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I'm really depressed right now. Don't know what to do. HELP :( :( :(
    I've always been a music lover since I was little and my dream is to pursue a career in music composition. I'm also pretty decent at math and the sciences, which is why my parents and my family relatives wanted me to go into engineering. I've had many debates with my parents and it didn't work out. I thought maybe I should just give up my dreams and obey my parents since they've worked so hard to raise me. They even immigrated to Canada to work on low wage jobs in order for me to have a healthy environment and less rigorous education (I came from China). 

    So I stayed away from playing music in the past 8 months and focused on my academics. I was a slacker from grade 9-11 and my marks were in the 60s and 70s, and even 50s. Because I care a lot about pride and prestige, I worked really hard this year and competed against the top students in each of my classes, and I got accepted into U of T Electrical Engineering. 

    Getting the marks needed for engineering admission at U of T was a really big stretch for me because of how bad my foundations and study habits were in the lower grades. I've pissed off a lot of my friends and teachers this year because of how academically focused and stubborn I became. Some of them are going to different universities this year and I really regret not spending enough time with them. I don't even know if I'm going to enjoy my life as an engineering student and engineer. I can't switch into music because my parents will be disappointed in me and I will feel bad.

 Is it worth sacrificing the things you enjoy doing and live on pride and live for others? 
How do you become a physician assistant in Toronto?
Hi, I was thinking of becoming a physician assistant but I'm not exactly sure how. I've always wanted to go into medicine/health related stuff but never liked the idea of medical school because it seems so difficult to get into.

What high school subjects do I need to take to become a PA? I know you need to go to PA school, but what university courses and additional requirements do you need to be qualified for PA school? I am also thinking of becoming a nurse practitioner if PA doesn't work out.

I also hear that you need minimum two years of university level education to get into a PA program. 
Current UBC student - ask me anything
I'm a second year Computer Engineering UBC student. I took first year sciences, lived in rez, and have since transferred into Engineering. I'm also an Orientations Leader and a volunteer for Destination UBC.
 

I can answer questions about about rez life, science, how I got into UBC, engineering or transferring. This is my second forum post, my old one was getting huge and a bit unwieldy. 
Studying Abroad
I'm a grade 11 student and I'm looking at studying abroad, either at the University of Edinburgh or a couple of schools across England. I'm trying to find some scholarships that I can use for that. Any ideas?
I need help but plz dont mock my situation
So heres my problem: I screwed up some prerequisite engineering courses in gr12. So during this entire summer I went to private school to upgrade my marks since i dont want to risk anything. My average so far is 84 after 2 repeats, and I am planning on to repeat more courses so i can have a higher average (maybe high 80s to low 90s). Ive already excluded UofT and Waterloo in my plan. So my question is what are my chances of getting into school like Ryerson, Ottawa, Carleton, UOIT or any other ontario school for engineering, computer science, or math? I really appreciate if anyone would give me some genuine information or advices. Thanks!!
I honestly don't know what I want to do after high school?
Well, I'm going to grade 11 (I know I have time). I'm currently trying to decide what I want to do after graduating high school. Right now, University is pretty much my best option. My best interest would be in science, specifically Biology and Chemistry. I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have a problem getting into University with my current marks, but I feel I'll have trouble getting into Medical or Pharmacy School. I'd definitely attempt medical or pharmacy school, but it seems almost impossible. I don't want to finish 4 years of university and not get into medical school that'd be a complete waste. Are there any science fields that aren't as hard to get into, but are still reputable? Even my parents are pressuring me into going into the Medical/Pharmacology field but I don't think I have what it takes to stand out from all the other applicants.
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I need help... Queens Commerce vs Ivey HBA vs Rotman Commerce vs Mcgill Commerce
Honestly speaking, Queens and Western were the two most appealing campuses for me and obviously they have incredible programs, but my parents and everyone around me keep telling me I have higher chances of getting a job in Manhattan or Silicon Valley (My end goal) if I go to Rotman or Mcgill... AKA schools with a little bit better international reputation. At the end of the day I don't want to sacrifice my chances of attaining my goal just because the beds are nicer in Kingston or London, sure I may not like residence in Montreal or Toronto for four years but at least I'll be happy achieving my goal. If this is possible, can we start an unbiased discussion on how I should go about making my decision How the heck am I ever going to be able to decide... I swear I am losing hair stressing about this incredibly difficult decision. I should also mention I have no idea whether I want to go into marketing, finance or accounting.
Business program, NEED HELP!!!

Hi I'm attending university of waterloo this fall for afm and is starting to second doubt myself and was wondering some key highlights about the program and I want o become an accountant and get my CPA but worried if I change that I could be limited in this program?

I turned down BBA at laurier but is curious if I should take a gap year and really figure what is best for me or smarter to go in and see

Concerns about top six
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario. 
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are; 
Calculus 97
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93 
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three). 

The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way. 

Waterloo Co-op
Hi! Just wanted to know about the co-op process at Waterloo. I was wondering what do employers look for in your experience? Since in some programs you can have co-op in year 1, can you talk about experiences from high school? 
What did you personally talk about?
Thank you ! 

