Randy Wollf

PaperLift Document Editing
Caronport, Canada
Langley, Canada
Navigating Power Dynamics in Non-profit Organizations
Dr. Wendy Poole, Dr. Tom Sork, Dr. Andre Mazawi

What are your main responsibilities or activities in your current position?

I oversee the editing of papers, theses, dissertations and other documents.

How does your current work relate to your graduate degree?

I definitely learned about how to write and edit papers and to run a company.

What do you like and what do you find challenging about your current position?

It's great to be able to help students and professors take their writing to the next level.

What motivated you to pursue graduate work at UBC?

I wanted to get training in adult education and UBC had a well-known and respected program.

What did you enjoy the most about your time as a graduate student at UBC?

The courses

What key things did you do, or what attitudes or approaches did you have, that contributed to your success?

Sheer tenacity and my Christian faith made a huge difference. Without God's help, I would have given up many times.

What is your best piece of advice for current graduate students preparing for their future careers?

Keep your options open, connect with students and professors. They may be references, co-workers and even bosses down the road.

Did you have any breaks in your education?

My work at the time got crazy busy, so I had to take a couple years off.

What challenges did you face in your graduate degree, or in launching your career?

Sometimes, your supervisor and thesis/dissertation committee changes. This happened to me. It was hard because the new committee had different expectations. Don't give up if something like this happens. Hang in there. You'll figure things out.


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