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Perks of being a university student? Free amazon prime
If you're a university student,

make sure you sign up for amazon student which includes free shipping on all deals
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probably one of the best perks :)
I'm a Canadian studying at an Ivy League school - Ask Me Anything
Basically what the title says. I find that people--especially Canadians--hold a lot of misconceptions regarding what it means to go to an Ivy League or Ivy-calibre school. People on this forum also love to throw around terms like prestige, liberal arts degrees, connections, success, wealth, etc. in their discussions, especially when the Ivy League is brought up or when people are fighting about which business program is the best. I thought I could answer a few questions and clear up a few things about the Ivy League and what it actually means in the real world. I'm not a freshman/1st year so I stopped seeing everything with rose-coloured glasses like I used to when I first got here.

About me:

Sex: Male

Program/Major: History, but I'm also completing the requirements for medical school.

High school: Regular public high school in Ontario. No AP or IB. My 4 year average was 94%, with course marks ranging from 83-99%. I did a lot of extracurriculars in high school and I had a couple of leadership roles. My teachers also really liked me so I was able to get good letters of recommendation from them. My school isn't known for sending kids to the US at all.

SAT/ACT scores: 2140 (out of 2400) and 35 (out of 36).

I did not get in because of money or connections. I come from a middle-class family, and most of the $60,000 cost of attendance per year is covered by my school's generous financial aid policy. I pay about $8000 a year for tuition and room + board.

So go ahead. Ask me anything. I'm currently studying for midterms so I'll try to answer when I can.
Deferring University Acceptance - What to do in the meantime?
Hello guys, 

Due to a medical condition, I'm unable to start school in the fall and have to defer for a year while I focus on getting healthy. 

Due to the problem, I am unable to leave my city (Toronto) to study in Montreal as I had planned. 

So in the interim, as I wait for a year to pass, I'm looking for suggestions on what to do in the meantime. 

I'd still like to attend school (somewhere in the city), preferably some programs/certificates that can be finished in a year. 

I may even attend college for a bit, to build some transfer credits for university next year. 

Thank you! 
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science student in LFS.

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.
Surgeon happy to answer questions
Hi there, I am a general surgeon who will be doing a cardiac fellowship. Ask me any questions in regards of medicine.
Ivey, Schulich, Rotman or Queens for undergraduate? 
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. Thank you.
Becoming a Consultant
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 :)
Ryerson Architecture
Hi Everyone,
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

Opinions on the ontario's premed programs
Which schools in your experience (or people you knows experience) have the best PreMed programs most likely to get a job/ get into a medical program.
Importance of university prestige
How much does prestige of schools matter when attempt in to get into graduate studies. Will Mac decline you because you went to guelph for premed (just an example). Please keep the comments relevant. Personal experience stories would be helpful. Thanks.
Any disadvantage to transferring to UW CS after my 1st year?
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?
Thoughts on Animal Biology at Guelph?
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?
Describe your personality- Rebel, Nerd, Geek, Gangster, Popular, Socially Awkward, etc.
I'm very curious to know about the people who frequent yconic. Since this is anonymous, you don't need to worry about being judged or assessed. Be honest and in general terms describe yourself. Maybe mention your ethnicity/ race as well for context and what field you're going into. If you think your personality developed based on the city or area you live in, mention that as well.

Cheers.
Should I go to the University of Ottawa for social work?
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?
McMaster's med school is garbage with weaker students
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.
Ask Anything About Waterloo AFM, SAF and CPA Here!
Hello prospective AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or anything about Waterloo! 

UPDATE: Hi everyone, I am back. I had to avoid you guys so I don't get bombarded with questions like, "Do you think I can get in". Congrats on all the acceptances! Let me know if you need help for anything!

Ubc Qualifications
I am just finishing my grade 11 year, and going into grade 12. I slacked most of this year until I realized that grade 11 matters towards university, so I pulled it together and increased my grades by a good 30%.... I really would love to go to UBC for buisness but I dont know if my grades in grade 11 will qualify. I got a 86% in physics, 92% in Pre Calc 11, 86% in english, 80% in socials. I am currently taking Pre Calc 12 over the summer, and Calculus 12, in my Grade 12 year. My average goal for next year is around 92%. If I manage to pull it off do you think it is possible for me to get into UBC? I also have recently started volunteering and i work part time. (Just information for my personal profile) If not UBC I would like to attend SFU, University of Toronoto, or Uvic. Please let me know if you think I can make it.  Thank you.
UBC Admission acceptance for Commerce
I desperately need help, I am going into grade 12 in the fall, and I am really stressed about not getting into the university i wanted which is University of British columbia, my average in grade 11 is around 80%, not too good for UBC. I took grade 12 precal in grade 11 hoping to lighten up the my courses in grade 12, but in the end it didn't go so well, and I ended up receiving a 68%, so I decided to take summer school, and I got 88% which is ok. But here is the problem, UBC acceptance average for commerce is around 92%, and I heard that they drop some percentage off of your summer school mark?  my question is that should I take Pre cal again in grade 12 or no? My extra curriculum and my Personal profile is good, I have 2 jobs, involved in leadership clubs,  volunteer a lot, outside sports. I'm just worried about the mark, and also the mark that I'll be getting in grade 12. Please help. Thanks
Please stop with these inappropriate/unhelpful comments, thank you very much
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. 
Kicked out of UBC+What are the options?
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.

is there anything else he can do?

Any tips would be appreciated!
Laurier BBA with lower GPA??
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.

Give it to me straight :|
Avatar the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra
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.
CNE Job Interviews???
Anyone know when CNE could notify you on a job application? I applied for a gate attendant job last week but I still haven't heard from them.