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Hey there guys, I can really use some help. I told some of my freinds about my interest in McMaster Business 1 and most of them have told me that I have to reapply to the business 1 program every year (after I accept). Is this true?
Even if I won't be living on residence I have to apply to one of the colleges but whats the purpose of it? what good does it do? what are the benefits? I heard that some are more prestige than others because of the curriculum or something.
What kinds of extracurriculars are they looking for? How many? What grades are they looking for? Is it harder to get in 2nd year? Do they look at grades from first year or only 2nd? Is Business 2257 known to tank your average like 1220E? Why does everyone say Western business isn't worth it and doesn't compare to other schools unless you're in Ivey?
So for the majority of my life I envisioned myself working in a lab however after I started to waver once I entered Grade 12. I did my research and my average should be around high 80s to mid 90s however my extracurriculars aren't so great since I never really thought about them. At most my extracurriculars were Cross Country, Dance Club, Athletic Council, and volunteering at my dojo for those mandatory hours. They aren't great but I don't see how I can differentiate myself from others with them.
I have heard/know that it is very difficult to get into Queen's Commerce. For anyone that has applied or is in that program, I am looking for for some insight as far as the application process goes and if my credentials are "worthy" I guess you can say, as I know it is a very competitive program.
I have around a 95% average, co-president to our school's student council, leadership committee (puts on a high school leadership camp), some other school clubs, volunteer opportunities, and I dance very heavily outside of school.
If anyone has any tips, advice, or helpful things to keep in mind when applying that would very helpful.
I am in grade 12 and I'm starting to look at schools, one of them being McMaster. I am interested in studying business/commerce, and specializing in marketing. I chose business because I love business, working with people, the math part of it, etc. but I want to go into marketing more specifically because I am very creative with an artistic background and I'd like to use that to my advantage. I am curious to know if the Degroote business program is more straight-forward, strict business, or if it would let me tap into my creative side. Anything helps! Thanks in advance:)
There are a lot of rankings about how Canadian Undergrad business programs stack up against each other in terms of finance or accounting placements, but I'm not finding anything about marketing or management. Out of Queens; Ivey; Rotman; Mcgill, which one has the best job placements at startups, big tech companies, fashion companies, advertising etc.? (including international companies) So basically what I'm asking is which program has the best recruitment for nonfinance jobs? Thanks.
I want to go into Marketing/Advertising and I recently got into Sauder and Ivey business school for their Masters in Management program and even though both schools have their own pros and cons I needed a little direction deciding.
I am leaning more towards Ivey at this point because they have a stronger alumini base(or so it seems), their Global Ivey projects seems atractive and with CEMS I will get to spend a tern abroad. And then there is the 'Ivey way of learning'.'
With that being said, Ivey comes of as cold and stand-offish. Is the environment very competitive and studious all the time ? Moreover, Ivey doesn't seem to have a lot of their alumini members working in marketing.
UBC's course of MIM is only 9 months, and as an international student who will survive on post graduate work visa, having only 9 months seems like a gamble.
But UBC seems very friendly, amicable and the life in Vancouver albeit expensive is very attractive and comforting. Moreover, their placement records are good as well.
Most threads I find are comparing MBA programs, but I am targeting MIM and wanted to talk about opportunities pertaining the same,
I am just wondering if the Big 4 accounting firms recruit students from Western DAN management, Ryerson, or University of Windsor? Do you even have a chance at getting a job at the big 4 if you dont go to a top business school (Laurier, Rotman, Schulcih, etc.)?
I have gotten into Western's Media information technoculture, and Waterloo's Global business and digital arts programs. I've heard a lot of great things about both programs and schools, and the great opportunities both come with.
I'm someone who is very creative and thrive working on projects. I hope to go into digital marketing/advertising one day. Another important thing for me is the social aspect of a school and the community. If anyone knows more about the programs or schools, and which would be better, please let me know!
So I received an 83 in English and an 85 in Advanced Functions, but my top 6 average will be a 93 because of Calculus and my bird courses. Will my low English and Advanced Functions mark hinder my chances with good extracurriculars?
I applied and received admissions to the following programs:
Laurier - Communications with management option
Waterloo - Global business and digital arts
Western - Media information technoculture
I'm very interested in all 3 programs, but a big part of the decision is the campus life and the community. I know Laurier has a really high student satisfaction rate as well as amazing co op opportunities, but I feel like Western and Waterloo are regarded more highly in reputation. Western seems like a bit too much of a crazy big school, but the program is so good, yet I hear that Waterloo has too little of a social life.
