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I am in the process of choosing which university to go to. I have gotten into both the University of Guelph for environmental science and the University of Ottawa for commerce. From an employability standpoint would a be better off getting a bachelor of commerce. It seems as though my chances of getting a job with just a BSc are pretty non existent.
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
-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.
I am trying to decide where to go next year and I have gotten in the telfer bcomm program with a pretty good scholorship. I am really drawn to telfer due to the option to major in international management and I believe studying that in a city like Ottawa would have the potential to offer me some pretty great co op oppertunities. However, telfer doesn't seem to have the greatest reputation when compared to other schools such as queens and western. How much does the school you go to affect your career opportunities in the future? I have gotten into western as well but I am much more interested in the international business side of things than just pure finance.
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:)
Hello, I have been accepted into the Queen's Commerce program, as well as the Schulich School of Business. I have also been accepted into Laurier's BBA program, but I am not seriously considering it. I have no idea which school to choose and have searched through multiple websites and threads, however have not found any useful information.
I am interested in finding information about marketing, however many of these threads are concerned with finance and accounting.
Which is the stronger school for marketing? Queen's or Schulich?
Also, I have heard that Queen's is a much more math-based program than Schulich, is, regardless of what your specialization is. Is this true?
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.*
Hi, I'm in 10th grade and I fast-tracked history during the summer and ended up taking gr 11 accounting as an elective to get a credit because I am good at math and thought it would be easy. Man, I was SOOO wrong.I have a 45-50 in the class.
Anyway, I find it really hard and I don't understand it at all.
In order to combat this, I missed the class a lot in order to "study" the subject, even worse decision, I fell farther behind
. At this point, I was stuck in the cycle of missing class in order to catch up on what I didn't understand/what I missed. I know that if I just sucked it up and went to class, I probably would've gotten at least a 60, or 65, but I'm so afraid of looking stupid in class I just avoided it and skipped a whole bunch.
In all my other classes, I am getting 90s, so I generally never have trouble in school. My ultimate goal is to go down the science route and get a ph.d so I can do research and become a professor. UFT and waterloo are universities of interest.
Business doesn't even cross my mind, to be honest. I just am so afraid universities will care if I get a 50 or 60 in this course. Plus, my parents constantly make me feel so bad about my accounting mark, they always call me mean names and tell me I won't make it to university because I am so disorganized and incapable. Anyway, exams are in two weeks, if I work my butt off and clutch and get 50 or 60 in this course, will universities penalize me?
I got into Teller accounting this week, I was wondering what the program was like. I applied to it last minute without much research, it was just one of the few programs I heard of. If anyone knows anything about it, please let me know! :)
Hey guys, so I just submitted my leadership profile, and last night I completed my video interview.
How do I know my video interview went through?
When I go the page where you select either the leadership profile or the video interview, when I click the video interview it doesn't say anywhere I completed it, it lists the steps again saying I have to register, etc.
However, on Kira Talent, it says I did finish it so am I good?
ALSO, the supplementary application got extended to tonight, does that also include the leadership profile? Mine says its submitted and locked but the deadline on the website still says January 31.
Just wanted to see what you guys think about my chances at Shulich and Queens.
- Projected Average by next semester midterm: 94-95% (next semester is pretty easy)
- Founder of an eCommerce business for 1.5 years now. EDIT: 2 years
- Founder and President of Investment and Stock Market Club
- Rep/AAU Basketball in grades 9-10, School Basketball and Volleyball all 4 years of high school, captain 3 times.
- Executive Member at a Temple, volunteer every Sunday and organize/run/plan events and charities throughout the year (4 years)
- Math, Science and English tutor for middle school kids (2 years)
What are your guys' thoughts on my ecommerce business? Does it stand out from the ones I've listed because I really don't have anything else spectacular and im getting scared of my chances of getting into top business schools :(
Chances of getting into Shulich and Queens with the projected average and ECs as well as:
How should I word these essays? Ive already started my essay I just feel like they're not good enough!
Grade 11 GTA student here, so far Rotman Commerce will likely be my first choice for undergrad. I'm only recently beginning my research on university, so excuse me if my questions are basic/undeveloped.
1. On average, how much does the 4 years for an undergraduate degree cost at Rotman, including on campus residence?
2. I'm in the IB program, and my top 6 average should be around a 97%. How much in scholarships do I have the potential to receive based off of grades only?
3. I've read a few discussions on Rotman, and people seem to agree that the first year Economics course (I think ECO101?) is the hardest. I'm taking HL economics in IB, and my interpretation of U of T's website is that I can get that credit transferred for ECO101 but it seems a little off. Do I really just get to skip the hardest course in first year? Even if I do have that option, it probably wouldn't be a good idea right?
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?
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???
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!
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?