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Ivey HBA 2015 Chances and Advice?
Hi everyone! I was wondering what my chances are of getting into Ivey HBA? I'd really appreciate it if someone could chance me or give me any advice!

Laurier econ with projected GPA at 79%. I know my GPA's really really low. I just want to know if i have a shot. 

VP of a business club - lead a team of 6
Corp Relations Director on a charity
Won a couple of business competitions

Internship - Accounting in industry
Internship - Real estate - A/R, A/P clerk work 
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Why is everyone on this forum so dead set on telling kids not to go into any given program?
I understand that it's hard to find jobs in some fields. I'm sure almost everyone on here does as well. It seems that every post i see, there's always some anonymous commenter discouraging them and telling them "good luck working at starbucks/mcdonalds/burger king/etc." I just saw something that said the only useful degrees were engineering and computer science. Do you think that Engineers and Comp. Sci majors can do every job that our complex society needs? No, they can't. Yes, it may be hard to find a high paying job with certain degrees but who are you to assume that making money is all someone cares about? Coming from the home of a single mother who makes a little over 50k a year, I can tell you that having an average paying job isn't hell like people on here make it out to be. I would never go against what i aspire to do based on the amount of money I'd start off making.

It just seems that some people are so dead-set on tearing people's goals down on here and I just wanted to let people know that their degree isn't "useless" if it doesn't get them a job paying 100k off the bat.
Biomedical sciences or Biological Sciences
For pre-med hopefuls, is it better to take Biomedical sciences/ Health sciences or biological sciences? I know Biomed is way better for prep, but I'm worried that it will be more difficult to get high averages in the program. 


$500 "Ultimate Study Tip" Community Contest
Love them or hate them, exams are a part of student life. We want to know what your "ultimate study tip" is that helps you get through (and ace) them! 

Essentially we’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing academic year. Whether it’s “Don't leave it to the last minute” or “Memorize facts with a song”, we want to hear from you. There’s a $500 cash prize up for grabs!* 

How to Enter: 
Simply comment below using your real name with, “My Ultimate Study Tip Is:” followed by the piece of advice you think will help other members as they prepare for exams.

Deadline to enter is January 29, 2016 @ 3:00 p.m. ET.  

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Guelph-girl.boy ratio
Guys Im a girl .. i thought guelph is a good choice for business right?
So its wonderful that I ll probably have lots of close girl friends there since they say its almost like a girlschool.. But we also need boys!!! Is it that much obvious that there is a small amount of boys?
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UTSC Management?
Why doesn't anyone here talk about UTSC Co-op Management? Apparently it has a great co-op program and gives you a years experience before the work force.

Consider this, Queens and Ivey are successful because numerous amounts of students are from privileged backgrounds. They already have connections with their parents = job. 

At UTSC, you're saving money by staying home in addition you get a UFT degree plus coop experience. IMO, its better than Rotman and Schulich and it is extremely underrated. 

Maybe high school kids overvalue prestige. I don't know, just my opinion, thoughts? 
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So I think Ivey is too hard to get in, my chances are; studying economics or stg like that in Western or to skip Western(cause Ivey s not gonna happen) and prefer Brock's business studies(accounting I think) or SFU's business school??? what do you say
maybe you can suggest something else? guys please I wanna read some comments
(I care about the education reputation aand ofcourse the social life)
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ViRTUAL High School
Hey guys has anyone take calculus and vectors with virtual high school online
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Has anyone done a course with Ontario Virtual School?
I want to do Calculus and Vectors with OVS, and was just wondering how it was? If it's easier than day school and how the exams work? Any information will be appreciated
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RCMP Officer or Lawyer?
I'm torn between the two jobs right now. I like law and law enforcement but I can't choose. With law, I would have to work very hard to get into law school and would probably be in heavy debt. I would also have to find a job for law and not to be shallow, I would like to make a significant amount of income well over 6 figures. With RCMP, I would probably have no problem getting in. RCMP officers have good benefits as well and the day on the job is also different. In terms of income, i would make a decent amount but I'm not sure if the job would be a lifetime job when I'm in my 50's. If this helps as well, I am a female. Please help!
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B.A Economics with Finance or BBA Finance at Laurier for jobs in banking.
Hey I am in Grade 12 and I am considering BBA and Econ at Laurier only. I was wondering if there was a difference when it came to getting jobs in the finance industry. I checked Laurier's course requirements for both BBA Finance and BA in Economics and Finance and the only difference seems to be that BBA focuses more on general business, marketing and HR topics, and Econ with Finance only replaces those courses with economics related courses. Not accounting for Co-op, which is the more viable option for getting a job in Finance?
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Honours v. BBA
I heard that honours in a degree is not as good as a bachelor's in a degree, is this true?
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Chances at Ivey HBA Transfer 2015?
GPA: 82~% from first 2 years (projected)

Three main ECs
- VP Finance of religious club at my university
- Writer for school newspaper
- Student Director of student organization at my university

