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Going into UBC this September. Answering any admission related questions!
Hey guys,

I was accepted to UBC Sauder this March! UBC was my first and only choice and I am so glad that I got in. I am starting this September.

I will be able to answer any admission question you guys might have. But keep in mind that I live in BC so I am only familiar with the BC admission system!

I honestly believe that I am almost an expert in the UBC's admission system :P I spent countless hours researching and phoning UBC that in the end, I knew more than  some enrollment service professionals who were often clueless when I tried to ask a question.

Ask away!


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


Schulich delayed entry??
Just wondering how hard is it to transfer into Schulich second year from another university/business school?? If youve done it sucessfuly please post!

Also, please dont tell me how its impossible or you wont be able to do it etc..I hate negative thinkers. Nothing is impossible. 

Also If it was impossible they wudnt have this option available, so obviously people are transfering every year even if its a small amount.
Why are high school students going into business so optimistic?

High school business students be like:


“I’m going into Queen’s/Ivey, therefore I’m better than you” *creates hierarchy of tiers of b-schools as a thread*


“I want to become a CPA accountant and work for Big 4 at Bay street and then I’m gonna become an investment banker and work for GS at Wall street to make millions.”


“I have a 98% average (private schooled) and was the president of every club at my school, therefore everyone be jealous”


“After I finish undergrad with a 4.0 GPA, I’m going into MBA program then law school, then get my CFA, then CPA, then PhD to make my business card credentials as long as possible because I’m going to become a CEO”


I honestly don’t see engineering, science, arts students say these type of ridiculous things on the forum.

List of things you should keep in your car as a commuter student / if you drive to school:
If you are a commuter student, or use your car to get to school like me, here are some things you should keep in your car. You don't know when emergencies will come, so it's best if you're prepared for it. 

- Car charger for your phone. Those things that turn your Cigarette Lighter into a USB port. Most cars have USB ports now so you might not need it but a few of them don't have the proper ability to charge phones. i.e. 2012 Honda Civic (what I drive). It does charge, but it's VERY slow at doing it

- Spare Tire, + Tire change kit. Seriously, keep these in your car. And don't tell me getting rid of these help with mileage. Unless your car is made out of tin foil, removing these won't help with mileage. 

- Battery Booster / Jump Starter Kit. Some cars come with it. If it doesn't, you should have it in your car. Cars don't have a battery gauge like phones and laptops. That light only turns on when the battery is dead. 

- Ice Scraper / Snow Brush. A must have in the winter. Wipers can't clear off snow from your windshield, and the window heaters at the back won't melt the snow. 

- Collapsible Shovel. If it snows a lot where you are, you'll need this too as well as the ice scraper / snow brush. I've actually had to dig my car out of the snow once.

- Flare. Most cars have this already, so keep it in there. Helps other people spot you if you're ever stranded on the highway or somewhere dark. TIP: If you're on the highway, light it and place it a few hundred meters behind where your car is stopped so people know that you're stopped ahead. 

- Flashlight. You may have to park your car somewhere and start walking in the dark. Also useful for looking at things under your car. 

- First Aid Kit. For patching yourself up or someone else. 

- Rescue Medicine. Inhalers, Epipen, etc. 

- Pads, Tampons. If you're female that is... you know..... for the female problems.....

- Bottled Water.  Don't just keep 1, keep a few. I usually keep 4 because of how many I usually seat in my car. 

- Granola Bars, Chips, Snacks, Cookies. Yes, there may be a day when you forget lunch at home and don't have enough money to buy something from the cafeteria or convenience store. 

- Poncho / Rain Coat / Umbrella.

- Extra Pair of Clothes. 

And as always, keep your car up to date with maintenance. Change oils, fluids, rotate tires, etc. regularly, not only when that check engine light comes on. Usually, when it comes on, it means you're past due for maintenance and something is broken inside. 

Good luck! :)
Will i get into SFU / UVIC???? HELPP PLSS!!!
Hi, Im a high school graduate from Ontario and am planning to apply for my undergrad at UVIC & SFU for their business (commerce) program. 
My top 6 marks, including the prerequisites = 82.66% average. 

Will I get into either one of those schools( SFU, UVIC) ???  

Eng: 81
Film: 91
AdvFun: 75
Environ: 82
Business:80
Achieve: 87
Is it possible to do English 11 Online while taking English 12 in the school year?
Hi,
I was wondering if schools in Canada allow students to take English 12 if they haven't yet completed English 11?
I'm currently doing English 11 Online but I haven't finished, so I might not be able to make it in time for the final, making it so I have to take the next exam which is in late September, but school would have already started.

