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Heyyyy ya'llllll!!!!! Anyone else attending this program next year?? I also accepted my offer and was excited to hear who else is goin.
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How to fund my Queen's Commerce Degree
Hi everyone! I got accepted into Queen’s commerce last week and I’m really excited to be going there next year. However, I realize the tuition costs plus living costs are quite high. I’m looking for advice from any upper-year students at Queen’s on how I can best finance my degree. 

Here are some tips I gathered just to start things off 
1. Rent with friends after the first year to save on residence costs 
2. Apply to be a don 
3.Buy second-hand textbooks 

Now here are some questions I have. 
1. What perks do you have if you are a don? Do you get free residence and meal plan? What are the responsibilities? 
2. How much cheaper is it to live off residence and rent with friends? Is it realistic to not buy a meal plan? ( Do you have time to actually cook every day for every meal?) 
3. I heard Queen’s is less generous with general bursaries compared to admission bursaries. If this is true, how much less is the general bursaries? My dad’s job is in the oil sector so pretty unstable at the moment :( so I got almost the full admission bursary. 
4. Are there any upper year scholarships I can apply to later on? 
5. I was also accepted into the work-study program with gives you $2000. I’m just wondering how this works and what type of work you have to do? Does doing work study have a negative impact on how much you can study and participate in clubs( which I heard is pretty important for commerce)? 
6.I’m interested in management consulting so what can I do to get accepted to join Queen’s consulting club first year? 

Thanks for the help everyone! :)
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Finance specialization of Business Degrees?
Hi everyone, in grade 10 starting to investigate my  options. i'm leaning towards business as my uni major. What would a Finance specialization prepare me for in terms of careers? TIA
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About universities acceptance
Hello everyone..
 I applied for UBC, SFU, university of waterloo, university of Toronto, McGill university, York university.(all i applied for faculty of arts - economics) 
My grade 12 grades (81%) My class English 12 grade is 81% but I got 43% on the English provincial exam. So the final grade is gonna be 66% 
Physic 83% 
Biology 93% 
Pre calculus 82% Those are my top 4 courses. I know my marks are really low. Nevertheless I studied really hard. I am really worried about my English mark for universities requirements. Most of universities require minimum 70% in English. But for York university, it doesn't say about English requirement grade. 
 1. Am I possible to get into York university? (Have you guys heard of someone who got accepted with this kind of marks?) 
2. Or can I get into any universities with this average? 3. I have to take ielts test or Toefl. ( But is there any way to get into York university without ielts or toefl? Thank you guys.
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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.*
Investment careers
Hi guys I’m headed into my first year of Uni this fall and wondering how much math is required in a career such as a financial planner or investment manager/executive? Obviously numbers are gonna be there lol I’m asking more for calculus etc. thanks

also what should I specialize in within the business degree would I do finance or something else?
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Do they rely on the supplementary that much? 
If I have a high average and my supplementary sucks will I get in?
I know there will be at least one commenter that will say that this program sucks, but realize this, not everyone can get accepted into prestigious schools.  
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McMaster Financial Aid
How much money can one student (on average) expect to get from McMaster Aid from bursaries?
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Swimming in Scholarships!?

I know this is such a first world problem, but I honestly think I have too many scholarships. 
I currently have $29,000. 

$25,000 is payable over 4 years, with $10,000 in year one and $5,000 for every year following, and this scholarship must be payed directly to the institution. 

The second scholarship I got was $4,000 but it doesn't specify how it will be payed. Has anyone ever had a scholarship like this and used it towards living expenses? That's basically $14,000 for year one and my tuition is less than 7 grand. 

Also, how will this likely affect my student loan application? I already applied and entered the smaller scholarship, but I just found out about the big one. 

If anyone has any experience with this, I'd love to hear how it turned out for you :) 
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Business School Admissions

Different business schools have different admissions requirements. It’s really up to you to research what the requirement are for each individual university, and cater to them.

Some schools require written essays or supplementary forms. The two keys to success with written applications are to:

#1: Start writing early. The earlier you start, the more chance you have to think things through and re-edit.

#2: Get people you trust to edit your work. This can be guidance counsellors, parents, university students, and other mentors. The more people you ask, the better.

Other schools have embraced the 21st century and require applicants to do “video interviews”. In this case, some key tips include:

-Test out your lighting.

-Don't look at the question on your screen; look at your webcam.

-Dress to impress.

-Be aware of any time limits on your answers.

