So i am going into grade 12 and am debating to change my courses around since my second semester seems really hard. However I'm not sure since I do not know the difficulty of each of the courses I will be taking. Please give me some input! Much thanks!!
Hi everyone! I am currently in Grade 10 Pre-IB in Canada. I want to pursue a medical career at Harvard Medical School in the future but I was confused on the different tests out there such as MCAT. Which grade would you guys recommend taking the MCAT? As well, is it possible to get into the Medical School right after high school? Much appreciated if someone can reply to those questions :)
Hi Everyone! I am currently in the Pre-IB program, but I'm just wondering which courses you would recommend to take for those of you who have gone through the program if I'm planning to pursue a medical career after high school? As well, when did you take the MCAT or SAT?
I'm a GTA student going to grade 12 this year and I'm having second thoughts about taking Challenge and Change in Society. When I did my course selection in grade 11 it seemed like a very good course but now I thinking about international business. If anyone has taken either or both courses I would really like an opinion on them. Particularly about the workload and the type of material and assignments. I'm really looking into easier U/M courses to boost my average. Thanks in advance.
I am a student going into gr. 12 this fall, and I have a few questions.
First off, is it more beneficial to get my bachelor in life sciences or health sciences specifically, or go into something broader?
I am also a student that has gone to a french elementary and secondary school, so in your opinion, should I test my chances in going to an english university, or go for the french program? Would it impact my chances of getting into a good hospital?
Lastly, which schools in Ontario are considered the best for their medical program?
I am wondering why the Queen's BComm so competitive, whereas, the Queen's BA in Economics so 'easy' to get into. I personally want to become an economist, but I feel getting a degree that is so easy to get into will not be respected by employers. Along with that it is a Bachelor of Arts so I feel the degree's worth is further degraded.
Furthermore, currently, I am going into grade 12. I have good marks coming from grade 11 (95% avg) and I am also in the IB program. I feel like I will be throwing all my hard work away if I go to a program that is not (at least somewhat) competitive.
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Hello all, I'm curious about osap fraud. My ex is claiming rent for our old address which is substantially higher than her current rent. Which is now 0. Shes living in her mother's one bedroom rental and not paying for it. She's claiming 1100 extra a month for rent and hasn't updated her information with the school or osap. I'm trying to tell her that it's likely illegal but she will not listen to me. As much as I can hate that woman (haha) i don't want her screw her career in law because she's being greedy. We have a child together and hes going to be the only onenthat suffers in my opinion. Am I right to worry that she is committing fraud?
http://www.md.utoronto.ca/admissions/statistics.htm read that. York sent 5 kids to U of T medical school, so did guelph. Of all Canadian schools not listed specifically (including Trent, Lakehead and all the other schools you guys circle jerk about on this forum) 17 got into U of T medical school. That's a combined 27 kids from all the "easy GPA" schools out there, or one-in-ten students. Whereas Western sent 36 kids to U of T med school, U of T sent 55 kids (more than double all the "easy GPA" schools combined), Mac sent a whopping 69 (over two and a half times the "easy GPA" schools). Combined these three "competitive" and "difficult" and "not worth it" schools make up over 60% U of T medical school--the best and most selective medical school in the country. So you should understand that even if you go to these "competitive" schools, the outlook is a LOT better than that of those from "easy schools".
I'm interested in becoming a software engineering. However I'm not sure whether to take computer engineering or computer science in university. Which one would you recommend to become a software engineer?
I'm going to grade 12 next year, and I was wondering if I should take physics. I'm going to apply to life science so I'm taking biology, chemistry, advanced functions, and calculus for sure. I understand that physics is one of the "heavier" courses, so i don't know if i want to add that on top of my other courses. Plus all the horror stories of how difficult the course is sound pretty intimidating...i don't want to risk lowering my average.
Life science doesn't require physics, but i heard that you have to take physics for your first year in university anyways. What do you guys think?
I am going into grade 12 and will be picking my university program soon. I am not sure what I would like to go into yet. This post is for current university students, would you do anything differently in terms of choosing a program/university if you could go back in time? Is there any piece of advice that you wish somebody told you before you entered university? Any answers would be greatly appreciated!!
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
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Do you have to be with OSAP in order to get the bursary (not loaning from them). For example, if my parents are paying my tuition, would I still qualify (keeping in mind that my parents income meet the income cut-off)?
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.
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!