With Happy Student New Year quickly approaching, we want to know what one piece of advice you would have given yourself 12 months ago to better get you through your last academic year.
We’re looking for some inspirational advice that will help other students have an amazing 2015/16 Student New Year. Whether it’s “No matter how comfy your bed is, go to class” or “life’s short, eat the cake” we want to hear from you.
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What are the chances of success of a student that wants to apply to an accounting program in a university, but has not taken accounting at all. I am a hardworking student and is good at all the other subjects. It would help if an accounting student answered this.
Basically what the title says. I find that people--especially Canadians--hold a lot of misconceptions regarding what it means to go to an Ivy League or Ivy-calibre school. People on this forum also love to throw around terms like prestige, liberal arts degrees, connections, success, wealth, etc. in their discussions, especially when the Ivy League is brought up or when people are fighting about which business program is the best. I thought I could answer a few questions and clear up a few things about the Ivy League and what it actually means in the real world. I'm not a freshman/1st year so I stopped seeing everything with rose-coloured glasses like I used to when I first got here.
Program/Major: History, but I'm also completing the requirements for medical school.
High school: Regular public high school in Ontario. No AP or IB. My 4 year average was 94%, with course marks ranging from 83-99%. I did a lot of extracurriculars in high school and I had a couple of leadership roles. My teachers also really liked me so I was able to get good letters of recommendation from them. My school isn't known for sending kids to the US at all.
SAT/ACT scores: 2140 (out of 2400) and 35 (out of 36).
I did not get in because of money or connections. I come from a middle-class family, and most of the $60,000 cost of attendance per year is covered by my school's generous financial aid policy. I pay about $8000 a year for tuition and room + board.
So go ahead. Ask me anything. I'm currently studying for midterms so I'll try to answer when I can.
I have a 95 average, but I don't have many extracurriculars. I'm applying to universities this year. I'm thinking about applying to Waterloo, McMaster and UOIT for engineering. How much will not having many extracurriculars hurt my chances of getting accepted? I am a regular volunteer at a retirement home, and i am participating in the mcmaster engineering olympics. Do these count as extracurriculars?
So recently I have been offered a seat in the BScN program at both Seneca College and Georgian College for the January 2016 start date.
Does anyone have some advice or information as to which school would be there better choice? Regardless, the last 2 years of my program would be done at York University as it is a collaborative program. Obviously my choice would be influenced tuition fees, quality of equipment and over all learning experience. I'm sure there are other things I am over looking. I am just trying to put together a pros and cons list so that I can make a decision before the deadline.
Thanks to all, I look forward to hearing your guys opinions/experiences!
Alright, I want to learn everything I can. I wish there was an electromechanical engineering program! So I'm considering EngSci. No matter what I'm attending UofT. Alrght let me have it folks.
I want to learn aerospace, I know its saturated now. But 5 years from now that may not be the case. However, I'm still considering a straight up ECE degree. I wonder if someone with an Aerospace degree can work in ECE?
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'm in grade 11 and going into grade 12, as of now my marks have not been the best and I'm going to be starting to work efficiently and more productively. I've had bad study habits and have been procrastinating on work throughout grades 9-11 and thats reflected in my marks.
My grade 11 marks:
So clearly my marks aren't good and I know that i've been screwing up somewhere and i've realized that it's within my study habits. I just waste time browsing or watching videos that I start my work late and hence don't do well and don't get enough sleep. In the end im left without energy since i'm sleep deprived and can't adhere to the class lessons and knowledge being taught by my teachers. I think the studying environment maybe bad for me since i'm at home and surrounded by family, i think it would be better if I spent my time outside at say the Library working and studying to understand what I'm learning.
I know that i'm a determined student, if I put my heart to it and considering the Grade 12 is the year that counts and is most important in my case - I will be working and giving my 100% at all times.
I know that becoming an Ophthalmologist is not something that happens fast and takes time so I'm willing to dedicate myself to it now since i haven't dedicated myself to anything yet. I know that in the end it'll pay off and I'll be able to look back and see what I've achieved and come past.
As a person, i'm very caring and like to work with people and learn more about them and try to help everyone that I can. I've always been like that and I think becoming some sort of Physician would be one of the best choice for me.
So yeah i'm just putting this question out there, do you think I can pull this off or would i be better off going into the Finance industry?
I am really interested in going to biomedical engineering because I'm really interested in it, but I've heard that it's really hard to get a job in the field. i don't want to be sitting around with a university degree and no job, so I want to go into a career path with good job demand. Is it worth going into biomedical engineering, or is it too risky? Is there a high demand for jobs in biomedical engineering?
Hey I have a question so in grade 11 I ended physics with a 55 because I had to miss the exam and stuff but I did really good in grade 12 physics I got a 94 final mark..... Will my grade 11 55 over take my 94 in grade 12 physics and make me get rejected or what... I was young and dumb.. I swear to god I'm gunna snap if that matters... What do u guys know/think????
Where to go to get an honours bachelors in commerce? From what little I know I see Queens, Western (and possibly affiliated universiy olleges i.e huron), U of T, and waterloo as the top in ontario? what school do you think is the best option for commerce?
Most of my favourite songs come from movie and videogame soundtracks but I was wondering what do you all like?
1. Howard shore: Beyond the forest (last song from the Hobbit part 2 soundrtrack)
2. Marty O'Donnell: A song called Finale (from a game called Halo ODST)
3. James Horner: Becoming one of the people (from the movie Avatar)
I not one for much rock/pop/metal/country, but I am interested in anything you like even if it is nothing :geek:
I'm very curious to know about the people who frequent yconic. Since this is anonymous, you don't need to worry about being judged or assessed. Be honest and in general terms describe yourself. Maybe mention your ethnicity/ race as well for context and what field you're going into. If you think your personality developed based on the city or area you live in, mention that as well.