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Lijim Lau

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1988 University College
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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
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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.”

 

Rick Clow

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1974 University College
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Further Education

Career Description

  • General Manager, Quinte Waste Solutions (Centre and South Hastings Waste Services Board), Quinte West, Ontario
  • Operations Manager, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority, Oshawa, Ontario
  • Regional Planner, Ministry of Natural Resources, Richmond Hill, Ontario
  • Executive Assistant, Community Planning Association of Canada, Toronto, Ontario
“Be involved in the university community and experience the cultures and depth of the community you live in.”

 

Laura Dickson

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Graduation Year

  • BSc 1995 University College
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  • 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.”

Jeremy Greenberg

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2011 University College
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Further Education

Career Descriptions and Accomplishments

“Do more readings, take advantage of all the free amenities on campus, there is zero need to be competitive, and go on exchange.”

Linda Gao

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2016 University College
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  • 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.”

 

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Natasha Ouslis

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2016 University College
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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.”

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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.