Who We Are

You’re Next Career Network is a multi-disciplinary team of over 40 student volunteers. We work to provide opportunities to students through career development programs, as well as corporate and startup career opportunities. Working with over 3000 students and 100 companies a year, we aim to continue bringing exciting opportunities to the students of U of T.



The Leadership Team

We are parental figures to over 40 students who are all passionate about professional development! We aim to foster an ecosystem in which students help each other take control of their careers, and are driven to connect employers with top engineering talent at UofT.

Andrew Kidd
Andrew Kidd

President

Anna Ye
Anna Ye

Senior Vice-President

The Career Compass Team

Career Compass is a team of 10, dedicated to providing students the opportunities to prepare and apply their skills to land their dream careers. We partner with corporate and startup companies to host events such as consulting workshops, interview preps, and company tours. We are always looking for ways to provide better opportunities for students, so drop us a message if you have any ideas about what events you want to see us run next!

Michael Lioniello

Director of Business Strategy

Angus Lin
Angus Lin

Director of Business Strategy

Chris Pua
Chris Pua

Business Strategy Associate

Kathleen Sheppard
Kathleen Sheppard

Business Strategy Associate

Laila Fahmy
Laila Fahmy

Business Strategy Associate

Lora Tyufekchieva
Lora Tyufekchieva

Business Strategy Associate

Natalija Scepanovic
Natalija Scepanovic

Business Strategy Associate

Sofia Kalil
Sofia Kalil

Business Strategy Associate

Susan Sun
Susan Sun

Business Strategy Associate

The Career Fairs Team

We are the business development leaders and operational executers of Canada’s largest student run Career Fairs. As a team of 11, we work with over 3000 students and 100 companies a year to empower U of T students to take control of their careers and provide them with professional development opportunities.

Ata Artan
Ata Artan

Director of Business Development

Darya Taranets
Darya Taranets

Director of Operations

Sofija Sekulovic
Sofija Sekulovic

Operations

Salma Dessouki
Salma Dessouki

Business Development

Alicia Hill-Turner
Alicia Hill-Turner

Business Development

Eric Li
Eric Li

Operations

Danylo Varshavsky
Danylo Varshavsky

Operations

Daniel Bedrossian
Daniel Bedrossian

Business Development

Deep Pandya
Deep Pandya

Business Development

Sheree Zhang
Sheree Zhang

Operations

Danial Hasan
Danial Hasan

Business Development

Arjun Mittal
Arjun Mittal

Business Development

The Digital Launchpad Team

Hey there, welcome to Digital Launchpad! We are the techies, design nerds, and content creators of YNCN, here to lead the digital transformation of the organization from the inside out. Within YNCN, we like to think of ourselves as our own mini tech startup - always creating and innovating, hacking out new ideas and pushing each other to learn new skills along the way. We’re a fun bunch who believe in the power of Agile, a work-hard-play-hard mindset, and last but definitely not least, karaoke. Yeah, you read that right.

Our focus this year is to look for ways in which technology can be used to improve YNCN’s internal/external processes and, ultimately, the student experience. If you have any wild ideas, pressing questions, or would just like to know more about our team, feel free to shoot us a message - we’ll be glad to chat.

Paul Suk
Paul Suk

Director of Technology Operations

Lauren Ip
Lauren Ip

Director of UI/UX Design

Jerry Li
Jerry Li

Senior Software Developer

Alireza Nickooie
Alireza Nickooie

Content Manager

Sneha Adhikari
Sneha Adhikari

Content Manager

Steve Kim
Steve Kim

Software Developer

Daniel Koo
Daniel Koo

Software Developer

Kuba Wernerowski
Kuba Wernerowski

Software Developer

Wenqin Ye
Wenqin Ye

Software Developer

Songeun You
Songeun You

UI/UX Designer

Tanmoy Paul
Tanmoy Paul

UI/UX Designer

The Brand & Growth Marketing Team

We are the marketing gurus behind every YNCN event, responsible for branding, graphics, marketing strategy, and much more behind the scenes! We shape how YNCN is seen by the world and make sure that we are seen by the right audience. We are constantly expanding YNCN's reach by improving existing marketing channels, discovering new ways to market, and using data to craft our marketing strategies.

Connor Lawless
Connor Lawless

Marketing Strategy Director

Wendy Wang
Wendy Wang

Graphics Director

Julian Ashworth
Julian Ashworth

Marketing Strategist

Dawood Younis
Dawood Younis

Marketing Strategist

Yilin Huang
Yilin Huang

Marketing Generalist

Dana Kokoska
Dana Kokoska

Graphic Designer

Sherry Zuo
Sherry Zuo

Graphic Designer

Neevi Shah
Neevi Shah

Embedded Marketing Strategist

Parastou Hadizadeh
Parastou Hadizadeh

Embedded Marketing Strategist

Thanks for coming!