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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.

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.

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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! :)
Learning ahead in the summer?
I'm contemplating on whether I should start teaching myself content for Physics 12U and Advanced Functions 12U before the school year starts in September. What do you guys think?
1st Year Waterloo Biomedical Engineering Student, Ask me anything!
Hey guys!

As you probably know if you're applying to Biomedical Engineering at the University of Waterloo, the program just started last year meaning that my class is the first ever class of Biomeds here! It also means that there's very little information available for prospective students for both the application process and what the program is actually like. If you have any questions regarding the program, the admission process, or Waterloo Engineering in general please feel free to ask me!

Good luck with admission everyone!

Summer :)
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.

Actuarial Science and Engineering
I got into University of Calgary and University of Manitoba for Actuary. University of Manitoba is more known for this particular program but it is not exactly the best or the safest city in Canada. I also have an engineering offer from University of Calgary and University of Alberta but I am not a huge fan of physics so I have not looked too much into it. Concordia University gave me an offer for statistics which is pretty close to Actuary but it will probably be more beneficial to get a degree in Actuary.  I am lost.
Laurier-Business Technology Management (Co-op), Ottawa Commerce (Co-op), or Brock Accounting Co-op)??(I need help to decide!!!)
Hey Guys, I need some help deciding which university to attend. I currently have an alternate offer from Laurier for business technology management with coop and with a $1000 scholarship. I have a an offer from Ottawa with a B.Comm (specialization in accounting) with coop and a $4000 scholarship. Lastly, I have Brock Accounting with Co-op and a $750 scholarship! I know I want to get my CPA, but I'm considering my social life, cost, ranking of the school, and the overall view of the school. Any help is appreciated. Thanks!!

Why are Toronto's top law firms filled with U of T and Osgoode grads?
The general consensus on http://lawstudents.ca is that all of Canada's law schools are good and no rankings really exist.

I just took the time to go through the profiles of students and lawyers of Toronto's top corporate law firms (the seven sisters)- Blake, Cassels & Graydon, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg, Goodmans, McCarthy Tétrault, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt, Stikeman Elliott, Torys.

I barely see any Ottawa or Windsor law school graduates; and I mean barely. Out of the hundreds of lawyers there were very few. It's all U of T and Osgoode grads. Western also makes a good chunk of student/ articling hires, but not as many are hired back as lawyers.

I didn't see a ton of Queen's graduates either though you may chalk this up to the school focusing more on family, criminal and labour law. Lots of Queen's law school graduates go into these fields and I see them working in good firms.

Good luck getting a job if you go to law school outside Canada- I saw maybe one or two people who went to Harvard, Yale, Stanford and Columbia. If you went to a UK law school or a lower ranked US school, you won't be getting into these top firms without serious connections.

Anyways, what do you guys think about this and the bull about all law schools in Canada being equal. Sure the education you receive may be equal, but there certainly appears to a stigma pertaining to how firms and lawyers view students from certain law schools. I even read online that many hiring partners based on past experiences viewed U of T and Osgoode students as having some of the best work ethics and intelligence over other law school graduates. What makes these schools special?
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.
Do universities care if you switched high schools 3 times?
I switched almost every year, and I'm switching again my last year. Don't ask why please, I have some issues lol.
My grades are pretty good (93-95% top 4 average) but I'm worried universities will reject me due to my constant switching of highschools...

Btw I'm looking to apply to UBC Science, Western Med Sci, Mac Health Sci, UofT life science, Waterloo eng.

Thank you
Advice to students going to Grade 12?
For those who achieved high 80s to 90s, how did you do it? What programs did you get into?
Bishop's university- International studies
I'm planning to go to Bishops university in International studies. It looks like a really awesome school with great spirit!
I was wondering if anybody could tell me more about how it is (preferably by a student who goes there). If you are from another school you can skip this post: ) 

1-Like do you have to do a semester abroad or an internship?
2-How is the program designed (lots of reading? lots of written assignments or more in-class exams?)
3- Is Bishops really a party-all-the-time school? 
4-Is there good faculty for the International studies?

Thanks a lot!

Entering grade 12 mega-thread
So this thread is for people who just finished grade 11 and will be applying to uni in the fall, post your grade 11 average and top three choices!

Me: grade 11 average--89.5
Top 3: Ivey/Queens (tied) and Laurier
Psychology in high school - take or not?

I am going into grade 12 next year in BC. Other than math and sciences, I have space for one elective. I couldn't get into Law or Accounting because of timetable conflicts and have to take Peer Tutoring as an alternative. But I can switch to something else if it fits.  I was wondering if Psychology 11 or 12 is worth taking? Will it be helpful if I am going on to Pharmacy after completing science prerequisites? Any experiences and is it a lot of work? 

Thank you. 
Career in Business Finance
I want to know about careers in business finance for international students here in Canada.Also,if i want to get job at high position in bank ,What can i do for that?
Should I go to UofT for life sciences?
Hey everybody. This is my first post here :) I am going into grade eleven and I would eventually like to attend med school. I am starting to consider universities for undergrad obviously, and I would like to preferably go to Mac but I want two other good options if I do not get in. U of T is close to where I live and I'm sure my parents want me to go there as it is close to home. However, I have been hearing all sorts of bad things about their life sciences program and have been warned by people not to go for various reasons. I know every university has it's pros and cons and med school itself is a challenge to get into but I am just extremely confused and I want to know why U of T life science seemingly has a negative reputation. Sorry, I am sure this is a common question or topic but I just need to clear it up. Thanks :D
Engineering and Business
I am going into grade 12 next year and would like to pursuit civil engineering and business/management. I came across two programs that interest me. Western engineering and Lvey HBA and Mcmaster engineering and management. Which would offer more opportunities after graduation? Also, what are some benefits to having business along with an engineering degree? 

Thanks in advance 
Can someone tell me what you can do with a health studies degree at uoft
Hi I'm going into my final year of high school (Grade 12), and I was captivated by uoft's health studies program. I was wondering if this is a good major if I am planning on becoming an occupational therapist. If not, what can you do with this major?
Will I get Admission if I did bad in Grade 11 Math
I got a 66 in grade 11 math and I dont know if universities look at it significantly or not. But i got a 75 in grade 12 Advanced functions in summer school. I need to know Asap. Thanks
OSAP Question
I just finished my first year and received an OSAP Loan of just over $3000 to help pay for school. I am going into second year in the fall and have registered to receive OSAP again thus I do not have to Confirm My Enrolment since I reapplied (according to the website). But here is my problem: OSAP has added over $100 of accrued interest to my account. They are not saying I have to pay it but the interest is being added so my loan has been growing under my account. Is this happening to anyone else? Should I just wait until the school confirms my enrolment to see if the amount of interest gets deducted off the loan account? Any insight would be oh so helpful as I am beginning to panic... 

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