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Hindsight is everything, right? 

With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.  

We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

Encourage your friends to vote your comment as helpful. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
How do you take notes?
I'm figuring out what works best for me and was just wondering what other people do. You can also include how you study notes/for tests.

If you use a computer, please state what programs you use.
HELP Second thoughts on going into business?!!
Heey everyone. I'm going into grade 12 this year and I am slighly freaking out. So I've been perusing through this site lately and I think it's just freaking me out even more. I really like business (at least I think I do), but I'm worried I won't get a job. There's so many people saying that the business industry is really saturated and that a business degree is one of the most common nowadays. Even at my hs, so many people are going into business. Plus, my mom keeps telling me I'm going to have a hard time getting a job in business because of all the competition. Also, people on yconic keep saying that it's important to get into a top tier business school, but my average last year was around an 88% and I'm not sure if I can get my average up to an 90 this year. I'm for sure gonna work my butt off but that doesn't guarantee that it will happen. Then there's that post on here called like why are business students so optimistic??? which gives me more anxiety.

I don't know if I'm making the right decision by going into business. I think I still have time to switch into nursing? I took uni bio11 last year, so that would mean I would have to take chem11 first semester, and then bio12 and chem12 second semester. Is nursing less saturated than business and am I more likely to get a job? I'm not the biggest fan of the medical industry, but then again business isn't really my main passion either. 

Sorry for the extremely long post. I just need peoples' opinions on this. I'm a mess, literally. It's just everything is coming up so quickly and I thought I had my goals planned out, but now I'm contemplating and having second thoughts. Please no harsh comments. Thanks in advance..
Not sure which university I should aim for..
So I'm about to start grade 12, but I need to know which university I'll be applying to so I can get an idea how studious I should really be. I'm planning to major in Marketing, so I have three options: York University, Ryerson University, and University of Toronto. Also, in grade 11, I had an average of 88%.  

My parents are hoping that I apply to York University since it's fairly close, but I highly doubt I can get into the Schulich program so easily. Ryerson is kind of far, but their business program seems promising. I don't know much about U. of T., but it seems like a backup choice that I can't consider. Which university should I really aim for?
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
http://bhsc.mcmaster.ca/supp/sample_level1.pdf
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
Success Breeds Jealousy
Warren Buffet>>>Bill Gates
Goldman Sachs>>>Google
Fashionable businessmen>>>nerdy neckbeards
Sociable businessmen>>>nerdy isolated islands
Varsity Sports>>>programming clubs/Dungeons and Dragons


It's the only reason why they try to put us down.


How Important is Physics in Grade 12?
I'm going to grade 12 next year, and I was wondering if I should take physics. I'm going to apply to life science so I'm taking biology, chemistry, advanced functions, and calculus for sure. I understand that physics is one of the "heavier" courses, so i don't know if i want to add that on top of my other courses. Plus all the horror stories of how difficult the course is sound pretty intimidating...i don't want to risk lowering my average.
Life science doesn't require physics, but i heard that you have to take physics for your first year in university anyways. What do you guys think?
Suggested IB courses to take throughout high school years in order to apply into Medical Schools?
Hi Everyone! I am currently in the Pre-IB program, but I'm just wondering which courses you would recommend to take for those of you who have gone through the program if I'm planning to pursue a medical career after high school? As well, when did you take the MCAT or SAT?
Is a Heavy Course Load Good?
The engineering science program at u of t is quite well known (at least in ontario), and is infamous for being too much work. My question is: is that amount of work worth it? I mean if you take a 6 courses each semester, then you'll learn a lot more compared to others in other programs. But the problem is that you'll only be doing the homework or the task assigned to you that is due soon. There is no time for you to learn freely, dig into a subject a bit deeper, and nurture your curiosity. You can't really get anywhere far if you only have time to do your homework. So is it really worth it?
best options for me?
I am going into grade 12 with a 93 average. I like all my courses. Find math a little repetitive and boring but don't mind it. good at science. I am not an artistic individual whatsoever but am extremely creative. Going to be playing a varsity sport in university. My choices of school are waterloo and u of t. Any recommendations for programs i should take, which school is the better school? Would i be making a smarter decision by looking at other school options? Thank you.
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.
Trent - Which College is Best?
Which is the best college at Trent?
Champlain, Eaton, Ottanobee, Gzowski??
Why??
How did you decide what program you are doing in university
Heyy people, I am a going-to-gr12 public hs kid wondering what to do in life.

