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Back Up Plan
What could be a backup plan for a senior wanting to be an interior designer?
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Queens Commerce - 1st year AMA
I remember last year around this time and the coming months being extremely stressful and was hoping I can help with that! Only 3 weeks into the program, but I can still offer some insight and help with you guys making decisions and applications! If you'd like to reach me more personally contact me through LinkedIn - https://ca.linkedin.com/in/angelo-s-590aa711a/
New Ryerson graduate: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a fresh Ryerson University graduate that majored in Professional Communication and I wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships over through the last 3 years of my degree, I also worked as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. Last summer I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Government of Ontario, and in September 2016 I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in the Public Affairs department. In my last semester of school I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co and that is where I'm currently employed.

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job
- LSAT studying/writing 
- basically any other questions you might have!

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything! 

If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at ienoukov@ryerson.ca

Schulich is BAD - Go to Western/Queens/Rotman
People seem to be asking about business schools for BBA so I'm going to give the general opinion from many industry experts and company execs. Schulich was known before for being good but Schulich is turning bad recently - the REAL top schools are Western AEO, Rotman, and Queens Commerce. Legit look up the stats for Western, 1/2 grads are in executive positions in their companies.
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Universities in Ontario for Psychology?
I'm a current Grade 12 student planning on studying Psychology (don't tell me it's a useless degree, I've thought long and hard about this)
I'm thinking of applying to York, U of T, U of W, and McMaster. I'm just wondering if there are any others that are good? And what kind of grades you need to be accepted? 
My grades are mid 80s to high 90s depending on the subject 
Any help would be appreciated 
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Criminology in Canada
I am interested in studying criminology and criminal justice in Canada. What are the best schools for this? Thoughts on SFU, Carleton, Ottawa, York, University of Toronto????? Thanks
Next best universities for CS and ECE after UofT and Waterloo
Given competition and mark inflation, I will probably get rejected to UofT and Waterloo.
Which are the next best universities I should apply to for CS and ECE.
Assume a low to mid 90s average (90-95%), and average to below average ECs. 
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Engineering/Life sci/Math
Hey all,
I'm in a gifted program that's not IB. (I don't want to give it out). Because of the enriched program, my mark in gr11 was not as good as what it could've been at a regular school. It's 92.5 and I do anticipate my mark to be around the same in gr. 12. Now, I am considering the following majors: Chem eng., Life sci- Biochem, and mathematic finances. What are my chances at Waterloo and UofT for Eng., McMaster, UofT, and Queens for Life sci, and Waterloo for math? Thanks in advance! Also, should I apply for intense programs like Eng. Sci at UofT or QuARMS at Queens? I am not too confident about my marks or ECs...
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University of Toronto: Likeliness of Being Accepted
I'm in my final year of high school, and am currently looking at and filling out university applications. As expected, there's a level of stress and worry that comes with it all and constant questions to yourself of, "Are my grades high enough?" and "Holy shit, what if I don't make it?" even though the chances of you making it are probably pretty high. 

I guess where I'm going with this is, with my current grades what's the likeliness that I'll be accepted either for a Math/Physics program or Engineering Science program at the University of Toronto?

I did some of my grade 12 courses last year while in grade 11, and my grades are the following:
Grade 12 Psychology: 94%
Grade 12 Physics: 88%
Grade 12 Bio: 92%
Grade 11 Chem: 90%
Grade 11 Precal: 93%
Grade 11 Applied Math: 93%
Grade 11 Lit English: 96%
Jazz Band: 99% (but is this a class they take into consideration when calculating overall average???)

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Western Med Sci: Just finished 3rd year, cumulative 4.0, AMA
Basically what I said above. I just finished my third year at Western Med Sci! I know choosing a university is tough (I had a really tough time choosing) and trying to determine how you'll do at university is stressful, but let me know what questions you have and I'll do my best to answer them! 

Also, despite being in third year, I can definitely answer questions about first year and all other years. I've been pretty engaged with helping out first years, so I know a decent amount about all years (or at least I like to think I do haha).

Update: I just got into med school, so feel free to ask those questions as well.  
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I'm planning on taking eng4u in e-learning night school and I was wondering if any of you might have experience with it.
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AMA: Brock BAcc Grad, Carleton MAcc Student, Big 4 Employee
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting program in 2016. I will finish my Master of Accounting degree (at Carleton University) this August and write the Common Final Exam (the last exam in the CPA process) in September.     

My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Audit and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young

I will be starting a new role in Assurance at PricewaterhouseCoopers this October. 

A snapshot of my time at Brock:  
-Served as an executive for several clubs  
-Participated in numerous internal/external case competitions and conferences  
-Served as a Tutorial Leader for Brock's first-year Macroeconomics course  
-Inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma (the top 10% of Goodman get invited)  
-Did co-ops and internships with 3 different companies in corporate accounting, assurance, tax and risk assurance located in Germany and Canada  
-Participated in a short-term exchange to France  
-Volunteered for the business school's Career Services office, where I critiqued students' resumes  
-Lived in residence (first-year) and off campus

A snapshot of my time at Carleton:  
-Currently the President of the Sprott MAcc Society  

