U of T was a very scary place my first year. I went to Toronto thinking that Yonge St. was along Lake Ontario! It was quite a new experience for a small town girl...
Innis College was perfect for me though. Small enough to get to know the staff and students. I really felt that people did care about me, contrary to what you are told happens in university.
My first year grades were a bit of a bust as I had to adjust to living with very “different” people and a real freedom to do anything I wanted. Following this, I really focussed the following years and got into my program of choice, Employment Relations, which had small classes and wonderful people.
U of T also offered many extra-curricular programs that I took advantage of (and was generously rewarded for with awards and busaries) including being on SAC and chairing for GRADitude. This inspired me to persue the profession of fundraising & development, which I am now very happily working in.
Currently I work for the Canadian Nature Federation as the National Coodinator of Fundraising.