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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..
So I'm about to start grade 12, but I need to know which university I'll be applying to so I can get an idea how studious I should really be. I'm planning to major in Marketing, so I have three options: York University, Ryerson University, and University of Toronto. Also, in grade 11, I had an average of 88%.
My parents are hoping that I apply to York University since it's fairly close, but I highly doubt I can get into the Schulich program so easily. Ryerson is kind of far, but their business program seems promising. I don't know much about U. of T., but it seems like a backup choice that I can't consider. Which university should I really aim for?
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?
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?
The engineering science program at u of t is quite well known (at least in ontario), and is infamous for being too much work. My question is: is that amount of work worth it? I mean if you take a 6 courses each semester, then you'll learn a lot more compared to others in other programs. But the problem is that you'll only be doing the homework or the task assigned to you that is due soon. There is no time for you to learn freely, dig into a subject a bit deeper, and nurture your curiosity. You can't really get anywhere far if you only have time to do your homework. So is it really worth it?
I am going into grade 12 with a 93 average. I like all my courses. Find math a little repetitive and boring but don't mind it. good at science. I am not an artistic individual whatsoever but am extremely creative. Going to be playing a varsity sport in university. My choices of school are waterloo and u of t. Any recommendations for programs i should take, which school is the better school? Would i be making a smarter decision by looking at other school options? Thank you.
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.
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'm going into grade 12 this fall with an an average of 86, and I'm pursuing law in the future. I think I want to do my BA in psychology. Does anyone know the current prerequisites for this path? Or do you have any suggestions on which university I should look further into?
Up until probably a week ago I've had my mind set on going into the Nursing program at U of A and I certainly have the marks for it. I even retook Math 30-1 in the summer to bump my mark into the high 90s. I'm a full IB student so my schedule is pretty packed (I'm going into my Grade 12 year) and I'm not sure how I could fit both Physics 20 and 30 in. I always felt a little iffy on just settling for Nursing (nothing against all those RNs but I don't feel like I would be satisfied with that as my life long career). I worked out my passion for Biomedical Engineering, but that's thinking a little far because I know I have to first get into Engineering, and to do that I need Physics 30. I'm not sure how I can work this out, any ideas, tips, suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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so, i'm starting grade 11 and i am kind of stressed about it. Apparently its the hardest year in high school. So can anyone give me any tips on how to do well, in terms of grades, social life and how to prepare for uni. My courses for grade 11 are:
advanced functions 12 (2nd semester)
food and culture 11
WILL THIS BE A TOUGH WORK LOAD? i took grade 12 math in grade 11, because i knew i would have to take calculus in grade 12, so might as well get the other math course dont with. IS GRADE 11 HARD?
ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP, THANKS
oh and also i would like to get in to life sciences at U OF T or mcmaster
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.