I am (and I'm pretty sure a lot of other people are) seeing quite a few inappropriate or unhelpful comments. What I mean by that is things like "go sleep with your prof" or "oh you're just butthurt because you got rejected"
If you are not going to provide any constructive answers to people's questions, don't bother replying. Simple as that. People (including me) have been complaining how the website is now horrible compared to the old SA forums, and honestly, if you really want it to improve, stop trolling and actually participate in helpful discussions and provide helpful advice/answers instead of telling OP to get in bed with their admissions officer. The forum is lacking quite a bit of helpful discussions due to people trolling around.
This website is for people to ask questions & get advice about colleges,universities, education, careers, etc. Not for you to troll around. Remember that. People who post questions actually want a decent and helpful answer.
In the wise words of Thumper from Bambi: "If you can’t say anything nice, don’t say nothing at all"
PS: Using the "Post Anonymously" link doesn't actually provide you with full anonymity. Mods still know who you are. Even though they are posted by "anonymous", they are linked to your account.
Hey! So I am interested in attending Western or Guelph University in the Fall of 2016. I am so excited to graduate and go off to Univiersity! I am just wondering what activities and events go on during frosh week at Guelph and Western! :)
Hi, I was just wondering what options a engineering student that was kicked out of UBC have? He was in his 3rd/4th year as a engineering student and he was kicked out after the Spring 2015 semester.
Right now, I'm sure the practical solution would be to go back to college and transfer back but considering most of the courses that college offer are 1st and 2nd year courses... It will be a waste of credits+time+money.
I am going into grade 12 and interested in business.
The title already says it all. I have heard a lot of good and bad things about these schools as well as many different points of view. Could you please tell me your preference in regard to any aspect of school and why.
The ultimate goal of attending a university is to land a job. Therefore, please address about the job placements after graduation.
Please be simple and unbiased as much as possible. Real personal experiences are highly preferred. If using any source on the internet, please be selective. No rage war and stay on the subject please.
If I don't get into UW CS I will be going to U of T CS for 1 year and hoping to transfer to UW CS after that year. Would I be in any sort of disadvantage if I do this as opposed to attending UW right after high school?
I am trying to decide which universities to apply to for social work, right now I am thinking of York, lakehead and university of Ottawa. Does anyone know if Ottawa has a god social work program? What about residence?
I am looking to become a vet and thinking of taking the animal biology course at guelph. Anybody have any insight on the program? Is there other opportunities in the program if the vet thing doesn't work out? Is there a better alternative?
Avatar the Last Airbender is my all-time favourite show. I liked Korra too, just not Book 4 and the ending (those of you who have watched it know what I'm talking about). I'm assuming most people on this forum will have seen this show. I wanted to start a discussion on it. Comment on anything you want.
P.S. Lets also discuss how atrocious and appalling Shyamaladingdong The Last Airbender movie is. In a recent interview this is what he said:
"It's really weird because on the show the average age was, like, nine-years-old," the director told IGN. "My child was nine-years-old. So you could make it one of two ways: you could make it for that same audience, which is what I did, for nine and 10-year-olds, or you could do the Transformers version and have Megan Fox."
Shyamalan continued with explaining on why he went the direction of "it's for the kids". "Well, I'm going to make a movie about a kids show that my 10-year-old is watching and not make it for her. I make it for my guy friends. That felt like a betrayal of the innocence of the piece. In retrospect, is it too young to go out, it's like what your intention is versus what they want it to be."
He also insists that people do really love the movie, as well. "I go out and 10-year-olds are like, 'That's my favorite show! I love that movie!' Parents come up to me and go, 'They've watched The Last Airbender 74 times!' Those kids, it's for them. It was for them, to talk about mysticism and Eastern philosophies through a 10-year-old's vernacular. So, you know, these are business propositions, which have very little interest to me, of like, 'Hey, the business proposition is to get Megan Fox to be...' You know, 'You should age it 'til it's that.' That wasn't the source material, you know what I mean?"
He then tries to compare The Last Airbender with Michael Bay's Transformers franchise again. "Whereas, also, like a Transformers, it's really fascinating, because it's valid for Transformers. You know why it's valid? Because it's the little boys that were playing with them are grown up now. They're the ones who wanted to see Megan Fox. That's absolutely appropriate, you know what I mean?"
It's been five years since The Last Airbender came out and I don't think Shyamalan still understands why people didn't like the movie. Currently, it stands at 4.3/10 on imdb and has a 6% on Rotten Tomatoes.
For a while I've been Looking at future career paths and in all honesty Consulting seems really enticing. However everywhere I look it seems practically impossible to break into the field. What do you think would be a good degree to get into the field. I was thinking about management consulting specifically. A business degree or an engineering degree? I was thinking of doing the HBA dual degree but that's hard to get into so I don't want to bank on that. Thanks for you input :)
I finished first year with a 9.2 GPA. Which is above the cutoff (Heard its 8.3 this year) but below the "you need a 10+" unwritten rule. What are my chances of getting coop? During first year I had 3 extracurriculars with 1 exec position.. much better high school ec's if that matters, A summer job with a big company doing actual important work which I can sell and finally I am above average at interviews but not killer. I did really well in the core courses too if that means anything.
Compared to the likes of med students at Queen's, Western and U of T, Mac's med school is easy to get into and the average student weaker. Both my parents are doctors and when I asked them and their friends, they said they would never hire a Mac med school graduate. They are seen as low in the profession.
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
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
Hey! I just finished Gr.11 and will be starting Gr.12 come September and I'm currently rearranging my courses. I'm thinking of applying to the university of Guelph for the BBRM and majoring in equine management. Would Calculus be a recommend course to take in Gr.12? Or Exercise Science? I checked, these are not mandatory to get into the program, but would they be beneficial if I took them now? Also for anyone who is in or taken the BBRM program what do you think of it? Is it a useful bachelor? What are you doing now? Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance!
I am a student in first year architecture at Ryerson and if you have any questions regarding what this university got to offer you're welcome to ask. I know its decision time and there must be confusion and debates happening as to which university to choose so I will be more than happy to answer any of your questions
Is it possible for a Canadian student to get financial aid to study at a US university for $30,000 per year with res and tuition? I am not talking about elite universities, but very good schools such as Notre Dame, tufts, Rice, or USC to name a few. If you are a good student with a 92-95 average, 4's on ap exams, athletic and extracurricular involvement with a few leadership roles, but not to significant or exceptional, are there universities that will offer you a scholarship for doing better than the average student they admit, or financial aid? Also, what if your household income is greater than $150,000, but $45,000 in tuition plus 15,000 in living expenses is to much for your parents?