yconic - Most Recent Discussions
Hide Menu

My Feed Money for School Student Help Brands Winners Support Center



Your Student Community

Explore yconic
Explore Student Life Topics
Scotiabank
STUDENT CHAMPION
yconic proudly recognizes Student Champion Partners who are providing our community with superior support for their student journeys. Learn More
Student Help Brands
ANYONE HERE WORK OR KNOW SOMEONE THAT WORKS AT KUMON? stressed about my interview too!
I have an interview for Kumon coming up and I am super nervous, since I have never went to Kumon as a kid. The lady emailed me to come for an interview after I emailed her my resume. But that's litterally all she said. Am I suppose to bring my report card? I don't want too, since my grades weren't stellar. I got an 85 in math, 79 in French, 80 in history and 81 I'm Gym. So I was thinking that I shouldn't bring it , since she didn't asK. Also I wanted to bring my honour roll certificate, but I literally COUDNT find it. 

So would it be fine to just show up to the interview with my resume? I don't know ANYONE that's works at Kumon and the lady wasn't specific I'm the email about what I should bring to the interview.

 DOES ANYONE WORK AT KUMON? WHAT SHOULD I DO? I really want this job and I'm pretty good at math and English. This would be the perfect job for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Also do they make you do a test before you get hired?
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


DOES ANYONE WORK OR HAVE FRIENDS THAT WORK AT KUMON? stressed about my interview
I have an interview for Kumon coming up and I am super nervous, since I have never went to Kumon as a kid. The lady emailed me to come for an interview after I emailed her my resume. But that's litterally all she said. Am I suppose to bring my report card? I don't want too, since my grades weren't stellar. I got an 85 in math, 79 in French, 80 in history and 81 I'm Gym.

So I was thinking that I shouldn't bring it , since she didn't asK. Also I wanted to bring my honour roll certificate, but I literally COUDNT find it. So would it be fine to just show up to the interview with my resume? I don't know ANYONE that's works  at Kumon and the lady wasn't specific I'm the email about what I should bring to the interview. DOES ANYONE WORK AT KUMON?


WHAT SHOULD I DO? I really want this job and I'm pretty good at math and English. Also do they make you do a test before you get hired?
Is it hard to transfer from yorku to uoft?
After my studies as undergraduate student in YorkU fot a year, I might transfer to U of T ...Is it hard to transfer to U of T? I will be studying International Studies Faculty of Arts and Science if I transfer.
Do I Need a Laptop For University?
Does everyone have a laptop at university? Is there some courses that you NEED it for? Some you never use it for? Looking at the required course of my programs academic calendar I will be taking: Biology of Plants & Animals in Managed Ecosystems, Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology, Introduction to Microeconomics, Introduction to Equine Management, Financial Accounting, Principles of Animal Care and Welfare, General Chemistry 1, Soil Science, Equine Anatomy and Physiology, Management Accounting, Pasture Management, Statistics for Business Decisions. Anyone take some of these courses? If so did you need a laptop, and how did you find the courses in general?
Bad summer school grades
I'm currently a grade 10 IB (full) student, and because of my hectic schedule, decided to do regular physics 20 in summer school. I'm beginning to realize that this was a bad decision, I doubt I will get above 85 in the class and this will bring my average down greatly. I was wondering if universities will look at my physics marks if I want to go into life sciences at u of c, or u of t. Or will they just look at my diploma subjects?
Working on University Stuff in Summer?
Hey guys
I will be in gr 12 next year and I was wondering if there is anything regarding university applications/scholarships/resumes and stuff that I can do during summer? Thankss
I need help deciding electives/Bird courses/Fun stuff
Okay, so i'm already enrolled in the serious courses for uni...im attending utsc next year. I have 2 spaces left for my winter session and they need to be courses with little to no stress because my other courses are science and math based. 

