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Message from the Chief People Officer

6/18/19 6:00 PM

Welcome Graduate Development Program Interns:
Merisha Arulthas, Joseph Dominicis and Umair Haider

I am pleased to welcome three new recent university graduates as a part of our Graduate Development Internship Program, supporting one of our Corporate Plan’s objectives to develop the next generation of leaders at the TTC.

The Program is a unique development program that offers a cross enterprise experience over a two-year period. There are three internship streams under the Program umbrella:
1) Customer Management and Service Delivery Program (CMSDP);
2) Engineering and Operations Program (EOP); and
3) Financial Management Program (FMP).

Each of the programs has a customized identified rotation across the organization with exposure to interdepartmental relationships. The internships will offer our graduates meaningful projects, the opportunity to collaborate and learn from a group of experienced professionals and the opportunity to gain exposure to various other areas of the organization. In addition, formal training and development supports the work rotations and experiences.

Merisha Arulthas joins the TTC as an Intern in the Customer Management and Service Delivery Program.  Merisha graduated from Schulich School of Business, York University in 2018 with a BBA in Operations Management and Information Systems, Marketing. Following graduation, Merisha worked at Canadian Stewardship Services Alliance Inc. (CSSA), a recycling services business which helps organizations fulfill environmental obligations. She has experience in Client Services, data analysis, project metrics and has a strong interest in transit and promoting the customer experience.

Joseph Dominicis joins the TTC as an Intern in the Engineering and Operations Program. Joseph is a recent graduate of the University of Toronto with a Master of Civil Engineering. He has worked as a student for CN Rail, EllisDon and Peel Public Works where he has supported several initiatives including P3 projects, environmental assessments and construction inspections. Joseph has a keen focus on transportation engineering and has written a number of related technical papers.

Umair Haider joins the TTC as an Intern in the Financial Management Program. Umair is a recent MBA graduate in Strategy and Finance from Schulich School of Business, York University. Umair is working towards his CFA Level 1 Designation. Umair’s skills include strategic project management, research and development and financial analysis acquired through work at Mount Sinai Hospital and the Ministry of Health. Umair is eager to apply his strategic approach to solving challenges at the TTC.

Please join me in welcoming Merisha, Joseph and Umair to the TTC and wishing them much success in their new journey.

In addition, I would also like to congratulate our three interns from our inaugural program, which launched in February 2017. Victor Tang, Swasini Sudarsan and Anastassia Chouryguina officially became alumni of our first ever Graduate Intern Program at the TTC in February 2019. We’re proud to say that all three continue to work at the TTC – Victor is a member of Audit, Risk and Compliance; Swasini works in Streetcar Maintenance and Infrastructure and Anastassia has joined the Customer Development team. We look forward to their continued success at the TTC and in their careers.

Gemma Piemontese
Chief People Officer
June 18, 2019

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