Summer School + AFM
Hi ! So I took summer school for English this year, and I heard that the University of Waterloo frowns upon that. I took it before I knew that. I want to get into their AFM program, so I'm just asking those who are in the program and have been through a similar situation, what was your justification on your AIF for doing summer school, and would you say summer school heavily impacted your application in a negative way? Also if you remember your extra-curricular activities that you did and what was your average that you applied with? I'm just asking because I want to know if they still accept people who did summer school. Thank you !
Volunteering Ideas
I completed the mandatory 40 hours of community service, but my program requires me to complete an additional 150 hours in grade 11 and 12. I ran out of ideas of what I could volunteer for, any ideas???
Difference between French Studies & French Language and Linguistics?
Hey there,

I'm planing to double major in French and history. I started to look into some universities online and found they offer various types of french courses. I am planning to be a French teacher so I'm not sure which program I should apply to, French Studies, or French Language and Linguistics. Whats the difference between the both? Please help!

Thanks :)
My ex wants me back...
OKAY GUYS, B4 I RANT ABOUT MY LOVE LIFE, DON'T COMMENT IF YOU'RE SOME ANAL A$$HOLE WHO'S GOING TO BE LIKE "Delete this post, this is a uni forum, blah blah blah" OKAY LIKE STFU THERE'S A "Dating" SECTION FOR A REASON.
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**I found this all out today from his friends, he didn't tell me anything 

My ex wants me back after recently ended it with two "rebounds." We broke up almost a year ago but stayed as "friends with feelings for each other." 
About 5 months after breaking up, he met someone, tried to move on from me and went for her. Before anything serious happened, he asked me one more time to get back together, I refused saying we needed to fix things. He agreed to, but things flopped and so he dealed with her, they didn't work out so he "dated/dealed" with her friend who liked him. He ended things, saying that he "never truly liked her" and well, sort of juggled the two rebounds back and forth for the past month. He finally deciding that he made a huge mistake and wants me back. From my knowledge, they both don't know that he still has feelings for me. 
For the past several months, I've been distraught by the fact that he would move on so quickly and forget all that we've had! I couldn't believe that he would move on like that and cut me off completely. Tbh it made me very happy finding out that I've been in the back of his mind the whole time :))))))))) (fck those girls) 

He's an amazing guy, any girl would be lucky to have him... But I'm not sure if I should take him back, all I know is that I don't want to lose him again. 


So, random strangers of yconic, what should I do? Should I talk this out with him and see if he can change and I can move on, then get back together or stay close friends? Or cut him out of my life and move on?
EC's and/or marks?
I've talked to a lot of people about this and I'm getting mixed results from people:

Some people are telling me that universities don't care about EC's and only look at your marks but some people say universities care about both. 

I'm involved in a lot of things (I volunteer at the hospital, seniors home, with this youth organization etc) and in school I'm planning on joining the ambassadors team and DECA. 

I want to go into the medical field (mostly likely health sci) so i just wanted to know if I should continue with these EC's or will it affect my grade 12 GPA? 
[in grade 11 I was in no EC's and managed to get a good GPA, so now that I'm going into grade 12.. I don't want to risk joining a lot of EC's and have it affect my marks]

Please let me know what you guys think and what else I should join for my EC's.

Thank you in advance!
First year Waterloo AFM, here to answer any questions! :)
Hey guys,
I'm a first year AFM student, and I've just completed my first term! I went through what you guys are going through last year so I know a lot of you guys might be stressing out about applications or have many questions to ask.

Feel free to ask my anything, and I'll try my best to answer!

*All my answers here are based on my knowledge and opinions, I'm not here as an official rep of the University of Waterloo! Just a few year students trying to offer some help :)

EDIT: I'll try my best to answer you guys as soon as I can, but keep in mind that I have my readings/assignments/midterms to do too, and doing well in school should always be a top priority!
Thanks for your patience :)
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


Switch to UofT Eng from Mac Health science
some relevant electives I'm taking are calculus, physics, and linear algebra. do you think my other courses in health science could count as mandatory electives that uoft engineers also have to take? also do you think it's easier to switch to mcmaster engineering after first semester and then to uoft engineering?
Brock BBA-coop
Im going into bba at brock this september and I just have a few questions:
hows the res life (im in decew)?

my goal is to get an 80% avg so how hard is this?

how does coop work i want an accounting coop job but is that more reserved for baac's?

I want to switch to bacc coop after first year, is it possible and how hard is it, like what gpa is needed?

are the opportunities with a bba from brock still good?
What is ECE like? How does PEY work?
I'm currently a third year life sci (neuro and physio) student thinking of transferring into ECE after my third year/ (or possibly 4th year). I was initially thinking of EngSci, but after hearing horror stories about it I decided to go along the ECE route since I'm interested in neuroengineering and it seems that a lot of the IBBME faculty for neuro things are in ECE. What is the job outlook for electrical/computer engineers in Toronto? I was also hoping to stay in toronto if possible once I graduate with a BASc in engineering. I heard there was a PEY program too where 2/3/4th years could get a paid internship? How much do they earn (it would be great if it could help pay for some of my tuition)?
Western Engineering
what is the quality of western engineering? Do students in their engineering programs get hired by big companies? How does it fare against other great engineering schools like Waterloo, UBC etc.
Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management(BBRM)- Equine Management
Hey! I just finished Gr.11 and will be starting Gr.12 come September and I'm currently rearranging my courses. I'm thinking of applying to the university of Guelph for the BBRM and majoring in equine management. Would Calculus be a recommend course to take in Gr.12? Or Exercise Science? I checked, these are not mandatory to get into the program, but would they be beneficial if I took them now? Also for anyone who is in or taken the BBRM program what do you think of it? Is it a useful bachelor? What are you doing now? Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance!