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I didn't do really good on any of my grade 10 provincial exams, actually for me i did really bad. I don't want to redo any of them, so will this affect my future, most importantly, will it affect Universities taking me in Canada?
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty.

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
MEDHOPEFULS--mega thread
1) What grade are you in currently (if in high school) or what school are you attending, what year, in what program (if in university)?
2) What was/is/you think will be your top 6 (or 4/5 if you're from a province other than Ontario--please state) in high school?
3) What was/is your top 3 school & program choices for undergraduate studies before pursuing medicine ('premed')? Why?
4) Many on here seem to believe that Mac's health sci is the best, then Western's med sci, and then students should just apply to a school where attaining a high GPA is easier. Do you agree?
Thank you so much for your input! Hopefully we'll get some meaningful discussions started! Good luck to all of you! :)
IB Diploma Candidate
I'm an IB Diploma Student in Dubai and have completed IB1. I will be getting my predicted grades by december and want a few answers. I am interested in business management  and will be applying to McGill, UBC, U of T and Queens. I want to know around how many predicted points do i need for each of these universities. My grades from IB1 are as follows
Math SL : 6 
Business HL : 6
ESS SL : 6
French Ab:  6
English HL : 4 (I know i need to work on this) 
Biology HL : 6 

Jobs in US (bay area) Waterloo Engineering
How difficult is it to get a coop placement in America preferbly the bay area? For someone interested in taking computer or management engineering, or computer science at Waterloo (Still have not decided yet!)
Software Engineering vs Computer Science major
What is better if you want to pursue a job in a big company like Facebook, Apple or Google? For programming and designing the web interface.
Do universities care if you switched high schools 3 times?
I switched almost every year, and I'm switching again my last year. Don't ask why please, I have some issues lol.
My grades are pretty good (93-95% top 4 average) but I'm worried universities will reject me due to my constant switching of highschools...

Btw I'm looking to apply to UBC Science, Western Med Sci, Mac Health Sci, UofT life science, Waterloo eng.

Thank you
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BMath/BBA Double Degree student - Ask anything
Just like the topic says.



I am a BMath/BBA double degree student currently in my 4th year.



If you have any questions at all about admissions, co-op, courses, competition, work load, etc. just let me know either here or in a PM and I'll do my best to answer them.



I can also answer things about Laurier's BBA program or UW's Math programs.



Schulich delayed entry??
Just wondering how hard is it to transfer into Schulich second year from another university/business school?? If youve done it sucessfuly please post!

Also, please dont tell me how its impossible or you wont be able to do it etc..I hate negative thinkers. Nothing is impossible. 

Also If it was impossible they wudnt have this option available, so obviously people are transfering every year even if its a small amount.
1st Year Waterloo Biomedical Engineering Student, Ask me anything!
Hey guys!

As you probably know if you're applying to Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the program just started last year meaning that my class is the first ever class of Biomeds here! It also means that there's very little information available for prospective students for both the application process and what the program is actually like. If you have any questions regarding the program, the admission process, or Waterloo Engineering in general please feel free to ask me!

Good luck with admission everyone!

Summer :)
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...
Dropped out first year, want to get back in.
Hey guys, I went to Mcmaster for Commerce in first year and got really shitty marks, so much so that I felt really discouraged and dropped. I was very uncomfortable living away from home and my roommates were ruthless(partying all the time). I'm feeling really bad about my performance but I really want to get back in university and redeem myself. Is there anyway I can get accepted into university again? I'm thinking humanities or some sort of social science. Are universities forgiving and sympathetic? Is this the end for me?
Why are Toronto's top law firms filled with U of T and Osgoode grads?
The general consensus on http://lawstudents.ca is that all of Canada's law schools are good and no rankings really exist.

I just took the time to go through the profiles of students and lawyers of Toronto's top corporate law firms (the seven sisters)- Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Goodmans, McCarthy Tétrault, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Stikeman Elliott, Torys.

I barely see any Ottawa or Windsor law school graduates; and I mean barely. Out of the hundreds of lawyers there were very few. It's all U of T and Osgoode grads. Western also makes a good chunk of student/ articling hires, but not as many are hired back as lawyers.

I didn't see a ton of Queen's graduates either though you may chalk this up to the school focusing more on family, criminal and labour law. Lots of Queen's law school graduates go into these fields and I see them working in good firms.

Good luck getting a job if you go to law school outside Canada- I saw maybe one or two people who went to Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Columbia. If you went to a UK law school or a lower ranked US school, you won't be getting into these top firms without serious connections.

Anyways, what do you guys think about this and the bull about all law schools in Canada being equal. Sure the education you receive may be equal, but there certainly appears to a stigma pertaining to how firms and lawyers view students from certain law schools. I even read online that many hiring partners based on past experiences viewed U of T and Osgoode students as having some of the best work ethics and intelligence over other law school graduates. What makes these schools special?
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!

IS UTM THE SAME AS UFT?
I'm not going to UFT, but everyone in my schools says that UFT is different from UTM because it is much harder to get into UFT. Is this true?
Why are high school students going into business so optimistic?

High school business students be like:


“I’m going into Queen’s/Ivey, therefore I’m better than you” *creates hierarchy of tiers of b-schools as a thread*


“I want to become a CPA accountant and work for Big 4 at Bay street and then I’m gonna become an investment banker and work for GS at Wall street to make millions.”


“I have a 98% average (private schooled) and was the president of every club at my school, therefore everyone be jealous”


“After I finish undergrad with a 4.0 GPA, I’m going into MBA program then law school, then get my CFA, then CPA, then PhD to make my business card credentials as long as possible because I’m going to become a CEO”


I honestly don’t see engineering, science, arts students say these type of ridiculous things on the forum.

University of Toronto Engineering Student - Ask Me Anything
Hey everyone! I started this thread to answer questions from the potential class of 2017, and to keep all of the University of Toronto-related items in one place.

I'm a first year engineering student at the University of Toronto and I'm currently studying electrical/computer engineering (same courses as TrackOne). I commute to school every day, so I can't really answer that many questions about residence, but I'm sure others will be willing to chime in on that.

Without further ado, ask away!
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.

3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!


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

INTERVIEWS:
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


Bishop's university- International studies
I'm planning to go to Bishops university in International studies. It looks like a really awesome school with great spirit!
I was wondering if anybody could tell me more about how it is (preferably by a student who goes there). If you are from another school you can skip this post: ) 

1-Like do you have to do a semester abroad or an internship?
2-How is the program designed (lots of reading? lots of written assignments or more in-class exams?)
3- Is Bishops really a party-all-the-time school? 
4-Is there good faculty for the International studies?

Thanks a lot!

Everyone Needs To Rethink Their Lives......
I relatively new to this forum site and from what I have seen all everyone on here cares about is prestige, putting people down, and picking jobs that only make more than 500 000. The business students are the worst!!

Is that all you really care about? I read someone (a business student) recently say that engineers can only make 250 000..... yeah ONLY. Life isn't all about money. Have you ever though about the toll, stress, and time that high paying salaries can take. I hate you little high school students who think just because you go to queens or lvey you will be handed a half million dollar salary...like? You all think you are the only business students well there are thousands of other graduating at the same time and they all think they will be multi millionaire CEO's. Wake and see the real lyfe.

peace
Learning ahead in the summer?
I'm contemplating on whether I should start teaching myself content for Physics 12U and Advanced Functions 12U before the school year starts in September. What do you guys think?