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UTSC Management (COOP, NON COOP, OR PREMANAGEMENT) Class of 2022
Hey everyone! 
Let's build this forum by commenting:
Program:
Projected Average:
ECs:
Level of Supplementary Application:
Accepted/Not Accepted:

Thank you guys!! Good luck to all of you! :)
Brock BAcc- Co-Op
I got my acceptance for Brock's BAcc on Feb 16! I've been considering this program but I don't know much about the school/environment/academics. I saw a lot of people saying it is very difficult to maintain an 80 average in first year. 

If there is anyone else that got in or knows more about the program let me know! 
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For ALL Business Students... Don't Be Discouraged!
Hello everybody! 

This post is directed mainly for those kids who won't get into Ivey, QC, Schulich, etc. This website is really great for answers and support, but the people who don't get 90's often get rained on by other users, which sucks and can really hurt their confidence. But for those students, I have good news...  

I was speaking with a Financial Advisor today who is very successful and works in downtown Ottawa under a major bank (for privacy reasons I wont specify which one). I asked them point blank: does the school that you attend make a difference when looking for a job?  

Their answer was simple. No. They said that when they see a university degree with the required certifications for the position, they weigh a degree from Carleton the same as one from Queen's. And for those looking at Laurier worried about getting co-op or not, they also said that co-op looks good, but isn't a dealbreaker either because internship positions are ALWAYS available for those who want them bad enough. It does add to your resume which is always helpful, and it never hurts to get your foot in the door... 

Now, maybe this is just one employer's opinion. But as so many people say: your school won't make or break your career.  

Another "famous" quote from Mr. Wonderful himself - Kevin O'Leary - is as follows (from his book Cold Hard Truth): "Though I like to say an MBA beside your name, I'll hire a moneymaker over a scholar any day". While O'Leary is far from the golden boy of businessmen, it's another perspective from a successful employer.

To summarize: At the end of the day, schools with the top reputations may indeed open up some doors for you, and if their program is known to be a great for your area of choice (Brock Accounting, etc), absolutely consider going there. But, attend the school where you will learn the material the best depending on how YOU learn.  

*Disclaimer: I agree that the highly regarded programs are fantastic, and those who attend those schools should be very proud of getting into them and learning from them! If they're what you're looking for, awesome for you! Just here to prove that employers hire who you are, not your degree.*
Co Op for business schools?
Hi guys, applying to universities with just data management and an average mid 80s. Co-op is important to me. I’m looking at putting my name into Ryerson, the downtown atmosphere is appealing to me as a business student but I’m worried the school spirit/sheer size of the school and program is going to compromise my happiness with my university experience. I put my name in for St. FX and Trent as well but neither of these have downtown opportunities for co op (obviously). 

What’s your opinion on the Ryerson program? Probably looking to specialize in finance or maybe marketing. Are there other schools that are better (that I can get into) especially with Co-op? 

Not looking for someone to tell me “Queens or bust” or anything like that. This is my situation and I’m trying to make the best out of it. Thanks in advance.
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POLL: Schulich MAcc vs. Laurier MBA with Co-op
SUMMARY

Personal Goals:
-CPA designation
-Well-rounded business background
-Maximize ROI

Schulich MAcc:
-Program length: 12 months (8 months full-time, 4 months part-time, no co-op)
-Tuition: $30k
-Covers entire CPA PEP up to the CFE

Laurier MBA with Co-op:
-Program length: 20 months (3 four-month study terms, 2 four-month co-op terms)
-Tuition: $40k
-Guaranteed Co-op: $12k - $20k salary per term
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Business School Reviews?
Hey guys, looking at East Coast schools for business, particularly Dal and St. FX. Looking for some info about the co-op/ internship placements at both schools, what the student life is like, and some pros and cons for both.

 Reputation is important, but at the end of the day it’s not a dealbreaker for me. I want a school that I can get real experience through, and where I can learn the material the best (ie accessible faculty, class size, etc). 

 School Spirit and a strong community vibe is something I’m looking for; I want to feel at home and included at whatever school I attend (obviously). Not a fan of snobby people or a really “cliquey” atmosphere.

 I’m an Ontario student interested in moving away, but how do these schools compare to closer schools such as Trent or Ryerson? Thanks in advance!

