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Frosh week
Hey! So I am interested in attending Western or Guelph University in the Fall of 2016. I am so excited to graduate and go off to Univiersity! I am just wondering what activities and events go on during frosh week at Guelph and Western! :)

UBC Engineering admissions & program questions answered here!
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3rd Year Brock BBA/BAcc Co-op student, ask me anything!


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

INTERVIEWS:
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


How are my chances for McMaster H.Sc/ Waterloo CAP
Hi, I'm going into grade 12 this year and would like to check my chances in McMaster Health Science / Life Science and Waterloo Conditional Admission to Pharmacy, if I keep up with my grades. Do I have to compete with my 6 subject % average against non-ib students? Also, is it true that they pick people solely on Supplementary App?

I am outside of province student (British Coloumbia), enrolled in IB Diploma Program.
My scores were:
Biology HL: 7 (96% on transcript)
Chemistry HL: 7 (98%)
History HL: 6 (95%)
English SL: 6 (90%)
Math SL: 6 (94%)
Japanese A1 SL: 7 (96%)
EE/TOK: got A in TOK presentation; think I'll get predicted 2 bonus points

Extracurriculars: Kids Help Phone Club, Welcome Club, 200+ hrs Senior home volunteer, 5+ years soccer team, Math Tutor Volunteer, English/Science Paid Tutor, Dish Washer job for 3 months, Server at a restaurant, Summer Camp volunteer

Bursary or scholarship
Hello 

My name is Rim and i am a 30 years old Tunisian woman. I am applying to the open studies program in the University of Alberta. Am i eligible to any financial help so that i can move to Alberta and start my studies , i met the admission requirements but i cant afford the tuition and fees.

Thank you for your time and energy.
Has anyone tried Virtual High School
I was wondering about taking International Business with them and I would like to know you experience with Virtual High School
International Computer Science at Yorku
Hey everyone need some help..

I am planning to join york university this winter.  

I want to know about the international computer science (iBSc) program of yorku..  how reputated is this program?  Can I get into a good job once I graduated & how do people see this uni ooh & is there anyone studying computer science or international computer science at york? Then whats your experience there?

Any kind of help will be very helpful..

Thank You
Canadian Uni Student applying to UK Med School
Are there any other Canadian (Ontario) university students that are or have applied to UK medical schools? I am researching my options and I read that I may need to take ukcat or bmat. Can someone explain the application process (through ucas)? Do they look at my high school grades? What happens if I didn't take a-levels
Laurier BBA with lower GPA??
I finished first year with a 9.2 GPA. Which is above the cutoff (Heard its 8.3 this year) but below the "you need a 10+" unwritten rule. What are my chances of getting coop? During first year I had 3 extracurriculars with 1 exec position.. much better high school ec's if that matters, A summer job with a big company doing actual important work which I can sell and finally I am above average at interviews but not killer. I did really well in the core courses too if that means anything.

Give it to me straight :|
Common sense question about my job interview?
ok, before you say no, the lady sent me and email for a job interview @ kumon almost month ago. And scheduled it for tomorrow. She didnt scheduele it earlier, because they werent hiring until september. But alot can happen in a month, so should i sent her an email reminding her about my interview?

  I know since she scheduled it, its not possible for her to forget about it. But i can help but think about the worst case scenario-her forgetting about the interview and wondering why im there or am i just over-thinking? She sent an email for the interview literally last month (July 1st and it was scheduled for tomorrow, august 4th). What should i do??
SAT study Tips *Experts Please join me
Hi I am struggling with SAT right now!!! My reading section always lingers in the 550 pts...how can I bump up my score. I have the test in October >O< S.O.S
Lakehead university?
I have been pretty interested in lakehead university for the concurrent education program in thunder bay, mostly because of the beautiful campus, small population, and my only other real option would be Brock (which I wouldn't mind but something about going there seems off to me). However, I haven't really heard much about the place and I think they might only have wired internet at the thunder bay campus. So, I was wondering, if you are a student there, do you enjoy attending lakehead? And also, is there wifi? OR should I just get over my bad feeling of Brock and just go there?
Kicked out of UBC+What are the options?
Hi, I was just wondering what options a engineering student that was kicked out of UBC have? He was in his 3rd/4th year as a engineering student and he was kicked out after the Spring 2015 semester. 

Right now, I'm sure the practical solution would be to go back to college and transfer back but considering most of the courses that college offer are 1st and 2nd year courses... It will be a waste of credits+time+money.

is there anything else he can do?

