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Why do students go into business?

Please don’t say because you want to become an investment banker and make millions. The job market is already oversaturated with jobless commerce/degree holders (go look on redflagdeals forums).

  The only reason I went into business because I suck in science, therefore I couldn’t go into engineering. Most students will tell you they are interested or passionate etc (complete BS for high school students with no actual business experience). Going into my 3rd year I had coop/internship experience working for two top firms and found the work doable, not necessarily interesting.

Psychology in high school - take or not?

I am going into grade 12 next year in BC. Other than math and sciences, I have space for one elective. I couldn't get into Law or Accounting because of timetable conflicts and have to take Peer Tutoring as an alternative. But I can switch to something else if it fits.  I was wondering if Psychology 11 or 12 is worth taking? Will it be helpful if I am going on to Pharmacy after completing science prerequisites? Any experiences and is it a lot of work? 

Thank you. 
Lakehead Engineering or York Computing? Computer Science or software engineering?
Hello. I am an international student and I got accepted to BSc Computer science at york university and Software engineering at lakehead university. I am very confused with both the questions. Should i go to york because of the bigger school name or should i go to lakehead. My main concerns are employment after graduation. Do CS grads get paid lesser than software grads? And will i get enough employment opportunities if i graduate from lakehead university ?
Also please dont tell me that it depends on my interest. I am pretty much interested in both. I know engineering would go into the depth. So please answer in terms of employment.
Lakehead Software Engineering VS York U Computer Science
Hey Guys,

I finished one of the Ontario college and want to study more to get Bachelor Degree.

I can either transfer to Lakehead University Software Engineering Program or York University Computer Science Program. I already have 4 co-op work experiences. (My college program has 4 co-ops) I have worked at banks, government places.

Which program is better? I'm planning get M.B.A after I finish Bachelor Degree. 

I'm into both of the program, but I actually don't enjoy programming. 

Considering UWO Science/Biomed? Ask Me Anything.
As some of you may know, I just finished first year at UWO for Biomed with an 88 average overall. I'm also an AEO, and hope to pursue a double degree when the time comes.

Questions? Post them here.
Wishing to transfer McMaster--> Waterloo
Hello, I have been accepted to McMaster University for engineering. However, I want to transfer to U of Waterloo for my second year. Does anyone know how likely that is?? for anyone that was successful plz let me know. I have sent them an email but they said many students had to redo their first year which seems unreasonable for me. I know one person who went to Ottawa U for software engineering who was able to go into 2nd year for software engineering at Waterloo.. so why is that? McMaster engineering is pretty much general engineering for first year students but Waterloo is somewhat specific so if I do get into Electrical/Mechatronics engineering at Waterloo, do you think I would have to redo my first year..? O, I have compared 1st year courses at Mac with Mechatronics/Electrical at Waterloo.. and they seem very similar... This still concerns me...
Chemistry vs. Med Sci for Medical School
Hey! I recently completed my first year in medical science, at UWO and I hope to go to medical school eventually. I finished this year with an 87.6% average. 

I'm trying to decide between taking medical science again next year, or switching into a general chemistry degree. Overall, I need to know which one will be easier to get high marks in for medical school admissions. 

Also, how much more difficult did you find second year compared to first? How different were your marks?

Can someone tell me what you can do with a health studies degree at uoft
Hi I'm going into my final year of high school (Grade 12), and I was captivated by uoft's health studies program. I was wondering if this is a good major if I am planning on becoming an occupational therapist. If not, what can you do with this major?
Help choosing courses!
How hard would it be fulfilling my last breadth requirement (number 4 or 5) in second year? Especially since I wont have some prerequisites...?  Is it possible to do a course this during summer?  I'm intending to do a specialist in Linguistics and the required courses in second year seems like a lot.

I also want to keep open to doing a specialist in International Relations and one of the requirements is one introductory modern language course. Is FSL221Y1Y: French Language II a course that would be accepted?

life science vs. nursing
im taking life science this september at UTSC but im thinking about the jobs i can get with this degree and the options are limited and so now im looking into going to nursing but is it possible to change from life science to nursing after the first year or can i stick to life science and go into nursing after ¬
York BAS, McMaster Business, and Laurier BBA

I just finished grade 12 and i'm taking a year off. i was wondering if i can get into Laurier, McMaster or York for business?

Grade 11 marks
G11 Accounting: 87
Marketing: 95
Photography: 89
Coop: 94
Law: 94
English: 71
Functions: 66 

Grade 12 marks:
International business: 94
Accounting: 93
Law 12: 90
Economics: 90
English: 90 ( private school)
Advanced Functions: 95 (private school)
Calculus: 85

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Will I get into McGill ??!
What r the chances for me getting into science with a 92.5 %average ??its just in the minimum line which is why I'm a little scared.
How hard is it to get into University of Waterloo/ UBC/ Uni of Toronto for me ?
I am an International student in grade 11. I study in an Indian curriculum (CBSE) school in Bahrain (Middle East).

I want to apply for computer science with co-op. 

My grade 10 Cumulative GPA: 9.8/10
My score for grade 11 term 1:
Math: A+ (98/100) , Chemistry: A+ (66/70), Physics: A (47.5/70) - that's my lowest mark ever (the paper was really hard), Computer Science: A (62/70), English A+ (66/80)
I don't really like my scores in grade 11, I'll improve in the second term. 

