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Med School after a Waterloo Co-op Program?
Hi everyone,

Does anyone know if you can still apply for med school during your 3rd or 4th year of a waterloo coop program. I understand that waterloo coop programs run for 5 years but most people apply for medical school during their 3rd or 4th year. Will I have to wait for another year till I finish the coop program or can I apply during 3rd and 4th year?

Thanks in advance
Upgrade Physics 20 or take Physics 30
i'm planning on applying to UBC for science & the requirements include Physics 20 but i have a 74% (i dropped from a 89 throughout the year & went into a final with a 83% but my anxiety/insomnia got the best of me & even though i was prepared I bombed it) 


so should i just take physics 30? i'm worried that my 74% may stand in my way of getting into UBC.
University Admission Top 6 Average
So I'm going to grade 11 next year, and decided to take grade 12 accounting in my second semester. I heard that universities take your midterm grade 12 marks for admission, so will my grade 12 accounting credit be wasted? Or will it be sent off to the admission office with my other 3 grades from grade 12 midterm?
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


International Relations or Poli Sci?
Hello everyone,
I am going into grade 12 this September. Living in BC is cool but I always wanted to go to Ontario for university. I particularly want to go to UofT because it has the best reputation for International Relations or any kind of social science related subjects. Is it wise to choose IR? And I am thinking about going to law school after my undergrad year. How about Poli Sci?  
Hope I get to meet news junkies like me at UofT later!!
Integration into Ontario in High School
We are a Canadian family staying in India.   Kid currently studying in grade 7.
 Would it be a good idea to shift to an Ontario High School in grade 11 or 12 from India ? Is it better to  complete High School and join as Undergraduate or better to start earlier in maybe grade 9.
Focus area is Medicine .
Thanks in advance. 
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?
Grade 11 and 12 Accounting
I was just wondering how important grade 11 and 12 accounting is. Im planning to go to either Brock or Laurier for accounting. Im going to grade 12 this year and i haven't taken either one. It might be possible for me to add both to my schedule this year, but would it be worth it? I'd rather focus on my other courses and get a higher overall average. 
What are your thoughts? 
Ivey Grad / IBD in New York, AMA
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. 
Will a regular sized bagpack do for uni?
Title says it all. Do you carry a lot of stuff like in high school such as many binders and textbooks? Or will it be more like just a laptop and a binder/book? Thanks in advance.
1st year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Finished first year at UBC as a Health Science student in LFS.

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.
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Extracurriculars
From what I read from many different posts on this site and university admission pages Business universities consider Extracurriculars vital for admission. I've heard there is no real point going into business unless it's Ivey or Queens. Are my ECs good enough? How can I improve? I am aware I do a lot of stuff already but I don't want to risk not getting in.
 1) youth leader at church
 2) political advocate for both municipal and Federal candidates 
3) mission trips to India involved member of Key Club 
4) DECA Exec
 5) Model UN Delegate 
6) school badminton team 
7) Business Internships at Insurance and Logistic Company 
Going into UBC this September. Answering any admission related questions!
Hey guys,

I was accepted to UBC Sauder this April! 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!


Devastated
This summer was going good till I found out that I didn't get into the leadership organization in my school :( everyone was so surprised I didn't get in. My parents are furious because they think I have no chance to get into any good uni business programs. This organization handles everything in my school from events to school council. How else can I build a resume to give me at least some chance into getting into Ivey or queens. My dad can get me an internship at this insurance company but that's nothing. Help me!!
Movie suggestions?
So I'm pretty much a movie noob... Can anyone suggest some good movies to watch? Anything from the classics to new stuff will work :) I like any genre besides horror 
Waterloo or U of T ?
which university shall you choose Waterloo or U of T for Electrical engineering,
why would choose it also need some advice .
How does the Unit course work?
Hello! 
I am an international student and I am planning to apply to University of Calgary for a bachelor in Chemical engineering ,and when i was checking the tuition fees page i came across a 3-unit course thing. I really dont get how the unit system works and would very much appreciate it if someone could help. Thanks! :)
The site : http://www.ucalgary.ca/pubs/calendar/current/p.html
Best windows laptop for college?
What is the best laptop for college? Quite frankly, I am not a huge gamer.
Balancing part time job with grade 12: Good idea?
Hi,

I work part time at mcds. I'm entering into grade 12 this september, and while I don't mind working at mcds I know it's incredibly exhausting when you come back from a closing shift.

I plan to still work there, but I'm wondering if it's a good idea to work during the week in grade 12. I know the workload will be tough still, and it's a critical time for your marks, so maybe I should take it easy? ... 

(at the same time, I want some spending money LOL)

What do you guys think? Do any of you have experience working part time and being a grade 12 student as well?

I'm also planning to go into kinesiology, hopefully at mcmaster, york, or guelph. This year I also have 2 spares! :) (super happy about that. I took gr11 physics in night school and taking gr12 eng in e learning summer right now) I'm also aiming for a high 80, low 90 average this year.

Thanks!
Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:


1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
Your Vision of "the Business Person"
I imagine that, as a businessman, I will eventually have my own office in a massive high rise that overlooks the financial district of some world class city. I will spend two or three hours of my work day with clients and colleagues and attend many networking events with powerful people in the industry. But, when I drive down the highway I see all of the corporate buildings and when I watch movies and see a white room stuffed with cubicles, I question if my vision of the life of the business person is romanticized. Can business students and graduates who have experience in the business world tell me if most business grads end up living the life I imagine they do, or do they sit in a cubicle as they work alongside highway noise in a boring office?
UofT admission
Do I have to complete any supplemental document in order to get into the social science faculty?
York or Ryerson for Social Work? :L
So I got accepted to York for Social Work and I'm still waiting for Ryerson's offer. But if I get accepted to Ryerson, I wouldn't really know where to go. I heard York has a better program but the courses sound so... boring... But then Ryerson's courses sound really interesting but it's in downtown and I hate downtown. I really don't know which one to choose, so I'd like other people's opinion on the matter? Which do you prefer, Ryerson or York, and why?
UofT admission and the IR
Hi I am going into grade 12 this September. Searching the universities, I found that IR and business attracted me. I know the top tier business schools are tough to get in. How about UofT social science program? Do I have to complete any essay to get into the UofT social science? And how about job market for IR students? I heard that business and IR kinda related.