Hello guys, I am new to the forums but I've come to student forums for over two years now to get some advice on school related matters.
I am a grade 12 student applying to Schulich School of Business (BBA) & Rotman Commerce (BComm). My average is a 90. Not top notch, but it could get me somewhere. Now before I get all you Ivey and Queens fellows on my back for not applying there let me clear some things up with you guys. I would absolutely love to go to either Queens or Ivey (Ivey more so, no offense Queens) but I cannot afford to leave Toronto and live in residence. I have to go to school in Toronto.
I could get into both from what I've heard (although I'd have to raise my average to secure the Schulich admission)
A few months ago, I was all Schulich, Rotman was not really a contender. But I've gone the other way now, I'm really leaning towards Rotman, I don't know what made the change so quick.
I visited the Schulich building only a few weeks ago and I truly loved the look of it, I could see myself going there, even though York is in the middle of nowhere (which is kind of a set back for me).
However, I absolutely love the life and architecture of downtown Toronto and have visited it many times. I could really see myself going to school there and loving it.
I just have a few questions for people who go to U of T or York who may not be business students, and also actual students from either of these programs to asnwer a few questions about your lives at each school. Don't feel obliged to answer them all, just whatever you have time for.
First off, how difficult is the school curriculum? (I've heard "U of T is so hard" and the whole rant about working hard, but I want to know from you guys/girls what you think of its difficulty, I haven't ever heard about Schulich's difficulty yet)
Secondly, how is the social life? (I don't mean guys or girls or dating, I mean just being able to have friends and go out with them, I don't have much of one right now outside of my two best friends)
Thirdly, how nice are the students? (I've heard that people are competitive in both schools, but can you make friends with them and just talk like regular people?)
Fourth, which school is harder to get into? (I'm sure this is Schulich, but I just want to confirm with somebody)
Fifth, would you make the same choice to go there again knowing what you know now about the school of your choice? Or would you choose the other option (the one you didn't go to)?
Thanks for everything guys, I really appreciate any responses I get out of this. Sorry for the lengthy post.
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The dumbest thing I have ever done with my money is pay my younger sister to do small chores for me. I pay her to do the dishes and sort the recycling so that I may complete all of my homework on time, retain a healthy physique, and get enough sleep every night. Only my money doesn't go directly to her. I buy her tickets to local hockey games so she can chatter about the eye candy there. She doesn't appreciate the game, she just wants to make snap judgements about the players based on their looks. I know some of the players on the OJHL team Wellington Dukes, and she'll joke about their performance during games.
Each ticket is worth ten dollars, and home games are about once a week during the regular season. During playoffs, the tickets rise to twelve dollars for best of seven. I have paid for my sister to attend two full seasons plus playoffs. Seasons usually go from September to March, which is seven months. Assuming there are four home games a month, there are 28 regular season games... multiplied by ten dollars... I no longer think this is a funny story.
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I'm a current grade 12 student and want to go to Laurier. After I want to go into marketing but I keep seeing people refer to it as a 'bird course'. Also does joining things like DECA help students get into Business schools
Recently UBC was ranked number 1 for computer science in Canada.Even thought it is only one ranking many other ranking have placed them very high for not only computer science but many other faculties. Also Ubc is ranked constantly as a top 3 school in Canada. So my question is why do people consider ubc Inferior. Nobody hear talks about the sauder school of business which is better that rotman and mcmasters but still believe all Ontario schools are better.
As a student, whether you're just beginning in grade 9, vying for university-level grades in grade 12, or enduring your second year of university/college, stress is pretty much present in every aspect of your life.
Let's take a break from the grades for a moment. How are you? How are you, REALLY?
I'm in grade 12 and definitely am feeling the pressure. I struggle with chemistry and advanced functions. I desperately want great marks, but feel hopeless and stupid when I don't understand a concept that everyone else seems to get. I want to be able to keep my other activities afloat without it affecting my grades. People say to me, work hard! but what if I do and still don't get anywhere? I don't exactly know what I would do if I don't get into the program of my choice.
But I also try to remember that it's not exactly the end of the world if I don't do as amazing as I imagined I would. I remember that the purpose of life isn't exactly what we tell ourselves to be.
How about you? What are your struggles, internal conflicts, and fears? How are you coping with them? Do you have any suggestions, any questions, anything you'd just like to rant about?
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What are your thoughts about this program? Would you consider it a decent undergraduate degree for someone who is interested in going to graduate school (i.e. law school) since there is no 'pre-law' degree.
I would most probably major in International Relations, Political Sciences, History OR Computer Science. Still thinking about this one.
Hello prospective STEM students! I remember using this site quite a bit as a prospective engineering student last year and, among the flourishing egos, found some interesting and helpful information. I'm hoping to return the favour and offer some advice and insight to prospective students looking at STEM fields primarily at Waterloo. However, I did do some extensive research on U of T, Western and Queen's as well during the admission process, so I may be able to answer questions about some aspects of those universities as well. Feel free to ask me anything about engineering or Waterloo!
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Hello! I am applying to universities soon, and I have a question that may not have a very direct answer. I really love the University of Guelph; the campus, the professors that I've met, and above all the programs. I definitely want to go through for plant biotechnology, which is only offered at Guelph, but I will be paying $140.00 to apply to three schools. My problem is that one of my back-up plans is genetics at Guelph. They are both Bsc programs, so would I even be able to apply to both of them? Does this depend on the school? Does it even matter that they are both Bsc since the specialization is different? Thanks so much!
I sort of messed up in my math class. I got a 91 on the first unit test while on the thinking task i got a 61. I didnt prepare at all for the thinking task and my course mark right now is a 85% if i was to get over 90s on the rest of the test/thinking tasks, will my mark be over 90 by end of semester? I know i can get over 90s on test. I want to apply for SE and CS at waterloo so im just wondering if i can still get it to be above 90%
Currently, in highschool where my math teacher is not the very best at explaining the concepts. I'm attending other classes to help increase the chances of getting a better mark and to actually understand the concepts. Is it possible of getting accepted in Laurier with a low-mid 80s in Advanced Function?