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
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
How's Laurier for finance? I'm deciding between finance and accounting.I heard laurier is alot better for accounting though. How are the job prospects for those at laurier bba for finance? Would i have an opportunity to get jobs at bay street/big companies?
I and many others on this forum are pursuing a CPA designation and would probably want to work at a big 4 firm. I think it would be beneficial if someone who is currently working there this summer or recently worked there as a student could answer some questions for us.
Which univerisity in Ontario would be most suitable if I want to enter into the finance field. I got accepted to Waterloo's AFM-FM but I do not want to be an accountant. Is it still a good choice for a university?
I am an international student going for a BMath/BBA double degree at WLU and UWaterloo. I will choose finance as a concentration in WLU. For math at UWaterloo, I am really interested in Mathematical Finance and Mathematical Economics. I did see the courses required for both programs and both are interesting. If anyone can provide an insight on this, I'd be grateful. Which one is better for landing a front-office job at Wall Street? Thanks :)
I'm currently entering my second year at the University of Toronto St. George campus, where I am double majoring in English and Book & Media Studies. I am also a commuter student. If you have any questions about U of T, whether it be from student life to course work, please don't hesitate to ask me!
My main point, and I cannot emphasize this enough, is to be sure to have an alternate career path ready. Only a small percentage of pre-med or pre-law students actually graduate into medical or law school. The acceptance rate is only around 10%, while the attrition rate is very high (75-80%). And unless you make it through med or law school, that biochemistry or polisci degree isn't going to do you much good.
And what are you doing to reach your goal (Ecs, undergrad choice, research etc...)?? And what are your alternative careers if you decided you didn't want to go to med school anymore or didnt get accepted?
All right all right, I'm seeing a lot of misconception flying around these forums about McMaster's BHSc program. Admissions, courses, medical acceptance, etc.
I'm a recent graduate of this program and starting medical school this fall. Bring me your questions and we'll see what we can clear up. I won't tell you how to get in, because I can't, but I can tell you about the process and what we're looking for.
Hey guys! i have Osgood-Schlatter's disease, it sounds a lot worse than it actually is. Basically it's where the tendon grows slower than the bone and theres a little pain to it; anyways its common in teens who are athletic. and what I'm trying to get at is, do any of you know good little workouts to keep it from hurting a lot? mine is in my knee. thank you to any advice or suggestions!