My extracurriculars:

1. NASA International Space Settlement Contest 2013 – 2nd Prize (First award winner from the entire Middle East region in the contest’s history, competing against students from 20 countries.)
2. NASA International Space Settlement Contest 2014 – 3rd Prize
3. ISWEEEP, Houston, USA 2015 – International Finalist for own invention project titled “Biodegradable Plastics for Better Agriculture” (First International Finalist from Bahrain)
4. Golden Climate International Environment Project Olympiad Kenya 2014 – International Finalist for own invention project titled “Biodegradable Plastics for Better Agriculture” Project I’d : 140677 (First International Finalist from Bahrain)
5. International Young Inventors Project Olympiad, Georgia 2015 – International Direct Finalist (First International Finalist from Bahrain)
6. Golden Climate International Environment Project Olympiad Kenya 2015 – Senior Division – International Finalist. Project I’d: 151070(First International Finalist from Bahrain)
7. INESPO International Environment Scientific Project Olympiad (INESPO), Netherlands 2015 – International Finalist. Project I’d 2136 (First International Finalist from Bahrain)
8. Autodesk Building Performance Analysis Certified and Autodesk Excellence in Analysis (year 2014)  
9. Autodesk Student Expert  
10. Certificate of Distinction in Science, International Benchmark Test, Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) 2015
11. Sastra Prathibha National Examination 2014 – A grade 
12 Sastra Prathibha National Examination 2015 – A+ grade top scorer
13. National Institute of Technology, Bahrain Microsoft MTA Scholarship – Half Scholarship Winner 
14. Received Appreciation from United Nations Director for Gulf Countries (Mr. Nejib Friji) for helping in promoting the UN My World 2015 Survey and Post 2015 Development Agenda in the Middle East School Network 
15. Founder and Secretary General of Everyone Counts Society, Bahrain and founder of the Everyone Counts Newsletter to address global issues. 
16. The World Scholar’s Cup Bahrain Regional Round 2015 – 4th place and global round qualifier 
17. The World Scholar’s Cup GLOBAL Round 2015 - top 10% Science, Top 30% writing, and 4 other awards + school top scorer.

I am writing my third proposal for the NASA contest

I am also making my own formula to calculate economic feasibility of a space mission. 

Chance my acceptance into UW/ UBC/ U of T - computer science with co-op. Which university is better for me ? 

I can afford Waterloo without any aid, I will have to seek for scholarships for the others. 

Which university is better for me ? What is my chance of acceptance ? Chance me for other top universities like MIT, Caltech, Columbia, NYU etc. 

Thank you so much :D
Laptop for engineering!!
Is getting a Mac that much of a struggle for engineering students (as is to run the many different programs) than having a Windows PC?

Also, can the HP Spectre x360 (w/ core i7, 8g and 256 SSD) be a good alternative?

Any other suggestion would be appreciated! Merci.
Do Universities bump up the average for a student applying from Alberta?
I am a gr11 student currently in high school in Alberta and I heard that if you apply to a University outside of Alberta they might bump up your average by a percent or two. I heard that UBC boosts it by 2-4% but do school from Ontario do it? 

Lawyers ?!?!
So I was thinking of going into law and I had some questions.
1) Is it harder to get into law school or med school
2) what do u need to be good at to get into law school
3) is being a lawyer an in demand job ? what are the prospects of lawyers
4) is it essential that u need to be extremely good in ur english  classes
5)what is the acceptance rate of people getting into law school

answer any thank u!
osap funding amount
is it possible to ask for more osap if you think you arent recieving enough?

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OSAP Funding
I have directed my OSAP funds to my school but i will not be getting the osap money until September and my tuition is due in august. How much do i pay the school? Should i just pay the difference between what I am receiving and the cost or the entire amount?
Can you please do something about the night-time spam?
For many weeks now we've been bombarded with spam that usually starts right after midnight. I'm unable to post on this site at that time or read old threads, because I get a message that says "Oops, you've hit your posting limit. Please wait a couple minutes and try again." It's getting really tiresome and isn't a problem I see with other forums or the old studentawards.

What are the administrators of this site doing to stop this spam flow? It's getting ridiculous.
All PRE-MEDS READ THIS. U of T med average accepted GPA of 3.96 this year

"I got into medicine this year and decided to choose Western (waitlisted at Toronto). But I know, off the top of my head, at least 6-8 Western grads with 4.0s applying next year - and through a family friend at Health Sci at MAC - close to 40 or so in that program alone that will likely have 4.0s when applying as 4th years and 3rd years. So in my opinion, unless UofT starts ranking undergrad program difficulty, or using the MCAT beyond just a simple screen - the average GPA will rise a bit. Remember...the 3.96 GPA average includes graduate students, where a lower GPA is acceptable. Almost all undergrads (NOT ALL), had basically 4.0s. I got waitlisted, and the only people in my circle that got in were 4.0 wGPA (a few did have one or two courses less than 90 - but those were removed).

This is, of course, due to massive grade inflation, removal of prerequisites (to appease the 'progressive' masses), mass technology based exam cheating in some cases among some 'groups', and professors caving in to whiny undergrads (to be fair - at times I was one of those). The MCAT was also sort of ruined because of ease of taking multiple attempts and the short nature of the exam - I suspect the new exam may change that. I've always been amazed at the hate I've received for basically stating some of these pretty obvious trends...but here we are...an average GPA of 3.96 at UofT meds. A cutoff for interview of over 93% for dentists at Saskatchewan (which would exclude all McGill graduates, as the highest mark you can get at McGill converts to a 93%). A medical school (western) that has a 12 cutoff for biology. And the program that started this all??


I pity those that do take challenging undergraduate programs in this country. Engineering science at Toronto? Those students are almost all brilliant - and yet an insane drop out rate and low class averages. Waterloo engineering programs? Virtually all UofT science undergrad programs at St George campus. McGill science programs. These students actually have high standards to receive good marks - and there is genuine vigour and standards. Mac Health Sciences? Lovey dovey classes with 4.0s for everyone - it's as if Oprah Winfrey is the dean there.

 And once again - not an attack on Health Science Students - they are simply taking advantage of a good situation. The blame is on the academic practices of McMaster."