I've always been a music lover since I was little and my dream is to pursue a career in music composition. I'm also pretty decent at math and the sciences, which is why my parents and my family relatives wanted me to go into engineering. I've had many debates with my parents and it didn't work out. I thought maybe I should just give up my dreams and obey my parents since they've worked so hard to raise me. They even immigrated to Canada to work on low wage jobs in order for me to have a healthy environment and less rigorous education (I came from China).
So I stayed away from playing music in the past 8 months and focused on my academics. I was a slacker from grade 9-11 and my marks were in the 60s and 70s, and even 50s. Because I care a lot about pride and prestige, I worked really hard this year and competed against the top students in each of my classes, and I got accepted into U of T Electrical Engineering.
Getting the marks needed for engineering admission at U of T was a really big stretch for me because of how bad my foundations and study habits were in the lower grades. I've pissed off a lot of my friends and teachers this year because of how academically focused and stubborn I became. Some of them are going to different universities this year and I really regret not spending enough time with them. I don't even know if I'm going to enjoy my life as an engineering student and engineer. I can't switch into music because my parents will be disappointed in me and I will feel bad.
Is it worth sacrificing the things you enjoy doing and live on pride and live for others?
Ok so I see high school kids talk about going into art or business, and I think to myself, " well I will be seeing you in four years making my coffee". So I have to write this, because I fell for the trap. Every year high school kids think about going to university and spending thousands of dollars to study a hobby. I attended queens commerce for my undergrad, and learned the hard way. College majors such as English, political science, business, social sciences, humanities, psychology are all scams(to the most part). In this forum, business major seems to be the most popular, as I was one a couple of years ago. When I got accepted, I was so happy because I heard all the good stories of students going to work at big financial and consulting firms. This is not true. In theses so called " top Canadian business schools", the students are misinformed. Only a few and I mean a few go work in these big firms, while the rest works at crappy places. Today, everyone has a business major, so the job market is sh*t. Majors like English and humanities, are the biggest scam also, because high school kids think they are hoping to be the next Shakespeare, but instead they will be making sandwiches at McDonalds. Also pre med is another scam. If you major in biology, but do not get into med school, you are then useless. Unless you spend 5-6 years getting a PhD, your bio degree has 0 value. As the job market gets tougher and tougher, people need to realize that only a handful of college majors make the student more valuable. Examples, such as engineering, accounting and computer science. I wanted to rant about this because High school kids need to know about the trap of university majors.
Hi everyone so i need help. I know i for sure want to do dental school after undergrad. I've also been accepted to Guelph Biomed, Queens Science, and Waterloo Science. Where would be the best place to go to achieve admission to dentistry. PLEASE HELP I HAVE LESS THAN A WEEK TO MAKE A DECISION!
Apparently it doesnt matter where you go it's just about a solid GPA?
When I go onto the western student centre, it shows for one of my programs that I am not eligible. What does this mean? There is no x signifying that I have been declined. Also there is nothing saying what the column is for?
I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.
1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:
1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year
I haven't accepted an offer for university yet but I know that you have to give in a deposit for residency by June 1st. Can I fill out universities residency application form before I accept their offer?
I have been accepted to both McMaster and Queen's for engineering, however, I can't decide between the two. I do not know which engineering discipline I want to pursue, so the general first year is good for me. Which school is better based on the program, reputation, campus and uni life?
I got in to CFM and the DD (CS/BBA) from UW, but am having difficulty deciding.
After university, I think I want to attain a CFA and pursue a career in computer science and/or finance. The BBA in DD is more general business with courses I really don't care for. CFM's business is more focused on finance which is something I'm more interested in.
Everybody is telling me to do the DD because it was harder to get in and the fact that you receive two degrees. They say that a general business degree is valuable in the future as you are more knowledgeable in all areas of business. But, I wish there were more finance courses in the DD.
Did anyone else get conditional offer from U of T saying that all prereqs must be minimum 70%? I finished off calculus with 65% but I got the offer, do I have to repeat it again? But why did they offer me an acceptance? I'm confused at what to do, anyone know anything about this?