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Queen's PSE
How many activities should I put on the Queen's PSE?
I want to go to a top-tier business school,  but I am afraid my calculus mark is bringing me down! I have an over 90 average but my past calc quiz and test I got 54% and 61%. I understand all the homework and do it correctly I just can't seem to do well on the tests. Does anyone have any advice?
i have a question. i am a grade 12 student in BC, and i have to take English 12  in summer(this is the only course i don't take it because my English is not that good and i have to do Eng11 and Eng10 this year. )but my question is what should i do about applying for university and scholarships ? when should i apply?
Laurier 4th yr, with Co-op, worked at PwC, Suncor, and more -AMA
Hi There,

I was a fiend on StudentAwards when I was applying to Unis 3.5 yrs ago, so I'm coming back to help from the other end now. Feel free to ask about Laurier, BBA, Co-op, ECs, International Exchange (currently in Spain), or anything else!

Other schools I applied and got into to in Gr12:
-Waterloo AFM (got the fellowship scholar thingy)
-Ivey AEO, BMOS, Bmed
-Schulich iBBA
-Guelph: resturant mngmnt
-McGill: Immunology & Microbiology
-Did not get: Queens

Highschool: Intnl Baccalaureate.
Business Programs
Are there any high school courses that you aren't required to take for business programs, but are worth taking anyway? Such as computer programming, physics, data management, etc. Looking for all opinions, especially from people who have taken/are taking business programs.
Road to UX Designer
Hi there!
I'm currently a grade twelve student who has no idea which program is of best fit to her. Because UX design is still a fairly new career, there is no distinctive degree or path for it.

I was wondering if anyone can suggest programs that are relevant in going into UX design? 
Management Schools.
Hey everyone, next year I will be in grade 12 and am starting to look into universities. I am from Toronto, so local schools may be preferable. Anyways, I am more interested in the management side of business, rather than accounting or finance, etc. So which schools (York, Laurier, UofT, etc.) have the best programs for management? Thanks in advance.
repeated courses and university of Waterloo
hi i am thinking about repeating advanced function in night school next year, i am currently a grade 11 student do advanced functions, what effect will this have on my chances of getting in. i am repeating the course because i am not getting as well of a grade that i would like to get. i want to apply to the life sciences in Waterloo.

Average needed for engineering?
Im trying to apply for electrical , computer engineering at ryerson, Mcmasters , uni of toronto, waterloo. could you tell me around how much mark average you need, to get in. And if you know someone or someone who is in what average did they/you get in with. 
night course
So Im taking a night course for physics 4U. will Waterloo accept night courses?? please reply fast, since i have already registered for it!!!!!!
$500 "To My Past Self" Community Contest
Hindsight is everything, right? 

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.  

To enter, simply comment below using your real name with “To My Past Self:” followed by the piece of advice you think would have helped you one year ago. 

Encourage your friends to vote your comment as helpful. The comment with the most helpful votes at the end of the contest period will be awarded the $500 prize.* 

Only friends that have an active yconic profile will be able to vote. So connect and make new friends in the yconic Community or invite your friends to join http://yconic.com for FREE today.

Deadline to apply is October 15, 2015 @ 9:00 AM EDT.  

*See full rules and regulations. Please note: Anonymous or inappropriate posts will not be tolerated nor entered into this contest.  

What advice will you find most helpful? Help us identify the best advice by giving your favourite comments a ‘Help Vote’!

* https://support.yconic.com/hc/en-us/articles/205369054--To-My-Past-Self-Community-Contest-Rules
Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) - 2016 Discussion Thread

If you have any questions on the University of Waterloo's Conditional Admission to Pharmacy (CAP) program this year and are interested in applying, dont hesitate to ask them here! I'll try to answer them as best as I can! 

For those of you who dont know what CAP is, it's basically a program designed for students who wish to pursue a field in pharmacy in the future. CHECK OUT THE WEBSITE HERE: https://uwaterloo.ca/pharmacy/future-students/conditional-admission-pharmacy-cap ALSO be sure to check out the FAQ section too because they usually cover a lot of your questions there. 

NOTE: Applications will be available starting October 9, 2015
I never took accounting in HS . Worried
Do you think I will like accounting in general if I'm pretty much/average good at math. Got 90 on grade 11 functions and Im expecting a higher 90s for grade 12 adv. Functions since my tests are either perfect or one to two mistakes. My data management will be low to mid 90s i should say.. i never took accounting in grade 11 so i dont have the chance to take it this year. what do you guys think? I want to get a CPA designation.. but actually no idea what they do specifically. I mean, i know they do debits and credits and all that stuff, and it kind of interests me. Im just not so sure if i will like or hate it. Anyone here who didnt took accounting in hs but enjoyed it in univesity? And vice versa.
First Year Nanotechnology Engineering Student at Waterloo (AMA)
Hello prospective STEM students! I remember using this site quite a bit as a prospective engineering student last year and, among the flourishing egos, found some interesting and helpful information. I'm hoping to return the favour and offer some advice and insight to prospective students looking at STEM fields primarily at Waterloo. However, I did do some extensive research on U of T, Western and Queen's as well during the admission process, so I may be able to answer questions about some aspects of those universities as well. Feel free to ask me anything about engineering or Waterloo!
McMaster Health Sciences Supp App 2015-2016!
What are your thoughts on the questions? Please do not share or discuss your answers.
Naive high schoolers- Most of you should be avoiding engineering
Unless you are extremely passionate about it, have connections, or get into a top program at U of T or Waterloo, most of you here should avoid the field of engineering. There are very few jobs available because foreign immigrants are lowballing and saturating the market. Over the last decade there has been massive layoffs. Alberta used to be popping for engineers, but with the oil crisis it's laid off 50,000 petroleum and mining engineers this past year. 

Read OPSE report on underemployment of engineers in Ontario.

P.S. I did a degree in engineering, found out about the job market and pursued professional school instead (law school). I have a job lined up in intellectual property law, where my base salary is 140k. 

I came on this site to help my brother who's going into university next year, and am amazed at how many intelligent students are going to fall into the trap of engineering. Unless you'll be content making 30-60k (before taxes), forget about engineering. 
Biomedical Engineering
I am a grade 12 student, hoping to pursue a career that involves biology/health sciences without becoming a doctor. Biomedical engineering really interests me and I think I would enjoy pursuing a career in this field, however I have been told many times that it is very hard to find a job with this degree, and I should choose another type of engineering. I am not sure what other types of engineering I would enjoy. When I looked online, many websites say the job market for biomedical engineers is expected to increase. I am not sure which one I should trust; the most important thing or me is to able to find a job. Would co-op increase my chances of getting a job in the biomedical field?
Will I be suitable for Ophthalmology?
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:
were bad....

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?
Doing it right and in accordance to the applicable rules and regulations with discipline equal professionalism
Advanced Function Grade
I sort of messed up in my math class. I got a 91 on the first unit test while on the thinking task i got a 61. I didnt prepare at all for the thinking task and my course mark right now is a 85% if i was to get over 90s on the rest of the test/thinking tasks, will my mark be over 90 by end of semester? I know i can get over 90s on test. I want to apply for SE and CS at waterloo so im just wondering if i can still get it to be above 90%

Thanks so much

A worried grade 12 brown kid
Study Tips
I just started my first year of college. Does anyone have any good study tips? I'm trying to improve my study habits this year.
Gr.11 computer science
Hello  everyone,

I am currently taking Gr.11 computer science and I feel really lost in class. We are learning about Java and J Creator right now. Does anyone know a legit tutor that can help me with that? Either In person or online.