Is it possible to do it both courses at the same time?
"extracurriculars " do not really matter after all...
for mcgill atleast..this is directly from their website : 

"Generally speaking, extracurricular activities are not significant in the admission decision, although they are an important factor in awarding certain entrance scholarships."

Just wanted to let y'all know. 

Peace out 
IS UTM THE SAME AS UFT?
I'm not going to UFT, but everyone in my schools says that UFT is different from UTM because it is much harder to get into UFT. Is this true?
Ask a current student: UofT Edition
Hey, I'm in 2nd year (Rotman Commerce) living in residence (University College).
Ask me about anything, college choice, academics, partying, life...

Look forward to your questions! (I'm really bored right now)
Morrison Hall at U of T!!!
Ok I got Morrison hall for residence and I was wondering which rooms are the corner rooms of Morrison? Particularly on the 8th floor? They have bigger windows and I'm just super curious! Thanks.
Is it good enough?
I just finished grade 12 physics and today I got a 91 on the exam and finished with an 87 in the course overall. Is 87 a decent to good physics grade. I want to go into sciences, not life sciences or med but like Atmospheric/Earth and Space/ Meteorology, Meterology is my main goal and I wanna get my Masters Degree in it but Im wondering if its enough for universities like Waterloo, UBC, maybe like Mcgill, or like Mcmaster or even University of TO. 

Any reply/answer greatly appreciated, especially for those who want to go into similar programs..

Sincerely, Proflyer98
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
I'm finishing up my first year at UBC as a Health Science student in the Land and Food Systems faculty.

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:
Everyone Needs To Rethink Their Lives......
I relatively new to this forum site and from what I have seen all everyone on here cares about is prestige, putting people down, and picking jobs that only make more than 500 000. The business students are the worst!!

Is that all you really care about? I read someone (a business student) recently say that engineers can only make 250 000..... yeah ONLY. Life isn't all about money. Have you ever though about the toll, stress, and time that high paying salaries can take. I hate you little high school students who think just because you go to queens or lvey you will be handed a half million dollar salary...like? You all think you are the only business students well there are thousands of other graduating at the same time and they all think they will be multi millionaire CEO's. Wake and see the real lyfe.

peace
Can you please do something about the night-time spam?
For many weeks now we've been bombarded with spam that usually starts right after midnight. I'm unable to post on this site at that time or read old threads, because I get a message that says "Oops, you've hit your posting limit. Please wait a couple minutes and try again." It's getting really tiresome and isn't a problem I see with other forums or the old studentawards.

What are the administrators of this site doing to stop this spam flow? It's getting ridiculous.
BMath/BBA Double Degree student - Ask anything
Just like the topic says.



I am a BMath/BBA double degree student currently in my 4th year.



If you have any questions at all about admissions, co-op, courses, competition, work load, etc. just let me know either here or in a PM and I'll do my best to answer them.



I can also answer things about Laurier's BBA program or UW's Math programs.



MEDHOPEFULS--mega thread
1) What grade are you in currently (if in high school) or what school are you attending, what year, in what program (if in university)?
2) What was/is/you think will be your top 6 (or 4/5 if you're from a province other than Ontario--please state) in high school?
3) What was/is your top 3 school & program choices for undergraduate studies before pursuing medicine ('premed')? Why?
4) Many on here seem to believe that Mac's health sci is the best, then Western's med sci, and then students should just apply to a school where attaining a high GPA is easier. Do you agree?
Thank you so much for your input! Hopefully we'll get some meaningful discussions started! Good luck to all of you! :)
Tough for first year?
I am planning to take the following courses for first year at UTSG:
1) BIO120 and BIO130
2) MAT135 and MAT136
3) PHY131 and PHY132
4) CHM151
5) SOC101
Is it going to be tough for me to handle? Anyone who has similar courses? Also what are your views about the seminar courses?
hoae test...
Hi there, I was wondering if any of you guys had to do the HOAE test. I’m thinking to take the nursing program and they ask for it. All my marks are 90s and up but I’m afraid to fail because of the test, can somebody tell me a little beat more about HOAE, thanks...
University of Guelph's Reputation?
What kind of reputation does U of G have? Good? Bad? Just certain programs? etc. Any input  and personal experiences are welcome. Thanks in advance!
U of Guelph: BBRM
Is the University of Guelph's Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, Equine Management major are respected program within the school aswell as in the equine industry?
Just finished Med Sci year 1 AMA :)
Any questions about the courses you'll be taking, various profs, campus, residence, etc? Ask away !