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Everyone going into business on this site have tremendous ECs and leadership positions. I haven't really been involved in anything in my school till this year, the only exception being DECA. How can I improve my ECs. I won't be able to get into the leadership group/ student council in my school because the teachers in charge  don't know me. What can I do to create a strong Uni application with ECs in the school and outside? As it stands now these are my ECs
1) Potential DECA Exec (strong chance this year if not definitely next year)
2) Model UN delegate
3) Youth Leader at Church
4) Mission Trip to India 
5) Youth advocate for both Municipal and Federal Election
6) School Badminton Team
7) Business Internships at Logistics Firm 
Volunteering Ideas
I completed the mandatory 40 hours of community service, but my program requires me to complete an additional 150 hours in grade 11 and 12. I ran out of ideas of what I could volunteer for, any ideas???
Entering Scholarships
I've been trying to enter into some scholarships but I have no idea which ones that I have entered in. Does yconic have any way to show you what scholarships that you have applied for through the site? 

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Animal Bio or Animal Science?
Which degree is better to get into vet school? Which would provide the most learning experience or possibly job opportunities if the vet thing doesn't work out? Which would provide better scholarships? ...Or does it even matter?
Calculus 12
How hard is it to get a minimun 3.5 gpa in Calculus and Vectors for grade 12?

Is it only students with high IQ`s that can acheive a 90% + in the course knowing how logically demanding it is?
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
Western Engineering
what is the quality of western engineering? Do students in their engineering programs get hired by big companies? How does it fare against other great engineering schools like Waterloo, UBC etc.
EC's and Academics
Hey Everyone (: !
What kinds of EC's do you do and how do you balance it with academics? Please help a student out!
dream
i'm moroccan and my dream to stady in USA or canada But i don't have money to stady there and that why i search for a scholarship to stady in some other country i need just some help 

i promis that i will do everything just to be on you're Good thought ...
#EasyMoneyScholarship Contest
When will the winner and the general yconic community learn who won the #EasyMoneyScholarship? I'm so excited to find out!
UTSC or UTSG Life Sci
I am aiming for med school, and I was thinking of applying to UTSC because of distance and it's easier compared to downtown. Unfortunately, my parents want the prestigious name, and they are convinced that I'll have a higher chance for med. Which school would I have a higher chance at for med?
Business Schools
Hi, I want to pursue a career in business, but I don't know which school to go to. I've heard great things about Laurier's  BBA program, plus if you get into their co-op it gives you an extra edge because of work experience. But what about other programs, like Schulich at York, Ivey at Western, Degroote, or Brock? What sets those programs apart, because I've heard now that a BBA is now very general, and employers look for experience, which Laurier offers, but none of these do. 
 
Can I please have an unbiased opinion, not which school is best based on where you go, also can you state your experience?
Thanks! 
1st Year Waterloo Software Engineering Student/Blogger AMA
Hey everyone,

I'm Bo and I've been around on this forum since forever ago. I just completed my first year of Software Engineering at uWaterloo and now I'm working at a startup in Waterloo for co-op. Back when I was in grade 12, I received offers to CS, Math/CPA, Double Degree, UofT EngSci, Schulich, and QC. Feel free to ask me anything! I also have a personal blog: https://bopeng.io which you guys can follow for tips and information related to University.
Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

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


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
Grade 11 Chemistry
I hav grade 11 chem coming up this semester and im kind of stressing over it. My question is, should I be? Alot of people i've been talkin to say that it is a very difficult course and it is hard to get a good mark in it. Is this true? Also how big of a jump is it from grade 10 science to grade 11 chemistry? 

Thanks in advance!
Getting Into Engineering
Hello Guys
I am currently going into grade 12. I need some guidelines and benchmarks to get into engineering in UofT or University of Waterloo. What marks should I aim for such as for AP calculus and advanced functions and other sciences. 
Low ENG4U0 Mark
I know posting these types of questions are stupid and I will get answers like "make sure your other marks are high and you'll be fine" type answers, but is that really the case? I decided to fast track grade 12 english this summer to get ahead and to have a lighter course load so I can focus on my math and science classes. My final mark was an 85, which is so incredibly low and I'm so embarrassed. As a student who will be applying to life sciences at UofT and McMaster, will this low mark really effect me if the rest of my top 6 courses are high marks. Also kind of random but in order to be eligible for the President's scholarship at UofT you have to have a 92% or higher average with all courses at and 'A' standing. Is an 85 considered an A standing??? I know I can still get a 92 average with my 85 english mark!
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


Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.
 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy. 
Tell me more about Inquiry in health sci
So im interested in McMaster Health sciences and particularly interested in the inquiry course in first year.

Can someone explain to me what inquiry is about, and what is the point of it
BMath/BBA Double Degree student - Ask anything
Just like the topic says.



I am a BMath/BBA double degree student currently in my 4th year.



If you have any questions at all about admissions, co-op, courses, competition, work load, etc. just let me know either here or in a PM and I'll do my best to answer them.



I can also answer things about Laurier's BBA program or UW's Math programs.



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.
HELP Second thoughts on going into business?!!
Heey everyone. I'm going into grade 12 this year and I am slighly freaking out. So I've been perusing through this site lately and I think it's just freaking me out even more. I really like business (at least I think I do), but I'm worried I won't get a job. There's so many people saying that the business industry is really saturated and that a business degree is one of the most common nowadays. Even at my hs, so many people are going into business. Plus, my mom keeps telling me I'm going to have a hard time getting a job in business because of all the competition. Also, people on yconic keep saying that it's important to get into a top tier business school, but my average last year was around an 88% and I'm not sure if I can get my average up to an 90 this year. I'm for sure gonna work my butt off but that doesn't guarantee that it will happen. Then there's that post on here called like why are business students so optimistic??? which gives me more anxiety.

I don't know if I'm making the right decision by going into business. I think I still have time to switch into nursing? I took uni bio11 last year, so that would mean I would have to take chem11 first semester, and then bio12 and chem12 second semester. Is nursing less saturated than business and am I more likely to get a job? I'm not the biggest fan of the medical industry, but then again business isn't really my main passion either. 

Sorry for the extremely long post. I just need peoples' opinions on this. I'm a mess, literally. It's just everything is coming up so quickly and I thought I had my goals planned out, but now I'm contemplating and having second thoughts. Please no harsh comments. Thanks in advance..