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Your Experiences In Engineering?
I would like to hear what averages/GPA's current students in a BEng program have. I am interested in MBA or law after working as an engineer for 2-5 years so I would need a competitive GPA of 3.5+.
Please share your school, program/discipline, and GPA with me.
Should I Take an Online Course in August?
I have a few commitments this summer: two jobs (one about 15 hrs a week, the second only 3-5 hrs a week) and 6 hours a week of volunteering. I'm wondering if it would be beneficial to my grades and mental stability to take a course online in August?
I'm leaning towards philosophy (as I need a "religion" course because I go to a catholic school, and I think it would be a pretty do-able class online. Does anyone have experience with this course (HZT4U) either online or in school? Or do you think I should take a different course online? Or none at all? Will I get a better grade online during summer or in school? Are spares important or not really necessary? Will I be more burnt out from having a reduced summer or a heavier course load during the year?
Just FYI here's the courses I'm taking next year:
ENG4U
FIF4U
MCM4U
MCV4U
SBI4U
SCH4U
IDC4U
HZT4U
Thank you so much!
AMA Request: Summer Co-op/Intern at a Big 4 Accounting Firm
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.
Best schools for finance
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?

*note I have a high 80's avg
Does this happen to anyone else?
I was sketching while I was volunteering at the hospital. Nearly everyone that passed gave comments like "amazing", "spectacular", "so realistic! I can tell exactly who it is". Many people even encouraged me to study art in uni or asked if I already was. While I was working on my art I felt proud of it. But as soon as I finished and stepped back to look at it.... I HATED IT SO MUCH. This happens with EVERY ARTWORK I DO. No matter what it always looks too immature-ish and mediocre to me, not quite how I pictured it. Is this just me or is it common to hate your own work? How do other people that are critical of their own work (even school assignments that are not art related) Learn to love their own work?
Bachelor of Technology
This is fairly new degree created I believed by Mcmaster, I'm going into this but i'm still having second thoughts. I'm not sure how successful in the future but after doing some research, it's basically like a fancy term for college. I'm not sure if this was a smart move to make or should I just take a gap year since i'm still unsure of what I really want to do. Also if you are taking this, please share your information and job outlooks for this
which uni has a lot of hot guys?
Im not basing my decision on this so no hate please, I'm just curious
Would it be beneficial to do BSC in dental hygiene to eventually become a dentist?
I want to become a dentist but from what I've researched, you need to do a Bachelor of Science degree in a field of your choice. UBC has Bsc in dental hygiene and I was just wondering if it would be beneficial for me to do that instead of bsc in something else, that is, would that take off some of the years at dental school? Because as a dental hygienist, I would already know a lot of the basic dentistry stuff?
Does summer school harm you?
I just started taking Grade 12 English today to lighten my course load for next year. However, my friend just told me that it's not going to be added to my overall average in Grade 12 when I'm applying to universities but my current Grade 11 average. I was just wondering if this is true. Also do any universities penalize you for deciding to take a course during the summer?
Orientation Week?
What is the University of Guelph's orientation week like? What should I be prepared to do? I've heard about the O-Kits, what's in them? And was it worth it to go/participate in orientation week? What was your experience like?
Computer science vs Engineering (software, electrical, computer)
which ones better in terms of job opportunities, level of difficulty, etc etc...  please share your experience as well
Western Med Sci Early Admission???
Hey I'm going into grade 11 next year and was just wondering if the Medical Sciences program at UWO has an early acceptance program. If they do I was wondering around what average you need to be seriously considered for it.

Courses I'm taking next year:

Bio (11)
Chem (11)
Functions
English (11)
Econ (12)
Business Leadership
Philosophy (11)
Physics (11)
Accounting (11) - taking this in summer

What marks do i need in each course do i need to be considered for early acceptance?

Thanks in advance!!


How much time does it take for a high school girl to put on makeup?
How much time does it take for a girl to put on makeup?
And what time do you guys get up to put makeup on?
How to do good in grade 12 english
How do I do good in English? I always seem to suck at it and for the program I want to get into the cut off was 93% last year and I need a high English mark?
Waterloo
I'm currently in High School and I plan on becoming a physician, getting my PhD in Medicine. 

