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Shooting for the Stars but Landing Amongst the Trees

Conversations about space in a non-academic setting was refreshing. The people who came on the trip were not just science students – they were students of philosophy, engineering, science, pure math, computer science and gender studies. The variety of opinions and perspectives shared made our conversations all the more interesting.

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Strength Series – Part 3: Academic Success

I may not have graduated and received my degree yet, but that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate along the way. It’s been a long three years, and as I go into my fourth, I’ve learned that celebrating even the little things, like finishing an assignment and starting another semester, makes the journey more enjoyable. Maybe I don’t need an entire cake to celebrate finishing an exam, but acknowledging my hard work and perhaps, even a cupcake, will suffice.

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Strength Series – Part 2: Career

Exploring careers is like finding the right pair of jeans (I still have yet to accomplish the latter). Basically, I need to keep searching for the right fit, discovering what I like and what I don’t like. It has to feel good in all the right places and I should feel confident in it. I’ll probably have to try a bunch, and even get some tailoring done.

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Strength Series – Part 1: Explore

“Explore your strengths” is an introductory workshop that focuses on getting to know your top 5 strengths. Before attending the workshop, you complete the online assessment, Clifton Strengths Finder by Strengths Quest, in which you’ll receive a customized report of your top 5 strengths and other useful resources on how to develop them.

Lunch with 30 Strangers – Alumni Events

I met people from across all three UofT campuses in varying disciplines who had come to UofT from Ethiopia, America, India and Cameroon, to name a few. Half of us stayed to help the host, Paul on kitchen-duty while the other half explored the trails and ponds of the 150 acre property. I learnt that Paul was a New College student like me! Everyone kept asking him which year he graduated but he never gave a straight answer.