A brief info about myslf:
1. Live in GTA
2. Like interior designs, fascinated by tech, love to eat, outgoing, enjoy flying and driving
3. my favourite YouTube video is "A Day Made of Glass"
4. i studied because of others, not for myself (aka I got good grades but I didnt enjoy them)
5. my ultimate goal is to retire asap (at 45) [I know it may not be feasible, but still...)

Here's my gr11 grades
English 83
Functions 99
Accounting  94
Marketing  96
Chemistry 86
Physics 82
Biology 90
Broadcasting 87

And my only grade 12 grade is physics (completed in summer school) - 94

As above, how did you decide what you are going to do in the future??? Like how do you figure out what you want??
I like interior designs, tech, food, sports, but the thing is - i can't see myself in the future
I dont know what to do? Despite trying to get good grades and apply every single university in ontario....
I really need some advice. Please give me some advice :) :) :)

Thank you very much
Google Docs or Word?
Which one is more preferable to you? And why?

I am planning on trying out Google Docs for this upcoming school year.
Waterloo Application
Hi, i'm going to be applying to the UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO this year. I'm thinking of applying to the following waterloo programs, in the following priority list. 

1. Computer Science
2. Computer Engineering
3. Mechatronics
4. Nanotechnology 

I'm predicting my average to be around 92% (with 98% - 100%  in Grade 12 physics, Calculus Advance functions) 

How many programs can you apply to at Waterloo? I'm n Ontario student. 
which uni has better looking girls?
so i got accepted to both brock and mcmaster and i was wondering which school has better looking girls?
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


Queens or Western University?
Hey! I'm going into grade 12 this fall with an an average of 86, and I'm pursuing law in the future. I think I want to do my BA in psychology. Does anyone know the current prerequisites for this path? Or do you have any suggestions on which university I should look further into?
How can I get into U of A Engineering w/o Physics 20 or 30? D:
Up until probably a week ago I've had my mind set on going into the Nursing program at U of A and I certainly have the marks for it. I even retook Math 30-1 in the summer to bump my mark into the high 90s. I'm a full IB student so my schedule is pretty packed (I'm going into my Grade 12 year) and I'm not sure how I could fit both Physics 20 and 30 in. I always felt a little iffy on just settling for Nursing (nothing against all those RNs but I don't feel like I would be satisfied with that as my life long career). I worked out my passion for Biomedical Engineering, but that's thinking a little far because I know I have to first get into Engineering, and to do that I need Physics 30. I'm not sure how I can work this out, any ideas, tips, suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student in LFS; now I'm a second year student for 2015-2016. 

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.
Does anyone elses profile not do anything?
I've written to YCONIC about my profile. But no response. I ONLY get BC young women oriented scholarship opportunities despite that I'm a nearly 40 year old Ontario Male. Anyone else have this issue?
Calling all yconic members!
We know it’s hard to think about but it’s almost that time of year again. Tell us your top 3 “Must Haves” for back to school and you could be featured in yconic's newest article.

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                               2. Red TOMS shoes
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                              ~Jon, first year Queen’s student in Economics

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EVERYONE WHO JUST FINISHED GRADE 11? TIPS?
so, i'm starting grade 11 and i am kind of stressed about it. Apparently its the hardest year in high school. So can anyone give me any tips on how to do well, in terms of grades, social life and how to prepare for uni. My courses for grade 11 are:

functions 11
advanced functions 12 (2nd semester)
food and culture 11
gym 
english 11
bio 11
chem 11
anthropology 11

WILL THIS BE A TOUGH WORK LOAD? i took grade 12 math in grade 11, because i knew i would have to take calculus in grade 12, so might as well get the other math course dont with. IS GRADE 11 HARD?

ANY ADVICE WOULD HELP, THANKS

oh and also i would like to get in to life sciences at U OF T or mcmaster
Grade 12 challenge and change vs international business
I'm a GTA student going to grade 12 this year and I'm having second thoughts about taking Challenge and Change in Society. When I did my course selection in grade 11 it seemed like a very good course but now I thinking about international business. If anyone has taken either or both courses I would really like an opinion on them. Particularly about the workload and the type of material and assignments. I'm really looking into easier U/M courses to boost my average. Thanks in advance.