thing(s) you care about, do things even if you can’t do them on your own, learn to work with others. take the courses that you’re most afraid of, do the homework, ask for help when you need it. Go to office hours and talk to your professors about things that you care about. Learn from people who you respect.”

Mary Stefanidis

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2014
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In the Media

Outside the Classroom

Further Education

Career Accomplishments

“Everyone tells you to get involved, but be purposeful with the activities you choose to get involved in. Choose a club, team or organization that you not only grow and take valuable experiences from, but also bring value to.”

Erin Kang

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Graduation Year

  • Innis, 2012
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Alongside the Classroom

In the Media

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

“Everyone should push themselves that extra step.”

Read more about Erin here

Aishwarya Sahai

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2015 Innis
Inside the Classroom

Outside the Classroom

Career Accomplishments

In the Media

“Surround yourself with people who are knowledgeable in the field and always share your successes with others.”