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Why are high school students going into business so optimistic?

High school business students be like:


“I’m going into Queen’s/Ivey, therefore I’m better than you” *creates hierarchy of tiers of b-schools as a thread*


“I want to become a CPA accountant and work for Big 4 at Bay street and then I’m gonna become an investment banker and work for GS at Wall street to make millions.”


“I have a 98% average (private schooled) and was the president of every club at my school, therefore everyone be jealous”


“After I finish undergrad with a 4.0 GPA, I’m going into MBA program then law school, then get my CFA, then CPA, then PhD to make my business card credentials as long as possible because I’m going to become a CEO”


I honestly don’t see engineering, science, arts students say these type of ridiculous things on the forum.

Which Engineering Is The Easiest
I know that engineering is hard regardless of which type it is. But in general which of these are the easiest to hardest 
Aerospace Engineering 
Biomedical Engineering 
Chemical Engineering 
Civil Engineering 
industrial Engineering 
Electrical Engineering 
Computer Engineering 
Mechanical Engineering 
Environmental Engineering 
UBC 2015
Earlier in the year ubc vancouver was unable to offer me admission since my first semester grades weren't the best but my second semester grades were significantly better. thankfully since they check final grades at the end of July I guess they revoked a number of people. They emailed me yesterday saying how they thought my final grades were good and asked me if I still wanted admission. The thing is I'm really conflicted right now because for half a year I thought I'd be going to SFU. Now I don't know what I should do. Any advice?
Psychology in high school - take or not?
Hi,

I am going into grade 12 next year in BC. Other than math and sciences, I have space for one elective. I couldn't get into Law or Accounting because of timetable conflicts and have to take Peer Tutoring as an alternative. But I can switch to something else if it fits.  I was wondering if Psychology 11 or 12 is worth taking? Will it be helpful if I am going on to Pharmacy after completing science prerequisites? Any experiences and is it a lot of work? 

Thank you. 
UBC Admission acceptance for Commerce
I desperately need help, I am going into grade 12 in the fall, and I am really stressed about not getting into the university i wanted which is University of British columbia, my average in grade 11 is around 80%, not too good for UBC. I took grade 12 precal in grade 11 hoping to lighten up the my courses in grade 12, but in the end it didn't go so well, and I ended up receiving a 68%, so I decided to take summer school, and I got 88% which is ok. But here is the problem, UBC acceptance average for commerce is around 92%, and I heard that they drop some percentage off of your summer school mark?  my question is that should I take Pre cal again in grade 12 or no? My extra curriculum and my Personal profile is good, I have 2 jobs, involved in leadership clubs,  volunteer a lot, outside sports. I'm just worried about the mark, and also the mark that I'll be getting in grade 12. Please help. Thanks
ILC Advice
I'll make this as short as possible, I didn't plan ahead and now I'm fcking fcked for grade 12 lol.

I haven't taken any grade 12 courses, so I will only have a top 4 (or 5 including night school) to hand in after sem 1. The problem is that I also need to take Chem 11 during grade 12 (long story). 

So now I'm turning to the ILC Day School program, I brought it up to my counsellors last year but they have no clue wtf it is. 

I have a few questions:
*YCDSB Board
1) Does anyone know if YCDSB has an agreement with the ILC? 
2) How should I propose it to my counsellors? They're going to think I'm crazy for wanting to take a full semester course load, night school online, and then two other ILC courses. 
3) Do you think it's possible to balance the following and still do well? Do you recommend any course changes? 
- Adv. functions
- Bio 12
- Business Leadership
- Family Studies
- ENGLISH 12 U (Night school)
- Bio 11 (ILC)
- Economics (ILC)
- 15-20 hour work week 
- other ECs

Thank you guys so much for your time & help! 

1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty.

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!


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

INTERVIEWS:
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, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.

