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Okay so I got into Life Sci at Trinity. I got into Western Med Sci. I applied to McMaster Health Sci and I'll get in most likely as my average is a 95.83% (I know that doesn't matter for Health Sci as everyone above a 90 is treated equally) and my supp app was very strong (It was written by dad's friend who is an author). But right now I'm confused so can one suggest me where I should go next year and why? Thanks! I plan on going to Med School if I'm lucky enough to get in.
MAJOR UPDATE: Hey guys, just wanted to let ya know that I did indeed get accepted into Health Sci and have committed there. I got in May 10th, so 2 days ago. YConic was down so I could not access the website for the last couple of days. So yeah, if you guys are gonna meet up and mourn somewhere lemme know, I'll send pizza boxes. And to all the haters FUCK YOU. And to that one person who couldn't get in cuz of me, FUCK YOU. Love ya all!!
The Canadian medical school system is a huge farce. I'm seeing all these highly intelligent students, who would likely make good physicians, all pile into a bandwagon and go into science programs at Canadian schools all over the country. They're wasting precious years completing a useless undergraduate degree (something that is not required in most nations outside of North America), all while taking on tens of thousands of dollars in debt. The sad truth is, most of these people will not make it into a Canadian medical school. The odds and numbers are against them. I'm sure atleast some of them know it too, but they still hold onto the hope that they will be in that 10% of applicants who are accepted.
I wish you guys the best of luck, and certainly do not envy you. This will be an extremely long and difficult road ahead of you.
Is queens even that good for commerce? Every time im on this website i see every university but queens getting bashed for their programs. what is so special about queens? they dont have co op, just prestige. i feel like its trash but people flock there because of the name
Now that school's back in full force and university applications are open, I thought I'd make this application thread so that people can see when people get accepted, where they applied, their averages, etc.
In your post, please include the following: - Program and post-secondary institution - Date of application - Date of offer - Admission average (Grade 11, Grade 12 first semester- basically whatever was used in determining admission qualifications) - Province you're applying from - Any other information you'd like to add
Hey guys! I've been seeing a couple of these incoming student posts, so I thought I'd do one for Business/Commerce in general.
I applied to York Schulich, UofT Rotman, UTM Commerce, Queen's Commerce, WLU BBA, and Western BMOS + Ivey AEO and got into all of them. I ended up choosing Queen's Commerce.
So feel free to reply to this post if you have any questions about any of the above universities or programs. I used this website a ton when I was applying so I thought I'd try to help some 2022 kids :) I also researched a lot for the above schools.
Hey, if you know for sure that you aren't going to a certain program that you've already been accepted to, could you please, please, please decline it through OUAC? I realize it's a nice comfort to have the program there just in case but if you KNOW you aren't going, please decline and let that space open up for someone right on the edge of the cutoff who wants to go to their dream program at their dream school. I myself didn't even think about what declining actually does until I saw someone post about it on here, but it's such a nice thing to do, and there is absolutely no harm in it. You're just being proactive and possibly (probably) helping out someone else. There's really no reason to wait til June 1st for the offer to expire unless you are not 100% sure of where you're going - if you've already accepted one offer or know that you are going to accept it, pleeeeeeeease decline the others. Please. You could be doing so much for someone else's future by doing so little. Sincerely, Grade 12 with a high 80s average who is losing their mind from all the anxiety and panic
I have heard that universities with medical schools don't care what subject you study and graduate from. That being said, would it be an advantage to attend a Life Sciences program or a regular science program such as Biochem, Chemistry or Biology? I'm thinking to attend Western, Guelph, Mac or Ottawa. I want to know what you guys have to say.
He's in grade 5 right now he has A- to A+ in most subjects but in science he has B-. Is he not going to be able to university? He has aspirations to become a doctor. Should I encourage him to do something else and not waste his life if he gets B- in science?
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 doing a spring semester
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:
Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location)
RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 5 Canadian Bank Capital Markets x2 (Co-op, Toronto)
Husky Energy (Summer intern, Calgary) Accenture Consulting (Full time, Toronto)
McKinsey Consulting (Full time, Eastern Europe)
AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry): - Rejected from BAcc Co-op - Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6
WHEN LANDING BIG 4 AUDIT CO-OP:
- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel
ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GET INTO B4 BUT DIDN'T/WON'T FOR THEIR FIRST COOP:
- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)
That's basically it. 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