Other Activities:
Volunteer for Animal Rights Event

Work experience: Cashier for 5 months

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Can I apply to U of T Computer science and then mathematical and physical sciences as my backup?
I know that you can only apply to one program per faculty at U of T and that you have a maximum of 3 program choices. But can I indicate that mathematical and physical sciences is my second choice behind computer science despite them both belonging to the arts and science faculty?
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Grade Curving?
I've heard the term grade curving used a lot on the forums and I was just wondering what it is and why its bad?
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Double majoring
I plan on going to U of T on a Computer Science program. But then I also wish to double major to a pure math program. I know that we can't declare our major yet on first year.... so how am I supposed to apply considering there is no option for double major in our applications? Should I just apply to one first then apply for the double major once I get in and declare my major? Which should I apply first, Computer Science or Math?

Thanks in advanced
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Carleton vs. UWO for Criminology
Hi Yconic members. I am a current grade 12 student looking to study Criminology next year at university, and am deciding between Criminology at UWO and Criminology & Criminal Justice at Carleton. It would be great if a current Western or Carleton student could give me their school experience in a nutshell. I would also like Criminology students from either school to share any specific insight on the program if possible. 

I have toured Western and loved the campus. I plan on touring Carleton shortly- but a few friends who have toured it had good things to say.

Additional questions for Western students:

-Is Prof. Luton manageable? I know that she teaches a lot of socio/ crime courses, and have heard many negative reviews.
-How is the food?
-Do you like the Crim program?
-What % of your classes are electives?
- Are there any biking/running trails near Western?
- Is the partying scene overexcessive? I want to find a balance between having fun and studying.
-What is the ethnical breakdown at UWO?
-Do you find that the campus is too spread out? Do you think that some residences are too far from campus?
-Are there fun things to do in London?
-If you went back in time, would you choose Western again?

Additional questions for Carleton students:

-How easy is it to maintain the 4 year renewable scholarships? 
- How is the food at Carleton?
- What % of your classes are electives?
-Are there a lot of commuters at Carleton?
- How is the Crim program? Is it true that you can obtain summer internships with the government or the RCMP through the crime. program?
- Are there any running/ biking trails on or near campus?
- Do you find the underground tunnels useful?
- How is the social life? How is the party scene?
-What is the ethnical breakdown at Carleton?
-Do you feel like Carleton is isolated from the rest of Ottawa?
- Are there fun things to do in Ottawa?
- If you went back in time, would you choose Carleton again?

Thank you for reading this. Also, please do not give me negative comments on pursuing an arts degree in Criminology. I understand that it is not a popular choice, but I feel as though it is the right choice for me.

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Law School
What can you do to ensure acceptance at law school apart from getting good grades? Do internships and co-op help. And which universities grade adequately for BA's?
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Grade 12 French or Economics?
Both courses shouldn't be too difficult. I've taken french in grades 9, 10, and 11 with finals of >90 and grade 11 accounting with a 95. Both the teachers who are teaching Grade 12 French and Economics are not hard.
Next semester, I have calc&vectors, economics, chem, and data. Calc and chem are going to be hard; data, economics, and french shouldn't be too difficult.
My dilemma is whether i should switch out economics for french. I'm planning on going into life sci (thinking about med) and I'm not sure which course would be more beneficial to me. It would seem to be a waste not to take grade 12 french since I've already taken 9, 10 and 11. I heard that you get a certificate for finishing french. Does anyone know if its useful at all and what it looks like?
Also, economics seems to be more useful since having basics in business is very useful for future careers, especially if i want to open my own clinic.
Taking a spare is out of the question since i need one of the two courses to raise my average and be a "non-tech, non-math, and non-science" course for Mcmaster's requirement. 
Any suggestions or eye-openers will be highly appreciated.
Thanks! :)
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Completely Torn Between Guelph, Western and Queens?
Hoping to go into math... I like partying but I would like to be in a community where you're not 'just a number'. I don't even know what I'm looking for anymore I'm so torn between the three. Any advice would be hugely appreciated from current/past students !!
Honestly this is how the world will perceive you - Tier 1,2,3,4
Tier 1 
1. HYPSM, Cambridge, Oxford 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------The Border
1.5. California Institute of Technology, Columbia U, Cornell, University of California Berkeley , University of Chicago, University of Pennsylvania, ICL, Brown University
Tier 2 
2.0. University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University College London, Duke University,  Johns Hopkins University, Northwestern University, UCLA, UMichigan, Carnegie Mellon University, New York University, Boston University, Dartmouth College, University of Southern California
Tier 3
KCL, University of Wisconsin, University of Melbourne, UCSD, UCSF, Washington Uni in St. Louis, McGill University, University of Edinburgh, UC Davis, Penn State,Georgia Institute of Technology, UCSB, Emory University

Tier 4 
Nobody cares where you went, don't expect people to respect you for your undergrad education. Your personality will help tho. 
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Software Developer?
Is becoming a Software Developer worth it? Is it a good job, that is easy to get after Uni?
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