Feel free to ask me questions below! 
I have been trying to forward an essay that I wrote for the above scholarship for the last hour when it is supposed to close at 3.00pm ET, and the time in Vancouver was 11.00 AM, and the site says the scholarship is expired. How can that be? Can anyone answer this I have taken screenshots of all the screens showing the times. This is not right
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SHAD 2018
Hey guysss! I'm currently working on my SHAD application for 2018! Any of you doing the same? We can chat here :^D
uOttawa Undergradute medical Education
Anyone know of this program? I dont understand really, do you get a medical degree after highschool? as it is undergrad.... idk
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AMA: 1st Year UBC Sauder student! Ask me about applications, academics, universities & more
A bit about me:
• I applied to UBC Sauder, Western Ivey AEO, Queen's Smith, & McGill Desautels & was accepted into all.
• I received major entrance scholarships from every university, including a large one from UBC, & I won a BC Excellence Scholarship. 
• My grade 11 average was 99% and my grade 12 was 98% (BC high school)

I know it's only September, but I thought I'd get this thread started early since I know that last year I was already stressing out about admissions!  Feel free to ask me about
• University application process (still fresh in my mind)
• Personal profile/supplementary essays/video interviews (e.g. for UBC), etc. 
• Scholarships (MES & BC scholarships)
• Deciding on what universities to apply to/which one to go to
• UBC (I've only been here for 2 weeks but I still know a lot about the school + I live in residence, so feel free to ask me about res life, classes, opportunities, living in Vancouver, etc.)
• Academics & studying
• Personal questions about my grades and extracurricular activities 

Waterloo's requirements says any 4u English. Can I submit writers craft instead of English
Life Science Programs
If you got accepted to any life science programs, what was your average if you got accepted? + If you could state when you got accepted? 

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The Difference Between University and High School
Hey Everyone, 

I hope everything is settling down from the rush of o-week and the starting of high school. Today I will be writing about my perspective of the major differences in university and high school. 

1. You are the only person who is responsible for YOU. 
In high school, if you skipped class, your parents will likely get a call from your school. In university, as cruel as this sound, profs do not care if you skip, it is your education that you are cheating. When you have an assignment due, your prof will not hunt you down like they do in high school, and you do not get as many chances for late assignments or "re-do". 

2. You find out who your real friends are, and you're surrounded by similar-minded people. 
In high school, you are friends with people because they live around you. In university, you connect with people who you actually get along with, not because it is convenient, but because you have a genuine connection with them. Once you graduate high school, you stop talking to many of the people who you thought were your friends, however, you also figure out those who actually are your friends. They are the people who will make an effort to keep your friendship going. 

3. Your perspective of the world will change. 
In university, you are exposed to so many new things...new friends, new location, new material, and you will change. Your language will change, your thoughts will change, and it is scary at first, but change is good. You will not be able to watch the Disney movies anymore without picking out the different layers of oppression is being played out, but it is totally worth it. You will grow in all aspects of life, and that is the goal. 

4. You choose your own path. 
In high school, you were forced to take certain courses. In university, you get to pick what you study. There are certain requirements, but you do have more freedom with your education. You can be as involved as you want (which I highly recommend), or you can just focus on your studies. University is what you make it, and you have so many options. 

5. You will learn to love coffee. 
For me, it was coffee. It may be a taboo, but I LOVE coffee. Some other people will develop comfortability in other things. Some may work out, and others may watch netflix. My point here is that you are free to love what you want because unlike high school, no one will care. People are too busy with their own lives to take note of what you are doing. So live the life you want, and do what makes you happy. 

These are just things that I have personally noticed. If you have any other comments or disagree with my points, I would love to hear from you! 

Mick Jefferies
yconic Student Ambassador 
Im Lost
Hey im in my 12 year of high school and im rambling about my future. I have a good idea of what i want to pursue and that is computer science (thinking of attending Ryerson). But im still here talking about pursuing many carrers path (CS, CE, cop, Financial analytic). Ive always liked computer (how they work, software, etc). But im still lost, because to be realistic no job is fun. im looking to major something that will lead to a job that has good pay and some what fun. 

My courses rn (high chance of ending of with a 87% avg)
English -85
Advance functions 
world issues
Canadian Law

Also, any recommendations on Universities to attend that have good coop programs?

Software Engineer Student - 1ST YEAR
I am a first year software engineering student at the university of Guelph, if you guys have any question please feel free to ask. I can be any question and I will try my best to answer.
Computer sci first year question
Hi, I plan on enrolling in the computer science program in uoft st george (my first choice).. but I'm also interested in a minor in psychology.. How do I apply for both of these? Since I know you only officially declare a major (and minor?) in second year but you still have to apply for a program before you enter first year? It's confusing.. Anyways my questions : 

1. Should I apply to both programs and specify which one I want as a minor.. and how to do that? 
2.  I'm a 12th grade student currently so Is the deadline for 2018-2019 enrollment really this January? The uoft website is confusing me...
3. Does a major with a minor take longer than simply a major? (4 years full time) ( i know psychology minor wont necessarily add anything of value jobs wise but Im taking it just because im very interested in it and i feel it would make my uni experience better and more fulfilling, however if it ends up taking longer to graduate by having it as a minor then that's not something id want)
4. How many math courses are required for the whole comp sci program?
5. Is it NECESSARY to take a math class the first year? I'm asking because I really think that for me personally not taking a math class during first year is the way to go since i'd adapt more quickly to the uni environment instead of adding to the stress (im good at math but its not necessarily something i enjoy ) I know its necessary for the program but how would it affect me if i just take it the year after? 
6. What are the necessary courses to take for first year to get in comp sci and psych (minor)?

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