Marco P. Falco featured in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Arts and Science Newsletter regarding his participation as an Alumni Mentor at the Next Steps Career Conference

Risks, confidence and a lot of mistakes: Alumni share their secrets at Next Steps Conference

Now is a great time to take risks. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes — even a lot of mistakes. And atypical careers? They’re actually typical.

Students and recent grads heard this advice and much more from seasoned professionals who were once in their shoes — considering their options after earning their University of Toronto degree — at this year’s Next Steps Conference.

Law school wasn’t in Marco Falco’s original plan, for example. After earning his honours bachelor of arts with high distinction (specialist in English and major in Italian literature) in 1999 as a member of St. Michael’s College and his master’s degree in English in 2000 from U of T, Falco had his sights on a PhD in English from a prestigious U.S. university — but he didn’t get in.

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