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Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
Diploma+Degree Option
Hey guys, some of you might know that you can do a 2-year diploma on a college then transfer your credits to a university where you can get a 4-year degree.

What im curious is, is it good for you? Like, "oh he got 2 both diploma and a degree!"
Or they are like "damn that poor guy couldnt afford a university" ?

Basicly, is it good, bad, or considered a normal thing when you apply to a job?

Cheers!
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


Laurier for finance
How's Laurier for finance? I'm deciding between finance and accounting.I heard laurier is alot better for accounting though. How are the job prospects for those at laurier bba for finance? Would i have an opportunity to get jobs at bay street/big companies?
AMA Request: Summer Co-op/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
Best schools for finance
Which univerisity in Ontario would be most suitable if I want to enter into the finance field. I got accepted to Waterloo's AFM-FM but I do not want to be an accountant. Is it still a good choice for a university?

*note I have a high 80's avg
Mathematical Finance vs Mathematical Economics
I am an international student going for a BMath/BBA double degree at WLU and UWaterloo. I will choose finance as a concentration in WLU. For math at UWaterloo, I am really interested in Mathematical Finance and Mathematical Economics. I did see the courses required for both programs and both are interesting. If anyone can provide an insight on this, I'd be grateful. Which one is better for landing a front-office job at Wall Street?  Thanks :)

Note: I don't want to be a quant.
Will I make it?
To Waterloo computer engineering or u of T engsci

Here are my top 6 marks after gr.11
Advanced functions: 98
Calculus:100
Gr. 11 English: 95 sh*t mark I know  :(
Gr.11 Physics: 97
Gr. 11 chem: 94 even shittier mark :(
Gr. 11 bio: 98


AMA (Ask Me Anything) Current U of T Student
Hello all!

I'm currently entering my second year at the University of Toronto St. George campus, where I am double majoring in English and Book & Media Studies.  I am also a commuter student. If you have any questions about U of T, whether it be from student life to course work, please don't hesitate to ask me!
Advice to pre-med and pre-law students
My main point, and I cannot emphasize this enough, is to be sure to have an alternate career path ready. Only a small percentage of pre-med or pre-law students actually graduate into medical or law school. The acceptance rate is only around 10%, while the attrition rate is very high (75-80%). And unless you make it through med or law school, that biochemistry or polisci degree isn't going to do you much good.
University of Guelph Social/Party Life
So what's the deal with UoG? Is it much of a party school? How is it for school spirit? 

Careers: Accounting vs Finance
Hello everyone.

So I just had a very general question that I hope I can get some good feedback on.

Are careers in Finance better then that of Accounting? Based on the following criteria...

-Salary
-Flexibility
-Reliability
-Education

Best programs in Canada
Engineering: UoT, Waterloo
Business: Queen's, Ivey
Sciences: Guelph, UoT, McMaster
Mathematics/Comp Sci: Waterloo
& McGill is a pretty good all-rounder overall, but does not excel in any particular program

UBC? Don't go to UBC.
Getting ahead for Queen's Commerce first semester classes
I don't have a job and there are moments where I'm bored in the summer so I wanted to know if there was any sites or resources I could use to get ahead in my first year courses.

My first semester courses are the standard:
Intro to Mathematical Analysis
Principles of Economics (Took gr. 12 economics)
Business Management
Managing Work and Teams
Intro to Financial Accounting (Took gr. 12 accounting)
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?
Ask me almost anything about Mac Health Sci
All right all right, I'm seeing a lot of misconception flying around these forums about McMaster's BHSc program. Admissions, courses, medical acceptance, etc.

I'm a recent graduate of this program and starting medical school this fall. Bring me your questions and we'll see what we can clear up. I won't tell you how to get in, because I can't, but I can tell you about the process and what we're looking for.

Ready, set, go!
Osgood-Schlatter's disease
Hey guys! i have Osgood-Schlatter's disease, it sounds a lot worse than it actually is. Basically it's where the tendon grows slower than the bone and theres a little pain to it; anyways its common in teens who are athletic. and what I'm trying to get at is, do any of you know good little workouts to keep it from hurting a lot? mine is in my knee. thank you to any advice or suggestions!
Is the bachelor of applied computer science at sheridan college good?
Is it worth to get a cs bachelors degree from a college rather than university?

PS- I would be enrolling in as an international student
Is ryerson engineering good?
I have noticed that the engineering admission cut offs have become very high... is this schools engineering programs good/ reputable.
When can high schoolers start applying to UBC?
I'm going into grade 12 this fall and I'm wondering when will admissions open for the  2016/2017 year?
AMA, Actual High School Graduate
There's already an entering grade 12 thread and summer just started. For all the tryhard eleveners, AMA from the application process to study tips and basically anything else. 

I'm going to Western this fall for EPP with AEO status