I'm really interested in going to Waterloo for my undergrad, but the issue is I don't know what my undergrad should be. I'm thinking either Biochemistry or Biomedical Sciences. I'm asking mostly because I'm not sure about Waterloo as a stepping stone to medicine. Any thoughts? 
AFM Laptops: Macbook pro vs dell xps 13
I'm going to waterloo for accounting and financial management and I don't know if I should choose a macbook or a normal windows laptop. I know people say that you need a windows operating system but I've read reviews and i'm kind of not sure if the dell xps 13 is worth the risk. Would I be fine for the next 4 years using a macbook or is there a better laptop out there?
Admission Questions? Ask a Current UBC Student!
Hi guys,

I always remember finding this forum really useful back when I was applying for universities in 2012, and I'd like to offer you the opportunity to actually get some hard knowledge about admissions rather than just hearsay. Though I'm in Sauder, I can answer any questions regarding direct entry to all UBC programs, Sauder transfer applications, and general university stuff.

You should all also take a look at the holy grail of UBC admissions, specifically table 18 where all admission averages for all programs for entry in 2013W are outlined.

Hope to see you all at UBC in September!
Why are professionals contributing to the Yconic community?
I apologize if this is a dumb question, but why are so many graduate/professional school students and professionals (i.e. doctors) posting on this forum and answering my questions? Not that I'm complaining! I'm just curious. Are they being compensated in any way?
Ask me almost anything about Mac Health Sci
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.

Ready, set, go!
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
Living at Home?
The University I want to got to is in my hometown, I live about 5/10min away. Because I live so close I think it would be a huge waste of money to live/pay for residence since I live so close. But I'm worried I'll miss out on  some of the "college life" and opportunities it presents. Anybody live at home first year of uni? Was it a challenge? Was it worth it? etc.
Honors BBA Co-op - Brock University
So after scrolling through numerous websites about Brock University's BBA program; very few are to be found. It is mostly about the BAcc program. My average is high enough to get into the Accounting co-op program (and I emailed them already about changing the major), but I am still unsure if I wish to pursue that major. 
So here's a common question, though one that is always left unanswered...
How is Brock's BBA Co-op program? I really don't want to hear anything about the accounting which I know is very solid. I got into all my programs but Laurier (alternate offer to econ) and so I accepted Brock cause of its great co-op rate. I'm wondering how the program is, how good the placements are (obviously I'm going to put in work to earn that good placement), and how the overall program is. I am well aware that the accounting overshadows the BBA kids and have heard a lot - to sum, I'm screwed. How important is an undergrad (especially from Brock) if I'm certain I will be doing my masters. Let me know guys, thanks!
Laurier BBA without co op
Hello, I am going in to first year at Laurier as a BBA student and all I hear is co op co op and co op. I was wondering, is co op what makes BBA and without co op is being a BBA student almost useless? Are BBA students still really successful without it? 

Thanks for your time,

Bakudan
Nursing Hopefuls 2015!
Hey everyone!

I saw this thread last year and thought it was worth while to do! For anyone applying to 4 or 2 year programs.

1. Which school(s) are you applying to?
2. What other programs are you applying to as your back up?
3. What average are you aiming for your final year?
EXTRA - I want current Nursing students to be included as well! Tell us where you go, where you applied to and what your GPA in Grade 12 was or post secondary if thats what your doing right now. Also, a few pointers, tips and guidance is always great!:cheers:


1. I want to go to McMaster (4 year), Queens (4 year or 2 year), Western (2 year), UofT
2. Nursing, and nothing else!
3. I had mid 80's in high school and currently have a 3.1 from Uoft B.A second year


So common guys, reveal yourselves! ;)
Ivey HBA Acceptance Thread 2015
This is just a thread for applicants entering HBA1 in the fall at Ivey Business School (people actually starting HBA1, not high school applicants for AEO), feel free to share when you got your acceptance!