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#UofTGrad16: Ankita Gupta

Law school and then an MBA are next up for Management Co-op grad Ankita Gupta (Photo by Bianca Quijano)

As Convocation day approaches, we’re filled with pride at the incredible accomplishments of our students. No matter what program they’re in, no matter what their major, our students have made contributions to the campus, to the community and to the world at large. Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll highlight students who have made a huge impact already, and are poised to do even more now that they’re graduating. From an Olympic weight lifter to a social activist featured on the CBC, we’re certain that you’ll be reading a lot more about them in the future! Follow the all the U of T Convocation excitement at #UofTGrad16.


Ankita Gupta

Ankita Gupta had a lot on her plate during her time here at UTSC. She was actively involved in several clubs including MESA, Oxfam Canada and Amnesty International. She also participated in competitions like Canada’s Next Top Ad Exec, Harvard International Consulting Competition and U of T’s Consulting Competition.  She plans to add even more to her roster once she graduates. She’s heading off to Osgoode Hall Law School in September, where she will be one step closer to becoming a lawyer specializing in business and human rights. Despite this, she is keen on pursuing other goals.

“It’s a relief to have the LSAT out of the way but now I should really start studying for the GMAT,” Gupta says.

She plans on adding an MBA to her list of accomplishments. That being said, she says her time at UTSC taught her that building lasting relationships is more important than academic achievements.

“My biggest accomplishment is having met amazing people at UTSC who will remain my friends for life. Extra-curricular accomplishments are important as well, but as the end of the day, it is these relationships that I will be taking away from my years at UTSC,” she says. 

Why did you come to UTSC?

I chose UTSC for the program and warm environment. The Management Co-op program provides students with a great opportunity to gain actual work experience while studying, which complements the academics well. In addition, the campus was small, close-knit, and welcoming.

What’s the best-kept secret on campus?

It’s not exactly a secret, but the UTSC valley is definitely one of the more serene, beautiful, and underused places on campus.

Quick tip for new first years?

Don’t come in believing what has worked for you in the past will necessarily work at university. It may, but it is not a guarantee of success. The secret to success is simply: hard work, determination, and perseverance.

What are you passionate about? What would you like the world to know about you?

Whatever I do, I want to leave a lasting positive impact on the people and the world. A life lived for others is a life worth living.

If we call you in five years, where do you think we will find you?

Professionally, it would be preemptive to predict where I will be, but on a personal front I would love to be at home reading a nice book with a cup of tea.


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