-Make sure you are in a quiet setting.

-Try to make sure your background is neutral and your room is clean.

And then some schools, like my alma mater Brock University, do not require any supplementary forms or essays – admission was based purely on grades.

Do you have any application tips? Post them below!

-Neal, yconic Student Ambassador

Rotman Bcom vs. Queen's Bcom vs Mcgill Desautel Bcom
I'm a canadian citizen living outside of Canada but i'll be returning(hopefully) to Canada for college.

Having said that, I applied to many school's but my top choices are Rotman Bcom, Queen's Bcom and Desautel Bcom. 

But i really struggle to choose between one of them because before reading this blog I was thinking that U of T would be the top choice because it is constantly ranked among top 20 in the world in many rankings. Although, after reading these blogs i saw many times that everyone praised queen's bcom while denigrated Rotman Bcom.
What is the reason that Queen's is this better than Rotman according to many people and finally what would be your recommendation for me.
(P.s. I'm interested in finance and want to pursue a carreer in financial consulting)
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How I Got A Business Loan from a Reliable lender
I would like to bring this to the notice of the public about how i met Anz Jackson Financing PLC after i lost my job and being denied loan by my bank and other financial institution due to my credit score. I could not pay my children's fees. I was behind on bills, about to be thrown out of the house due to my inability to pay my rent, It was during this period my kids were taken from me by foster care. Then i set out to seek for funds online where i lost $3,670 that i borrowed from friends which i was rip off by two companies. Until i read about: anzjacksonfinancingplc@yahoo.com where i was granted a loan to pay up my debts and to start up a business. You can as well give them a call or text at: +18437769340. Why am i doing this? I am doing this to save as many that are in need of a loan not to be victim of scams on the internet.
How Does IVEY contact your references? *URGENT*
I was letting my references know that they might be contacted by Ivey School of Business regarding my essays. So, they all asked whether EMAIL is the most prominent way of contacting or is it through a PHONE CALL. 

Please let me know so I can relay the message to my references. 
Thanks in advance peeps.  
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Waterloo AFM acceptances 2016
Hey guys, if you've been accepted to Waterloo's AFM program, please comment below when you got accepted, your average and how many extracurricular activities you're a part of (if any). Thanks!
McMaster vs UOttawa business?
Hey guys I have been accepted into both business programs but I do not know where to go. Ottawa has co-op which I believe is important, but I saw somewhere people saying McMaster business is growing really well. My question is which one do you guys think is better? Which one has better job prospects?
Thanks guys !
Waterloo arbus vs Laurier econ/finances
Hi guys,
I’ve applied to Waterloo arbus (major in economics) and Laurier economics and financial management and I’m stuck on which offer to accept. Reading other threads, i noticed that there were people who said arbus is a bad mix of both arts and business and has a lot of filler courses, which don’t really help either side of the program. On the other hand, i have a friend who goes there for poli sci and says that it’s not bad and that the workload is manageable. At first, i was adamant on going because i thought waterloo’s coop program was one of the best in province, but while i was reading the other threads, it seems that there are not a lot of jobs that are left for econ+business students after the math/engineering students get their choices. I did take a look at some of the courses, which seemed interesting, but i’m not so sure if they’re actually helpful. I’m just confused about what the program will actually turn out to be like, and i don’t wanna accept without understanding what i signed up for.

On the other hand, from what i’ve heard, laurier’s economics and financial management is much more geared towards business, and from reading the package that they sent me, they appear to have the largest undergrad business program in canada? Also what kind of coop opportunities are there for people in econ+finances?
Basically what are the pros and cons of both programs?

I’ve gotten accepted to:
Waterloo arts & business (econ)
Laurier economics & financial management
Ryerson accounting and finances
Mcmaster business

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Schulich Safe Average
Hi guys, what would you consider as a safe average for Schulich. Would a 92 average be enough?
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Waterloo AFM
Has anyone gotten a package from AFM Yet? just wondering because its been a while since ive been accepted now and I haven't received one yet.
U of T Scarborough vs Laurier
What university do you think is more suited for business accounting. Im pretty sure  U of t scarborough has co op. Not sure about Laurie though. Thanks
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Entrance Scholarships
For entrance scholarships, how do they calculate your average mark to see what scholarship you qualify for? Is it based on top 6? Overall average? Some other method?
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Hi, I am Brazilian and I am studying in Québec, Canada right now. I would to know if there is any scholarship for international students like me who is getting into a career program (DEC technique) on September.