I'm thinking of doing a double major in MIT and BMOSS at Western University. Has anyone done this or think it's a good idea? I feel like just MIT wouldn't be as strong of an asset alone were as this option could be more unique,better for resumes and more well rounded. However it doesn't have as much hands on media related as I would like through MIT.
Another option I've thought of is doing the BMOSS with a minor in Digital Humanities at Western. Thoughts?
Also, does anyone know if you can do a double major with McMaster Multimedia and Commerce? Would multimedia be a good enough program in its own for job prospects?
I'm interested in the more digital and technological side of art, graphic design, consumer behaviour, marketing , advertising, etc.
Any other programs you to suggest?
If anyone could answer some of these questions that would be great! Thanks!
So I'm going for the psych BA at western and also wanna go for their HBA program. The lady I talked to at their preview day told me that about 60% of the people that go into the HBA program are people who get AEO status. I really wanna get AEO so I wanted to know if anyone knows anything about how to improve my application. So for I have about a years worth of work experience, 3 years of volunteering, 4 years on my swim team, a year on my schools DECA team and going to provincials, and volunteering for a couple weeks abroad, in Asia. I know my final average will fall somewhere between 85% - 92%, if all goes well. Are there any other things I put on my application that would edge me out from the competition, cuz I know it's a very competitive program. Thanks, would really appreciate the help!!
Hi! I'm a senior highschool student and I want to get into Graphic Design/Advertising. However, I know that I have a very slim chance of getting in right away because I had difficulty being creative with my hectic schedule balancing other course loads and lessons outside of school and my portfolio is crap ( lack of Photoshop/ Illustrator experience too). Plus, I'm not really sure if I'm "mentally" ready for it yet. Should I apply to another program that is similar such as Media Studies or take a gap year to work on my portfolio instead? I'm hesitant for both options because I don't want to waste a year doing a program that's my second choice and have the same problem of not being creative enough for my portfolio as I'm focused on other courses or wasting my gap year and not really accomplishing anything. Plus, I'm not that social outside of school so I don't think I will really have anyone to talk to during my gap year. I still really want to get into graphic design... just not now. Any suggestions on what to do on the gap year? Similar programs (that don't require a portfolio)? Pros and Cons?
I was thinking of doing MIT at Western and going into Ivey HBA (if I make it) and/or pursuing graduate business studies after undergrad. I have strong essay/communication skills, good+relevant ECs and am trying to pull my marks (which are just good) up to a higher competitive level. Is MIT a good major to pursue for the first 2 years before Ivey? I've heard it's hard to get higher than 60's due to a grading curve which I'm unsure about.
I have more interest in MIT as a subject (and Ivey's electives) than BMOS and don't want to study something I find dry since I doubt I would excel or enjoy myself, but still want to go into fields of business. What would you suggest or advise for me in this situation if you have experience with Western in general, Ivey, and/or MIT?
I'm a high school senior in Ontario and my main school choices are Western and Queen's. (Also some interest in Mcgill and Laurier.) I am considering studying social sciences like sociology/economics/communications and go into a field like business, public relations or marketing; I would try for Ivey for 3rd-4th year at Western. Good courses, programs, and connections are of course super important in the uni I choose but I also want a good social life, parties, friends, school spirit, and rez/campus life!
I'm just wondering if you have any input, or personal experience to clarify: What are the school's programs and course options like? And their social and residential and general student life? I want to go to a school that fulfills both aspects since I can't imagine I'd be too happy forefitting either a great program, or a great student life.
EDIT: Math is my weak point (my whole family's, despite my parents both being businesspeople haha) and I don't have calculus this year (grade12) which disqualifies me from Queen's Commerce and most other business schools, as well as Western's BMOS program. I could try HBA Ivey at Western, or get a certificate/diploma to complement a non-business degree at Queen's, and take business courses at either but not apply directly into BMOS or BCom due to lack of calculus &/or advanced functions.
I expressed interest in SS because many schools' sociology/economics/communications pages say their graduates have also gone into marketing, public relations, consulting etc and the area also interests me, so if I can't get into a business program I was looking for an alternative that I could use to do something similar.
Does that plan make sense? If this is wrong please let me know:) Of course a full business major would be ideal, but I'm trying to find what works realistically for me.
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