Any tips would be appreciated!
U of T Colleges
Im applying to U of T for the 2016 entry but i have to enter my college preferences now. My preferences for college are - 1. I need a single room for first year as well. 2. I would want an ensuite washroom 3. I would prefer to live in a college with a games lounge i.e has a pool table and/or ping pong table. What do you guys suggest I go for? Im an international student btw
How can I study in canada? (international student)
Hey, this is my first post, let me tell you a little bit about my self

I'm 18 years old, from El Salvador, currently studying computer science and working full-time to pay my studies and I practice Track and field on my free time.

I'm very passionate about computers, I have been programming since I was 12 and I have been involved in many independent projects (Web crawler, face recognition app, surveillance cameras software, etc.)

It is my dream to study computer science abroad, My parents cannot cost my studies that is why I'm looking for a full or partial scholarship.

I'm having a hard time finding a scholarship mainly because I did not graduate from a school that has an IB program, I have good grades but I graduated from a school that is not even famous in my small country.

How can I prove I'm worthy of a scholarship, should I take the SAT? (I already took the TOEFL) or is there another type of test I can take to prove I'm a promising student.

I wish to study in Canada because Canadians are very kind and polite (at least the ones I have met) and because I have an uncle that lives in Ajax, Ontario and I could live with him.

Thanks! waiting for your opinions.
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
UTM offer revoked....
Hey guys so i got into UTM in late February with a 75% in calculus (midterm mark). Calculus was a prerequisite for my program at UTM (psychology) and they wanted my mark to stay equal to or above 70%... unfortunately my final calculus mark is below 70%, although my grades for my other classes are really high. My average is around 84% which is good in my opinion, but i didn't make that calculus requirement.
It's too late for me to do summer school because they need my marks by august 12. Be honest.. am i getting revoked? and if I do.. what should i do?  i already bought the plane tickets and everything.
Do you think I can do 13 credits in time for uni next year?
Out of a scale of 1-10 if I attempted this through ILC in hopes of either Computer Engineering or Computer Science at UofT do you think I could do this? I heard if your really work hard you can do a weeks worth of work in 4ish hours. What is the final day for submitting the full course marks? What courses will be the hardest through ILC? Math? Science? English? If the science are really hard I will just do math and stack on other courses. I have sent in a letter to the TDSB asking to be withdrawn from regular day school almost 3 weeks ago and no response should I phone them?
Repeating a course
Hey everyone!
Im going to grade 12 next year, and I just wanted to know which universities care if you repeat a course. Im planning on going into some business field. Actually, I lied. To be honest, I have no idea what I want to do after High school. And sucking at science just makes it even worse. Most of my options are all gone. I'd love to be an engineer or any field related to computers, but Im just not good in physics or chem.  Any recommendations are open that only require math. 

Also, how do victory laps work?. For example if I mess up in advance functions or calc, and I don't have the grade I need to get into a good University, then how can I upgrade my mark. Would summer school be an option? or would it be to late to apply. How about night school? Im really scared, so i want to know all my options, and backup options, and backup backup options I have. 

The courses i'm taking next year:
English  
Advanced Functions
Calculus and Vectors
Interdisciplinary Studies
International Business  
Visual Arts 
Economics

(please let me know how my electives are... easy, hard etc)

IM OPEN TO ANY ADVICE
SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME WITH MY LIFE
I NEED SOMEONE WITH EXPERIENCE
Ivey, Schulich, Rotman or Queens for undergraduate? 
I am going into grade 12 and interested in business.  
      The title already says it all. I have heard a lot of good and bad things about these schools as well as many different points of view. Could you please tell me your preference in regard to any aspect of school and why.  
      The ultimate goal of attending a university is to land a job. Therefore, please address about the job placements after graduation.
       Please be simple and unbiased as much as possible. Real personal experiences are highly preferred. If using any source on the internet, please be selective. No rage war and stay on the subject please. Thank you.
McMaster's med school is garbage with weaker students
Compared to the likes of med students at Queen's, Western and U of T, Mac's med school is easy to get into and the average student weaker. Both my parents are doctors and when I asked them and their friends, they said they would never hire a Mac med school graduate. They are seen as low in the profession.
Does UT engineering care about ECs?
I know you have to write an SPF, but if you have a ~93% average with little to no ECs, is admission still possible?

Interested in trackone, chemical and mechanical eng.
Surgeon happy to answer questions
Hi there, I am a general surgeon who will be doing a cardiac fellowship. Ask me any questions in regards of medicine.
Summer school
I just did grade 11 physics during summer school and it wasn't that bad. I was planning on taking grade 12 physics in the upcoming summer but a lot of people have said that it would be too difficult to go through that much information in only a month. Should I choose to do it during the summer as it's my only option?