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

AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry):
- 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


2015/2016 Schulich Admissions Questions
Hi, everyone! I know it's a bit too early for this, but I just wanted to get the opinions and advice of those who have been accepted to Schulich this year or are currently studying at Schulich for next year's admission process.  

I took Grade 12 University English in summer school and finished with a 91%, and here is the rest of my year schedule:
Semester 1:
Advanced Functions
Financial Securities
Accounting

Semester 2:
Calculus & Vectors
Economics
International Business
Religion

I'm unsure on whether I should keep the economics course or take data management. Would they be helpful to take for Schulich? Is a 90+ average achievable for the courses that I'm taking?

My extracurriculars include: summer camp counsellor, youth mentor (teaching newcomers to speak English), Pan Am volunteer, several cancer awareness events (Meagan's walk, strides for stroke, cuts for cancer, hope & the city), treasurer in cancer awareness school club, kids reading club, math peer tutoring
What are my strongest ECs? Are these enough for Schulich?

Serious answers only, please! Thank you!
Schulich delayed entry??
Just wondering how hard is it to transfer into Schulich second year from another university/business school?? If youve done it sucessfuly please post!

Also, please dont tell me how its impossible or you wont be able to do it etc..I hate negative thinkers. Nothing is impossible. 

Also If it was impossible they wudnt have this option available, so obviously people are transfering every year even if its a small amount.
MEDHOPEFULS--mega thread
1) What grade are you in currently (if in high school) or what school are you attending, what year, in what program (if in university)?
2) What was/is/you think will be your top 6 (or 4/5 if you're from a province other than Ontario--please state) in high school?
3) What was/is your top 3 school & program choices for undergraduate studies before pursuing medicine ('premed')? Why?
4) Many on here seem to believe that Mac's health sci is the best, then Western's med sci, and then students should just apply to a school where attaining a high GPA is easier. Do you agree?
Thank you so much for your input! Hopefully we'll get some meaningful discussions started! Good luck to all of you! :)
Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
All PRE-MEDS READ THIS. U of T med average accepted GPA of 3.96 this year
http://forums.premed101.com/index.php?/topic/85677-the-average-accepted-gpa-at-u-of-t-this-year-was-a/page-2

"I got into medicine this year and decided to choose Western (waitlisted at Toronto). But I know, off the top of my head, at least 6-8 Western grads with 4.0s applying next year - and through a family friend at Health Sci at MAC - close to 40 or so in that program alone that will likely have 4.0s when applying as 4th years and 3rd years. So in my opinion, unless UofT starts ranking undergrad program difficulty, or using the MCAT beyond just a simple screen - the average GPA will rise a bit. Remember...the 3.96 GPA average includes graduate students, where a lower GPA is acceptable. Almost all undergrads (NOT ALL), had basically 4.0s. I got waitlisted, and the only people in my circle that got in were 4.0 wGPA (a few did have one or two courses less than 90 - but those were removed).

This is, of course, due to massive grade inflation, removal of prerequisites (to appease the 'progressive' masses), mass technology based exam cheating in some cases among some 'groups', and professors caving in to whiny undergrads (to be fair - at times I was one of those). The MCAT was also sort of ruined because of ease of taking multiple attempts and the short nature of the exam - I suspect the new exam may change that. I've always been amazed at the hate I've received for basically stating some of these pretty obvious trends...but here we are...an average GPA of 3.96 at UofT meds. A cutoff for interview of over 93% for dentists at Saskatchewan (which would exclude all McGill graduates, as the highest mark you can get at McGill converts to a 93%). A medical school (western) that has a 12 cutoff for biology. And the program that started this all??

MCMASTER HEALTH SCIENCES

I pity those that do take challenging undergraduate programs in this country. Engineering science at Toronto? Those students are almost all brilliant - and yet an insane drop out rate and low class averages. Waterloo engineering programs? Virtually all UofT science undergrad programs at St George campus. McGill science programs. These students actually have high standards to receive good marks - and there is genuine vigour and standards. Mac Health Sciences? Lovey dovey classes with 4.0s for everyone - it's as if Oprah Winfrey is the dean there.

