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Current Second Year WLU BBA W/Co-op

Anonymous
10 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by L. Renta
Hello guys,

I am a second year BBA W/ Co-op with plans on majoring in finance and minoring in economics. I will be working at a top ranked asset management firm on bay street as a part of my co-op program, this up coming summer. Feel free to ask any questions regarding why I choose Laurier, why I think its a better choice than other schools ( of course this opinion is biased) or any other questions regarding school life etc. 
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Chance of me getting into Waterloo or UFT Scarborough - Computer Science (CO-OP)

McRipple
11 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hey guys,
I am really really scared for my admission. I applied to Waterloo, and UFT scarborough CO-OP Computer Science. Looking for your support and cooperation into whether you think "I'll get into my program of choice", or "they will send me choice for an alternate", or "I wont make it". Honest answers please and thank you.
ALSO, I have 2 private school marks! Is that valid? they are from a certified private school.

My current Status:
Function: 80
Calculus: 87
Food and Nutrition: 92
English (private School): 86
Biology (private school): 88
Computer Science: 86

AVERAGE: 86.5 %

** Also if i do have a chance, around when will i get my acceptances?
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3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!

35 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous

I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students. 

Background:
- First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA
- Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years
- Currently on co-op

You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!

And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:

WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP:
- Avg (both major and overall) ~80%
- ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff
- Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour

Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from (in no particular order):
RBC x2, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy.ca, and CPP Investment Board.

Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY:
- Rejected from BAcc Co-op
- Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6


So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!

*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here


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McGill Early Admission Offers??

vanvan101
48 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi I think we're all here in the waiting game excited to hear back from McGill Uni and other schools we've applied to. I'm looking to get into their Life Sciences program...

If you get an offer, please be so kinda as to letting us know when you received an offer, for what program and your percentage.

This way, we can all go through this process together so best of luck! I hope everyone gets in :) And for those who got in, congrats!!

Thanks!!
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Which school has the best math/actuarial science program?

Anonymous
4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
U of T (offer) I live in Toronto, but kinda wanna study in another city.
Waterloo (not yet) I prefer coop:)
McGill (offer) I dont speak french:( But it would be nice to experience another culture
Any suggestions from someone who went through the same struggle?
Thanks:)
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McMaster Applicants 2015

Anonymous
11 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Wanted to post this thread for everyone who applied to Mac this year!

If you get an offer from mcmaster, let us know when and what program

I applied for physical sciences and life sciences.
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IVEY AEO first round of acceptences

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Gurpreet Gill
Hey guys, doesnt the first round of offers come out at march 31? Yet i see people posting their acceptences. Should i be worried?

And can you please tell me my chances. No sugar coating

My EC's are 
1. Main supporting actor in my schools annual play
2. Helped in organizing a national charity event.
3. Head of a team responsible for fund management in a foreign NGO
4. Assistant manager and participant in a program with schuitema

My work experience is book keeping and occasional waiter at my family friends resturant.

I got in western 14 days after i uploaded my grades. This AEO thing is killing me.
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Acceptances to Ryerson Engineering?

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Nick Olas
Has anyone been accepted for any engineering programs at Ryerson??
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DeGroote?

Anonymous
8 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by L. Renta
Has anyone gotten an acceptance from DeGroote yet?
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Can OSAP pay for residence?

Anonymous
0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Title says it all. I'm applying for OSAP soon, and wondering if it covers residence cost. 
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Importance of Linux for UW Compsci

Anonymous
7 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by 3uclid
The recent post about a laptop for UW eng reminded me of something:

I heard from a few people that having linux or being able to run linux software is critical to passing certain courses at UW. Of course I can run software in a virtualbox, but its clunky and slow and uneffective.

Is it worth sideloading Linux onto my laptop? Or am I not going to need it at UW?
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Management Engineering at Waterloo

GeethsVis
16 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by mar le
Hi, I've been hearing some varying things about MAnagement Engineering at waterloo.

