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Devastated
This summer was going good till I found out that I didn't get into the leadership organization in my school :( everyone was so surprised I didn't get in. My parents are furious because they think I have no chance to get into any good uni business programs. This organization handles everything in my school from events to school council. How else can I build a resume to give me at least some chance into getting into Ivey or queens. My dad can get me an internship at this insurance company but that's nothing. Help me!!
B-School 2016 Applicants Thread
This thread is for all students aspiring to go off to a top B-School next September! Post your grade 11 average as well as your ECs!
Me: 89.9 grade 11 average
ECs: Club President, Event Chair, Mock Trials
Switch to UofT Eng from Mac Health science
some relevant electives I'm taking are calculus, physics, and linear algebra. do you think my other courses in health science could count as mandatory electives that uoft engineers also have to take? also do you think it's easier to switch to mcmaster engineering after first semester and then to uoft engineering?
Universities for aviation???
Other than University of Waterloo, what other universities offer aviation courses??? 
Please dont tell me Seneca. My aim is to go to university :)))
Thank you
Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer. 

I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor. 
Criminology for Law school
I was wondering how Criminology is. I am going into grade 12 and really wanted to apply into Criminolgy at either Ryerson, U of T or York but I've heard some good and some bad! Can someone tell me how they like it or found the course?
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

p.s. Yes, Ana Steele and Shia LaBeouf "went" here.
What UWO Programs Have the Best Job Placement?
If we forget about Ivey, which of the following programs at Western have the best job placement right after graduation: BMSc, BMOS, MIT? If you can find any websites with employment statistics for the graduates of each program, or share your own experiences and opinions with these programs, I would really appreciate it (I could only find the stats for BMSc). Would it be better to do BMOS at UWO or a BBA at a school like laurier or mcmaster? 

Thanks
Integration into Ontario in High School
We are a Canadian family staying in India.   Kid currently studying in grade 7.
 Would it be a good idea to shift to an Ontario High School in grade 11 or 12 from India ? Is it better to  complete High School and join as Undergraduate or better to start earlier in maybe grade 9.
Focus area is Medicine .
Thanks in advance. 
Opinions on taking all 3 4U Maths?
I'm having a bit of a dilemma on deciding if I should be taking all 3 4U Maths this year. So far I have signed up for both Adv Functions and Calculus. While many of the business schools I am applying to will not require all 3 Maths, many of my friends have recommended that I take Data because it is "easy" and will look better on my top 6 then say economics. I'm aiming for high 80's to low 90's in adv func and calc this year and am worried that taking data will just create more stress. I would say that I am good, but not super amazing at math, having gotten an 86 in grade 11 functions. Given my circumstances would anyone recommend taking data? I plan on applying to the following programs this year: Schulich (#1), Queens (#2), Rotman (#3), Waterloo AFM (#4), Laurier (#5), and depending on my SAT scores SJSU. My top 6 (assuming I don't take data) looks like this:

English 
Calculus
Advanced Functions
International Business (M)
Financial Accounting (95% taken in Grade 11) (M)
Economics

Is this a good enough course load for the following schools? Or will Data be better and make my application a lot better? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!
2nd year ECE student @ Waterloo - AMA
Going into 2B Computer Engineering at Waterloo, feel free to ask me anything
What is ECE like? How does PEY work?
I'm currently a third year life sci (neuro and physio) student thinking of transferring into ECE after my third year/ (or possibly 4th year). I was initially thinking of EngSci, but after hearing horror stories about it I decided to go along the ECE route since I'm interested in neuroengineering and it seems that a lot of the IBBME faculty for neuro things are in ECE. What is the job outlook for electrical/computer engineers in Toronto? I was also hoping to stay in toronto if possible once I graduate with a BASc in engineering. I heard there was a PEY program too where 2/3/4th years could get a paid internship? How much do they earn (it would be great if it could help pay for some of my tuition)?
Schulich BBA tuition for 4 years
Hi,

I would really like to know how much it costs per year for the bba program at schulich.
Any information is helpful including the range of marks i need to get in. Thanks
Computer Science (Info Tech) or a Grade 11 Course
I seriously need help peoples!! I can't decide whether or not I want to take Computer Science (I know it more by Info Tech, but whatev) next year, or if I should instead take a grade 11 course. Next year, I'll be going into grade 10, and in Info Tech grade 10, you learn Python (a programming language), which I am planning to learn by myself anyway, this summer (or will try to). I like Info Tech a lot, but I won't be going into the technology field after high school. I'm planning on going into the sciences.

