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I'm sure you have all heard the saying 'knowledge is power'. If not, then you know it's true! Let's make this thread interesting!
Think of one of the strangest, most awesome, or most fascinating things you have ever learned in or outside of school. It can be about anything related to what interests you: a random fact, nature, history, medicine, technology, people, etc...
This thread is to give all members a chance to learn something new and refresh their minds before school!
One fact that left me stunned was that a treasure box, worth more than 3 million, is supposedly hidden somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. Hidden by the author and art dealer Forrest Fenn, the treasure is named the 'Fenn treasure'. He stated (as of Aug. 20, 2016), that it is still hidden. Cool, right?
I will be starting grade 12, and have been taking french all throughout high school. For me, it is a mark booster (high 90s) and i enjoy the class, but i was wondering - is it worth to keep french, or switch to something like a 4M business course to boost my top 6? I plan on going into engineering or maybe business
I've been waiting to graduate for so long because I hate my high school, but as the days have passed ive noticed that im becoming more nervous for this year. Do any of you feel this anxiety building up? How are you coping with it?
I got my Grade 12 schedule and the guidance counsellor's at my school are really strict when it comes to changing courses. My Grade 12 schedule is this:
Spare, Advanced functions, Drama and Biology
Spare, Physics, Calculus and Vectors, and Chemistry
I really want Physics to be first semester because I am going into Engineering at Waterloo and i only need to give in my top 6 marks. I already took Grade 12 English in summer school. Biology is not one of the prerequisites thus, I want bio to be in second semester that way I can decide based on my Drama mark about whether I want to drop out Bio or not.
Do you think it is best for me to switch Biology to second semester and Physics to first semester? and what is a good reason that i can give to the councellor's in order for them to let me change this.
If anyone has taken data in grade 12 can they tell me their experience with it? I currently want to fill in one of my spares and want to know a bit more about that course from a student before speaking to guidance
I am starting grade 12 and I was searching up universities for my Undergrad. I was looking at Laurier, Guelph, Brock, York, and Waterloo. for programs like Criminology, Political Science, Women's studies, Gender and Sexuality studies, Philosophy, Sociology, etc, along with possibly kinesiology, but most likely not..as I want to go into law. As you can see, I have not made up my mind for exactly which program I will take for my undergrad, but it will be something along the line of this.What are your opinions on these universities for programs like these . Are these universities known for these programs? How is the student life and expenses? Also, how easy is it to get into these universities and get a good GPA? And finally, which university would you guys recommend?
Thanks in advance
PS: I know I still have a whole year to go, but my dad is trying to buy a house, and wants to know if he should search in the region of Waterloo, which is is why I am looking into these universities, so kindly be serious and don't tell me to "relax, you still have a whole year to go, don't worry about picking a university yet"
I’m a CS/Ivey dual degree candidate at Western, I used to come on here for help when I was in HS so I figured it's about my time to start giving back! So if any of you have questions on Ivey, AEO stuff or anything Western in general let's get a good thread going, feel free to ask me just about anything!
Also I’m currently conducting research on the rising competitiveness of Canadian Business Schools and their application processes. So if you're an incoming first year business student it would really help us out if you could complete our survey. The link is below:
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:
Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location)
RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry): - Rejected from BAcc Co-op - Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6
WHEN LANDING BIG 4 AUDIT CO-OP:
- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel
ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GET INTO B4 BUT DIDN'T/WON'T FOR THEIR FIRST COOP:
- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)
That's basically it. 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
Hi. Like the title, what are some pros and cons to applying early to university (more interested in the cons btw). I am moving onto grade 12 this september, and I have finished grade 11 with an average of 95%. Also, how does this early acceptance thing workanyways?
I am going to apply to U of T, UBC, SFU and McGil, to the Humanities department.
So far, the only pros I see is that you get the application process over with quickly without having to carry that anxiety for months until the proper deadline- that is if you get accepted of course.
On your regular school days in high school (Grade 11/ Grade 12) how much sleep do you get? What time do you wake up at and what time do you sleep at? does sleeping less by maximizing more time for studying worth it and is it useful? Are you able to concentrate at school the next day? What is your average?
