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Nadia Belokopitov

My Haida name is Yelth Yulth Satleegay (Raven Sky Woman). My Anishnawbe name is Cenebah Equay (Ribbon Woman). I am from the Haida Nation, Raven Clan, House of Yuuglaanas. My mother is Mona Weir and my Noni (grandmother) is Carrie Weir.

In my adopted Anishnawbe Nation, my mother is Margaret Lavallee, Bear Clan, Sakgeeng Nation, Manitoba.

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1997 Innis
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Further Education

Career Description

You should be proud of what you are accomplishing. Also, stop, take it all in because these are the best years of your life.

To First Nations students, I would offer advice on seeking as much support as possible from U of T and your family and friends. In particular, I received much needed support from Professor Charlie Keil at Innis College. Without Professor Keil’s support, I would not have made it through my degree at U of T.

Kenneth Godevenos

Kenneth B. Godevenos

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1969 University College
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Further Education

  • B.Ed., (1971)
  • MBA (1981)
  • Education in guidance and human resources
Career Description

  • Three years of teaching — English, Journalism, Guidance Counseling.
  • Then joined HR at Ontario Hydro (recruiting, labour relations, strategic planning, compensation and benefits, organization development, etc.) at various structural levels.
  • Secondment to Ontario Ministry of Labour as first Director, Policy & Research for the Pay Equity Commission.
  • After Hydro, joined Rogers Communications Inc. as Director, Compensation & Benefits.
“Join appropriate and relevant associations related to your choice of field(s). Become a member, volunteer, get on committees, work your way up the ladder as far as possible in those organizations. Take advantage of the opportunity to speak or present at their conferences, etc. Become well known. Write articles for their magazines. Teach their courses. Then when you’re ready, stop working for others and work for yourself.”

 

Carol Nash

Carol Nash

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 1980 University College
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Switched programs from:

Alongside the Classroom

Further Education

  • PhD, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1989
  • MA, Philosophy of Education, University of Toronto, 1984
  • BEd, Secondary Education, Business Studies, University of Toronto, 1981
Career Description

“Believe in your dreams.
Do what you love.
Take opportunities as they come.
Concentrate hard when you work.
Think about who you were, who you are now and who you want to become.
Check your work many times with fresh eyes.”

 

Bruce Reid

Bruce Reid

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Graduation Year

  • BCom 1984 University College
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Further Education

  • Certificate in Project Management, McMaster University
Career Description

  • Banking in Schedule II banks (Chemical Bank Canada, Daiwa Bank Canada) and at Scotiabank for over 20 years.
“Know what career you really want–you can’t aim at a target you can’t see!

Get involved in campus clubs–looks great on a resume, plus starts to develop connections.

Get involved in mentoring–it’s a very valuable experience.”

 

Arman Ricardo Poushin

Arman Ricardo Poushin

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2017 University College
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Alongside the Classroom

  • Academic Bridging Mentor for 2 years
  • Completed Supervised Senior thesis in upper years with Political Science department
  • Law School Access Program participant with Faculty of Law
Further Education

  • J.D., University of Windsor, current student as of 2018
Career Description

  • Spent the summer after graduation working for a medium size construction firm working on paving and lumber projects.
“Try different libraries out. Don’t stress, talk to TAs and professors because they are there to help you and want to see you succeed. Also, take advantage of the fact that you are living in Toronto and go explore the city whenever you can.”

 

Ruolun “Roland” Xing

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2010 University College
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Alongside the Classroom

  • Volunteered at various student activities
  • Model UN
Outside the Classroom

  • Volunteer at the Royal Ontario Museum as a program coordinator
  • Volunteer at the NGO “Ten Thousand Villages”
  • Summer School in Siena, Italy; Tours, France; Berlin, Germany; and Jerusalem, Israel
Further Education

  • MBA, China Europe International Business School
Career Description

  • Graduated from University and went back to China for as a salesperson for a pharmaceutical company in Beijing, China
  • After two years of sales, responsible for annual sales of $130 million USD in 2012 and a team of 500 salespersons
  • Worked at Novartis AG, a Swiss pharmaceutical company, while studying for MBA
  • Joined Baxter International, an American medical device company, through various positions and locations: Country marketing in Shanghai, China; global business portfolio management in Chicago, USA; and Asia-Pac marketing in Singapore.
“Broaden the scope of your academic and personal development as much as possible while at school.”

 

Paul Walker

Paul Walker

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Graduation Year

  • BA 1961 University College
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Alongside the Classroom

  • Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (Became president at the all-campus level for final year)
  • Hart House Glee Club
  • Led and played piano for a noon-time sing-along at Hart House weekly in third and fourth year
Outside the Classroom

  • Student minister for three full summers: Kitimat, BC; Bradalbane, PEI; and Wabush, Labrador
Further Education

  • MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary
Career Description

  • Worked in Vancouver and the Fraser Valley with high school and junior high students for Inter-School Christian Fellowship
  • Ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served in three different congregations, 3rd in Vancouver
  • Worked 2 years founding and teaching at a Christian School in Vancouver
  • Remainder of worker years served as Chaplain in two different hospitals
“Enjoy the friends made on and off campus, but keep the focus on doing an excellent job on the studies.”

 

Kris Wong

Kris Wong

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Graduation Year

  • HBSc 2009 University College
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Further Education

  • MscPT Queen’s University, 2012 – Physiotherapy
Career Description

  • Worked at physiotherapy clinics since 2012
“Pursue co-op.”

 

Jessica Horwitz

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Graduation Year

  • HBA 2007 University College
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Alongside the Classroom

  • UC Lit Committees
  • Toronto Globalist Magazine
Further Education

  • Queen’s University, J.D. of Law, 2012
Career Description

  • Jessica B. Horwitz is an international trade, customs and regulatory lawyer at Bennett Jones LLP. She advises Canadian and international clients on a broad range of trade and investment matters, including import/export compliance, customs audits, trade remedies, bilateral and regional free trade agreements, WTO law, anti-corruption compliance, controlled goods and technology, economic sanctions, product regulation, corporate social responsibility and other cross-border issues. Jessica represents clients in trade verifications by the Canada Border Services Agency, proceedings before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and the Federal Court of Appeal and regulatory investigations by the RCMP, CBSA and Global Affairs Canada. Before becoming a lawyer, Jessica worked in international policy analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington D.C. think-tank where she covered trade and economic issues in the Americas. She has previously completed internships in the United States and Chile and studied abroad in Singapore.
“Professional and academic references are essential for job and post-graduate academic applications. During undergrad make sure you find a way to demonstrate your abilities to professors and employers/supervisors so that they know you (and remember you!), feel comfortable recommending you and are able to substantively comment on your characteristics to a future prospective employer.”