In grade 10, I am taking Physics 11, but if I choose to not take Info Tech, then I was thinking of taking another Science course, most likely Chemistry 11 or Biology 11. I should probably also mention that I'll be applying for the IB Diploma Program for grade 11. I want my marks and courses to look impressive on my application. (The school that I will apply to for the IB Diploma, does not have the process where a Pre-IB student is able to go into IB. There, anyone can apply, and they do not have a Pre-IB Program.)

So, what should I do? Please help, because if I decide to change my course, then I have to talk to the counsellor a.s.a.p. I appreciate the help in advance!
Your Vision of "the Business Person"
I imagine that, as a businessman, I will eventually have my own office in a massive high rise that overlooks the financial district of some world class city. I will spend two or three hours of my work day with clients and colleagues and attend many networking events with powerful people in the industry. But, when I drive down the highway I see all of the corporate buildings and when I watch movies and see a white room stuffed with cubicles, I question if my vision of the life of the business person is romanticized. Can business students and graduates who have experience in the business world tell me if most business grads end up living the life I imagine they do, or do they sit in a cubicle as they work alongside highway noise in a boring office?
Brock BBA-coop
Im going into bba at brock this september and I just have a few questions:
hows the res life (im in decew)?

my goal is to get an 80% avg so how hard is this?

how does coop work i want an accounting coop job but is that more reserved for baac's?

I want to switch to bacc coop after first year, is it possible and how hard is it, like what gpa is needed?

are the opportunities with a bba from brock still good?
Concerns about top six
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario. 
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are; 
Calculus 97
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93 
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three). 

The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way. 

Confused with Questions
Hi everyone! I'm going into grade 12 this year and I plan on applying to university. My original plans were to apply to Carleton, McMaster, and Wilfrid Laurier for Social Work. I'm not feeling 100% anymore about it and I started looking into cultural geography and anthropology and urban planning. Could anyone tell me what the first year courses are like in the social work programs and any pros and cons? Also about the other topics that I mentioned?
Med School After a Waterloo Co-op Program?
Hi everyone,
Does anyone know if you can still apply for med school during your 3rd or 4th year of a waterloo coop program. I understand that waterloo coop programs run for 5 years but most people apply for medical school during their 3rd or 4th year. Will I have to wait for another year till I finish the coop program or can I apply during 3rd and 4th year?  

Thanks in advance
Royal Military College of Canada

I am going into grade 11 and am curious if I am on the right path if I want to go to RMC. I am in the IB program and have 250+ volunteer hours so far.


My Grades at the end of grade 10 were as follow:

Math: 81%

Science: 73% (normally is higher)

Visual Arts: 95%

French: 80%

Civics: 96%

History: 92%

Gym: 78%

English: 74%

Civics: (Can't remember of the top of my head)


Extracurrilculars: Art Gallery of Ontario's Youth Council, swimming (instructor), Volunteer Toronto's Youth Auditor program, school's tennis team two years running, Ontario Model Parliement (only for one year), golf, volunteer with elemetary school's gym teacher.


I am interested in RMC's Military and Strategic Studies program or their Military Psychology and Leadership program.


I also have asthma which is triggered by cold and excersise, but I am working on being able to control it.


Am I on the right path? Any suggestions on how to improve?


Why is there not enough seats to accompany future med students?
So why isn't there? Medical schools receive very qualified students; yet turn down many due to spots available. Canada is facing a doctor shortage. Wouldn't it be more logical to open more spots?
Canadian University - Business School Questions / Application Questions
Hi, I have a variety of questions here so i'll list them for the ease of convenience:

First off though I will say something about myself, I am a 17 year old male living in British Columbia and currently have an 88% average upon graduation from high school. My courses were as follows: Law 12 - 91%, Pre-calc:89%(upgraded however), History 12 - 93%, Economics: 94%, Drafting and Design: 92% and lastly (and the focus of some of the questions) English 12: 76%

My extra-curricular / accomplishments are as follows:

Captain of high school Rugby team 2013
Provincial champion of youth div 2 soccer of the 2013/14 and 15/16 seasons
Proffesional soccer tryouts in Germany for teams such as VFR Garching and FC Bayern Munich II 2014/15 year
Futsall Provinical champion 2013/14
Works currently at Starbucks 
Has received distinction in marks
(couple more, but I cannot remember off the top of my head)

Letters of recommendation:

Law 12 Teacher, Economics 12 Teacher, Respected doctor in the BC district

I hope to potentially get more during my current gap year from school from people in the field of study im interested in (commerce)

NOW for the questions I referenced earlier:

1. My dream colleges I want to go to are Queens University, Western Ontario and UBC. Currently what are my chances of getting in? What are my chances if I upgraded English 12? What universities would you recommend?

