I am interested in becoming a software engineer at one of the top companies in silicon valley. I am looking to apply to both universities above, and was wondering which one would give me better career prospects. The programs I am interested in are computer science and software engineering. So for this is what I understand about each university.
Waterloo: - top engineering university in canada
- largest coop program in the world
- many graduates get hired because of their coop experience
- extremely competitive
- one of the best engineering colleges in the us
- conveniently located within the san francisco bay area
- also extremely competitive
So which university should I attend?
In the link above, I found a diagram which shows the universities these top companies choose to hire from. I notice that Berkeley is in the top three, while waterloo is closer to the bottom but is still ranked the top engineering school in Canada. So, I was just wondering if waterloo is recognized internationally (in the states). I also noticed that most engineers from waterloo end up at microsoft, while engineers from Berkeley have greater career prospects since their graduates are hired from google and apple. However waterloo has a coop program, while Berkeley was not. So with this information in mind, any thoughts? If anyone in this forum has been to either of these universities and has had positive (or negative) career prospects, please feel free to share below.
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I have a 92 average in high school currently. However to make it to most engineering programs, you need upwards of 95%. Does anyone know how I can get stellar high school grades. Some people recommend private school, but I know that they are looked down upon for admissions. With that in mind, does anyone have any tips on how I can attain such a high average. Perhaps any high schools within Toronto that are not academically rigorous. If any students on this forum looking at this post had a high high school average, please share your experiences below!
Which schools offer the best social life in regards of friendliness, party scene, and fun; but also has studious, hard working, and smart students? I am looking for a university that parties hard, but studies harder. I don't wana be overwhelmed by my studies or overwhelmed by excessive partying.
Hi, I'm currently a grade 12 student who will be applying to Western + AEO, the only reason I'll probably get AEO ( If I do ) is because they don't count math in your top 6 (Ivey) , otherwise my average will be around 85% because of math, which is good enough for BMOS.
Is the math in BMOS hard? I'm terrible, lol .. I don't want to take the risk and do something like geography and have a useless degree in case I mess up and don't make it into Ivey!
I'm great at business Ex. 99% Management (only one in my school), and 95% in Intl. Business, but in math I'm inn the low 60's : /
During the application process, if I am applying to the Arts and Sciences category, am I just selecting "social sciences" or "humanities" or do I have to choose a specific undergraduate program? If I do, am I supposed to choose one or more? Thanks! (sounds confusing)
While applying to York University, are you supposed to apply to one undergraduate program or more. Say I apply to one with limited spaces (Social Work) and I'm eventually not encrolled. During the application process, can I select another program? Thanks.
I was considering applying to the Social Work program at York University. Is anyone here enrolled in it that can give some insight in terms of how it is in general, such as workload, opportunities, et cetera. Additionally, since there are limited spaces available, what marks would be considered a "cut-off"?
I was considering applying to the Law and Society program at York University. Is anyone here enrolled in it that can give some insight in terms of how it is in general, such as workload, opportunities, et cetera. Thanks!
This can give you a good indicator of what minimum averages you need to be considered for your program. This was for fall 2015 and you can assume due to mark inflation it should rise ~1% or even go down a little bit. You never really know, always go for the highest mark possible.
I've already sent in all of my applications but as I've been reading some threads posted here from previous years I'm starting to worry about whether I will be accepted or not.
I am applying to arts at McGill, but my school is semestered and I have English second semester. I heard that they will look at grade 11 marks to replace any grade 12 prerequisite that is not complete, but my case is a little bit odd.
Basically, I thought it was a good idea to take grade 12 computer science when I was in grade 10 and ended up with a 63% but was assured that it would not count towards my top 6 for university. I will have 6 grade 12 credits at the end of this semester, 5 of which averaging out to ~89 to 91 but with that 63 my average gets bumped dangerously low.
I've heard people say that McGill would substitute grade 11 English as my 6th mark because I don't have grade 12 English yet, bumping the low mark out of my average, but I don't want to take any chances.
Any advice is greatly appreciated. thanks :)
yesterday I read a discussion and I saw warnings about studying abroad in Canada. They said that international students regret coming to Canada for an undergrad degree and I dont really wanna believe that. Is that true?