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Hey guys, university applications to Queen's Commerce has just begun!  

Please post about the following :  
-Projected grade 12 average  
-grade 11 average  
-Date of admission when available
-Other universities of interest  

About Myself...  
-Projected grade 12 average 93.5%-95%  
-Grade 11 average 93% ( included 3 grade 12 courses, economics (94%), business leadership (97%), grade 12 english (88%))  
-EC'S: Deca, president of accounting and financial management club, president of investment club, coach for school tennis team, coach for school baseball team, badminton team, ultimate frisbee team (fall and spring seasons), part time job as a tennis stuart, weekly childcare worker at my church.  
-Also interested in Waterloo AFM, Laurier BBA, Ivey, Rotman, Telfer, Sprott  

 Good luck to all! Hope to see you next year!
Marks and Admission
Hey everyone. 
So I applied to multiple business schools, and I had a question regarding top 6 marks. 

By the time this semester ends, Ill have 5 4U marks, including ENG4U, so if I wanted an early acceptance for McMaster Commerce (only using Mac Commerce as example because I am a local and my parents really want me to go here), would my highest grade 11 mark fill in the 6th spot for my marks? 

Or would I just have to wait until midterm next semester for them to see the next highest 4U mark?

Thanks in advance for any feedback!
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Does Ted Rogers @ Ryerson need a supplementary app???
I've just applied to all the business schools that i'm looking to go to (hopefully), and all of them require a supplementary application. However, I can't find anything about a supplementary for Ted Rogers. Is there any???
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Please help me! I need help with applying to University/ need recommendations!
Hey there! Hope you all had a great Christmas and will have a great 2018. I would really like some advice, what would you say is the best University for me to attend if I am averaging around an 83%. I am interested in getting a Bcomm or a BBA. I would also like to get co-op if possible. Any advice or recommendations will be much appreciated. Thanks!
Data Science Programs
Hello everybody,

I've been looking into different university programs that deal with comp sci and business and I've noticed many uni's are setting up data science programs like UBCO, Wilfrid Laurier, and Western. After looking into data science, it is one of the most sought out jobs in today's market and it seems to be applicable to many different industries. To anyone out there...

Any advice on these programs? (friends who have done it, people who are doing it, etc)

Any input on the learning environment of data science? (ex: the comp sci aspects)

Should I apply if I have interest in comp sci and business?

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Tips for Business School Applications
Hi everyone. 
Breaks around the corner and I'm planning on doing all my applications then. (Would be sooner but I want to complete my school work first).
I'll be applying to Western BMO's with AEO, Queen's Commerce, Shulich BBA, Rotman Commerce, Waterloo AFM, UTM, McMaster Commerce, and Laurier BBA, (Yes I know its a lot LOL). 
Projected top 6 including final of first semester and midterm second semester: 92-93%.
Here are some of my Extracurriculars: 
- I worked under my school board with paid co-op and was placed at Big Brothers Big Sisters; I coordinated a camp for 3 weeks, then ran the camp for the other 3 weeks working with children who lived in disadvantaged areas. I served as a mentor to these children.

- Intramural Sports Club founder and president at my school for 3 years; students who want to participate bring in canned goods which are then donated to the food bank.

- Executive member at my local temple with my father; plan/organize different events throughout the year along with over 300+ volunteer hours there.

- Basketball and Volleyball team member at school for 4 years; captain for 3 seasons. 

- House League Basketball coach for 2 years. 

- Investment Club and Stock Market Club president.

- Business SHSM student!

Those are just some of my EC's, are they good enough for the schools I mentioned, especially Ivey and Queen's?

Lastly, what are some tips for a solid Ivey, Queens, Shulich application in regards to their essays? As well as the Shulich video interview?

Thank you all in advance, and I wish you all luck in your post secondary selection/journey!

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Jobs outside of accounting?
Hey, I was wondering if an accounting degree would solely lead to accounting roles in the future, or case specific for Brock if there are students who transitioned into investment banking from the Brock accounting undergrad/masters after receiving CPA.

I did read that one of the community members was offered an IB position at RBC while completing an undergrad at accounting co-op Goodmans. 
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Hey there guys, I was wondering what you can do with a BBTM. I am interested in this degree as it has automatic co op at Laurier and was wondering what you'd do with this. I would also like to know about the job prospects along with if I can do some sort of accounting degree or commerce with this and what marks people got from last year to get in. This info would be a major life saver and will help me with my future! Thanks!
Integrated Business & Humanities at McMaster University
For anyone interested applying to this brand new program at mac, or have any questions regarding course work, load, style, profs etc. Let me know! I am part of the first class to be a part of this program, and it's only October but i can give a general idea about what this program is like:)
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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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Simon Fraser Beedie school of business admission averages?
Hey guys im applying to SFU soon and i have a couple of questions!
First of all, my average across all my grades is 84% due to my ability in Math.

1. Can I get in with an 84% average?
2. If I apply to arts my average would be 92% because I wouldn't have to use math, is there an option to use different courses for applying to my second option -  Social Sciences.(Bio,Geo,Philo,English) we'll still having my first option as Beedie with (Math,English,Bio,Geo).
How to improve my writing skills quickly?
- i have horrible vocabulary ( its not formal)
- I still can't write a proper essay

I'm more of a math person. 
What should I do? I want to pursue business in University 
hopefully schulich  but I can't write! My average for english is a 74 right now. Its not only english I'm struggling with though, I have other courses that involves writing such as international business and psychology but my work sucks!! I don't know how to write better or to improve. My english teacher recommends that I read more books but I don't think that will help.
I believe there are a lot of essays in University, I don't want to fail.
what should I do?
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AMA: First-Year Business Management Student, Creator & SHSM Graduate
Hi everyone!

My name is Alyssa and I am a yconic Student Ambassador for the 2017-2018 school year. I am currently a first-year Business Management student at Ryerson University. I'm here to answer any questions you may have. If you just want to chat, that works too. Haha!

Here are some things about me: 
- Attended 9 different schools before university, including 1 private school, 3 international schools, and 5 public schools
- Worked several part-time jobs in high school
- Was a high school co-op student
- Completed Leadership Pathway high school specialized program
- Graduated with a Specialist High Skills Major in Arts and Culture
- Ontario Scholar
- A 2017 #RoadToRyerson Storyteller

Please don't hesitate to ask me anything, whether it may be about community involvement or university applications. I will answer them to the best of my ability and respond as quickly as I can.

I look forward to hearing from you!

Alyssa Vidal
yconic Student Ambassador
BBTM question
Hey there guys, I was wondering what you can do with a BBTM. I am interested in this degree as it has automatic co op at Laurier and was wondering what you'd do with this. Thanks!
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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I have no excuse not to get a 90% right?
My parents got me tutors but I'm still getting mid to high 80s  and i have 1 74%
my overall average is an 89%. Maybe I'm not working hard enough, i have tutors for heaven sake!! I should have a 90% +  average.
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Business and Computer Science Programs
Hello everyone,

As a grade 12 student, I've been looking into a lot of programs that are suited to my top two interests,  business and computer science. I've been doing computer science in high school for around three years now, and I feel that this is a path that is very tailored to my interests. However, I also would like to follow a career path that involves business aspects as well, where perhaps combining both computer science and business would help me in the long run. To anyone out there who can post some feedback...

What degree fits best (ex. Business with Comp Sci minor, Comp Sci with Business minor, etc) in terms of successful career paths?

What business concentration would fit best with comp sci?

What university did you attend?

What were you primarily studying in your undergrad?

Any jobs/internships?

Any prior business or comp sci knowledge before going into the program?


I've seen that many universities are offering data science programs (Western, UBCO, McMaster, Wildrid Laurier, U of T, Waterloo, etc). After doing some research, data science seems to be a very interesting path that handles computer science and business analytics together. Does anyone have any input on these programs?? (friends who have done them, any thoughts on them, etc)


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Any advice / tip for making university applications more appealing?
Hi guys, what are some suggestions you have for a grade 12 student to make their application more appealing to universities other than academic grades? I want to go into business - management or human resources. I am kind of worried because I haven't taken any AP classes, and im not in any programs like PEP. I don't do any sports or fine arts except for going to the gym. I am looking into and signing up for volunteer work but I'm not sure where. Or if you have any other tips/advice in generall please comment below!! 
Also, my grades from grade 9 - 10 are mostly in the 60s and 70s (I did not take school seriously lol), even though my average now is 85-90% ish, would universities care about those grades in freshman and sophomore year? 

Thank you :)
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Waterloo Double Degree - Comp. Sci and Business
Hello so I'm in Gr12 in an Ontario high school and I am hoping to get into the double degree program, computer science at Waterloo and Business at Laurier. I'm interested in this because I have a pretty diverse liking of subjects, though I am particularly interested in technology and I believe that having a business side to any degree would be amazing. If based on the information below, you believe I may not have that high of a chance, or you think I should pursue some other program, I am happy to hear your suggestions. 

My grade 11 overall average was about 90 (I am taking more M level courses in which I can get a high mark in this year). I participate in band, music council, peer tutoring, and a Grade 9 integration/bullying club at school. I was a camp counsellor over the 2017 summer and I have plenty of volunteer hours. I am also studying to certify myself in the CompTIA A+ by December of 2017. 

Thanks so much for any help/suggestions!
Economic Development Director
Hey! I was just researching careers and i saw this career inline of an economic development director and wanted to know if anyone knew more about that career and how it actually is in the real world. I also was wondering if any of you had suggestions for nice programs in urban planning and management, i know there is a good program in waterloo with co op but i dont really want to go that far, are there any good programs relating to that nearby in toronto if anyone knows? Thank you so much for your help :)
Laurier BBA co-op (incoming 3rd year)
Hello guys, I currently finished my 2nd year at laurier (BBA) and currently doing my co-op.
I remember how stressful it was to apply for unis and getting those acceptances. I'm here to answer any questions about the program or uni in general! :) 
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