Some older posts say its not "accredited" (not sure what that means), while some other posts indicate it as not being as respected. 

I really would like to go into a engineering program with good job prospectives after graduation, however I would like to have a business component to my education. 

Mt marks are mid-80s so I'm not sure I'll get in anywhere else.

If someone could clarify or just tell me your thought on the management engineering program, that would be cool! Thanks!
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Hospitality and Tourism at Ryerson

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Can anyone tell me about this program? Is it hard?
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Carleton University, Brock University or Mcmaster?

19 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Emily Aria
I am having a huge dilemma whether to go to Brock or Carleton. I've applied to Brock, Carleton, McMaster and Guelph but I don't really want to go to guelph anymore and McMaster is losing my interest. 

Ive applied to Criminology and Criminal Justice in Concentration of Psychology at Carleton, Psychology and Socio at Brock (got accepted) and Socio at McMaster. If anyone knows details about these programs especially the one at Carleton, please tell me because it's a program that isn't available anywhere else. Ultimately, I want to do Criminology and Psychology. 

*** I want to choose a school that has a great social life and night life in the city, cultural diversity is also important to me as well as an accepting community. I also like school spirit***

**** ANOTHER THING THAT IM TRYING TO FIND OUT ABOUT BUT I CANT SEEM TO IS THE DINING SERVICES AT THESE UNIVERSITIES, HOW IS THE FOOD SOMEONE TELL ME PLEASE.***

If anyone goes to any of these schools or has heard things about it please let me know! I want all the info I can get. Thanks guys!!
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Laurier vs. Mac vs. Guelph. (Business / commerce)

4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by L. Renta
Accepted to Laurier and Acadia, waiting for : Mac commerce, Guelph Marketing mgmt. and St. F.X business. Long term I'm leaning towards a career in marketing or human resources. I'm encouraged by my acceptance to Laurier BUT ... am I a second class citizen there if I DON'T get in to the co-op program ??? In everyone's esteemed opinion, how do the above schools stack up for business/commerce ? I'll have a final admissions average of 90% or just shy of it. I didn't want to apply to Queen's (my brother is there, gotta go my own way !) or Western-Ivey (would rather have a 4 year business specific degree than a chance at a 2 year business degree). Your thoughts ???
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yconic Updates and Releases

37 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Monica Vella
Hi Everyone, 

This is a new thread where yconic Admin will let you know about the upcoming releases and enhancements to this site.  

My name is Nikki and I'll be sure to post below whenever a new change arrives on the yconic.com platform.  Our goal is to make this space intuitive for our Members (you!), and a great place for you to find the help you're looking for, or offer fellow students help from your personal experiences.  

Along with updating you on the new feature changes and enhancements, I'll be sure to often pop in below, so please feel free to leave suggestions for the site, feedback and/or comments.   

Thanks!

Nikki
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Nutrition program offers from Guelph

Anonymous
3 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hi everyone...

Has anyone has received an offer of admission to Guelph's Nutrition program yet?  I haven't so I'm just curious if I'm a bit impatient.

Thanks!
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House of Commons Page Program

EMscholarships
70 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Is there anyone who has applied HofC Page Program and knows if we need to be 100% on the dot for the word count (essay)? I currently have 439 :/
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Ryerson RTA: Media Production 2015-2016

jlfernandez
4 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Jenny Yu
Hey guys! I just wanted to know anyone who applied to Ryerson's Media Production program. If so, what attracted you to the program? What other programs did you apply to? It would be cool to talk to people who could possibly be my new friends next year! We can stress about our nonacademic requirements and our interviews together! But I guess it's too early to be even thinking about that, yeah? :)
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Ask anything about AFM or SAF here!

63 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Neetya Sarin
Hello potential future AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or any question you have about Waterloo!

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Do people go into Consulting right out of undergrad??

Anonymous
24 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
So I've always been confused about this. On employment reports of undergrad schools like Ivey, Mcgill, queens etc, it shows percentage of people that went into consulting. Is this right out of undergrad? or is it long term surveys. 