*disclaimer: I know that schools like queens, Mcgill, York, u of t, etc have amazing programs but they’re unrealistic for me (mid-high 80s). Asking about more suitable schools, also ones which don’t require calculus as a prerequisite as I don’t have it (personal matter: long story, I love math and am pretty good at it).
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Queens vs Carleton for Computer Science
My predicted average after second semester is to be around 84-86. Queens computing is 83+. Carleton is 78-82%. 
The 6 universities i have applied to are 
Queens, Guelph, York(20 minute drive), Carleton, Uoit(50 min drive), and Ryerson which is an hour and 30 minute bus drive. 
How would u rank them from 1-6. More importantly how are the co-op placements specifically between queens and carleton as i don't really want to pay 300 instead of 250 atm. So how is the co-op oppurtunities between Carleton and Queens? Can also regard social life and campus. Should i even apply to Queens computing with an 85% average and will i get co-op/internship??
What can I do with my course?
I am thinking of choosing BBA with Financial Math in Laurier for co-op for a lot of opportunities that it gives me. I know I can definitely do a Financial course with this degree, but will I also be able to do some forms of accounting in BBA? Is there a minor option in this degree? what are the jobs that i can get with bba w financial math?
Co-Op vs. Prestige
Schools like Waterloo and Laurier have co-op programmes, while Rotman, Queens Ivey Schulich have prestige. In which colleges do I have a higher chance of getting recruited after my course is over? I've heard in some cases prestige is so much greater than whether or not you've been in co-op or not.
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How to get into Ivey at Western 2nd year?
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?

Thank you!
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High School Co-Op
I'm currently in grade 10 and thinking of doing co-op next year. I want to go into health sciences and become a doctor. I know you have to take specific courses to get into the program. Should I take it? or is it going to be too hard to handle? I'm thinking of going to McMasters University
Ontario universities for accounting
Hello I'm currently a grade 12 student in Ontario.
I'm planning on applying for accounting universities in Ontario but I only know a few things about them. 
I heard universities like Waterloo Toronto queens Laurier Western and York are good to go. But which will be the best options? 
I currently have exactly 88 average (with 98 functions 94 vectors and 90 data management) but I might be able to boost them until January report card where the universities will actually look for). 
I THINK my extra curricular stuffs are decent (went to air cadets, volunteered in various places, etc). 
I attend colonel by secondary school (not in ib but heard it's pretty popular). 
Will I be able to get into any of these universities? If I can, which are my best options?
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EC's, Clubs, Positions and etc.
What are some of the best ECs, clubs, and positions I can hold (e.g. president), for top business schools like schulich or ivey? I know its how well you explain them but please give me excellent examples of what these business schools want in terms of ECs.
Wanting to become an accountant, should I consider schools that don't have a co-op?
Programs such as Ivey AEO & HBA, Queen's Commerce, Schulich Business, etc. do not have a co-op, so for someone who is dead set on becoming an accountant while other things such as tuition, residence, etc. are not a concern, do you think these programs hold comparable value to programs such as Waterloo AFM, Brock Accounting, Laurier Business, etc. who do have a co-op? Waterloo and Brock have the added benefit of having a MAcc, additionally all Waterloo SAF students who have an average equal or higher than 75% are automatically admitted into it.
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Do you think co-op or going on an international exchange is beneficial?
Practical and experiential learning is very important to me as a student. 

Despite being a first-year, I started looking into co-op and international exchange opportunities.

If you're a post-secondary student or have graduated, I'd like to hear what you think.

Have you done co-op or gone on an international exchange? If so, what was it like? Was it beneficial?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Alyssa Vidal
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Current AFM Student. Ask me anything!
Hi, everyone!

My name is Saad and I'm currently enrolled in the AFM program where I'm currently in my first year.

Some background information about me
-Had Admission Average of 91% in Top 6 U/M courses
-Was heavily involved in EC'S 

Feel free to ask me any questions regarding anything such as my university experience, Grade 12 memories, the advice I would give and much more. In addition, I'm looking to be an Ambassador for the University therefore, you may get a chance to meet with me during potential events taking place at the University or any Campus tours.

Good luck with the school year

Cheers
Saad Virk!
University of Toronto Scarborough
Hey, I've been doing some research on the UTSC Management and International Business Co-op and have become really interested, especially since I believe that I have a good chance of getting in with my marks/EC's. 

Anyways, I have a few questions about the campus and student life, in addition to the program. 