Also how is utsc? is it the same as St. George (known reputation for being a GPA killer)

Can I have some advice on what to watch out for, things to do etc. 
U of T Course Selection / Extra Questions
I was searching through the courses to take for my first year in U of T (computer science), but I don't know which course to take. Can anyone recommend me courses to take. Also, I am confused which courses are mandatory to take for first year. Thank you for your help. :D
Who wants to go into med school?
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
University question
I'm going to be a grade 12 student in September. Unfortunately I failed grade 11 advanced functions and I'm currently taking a remedial course in summer school to get the credit. I'm wondering if universities will see the failed mark and if it will kill my chances of getting accepted. I'm also wondering if it was wise to take the remedial course...should I have taken the full credit course all over again? I know I really effed up badly and I'm scared. I'm studying ahead for.my courses next year in grade 12 to ensure I get a minimum 88-90% average but like I said, will the failed mark show up on my transcript and ruin everything, or can I just send my top six? I'm deathly afraid about how this will affect me. The rest of my gr 11 marks aren't that great either. I'm also going to be repeating grade 12 biology because I took grade 11 biology in grade 10 ( long story about how I was able to) so I thought I might as well take gr 12 bio while in gr 11 but it proved to be much harder than I thought and I ended up getting a 74% which is not good. I'm deathly afraid that this will also affect my chances of getting accepted into a university. I want to go into health sciences in McMaster, McGill, u of t , Waterloo, OR Guelph. Did I just totally ruin everything?
BU231 (business law) Online
Hi,

Anyone took this course online ? If so how was the studying experience and the exam (I presume it to be different than the non-online course).
Canadian Student at Yale - Ask Me Anything
I've noticed that there are a lot of misconceptions about applying to schools in the US.  As someone who just went through the process and did a lot of research, I'd love to answer any questions and help clear things up :)

I was also admitted to other Ivies, Waterloo BME and CS/BBA, U of T EngSci, Western Engineering + Ivey, among others, so I can answer questions about those as well.
Future Undergraduates, Advice: Medical School
Go to a school that has your preferred degree as well as the look of the campus as you're going to spend around 8 months at the campus. As everyone says, you don't have to do a science degree, just keep in mind to fulfill the prerequisites of the desired medical school. Also, do your ECs in either your summer months or during the school years. Get excellent references and improve your interview skills if you can. Do excellent on the MCATs. Don't give up if you get rejected once or twice. The year where you get rejected means you have time to improve yourself and your application. If you truly want to become a doctor then don't give up so easily. 

I never understood how people think that more people = more competition = equal harder to get high GPA. Even though the school may have low average GPA, that doesnt mean you can't attain a high average. I myself went into McGill and pursued a biochemistry degree (rumoured to be one of the toughest sciences) and ended with a GPA of 3.8 whereas the average GPA of my graduating biochemistry class was 2.9. It wasn't just me who produced this high GPA of 3.8 as 16-17 other people had similar averages to mine (there was one who had a freaking GPA of 3.9). I am now in year 2 of Queen's Medical School. It is based on your own self effort and your own results. 

McMaster's Life Sci program is rumored to be a very hard program and very difficult to maintain a high GPA as there is such a big class size. I disagree with this as many of my classmates in med school who went to McMaster ended that program with stellar GPAs even when the class average GPA was low. These stellar GPAs was between 3.4-3.9 whereas the average GPA was around 2.6 - 3.0. The same goes for University of Toronto. I have seen many people graduate from that school with great GPAs (3.6>) and now going into medical school and other professional schools. You cannot just base everything from statistics of the school nor the opinions of people.  

No matter what university you go, you will have to work harder and smarter than you did in highschool. You shouldn't care about what other people think about difficulty of schools until you see it for yourself. McGill, McMaster, UofT, Queen's and other top-tier schools are known to be hard in its programs, but that's because the schools has a reputation to maintain both nationally and internationally, in which that means the professors have to push their students to the best of their abilities. Many students can handle this extra pressure but many cannot. The people who can't handle this start to complain and bash the school for being "overly" difficult and encourage others to go to other schools, where they find it easier . But to those who can handle this extra push end up being successful in their life (financially, family, career-wise, etc). I have seen it many times in my young life and hope to see many more in the coming years. Trust me, if you find undergraduate school hard now, you will have an even more difficult time in medical school. People who went into these so called "easier" universities ended up dropping out of the medical school because of the high amount of pressure and difficulty.
Ivey grads at Credit Suisse investment bank
I have seen so many Ivey undergads working as investment bankers are Credit Suisse. Does this company only hire from Ivey??

