Three bold alumni share how attending Seneca helped them succeed of their careers and their communities
Early Childhood Training (ECE) (2018), Honours Bachelor of Little one Growth (2021), Psychological Well being Intervention Graduate Certificates (2022)
When Adebola Adefioye arrived in Canada as a brand new immigrant, the educator and neighborhood advocate enrolled within the ECE program at Seneca so she may proceed the work she’d been doing in Nigeria. At the moment a mission lead with the Ontario Coalition for Higher Little one Care and staff lead with the Afro Ladies and Youth Basis, Adefioye makes a speciality of anti-racism and fairness, range and inclusion (EDI) insurance policies, and dealing with racialized, Black, Indigenous and Individuals of Color (BIPOC) youngsters, households and communities.
How did Seneca assist you construct the muse in your profession?
“My professors have been very supportive, at all times keen to take further time to elucidate something that was unclear. Most of my classmates have been mature college students and moms, so all of us supported one another. I’m most grateful for the work placement experiences as a result of I acquired to follow the theories I realized within the classroom. By the point I accomplished all my programs and placements, I felt empowered, assured and able to take my place within the discipline of ECE as a pacesetter and advocate.”
Joseph Osei Bonsu
Digital Media Arts (2006), Digital Animation (2007)
Ardour is a key element to success, and freelance artist, illustrator and graphic designer Joseph Osei Bonsu can attest to this. The gifted self-described “artrepreneur” grew up loving comedian books and animated TV sequence. His work has been featured by varied high-profile purchasers, together with the CBC, CIBC and the Metropolis of Toronto. Bonsu is the co-founder of numerous superhero model Heroes of the World and illustrated Race With Me, a youngsters’s e-book co-authored by Olympic champion sprinter André De Grasse.
How did Seneca assist you hone the abilities you wanted to thrive?
“My time at Seneca confirmed me there are different elements to artwork past illustration. Collaborating with like-minded college students and studying from instructors who’ve labored within the business was refreshing. Seeing learn how to put collectively portfolios and storyboard artwork prepped me for the tasks I work on as we speak. With all the brand new methods and expertise that my professors and friends taught me at Seneca, I had the arrogance to create a presence within the business.”
Eunice Ok. Yeboah
Honours Arts & Science (2013)
As an Anti-racism Coverage Guide for the Toronto Transit Fee, Eunice Ok. Yeboah is embracing her mission to assist organizations implement significant change. A public coverage knowledgeable and fairness advocate with in depth volunteer work on her resume, Yeboah can also be the co-founder and government director of the Canadian Black Coverage Community and the Toronto Black Coverage Convention. As soon as a shy scholar who saved quiet at school, she credit Seneca with serving to her discover her voice — actually and figuratively.
How did Seneca empower you in your future success?
“I wished to work within the discipline of fairness and anti-racism, which requires some stage of public talking expertise, however I used to be so shy. In my second 12 months at Seneca, that actually started to shift. One professor, specifically, inspired me to get out of my very own method and escape of my shell. The extra I sat on the entrance, the extra I’d be known as upon, the extra I’d be known as on, the extra follow I acquired. In consequence, I found and developed the ability of public talking. On the time I didn’t know simply how very important this could be in fulfilling my goal, desires and aspirations. Seneca empowered me to face the long run with boldness.”
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