Honestly speaking, Queens and Western were the two most appealing campuses for me and obviously they have incredible programs, but my parents and everyone around me keep telling me I have higher chances of getting a job in Manhattan or Silicon Valley (My end goal) if I go to Rotman or Mcgill... AKA schools with a little bit better international reputation. At the end of the day I don't want to sacrifice my chances of attaining my goal just because the beds are nicer in Kingston or London, sure I may not like residence in Montreal or Toronto for four years but at least I'll be happy achieving my goal. If this is possible, can we start an unbiased discussion on how I should go about making my decision How the heck am I ever going to be able to decide... I swear I am losing hair stressing about this incredibly difficult decision. I should also mention I have no idea whether I want to go into marketing, finance or accounting.
I'm basically always on here so figured might as well make one of these and help out any prospective students.
Background: - First 2 years spent as BBA Co-op student, secured first coop term through BBA - Transferred into BAcc Co-op after 2 years - Currently doing a spring semester
You kinda get the best of both worlds since I have been in all (both) the programs offered at the Goodman School of Business!
And since I know these are gonna be popular Qs:
WHEN SEARCHING FOR 1ST CO-OP: - Avg (both major and overall) ~80% - ECs: Leadership position in a club, some entrepreneurial stuff, sports stuff - Work XP: General accounting internship at no-name organization doing very basic stuff, manual labour
Since attending Brock, I have received interview requests from (in no particular order): RBC x2, Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy .ca, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.
Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.
AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry): - Rejected from BAcc Co-op - Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6
So feel free to ask me anything and I'll try to answer your Qs as best as I can!
*Even if nobody has posted in this topic for a while, feel free to do so, chances are I'm still lurking on here
So heres my problem: I screwed up some prerequisite engineering courses in gr12. So during this entire summer I went to private school to upgrade my marks since i dont want to risk anything. My average so far is 84 after 2 repeats, and I am planning on to repeat more courses so i can have a higher average (maybe high 80s to low 90s). Ive already excluded UofT and Waterloo in my plan. So my question is what are my chances of getting into school like Ryerson, Ottawa, Carleton, UOIT or any other ontario school for engineering, computer science, or math? I really appreciate if anyone would give me some genuine information or advices. Thanks!!
I'm currently a third year life sci (neuro and physio) student thinking of transferring into ECE after my third year/ (or possibly 4th year). I was initially thinking of EngSci, but after hearing horror stories about it I decided to go along the ECE route since I'm interested in neuroengineering and it seems that a lot of the IBBME faculty for neuro things are in ECE. What is the job outlook for electrical/computer engineers in Toronto? I was also hoping to stay in toronto if possible once I graduate with a BASc in engineering. I heard there was a PEY program too where 2/3/4th years could get a paid internship? How much do they earn (it would be great if it could help pay for some of my tuition)?
I completed the mandatory 40 hours of community service, but my program requires me to complete an additional 150 hours in grade 11 and 12. I ran out of ideas of what I could volunteer for, any ideas???
Hey! I just finished Gr.11 and will be starting Gr.12 come September and I'm currently rearranging my courses. I'm thinking of applying to the university of Guelph for the BBRM and majoring in equine management. Would Calculus be a recommend course to take in Gr.12? Or Exercise Science? I checked, these are not mandatory to get into the program, but would they be beneficial if I took them now? Also for anyone who is in or taken the BBRM program what do you think of it? Is it a useful bachelor? What are you doing now? Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance!
Is UT as hard as they say it is? I'm pretty nervous on accepting my offer to Compsci because everyone tells me Uoft is really hard, the profs try to fail you,low GPA, etc. Is it really that hard? I heard Waterloo is easier but I didn't get accepted is this true?
I've been commonly told that high school from grade 9 and 10 is irrelevant and easy; however, grade 11 is supposedly the hardest from high school. In my school, it's called "The Year of Tears" in my school. Is there any tips, experiences that any of you guys are willing to share?
If we forget about Ivey, which of the following programs at Western have the best job placement right after graduation: BMSc, BMOS, MIT? If you can find any websites with employment statistics for the graduates of each program, or share your own experiences and opinions with these programs, I would really appreciate it (I could only find the stats for BMSc). Would it be better to do BMOS at UWO or a BBA at a school like laurier or mcmaster?
Hello all. Used to frequent this site somewhat. I graduated Ivey not too long ago and work as an investment banking analyst in New York with one of the top firms. Feel free to ask me anything and I'll try my best to answer.
I've been where you are now and received a lot of guidance back then. Hoping to return the favor.
some relevant electives I'm taking are calculus, physics, and linear algebra. do you think my other courses in health science could count as mandatory electives that uoft engineers also have to take? also do you think it's easier to switch to mcmaster engineering after first semester and then to uoft engineering?
Hi, I am a 16 year old going into grade 11 this September and have absolutely no clue what I want to do or study in the future . I thought wanted to study health sciences but I don't actually have a passion for that area of study at all and I feel like whatever I choose to do I should enjoy it . The only things I could honestly say i'm passionate about is 1) Music : I don't sing and i'm not artistic either but i'm more interested in the business side of the industry . Also I am very passionate about civil rights / equality but i don't know what kind degree or career that would get me . Anything else would just be me passing time because there is nothing else i'm interested in. . Please help me out by giving suggestions of future careers and majors i can take based on my 2 interests ( anything helps !!!! ) . P.S i average around 85- 90 %
Hello prospective AFMers. I am an undergrad in AFM and I am here to answer any questions you may have regarding to AFM, SAF, Coop, CPA, or anything about Waterloo that is SAF related!
UPDATE: Hi everyone, I am back. I had to avoid you guys so I don't get bombarded with questions like, "Do you think I can get in". Congrats on all the acceptances! Let me know if you need help for anything!
Hey, I'm a student going into grade 12 at a school in Ontario.
I was reading about the use of top 6 marks. I have some of my 4u marks already going into grade 12 from fast tracking . These are;
Advanced functions 95
Data management 98
French extended 93
All of my 3u sciences that I have are above 90 (I have all three).
The only thing I was wondering is; will my 3U english mark of 80 (it was an online summer course) hinder my chances of getting into my program of choice (McGill neuroscience)? I know that I'll be able to do a lot better in 4u English. I'm just worried that they'll look at my 3u and say no way.