Man, I feel hella sad I moved to a new school in a good area in Grade 10, tried to make friends And its grade 12, I'm graduating with no squad I actively chill with
I have a lot of people that talk to me at school, say hi to in the halls, want to work with me when it comes down to school stuff
But no squad to call my own. No friends that invite me out.
All of the people at my school have their groups made since grade 9, and even before since middle school. It's so hard to find a place where I just fit in man
I tried getting to be friends with one group of people, but despite all my friendliness and my efforts showing that I see them as friends outside of school, they ignore me and don't see me in the same way
I try to invite them out places, but they never come through. And when it comes down to their stuff (movies, birthdays etc) they don't invite me out
And now I'm graduating Grade 12, no real friends that I chill with outside of school I'm not an awkward person, I play basketball casually, but idk man
I'm normally a guy not fazed by sh*t like this, but when I saw my friend posting pics of his birthday party on his snapchat story, I got kinda sad :/
I'm taking full IB diploma, and on the admissions requirements for McGill it's pretty strict on how many subject points you need for entrance consideration (36/37 for a B.Scn). And with scholarships, likewise you need a minimum of 40 subject points, if I remember correctly. However, the scholarship minimum for academic/certificate students is a 95% GPA, which I have right now, yet I don't know if I'll achieve 40 subject points (depends on extra points even if I keep up mainly all 6's). And with the program admission, it's 93% minimum, which I know I'm exceeding, however the 37 points seems like a more daunting goal. My boyfriend told me they just convert your IB grade into the corresponding percentage on your transcript and look at that, is this true? (He wasn't a full IB diploma student, so could this just be different for him?). I'm just wondering if being in the diploma program is actually making it harder to gain entrance and scholarships for university.
Sorry for the loaded question, I hope it somewhat made sense!
My boyfriend recently went off to McGill, where I'm planning on applying, and it's since put a lot of pressure into getting in since I have even more reason to be there now. It's truly my dream school, and the thought of not getting in is causing me a lot of anxiety.
I'm doing IB diploma and all of my predicted grade 11 mark were 6's, as well as a 7 on my IB biology exam in May.
Does this sound adequate to get into a B.Scn of psychology? Is keeping up my 6's going to land me acceptance, or should I try for 7's? I'm unsure and worried as to how competitive it really is, so I'd really love some insight.
I'm starting Grade 11 IB this year, and I've been offered a job. The job is Monday's and Tuesday's and its 4 hours per day. I don't take too many extra curriculars but I lose almost my whole Thursday afternoon/evening to sports. I don't know if I should take the job or not. So far my grades have been fine, I have a 95 average but I don't know what to expect from grade 11.
How much harder is IB from pre-Ib? Is it manageable? Should I expect my marks to drop? And should I take the job?
Basically, I went to school after hours to hand in 48 extra hours on top of the (already recorded) required 40, and I was told that the system only accepts the base 40 to 'check off the box in the system'. I asked how universities will verify my hours come September, and was told that I can just write the actual number of completed hours on my application, even though it will technically conflict with my student record.
This kind of sounded like bullshit to me, so I was wondering if anyone else was able to submit more than 40 hours to their office and have it show up on their record.
So I have an appointment with the guidance counsellor tomorrow, and she is a pain in the ass. She told me not to take English in summer school because she thought it was going to be to difficult, but i ended up getting a 92. So basically tomorrow i have an appointment with her, and I want to take a grade 11 course a year early. I know that she is not going to agree. What do I do?
Hi guys, so I still remember all the anxiety on this site back when I was in grade 11/12, scouring through every post and trying to grapple as much information possible about university. Well I am just about to head back into my second year at University of Toronto Rotman Commerce program and would be more than happy to answer ANY questions you have about UofT/Rotman.
Let me just say somethings, there are MANY misunderstandings about programs out here and don't let the advice of other high school kids be the decision factor for your 2013/2014 year. Let students who have GONE through the system once aid you to make a good choice.