2. Is it advisable to upgrade my English 12? If i were to upgrade it when do you advise getting it finished by if I hope to go to University next year? 

3. Could anyone potentially tell me the "best" times to apply for university? I know it varies per University.

4. Would I potentially be able to apply and gain conditional acceptance to (UBC, Queens, Western) on the condition that my English 12 mark reaches percentage x.

5. Most advisable University if my current choices are unrealistic (Please, don't tell me they are :)) 

Lastly I would like to state that while my English 12 mark was low (extremely low) that my teacher (not to be "that guy" and blame the teacher") was absolutely horrendously bad and marked to the extremity (My mark was among the top "best" marks for the class)

Also one final thing, Please no LOL your screwed go die answers. I'm looking for actual advice and i'm hoping people can hopefully provide some insight :)

ANYWAY enough of the wall of text, I'm happy to be apart of the forums :)  


10 Books Students Should Read Before Returning to School
How to Memorize for Tests and Examinations - By Robert Lighter – Exam and Test Writing This text provides students with research supported memorization techniques and study skills. The text is based on a research booklet that was used on students who were performing poorly academically. The project group experienced considerable success and the research team decided to release the text to the public. Lighter’s text is better suited for individuals who are required to memorize fact-based information (e.g., biology, chemistry, history, sociology). 

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking – By Edward Burger – Critical Thinking Many courses require you to be able to articulate your own arguments be able to discuss them. Burger’s suggestions may be helpful for students who experience difficulties with critical thinking. Certainly useful for students who struggle with thinking ‘outside of the box.’ 

McGraw-Hill Handbook for English and Grammar Usage – By Mark Lester – Writing No matter what course you take, you will be graded on how well you are able to express yourself and articulate your ideas. This handbook is a staple for any student returning to school. Obtaining a conceptualization of basic writing principles will help improve your writing and development as a student. 

A Mind for Numbers – by Barbara Oakley – Mathematics For those struggling with math, this book will help you obtain important study skills that will help you better be able to work with equations and problem solving questions. 

Make it Stick – by Peter Brown - Procrastination Many of us spend much of our time doing activities, which can take us away from the activities that are important for us to accomplish. Brown’s text discusses how to find value in those important activities and use it as a motivator to see change. 

How to Start a Conversation and Make Friends – By Dan Gabor – Networking When at school, it’s important to network and build a social circle to support you during your studies. Dan Gabor outlines useful strategies to help break the ice, build on conversations and sustain ongoing relationships. 

Smarter Notes: How to Enhance Your Note Taking and Study Smarter in Less Time – By Brandon Monaghan – Note Taking This simple to read text provides students with the fundamental knowledge of how to take better notes in class. Monaghan offers strategies to help decipher what should be written down and what should not. The goal is to help students keep a balance between listening and writing. 

Breakthrough Rapid Reading – By Peter Kump – Speed Reading At times, the number of readings required by a student can become overwhelming. This text offers strategies to help students improve their reading skills. Kump describes how movements of the eyes can influence how fast an individual can read. The further away the text is from the center of the eye, the smoother the eye flows across the page. 

Mind Over Mood – by Greenberger and Padesky – Exam Anxiety Many of us experience difficulties with exam anxiety from time to time. Anxiety may affect the way we sleep, eat and concentrate. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is suggested to be the most effective method for treating such anxiety. Techniques such as thought records or core belief records could help ease your anxiety before entering a testing situation. Eat That Frog - by 

Bryan Tracy – Time Management This text provides a number of useful strategies that could help students who experience difficulties managing their time. Tracy also speaks to issues such as procrastination and motivation. Simple and quick to read.
Studying Tips You Should Know Before Going Back to School
I saw this on reddit and thought I'd share. I found it helpful. 

http://csyorkregion.com/component/content/article/79-ud-theme/221-staff-book-review-how-to-memorize-for-tests-and-examinations-by-robert-lighter
AFM Waterloo or BBA
What is the difference between the two programs? I want to get work experience, so which one will offer a better chance of getting into co-op?