Imagine making a real difference in someone’s life. “That’s the potential you have as a volunteer,” says Sonny Thaker (Fashion ’91).
Thaker is a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach who helps clients focus on what they naturally do best. He’s completing a master’s in fashion psychology at the London College of Fashion, aiming to combine his passions for coaching and fashion. As a self-described proud gay Indian man, Thaker is also a volunteer gender diversity project lead for the Ismaili Muslim community.
A graduate who feels strongly about making Ryerson an even better place, he volunteers for the Tri-Mentoring Program, which helps students find their sense of belonging on campus.
Thaker’s mentee, Helena Artates, says, “In my final year in the Creative Industries program, I felt stressed about the future. Sonny helped me hone my strengths, made me feel confident and championed my goals.”
He urges other Ryerson alumni to volunteer, saying, “It’s one of the most rewarding experiences you’ll ever have.”
To be a career mentor, sign up at ryerson.peoplegrove.com.