Posts Categorized: Work and Career

Enjoy the Journey

Name: Anthea Tang | Program: Mechanical and Industrial Engineering | Graduation Year: 0T5 | I thought I needed to know exactly how my career would map out as I was looking for my first job as I neared graduation. Little…

Flexibility

Name: Rick Ross | Program: Industrial Engineering | Graduation Year: 6T6 | Everyone graduates in a specific engineering discipline. Just remember that 50% of all engineers practice in a field other than the one they graduated in.  I graduated over…

Road to Real Success

Name: Brian Gaston | Program: Civil | Graduation Year: 7T8 | If I knew then what I know now, I would work to keep my younger self’s ego in check. Graduation from U of T Engineering is a huge achievement…

Get yourself well connected

Name: Kit Chau | Program: EngSci | Graduation Year: 9T4 | There are all sort of problems outside the real world that we need to handle. It would be nice if you can get the help and advise from professors…

Relationships

Name: Dennis Nabieszko | Program: Engineering | Graduation Year: 7T5 | To be successful, you need to build relationships with others. You get things done through others. You do things for them. They will do so in return. So many…

Values and Resilience

Name: Andrea Stojcevski | Program: Chemical | Graduation Year: 8T8 | Dear graduate, As you start your future career path, it is important to know that you will face many challenges as well as opportunities. It is in the challenges…

Embrace the unexpected

Name: Graydon Bell | Program: Industrial Engineering | Graduation Year: 7T5 | Congratulations on graduating from U of T Engineering! Be confident your education has prepared you well for your career. Not so much in what you know now but…

Rookies and Rockstars

Name: George Nowak | Program: Civil Engineering | Graduation Year: 7T3 | I received two great pieces of advice from the Dean of Civil Engineering at U of T and a senior (Rockstar) professor when I graduated in 1973: 1.…

Work Experience Matters

Name: William Cheung | Program: BASc | Graduation Year: 9T0 | I’ve been in the software development business for 30 years now and when I interview for new hires at various companies I’ve worked at, I don’t look at the…

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