So my question is do people go into consulting right away or do you need experience first to consult
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Chances of getting into Queen's Commerce, Rotman Commerce, Schulich BBA, Ivey AEO and Waterloo AFM?

0 replies • Posted: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC
Hey everyone! I know there's a lot of these posts but I'd really appreciate it if people could provide input! 

As you can tell from the subject line, my top choices are Queen's Commerce, Western BMOS + Ivey AEO, Schulich, Waterloo AFM and Rotman Commerce, and I'm wondering what my chances are with my marks and ECs?

I've already been accepted to Ryerson for accounting/finance, University of Toronto Mississauga for commerce, Western for BMOS (still waiting on AEO status though) and Laurier for BBA, but obviously, I want to get into my top choices.

CURRENT MARKS (as of January report card): 
Economics: 92
English: 90 (completed in summer school) 
Advanced Functions: 88
Calculus and Vectors: 91 
Accounting: 91 
Business Leadership: 91
French: 84 :(
TOP 6 AVERAGE: 90.5%
OVERALL AVERAGE: 89.5714286%

*My marks are crap, I know. I'm trying to bring them back up to the 92 I had in November.


AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONS: 
 
-Honour Roll/Honour Roll with Distinction recipient
-DECA Ontario: Top 10 Oral Score in Finance (2012) and Top 10 Written Score in Finance (2014)
-Highest Academic Standing in Grade 11 Environmental Science 
-Highest Academic Standing in Grade 11 Business
-Lifesaving Society: Bronze Cross certification 
-Canadian Red Cross: Standard First Aid certification 
-Lifesaving Society: Swim Instructor, Lifesaving Instructor and First Aid Instructor ceritifications 
-Lifesaving Society: National Lifeguard Service certification 
*As you can see, a lot of my time commitment has been for swimming and lifesaving haha


CLUBS/ACTIVITIES:

-Envision India - Co-founder (a charitable initiative which provides art supplies to underprivileged youth in India)
-Charity Week Committee - Assistant Head (plan activities and events as part of a week of student-run events -- pretty big thing at my school, we raise anywhere between $30,000-$50,000 for charity within the week)
-Wellness Committee - leader/ambassador (lead initiatives throughout the year to reduce stigma surrounding youth mental health) 
-School newspaper - Editorial Board - Copy editor (write and edit articles)
-Free the Children - member 
-Remembrance Day and Anti-Violence Assemblies - member
-Peer Assistance Leaders (PALs) - help make transition for new students to the school in grades 9-12 easier


VOLUNTEERING/JOBS:
200+ volunteer hours earned to date 
-Leading to Reading - tutored kids from new-immigrant families English (grade 9)
-Assistant Swim Instructor (volunteer) at a community centre (start of grade 10 - end of grade 11) - taught swimming to underprivileged children
-Camp Counsellor at day camp (summer 2013) 
-Swim Instructor/Lifeguard at the same day camp (summer 2014)
-Swim Instructor at a local swim centre (January 2015 - present)

So, what are my chances of getting into my choice of commerce/business programs? If you think I can get in, around what time during the year can I expect an offer?

Any help would be super appreciated! :)
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U of T Scarborough acceptance when not applied?

Anonymous
1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
I applied to U of T computerscience (toronto campus st george), and somehow got acceptance to Scarborough... Does that mean UT Stgeorge rejected me but didnt want to completely reject or...;; Has anyone came across this situation????? Is Scarborough UT still good school o_O never heard of it
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Upcoming Waterloo Math Acceptances

Anonymous
46 replies • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Within the next week or two, UW is going to be making it's first round of acceptances for the math department. Discuss and share averages here if you're one of the students shooting for a round one acceptance into a math department program!

Good luck!
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Ryerson Business Management no coop vs Brock BBA coop

1 reply • Last reply: 7:03AM March 02, 2015 UTC by Anonymous
Hey I just got accepted into these two programs and was wondering which one you guys would say is better
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