SO - 
1) - Can anyone speak to the program from first hand experience on here. I'd love to get some personal experiences.
2) - What is the campus life like? (I don't live in the area so I would have to live in res) I have read that the buildings aren't great and located in a sketchy part of town? (I haven't had a chance to go myself yet, but if I can legitimately see myself going there I would go visit)
3) - I've yet to see many posts about this program on this page - I can't find admissions numbers (# of students admitted) - does this program have a good rep? (I know that you graduate with a degree saying U of T no matter the campus which is probably a big advantage) 

Sorry for the long post. Any answers would be helpful. 
Thanks!
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University of Toronto - business
Hey, 
Just a question that I have yet I have yet to see on here. 
I’m interuested in the University of Torotnto for business...I understand that St.Gerorge has Rotman commerce, but when they came to my school they made the business program at the Scarborough campus sound really interesting. 
So I guess my question is that since it’s not “Rotman” do employers look more poorly upon it, or do they just see University of Toronto and know that it’s a quality education?

Any input is appreciated! Please don’t try and shame me and tell me to go do minimal reaseatch because I have but I’m clearly still confused. 

Thanks!!!
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Incoming Waterloo AFM Student! Ask me anything
Hey everyone! I'm going into the Accounting and Financial Management program (AFM) at the University of Waterloo in the fall. Throughout the duration of the last school year I was on this site 24/7 as it helped me seek clarifications when needed. I figured I would like to attempt to help students who will be applying to post-secondary locations in the coming school year by answering any questions you might have about the application process or any other relevant questions that you may have. (I also got into UTSC Co-Op Management, Rotman Commerce, UTM Commerce, Laurier BBA, Western BMOS, Brock BAcc and Ryerson A&F and got rejected by Schulich.) 

Do not hesitate to ask any questions!. My best advice is to attend the Ontario University Fair which, will be taking place on September 22-24, 2017, at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre  as it allowed many of my questions to be answered as you are given the opportunity to network and interact with students and professors from each of the respective universities and you get to learn more about the programs offered, admission requirements, etc.

Laurier Double Degree - Pros vs. Cons? (BBA & FinMath)
I was thinking of transferring from the Double Degree - BBA & FinMath program into straight BBA and I wanted to know the pros vs cons of switching for anyone whose been in the program.

Mainly, are double degree students guaranteed a better co-op placement (but worse EC's and GPA) compared to BBA student with better GPA & better EC's?

Thanks in advance!
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Is Kinesiology Co-Op worth it?
Hi guys, 
I am a future undergraduate student at the University of Waterloo, and I was wondering about the co-op for Kinesiology. Is it helpful for a hopeful pharmacist or medical school student? I've heard that the applied health science co-op students have a useless co-op, and that the jobs they get from co-op aren't related to their program at all. Is that true to any extent? Also, if I take co-op, will I have to come back for a fifth year of undergrad studies, to catch up on anything I missed before I go on to a graduate program? Thanks!
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Marketing Jobs for Laurier BBA Co-op?
Hey everyone,

I'm currently a BBA student at Laurier and I'm entering second year.  I want to go in the Marketing field and I wanted to know how hard it was to land a good co-op placement.

I'm currently have a 10.75 GPA and I'm on a few clubs and hoping to be land an exec role in second year.

Thanks in advance!
Big 4 Summer Conferences for Accounting Students

If you’re looking to break into the Big 4, one great way to do so is to attend the summer conferences held by the firms.


Why?

Networking Opportunities: You have near-exclusive access to recruiters and key employees for an elongated period.

Explore Firms: See if the culture at a particular firm is right for you. Do you like the employees that you meet? Can you picture yourself working in the office you visit?

Get Hired: A lot of people who attend summer conferences get offers for co-op positions or full-time roles.


Who?

-Deloitte: Deloitte National Leadership Conference 2017 (Toronto)

-EY: #EYHeadStart (Toronto)

-EY Emerging Leaders Program (Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver; Deadline April 2, 2017)

-KPMG: KPMG Executive Look 2017 (Toronto; Deadline April 2, 2017)

-PwC: PwC Talent Academy (Toronto)


What Happens?

There are workshops, team-building activities, meet-and-greets, scavenger hunts, and lot of other fun things!


Interested?

Perfect! Conference deadlines (and event dates) vary across the country – so do some research and get applying!


Didn't Get Accepted? Don't Worry!

Several of the large accounting firms also host office visits throughout the summer, in anticipation of the craziness of September recruiting season. Ask your university career centre for more details.


-Neal, yconic Student Ambassador

Waterloo for premed?
Hi,
so I got accepted to life sci and health sci (regular) at UW and my goal is to go to med school. I saw threads of how UW is only a good school for computer sci and eng and how it's not worth it for pre med students. Can anyone give me their feedback on UW sci programs? and should I still go to UW if I don't have co-op?
Please help I am really stressing out.
Thank you
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