 And once again - not an attack on Health Science Students - they are simply taking advantage of a good situation. The blame is on the academic practices of McMaster."
Industrial Engineering Admission
At Uoft wat is the admission average for industrial Engineering.
IB Diploma Candidate
I'm an IB Diploma Student in Dubai and have completed IB1. I will be getting my predicted grades by december and want a few answers. I am interested in business management  and will be applying to McGill, UBC, U of T and Queens. I want to know around how many predicted points do i need for each of these universities. My grades from IB1 are as follows
Math SL : 6 
Business HL : 6
ESS SL : 6
French Ab:  6
English HL : 4 (I know i need to work on this) 
Biology HL : 6 

UofT, UBC and Waterloo CS cutoff?
Just curious I can't find an exact number.
How does the coop work at UofT and why is the coop at UW so much better? 
Chemistry vs. Med Sci for Medical School
Hey! I recently completed my first year in medical science, at UWO and I hope to go to medical school eventually. I finished this year with an 87.6% average. 

I'm trying to decide between taking medical science again next year, or switching into a general chemistry degree. Overall, I need to know which one will be easier to get high marks in for medical school admissions. 

Also, how much more difficult did you find second year compared to first? How different were your marks?

Undergrad program before med school
I'm about to enter grade 11, and I'm starting to think of what program I want to go in before med school. Any suggestions? I'm thinking bio-medical or nursing, but I'm not quite sure yet.
University of Guelph's Reputation?
What kind of reputation does U of G have? Good? Bad? Just certain programs? etc. Any input  and personal experiences are welcome. Thanks in advance!
Really depressed. Accepted my offer of Kinesiology at York University but I can't afford my first year
Hi guys, I live in Venezuela and I don't have family nor close friends in Canada. I applied to York University this year and I've been admitted to the Kinesiology program to start this Fall. Everything went out pretty well but I didn't get any scholarship and in my country we are facing an economical crisis that got worse lately and now it is almost impossible to change our currency in dollars and either way it's an awful lot of money to afford at least my first year at York University. I'll need to pay residence and a meal plan. 

DO YOU KNOW ABOUT ANY ALTERNATIVE SCHOLARSHIPS? Do you think if I manage to pay at least for the fees of this first semester I could work throughout the whole fall and save some money to pay the fees for Winter? Is there really anything I can do once I arrive in Canada to help myself pay? 

I have work experience in my country, I'm currently working as an English teacher in my country and I also worked in a travel agency for a time.

My email is dennysmedinar@gmail.com, I have a plane ticket to leave in September and I even though I don't have the money to pay for an education I'm saving and doing my best. If there's anything you advice me to do please let me know.

Thanks a lot! 
Learning ahead in the summer?
I'm contemplating on whether I should start teaching myself content for Physics 12U and Advanced Functions 12U before the school year starts in September. What do you guys think?
Going into UBC this September. Answering any admission related questions!
Hey guys,

I was accepted to UBC Sauder this March! UBC was my first and only choice and I am so glad that I got in. I am starting this September.

I will be able to answer any admission question you guys might have. But keep in mind that I live in BC so I am only familiar with the BC admission system!

I honestly believe that I am almost an expert in the UBC's admission system :P I spent countless hours researching and phoning UBC that in the end, I knew more than  some enrollment service professionals who were often clueless when I tried to ask a question.

Ask away!


Is it possible to do English 11 Online while taking English 12 in the school year?
Hi,
I was wondering if schools in Canada allow students to take English 12 if they haven't yet completed English 11?
I'm currently doing English 11 Online but I haven't finished, so I might not be able to make it in time for the final, making it so I have to take the next exam which is in late September, but school would have already started.

Is it possible to do it both courses at the same time?