Lawrence Surtees

I took Arts & Science literally: I began studying a BSc in Biology, but then switched to political science (with some history on the side). While my first interest was medicine, I always loved to write, so it wasn't too hard to switch. I then did a masters in journalism and freelanced for a cousin in Toronto. Those clippings got me a job with a trade newsletter - on communications policy & regulation - in Ottawa, which then led to a job as telecom & high-tech reporter at The Globe & Mail where I was for 17 years (and also wrote two books). Then I moved to my current job as a telecom research analyst with the Canadian arm of a global ICT market research firm covering the entire Canadian communications service sector (with annual revenue of C$57 billion). So everything I've done from undergrad at U of T to today is connected. And no experience is wasted.