So, I missed out on the chance to apply to my school's DECA chapter. Is DECA something you should be involved in if you plan on going into business? Am I at a disadvantage having missed this opportunity?
ps I do have plenty of other ec's where I was in leadership positions though.. does that make up for not being in DECA?
Hello Guys, I really need help right now, as I am confused.
1) I have a relatively low AP calculus mark of 89. I am applying to university of Waterloo and university of Toronto. I have talked to many people, some say take it again in e learning or night school but my guidance councilor says the mark is okay to get into engineering.
What should I do to recover this ? Please Help
2) What should I need for other courses in grade 12 to get into UofT or Waterloo ?
And it is really stressing me out, as my parents are heavily focused on getting me into good uni course.
PS. I have 96 in advanced functions if that will help.
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.
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..
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?
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer.
I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor.
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???
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?
I hav grade 11 chem coming up this semester and im kind of stressing over it. My question is, should I be? Alot of people i've been talkin to say that it is a very difficult course and it is hard to get a good mark in it. Is this true? Also how big of a jump is it from grade 10 science to grade 11 chemistry?
Hi I'm a grade 12 student and this year I will be applying to universities soon. I want to be a doctor, I'm absolutely sure of that. What I'm not sure of is what undergrad program I should take. I don't really want to take biomed because if I don't get in then I kind of have a worthless degree. I was originally thinking physics until my guidance councillor said that it wouldn't prepare me well enough for med school, so now I'm thinking microbiology. Is there anyone currently in or have already gone through med school that could tell me whether or not your undergrad will really help, and if so what undergrad they think I should get?
I am currently going into grade 12. I need some guidelines and benchmarks to get into engineering in UofT or University of Waterloo. What marks should I aim for such as for AP calculus and advanced functions and other sciences.
I have not yet started Grade 12, but I have 4 G12 credits already. I am in the International Baccalaureate Program.
TOK - 98% ---sending to McGill
IB 1 Math - 93% ---sending to McGill
Data Management - 93% (not IB) ---sending to McGill
Visual Arts - 87% (not IB)
For the courses that I want to send, I have an average of 94.66 (for now). That means that I only need 3 courses (English, Calc and other) above 94% to get in, right?
The problem is, I have major anxiety issues and am so stressed that I won't get into this program.
So, my question is, does McGill look at IB in a better light than regular Ontario students? Also, do I have to send in my predicted marks, or can I just send in my Ontario marks (but still be considered as an IB student)?
ALSO, is Grade 12 IB easier than Grade 11 IB? My courses next year are: IB2 Math, IB Bio, IB Chem, IB English, IB French and Ontario Business. (I have 6 courses, compared to the 8 I had last year).
And more importantly, do you guys think I will get in, or should I just lose all hope before I start the school year?
THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND I HOPE ALL OF YOU GET ACCEPTED TO YOUR DESIRED SCHOOL!!!! <3
If you can walk and talk come to Brock. Come on it’s not that bad… ok lol, I’ve heard too many complaints from both former and current students.
Instructors walk in late for lectures and sometimes they get cancelled not always but it did happen and for exams? well, good luck because instructors…. Now let’s just move on.
It doesn’t matter where you get your undergrad from as long as you go to a reputable grad school such as UFT or McMaster,etc.. right? Wrong! If you’re not serious about a reputable undergrad school then you’d be lucky to graduate with an undergrad and if it happens to be a less reputable school such as Brock then what? You’re stuck with a Brock degree. Darn! My point is your spending the same amount of time and money at any university might as well choose the best or at least a reputable one.
These are just some of the complaints students addressed at Brock. Why was the chair of the department of health science interrogating some students over a frivolous post made by a student about their prof on Brock Spotted (it’s a Facebook page where students can express their experiences anonymously) I’ve seen the post it did not contain any profanity. Why don’t the
students just address their concerns directly to the prof? Well Brock is different.
What is with instructors not proctoring students during an exam I know this doesn’t always happen but it did. Then you hear other students complain that students are cheating during an exam, seriously? Now I’m sure the instructors were doing extensive research competing with Harvard University they couldn’t possibly babysit the students or assign one. Lol yea totally, researching frivolous posts on Facebook now that’s just Brock.
So the academic departments, programs, and instructors are not well organized and not up to your standard, but at least Brock is still an accredited school right? hopefully…
What about student life? at Brock the campus sucks and there’s not much outside the campus because st.catharines is a sketchy retirement city, but I’m sure you’ll have fun playing bingo with the old folks. Oh come on it’ll be lots of fun.
How about Varsity: well we have many sports except a few like football,etc.. the list goes on, but we have soccer its just that we lost almost every game.
Don’t put yourselves down, hey I know some graduates have jobs within a year after graduating, like dishwashing, waitressing, etc… it’s not that bad, I mean what do you expect with a Brock degree?