Also, whats the compensation at Credit Suisse for a first year investment banking analyst??
Switching Majors/Universities (Is it worth it?)
Hello, i am currently a chemical and physical sciences student (math, physics and astronomy are my main courses). I have taken a few economics classes and i am starting to like it more and more, as well i speak a few languages so i feel like a business degree could come in more handy. Would a finance degree be better than my current degree? if i do this i would switch from my current university (uoft) to waterloo (finance co-op)?
1st Year Waterloo Software Engineering Student/Blogger AMA
Hey everyone,

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.
Can I get into UBC next year?
I just finished my grade 11 year at a local public high school in Vancouver. I want to go into sciences in University, specifically dentistry or pharmacy. I want to go to UBC as my titled indicates. 
I took Chem 12, Bio12, and pre cal 12 this past school year, and I did pretty well in all of them. Chem 96, Bio 91, pre cal 99.
But I am not so good at English classes, so I only got a 86 in English 11 and I had to work pretty hard for it. So I am debating wether or not I should just apply with that mark since its decent, or should I take English12 first term and try to get a better mark?
Also, if I just apply with the four marks that I currently have, do I stand a chance at admission into UBC general sciences next year?
The Official Canadian Undergraduate Social Pyramid (CUSP)
Canadian Undergraduate Social Pyramid  -- CUSP
1. UBC
2. McGill 
3. Waterloo 
----------------------------------------------------^The Elites 
U of A, McMaster, U de M
----------------------------------------------------^High Class 
The rest 
----------------------------------------------------^Middle Class 
Regina, Saskatchewan 
----------------------------------------------------^Low Class 
Guelph, Ryerson, Lakehead, Carleton 
----------------------------------------------------^Les Miserables (Slaves)
Algoma, Royal Roads, MacEwan
----------------------------------------------------^Animal Kingdom

Where do you belong? Leave a comment down below!
Western Med Sci Early Admission???
Hey I'm going into grade 11 next year and was just wondering if the Medical Sciences program at UWO has an early acceptance program. If they do I was wondering around what average you need to be seriously considered for it.

Courses I'm taking next year:

Bio (11)
Chem (11)
Functions
English (11)
Econ (12)
Business Leadership
Philosophy (11)
Physics (11)
Accounting (11) - taking this in summer

What marks do i need in each course do i need to be considered for early acceptance?

Thanks in advance!!


EARLY ACCEPTANCE??? (Ontario)
Hey guys I have some questions regarding early acceptance for university and Im you guys can answer them. 

1. How do I apply for it? (Please be detailed... I literally know nothing about it)
2. For early acceptance do they only look at grade 11 marks?
3. Do they look at EC's?
4. Anything else I should know about it?

Thanks in advance!!

2 Questions About Queen's Commerce (Has anyone transferred this year?)
Hey Guys,

1) Is there a specific day that QC usually rolls out acceptances?

2) Has anyone here been accepted for transfer to QC this year?
First year UW Math course selection
For my non-Math/CS courses I am thinking about taking the following: 

Fall: ECON 101, ENGL 109 (Foundations of Academic Writting)
Winter: AFM 101, ECON 102

How hard are these courses? I could also take AFM 102, BUS111W or BUS121W, and could switch ENGL 109 for SPCOM100 or SPCOM223. I'm in Math/Business Single, but want a high first year average since I might try and transfer to FARM for 2A. 
Is it too late to get involved with leadership EC's?
Hi, I'll be going into grade 12 this year and I want to do business at schools likes Queen's, Western, Schulich, Laurier etc. I have pretty good marks and my EC's are ok  but i doubt they're good enough. Here's a list:

-Relay for Life participant
-volunteered as a performer for a theater group; a group of about 30 of us performed shows to citizens of Toronto. We helped them "expand their horizons" in terms of  visiting forgotten restaurants and landmarks (weird af i know, but it was fun) I also recruited a few members
-i had a job as a sales rep at Future Shop before it closed 
-currently have a stock associate/cashier job at Food Basics
-volunteering for the Pan American games this summer

I know its all about how well you sell your EC's but I doubt I'd stand a chance with virtually no leadership experience. What kind of activities can I get involved in for my last year of high school to help fill the void?