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Hi, I was wondering if I could use trading equities/stock as an EC? I've been day/swing stocks in my free time for a couple years now and have made some very good returns. Can I use this as an EC on my application or is it just a hobby?
I have recently received an acceptance form the University of Waterloo for Honors of Arts in Legal studies. I am hoping to pursue a double major by pairing it with sociology as it give me the option of coop. I know Waterloo is more of an Engineering and CS school but I was wondering how good is the arts department.
I applied to waterloo planning. Right now i have a 94 average, but im taking chemistry and physics next semester which might make it go down... are these courses useful for planning or should i just switch into easier ones to up my average?
Hey everyone! I did one of these last year and it seemed to help a bunch of people so I thought it would be good to do one of these again. I'm currently in 2nd year Mechanical Engineering with co-op at uOttawa! Feel free to ask me anything about residence, campus life, living in Ottawa, academics (even outside of engineering), admission, etc etc! Whatever comes to mind! Some background info:
-I play on the quidditch team (it's a real thing and we're fantastic)
-I was in Civil Engineering first year, then switched into Mechanical this past summer
-I originally applied and got in for Electrical and Civil
-I lived in residence first year (go Stanton!) as I'm from the GTA
So basically im in grade 11 and i really dont know what marks carleton will look at. I want to get into software engineering.
Do they look at your grade 11 marks cuz u have to apply in january and you dont even have ur grade 12 marks or 1st sem midterms? If they do look at grade 11 do they look at all your courses or just the prerequisites.
What minimum marks should i acheive to get into software engineering?
Is University A LOT harder than grade 12 or can it be compared like transitioning from grade 11 to grade 12? How would you compare english, math and science classes ? If I had low marks in math, say 70%, how would I do in Uni?
Hey! The Dec 1 deadline for the Queens chancellors scholarship is coming up!! Did anyone get the nomination from their school? And any past winners, what are some tips you have for us newbies? Haha thanks :)
I want to be a nurse or doctor in neonatology but I'm not good at math and science. I'm taking all the courses I need for nursing so later on I can try for the MCAT and if that doesn't work out, I'll go to nurse practitioner school. The problem is, I dont want to go to University while I'm already struggling in highschool math and science. Is the math/science required for nursing a lot harder than HS? I want to do this but I don't want to waste my time and money if I'm not qualified.
Post-secondary education is expensive, and it isn’t going to be getting cheaper anytime soon! Tuition itself can cost an arm and a leg (usually around $8,000 each year with books and supplies), but what about the other things in your life, like entertainment, food, and clothing? If you’re living on residency, you can add another $10,000 to that total! What do you do about this huge debt?
Currently living in Calgary, I am definitely doing everything I can to save a couple of coins here and there. To start, I am currently living at home. Not only does it save me about 10K each year, but having a nice warm meal on the table after an exam is nice too (Thanks Mom!). Also, be strategic with the textbooks you purchase (I personally noticed that you don’t need many at all!). Lastly, apply for Scholarships and Bursaries (every penny helps!).
Are you applying to U of C and worried about the expenses? Share your experiences with the yconic community about how you intend to cut down the costs!
I don't get why under my uoft rotman supplementary application, they also asked me for Acceptable Proof of English Facility????? Same thing happened to me for York BBA. I have been attending a Canadian School since elementary. Is this happening to anyone else?? What should I do??? Thank you so much, I really appreciate your answers!
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:
Company / Quantity / (Co-op vs summer intern, Location)
RBC x 3 (Various positions, co-op x2 and summer intern x1, Toronto)
Big 4 Audit x3 (1x Co-op and 1x Summer intern, Toronto...1 x Co-op in Calgary)
Big 5 Canadian Bank Capital Markets x2 (Co-op, Toronto)
Husky Energy (Summer intern, Calgary) Accenture Consulting (Full time, Toronto)
McKinsey Consulting (Full time, Eastern Europe)
AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry): - Rejected from BAcc Co-op - Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6
WHEN LANDING BIG 4 AUDIT CO-OP:
- Joined B4 Audit in January 2016
- Done 8 months of co-op, not at an accounting firm
- Major average ~85, overall ~80+
- ECs, unchanged from when applying to first co-op
- Completed a couple certificates in excel
ADVICE FOR CURRENT STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GET INTO B4 BUT DIDN'T/WON'T FOR THEIR FIRST COOP:
- Get public accounting experience somewhere else. This is basically a must. I believe I was the only upper year hired from my school into B4 this past term without prior public experience. It's something I noticed during recruiting
- If you have the above, grades matter a bit less. Yes you still want to do as best as you can, but a high 70 is OK enough if you have prior XP. An 80+ is still ideal though
- Be prepared to explain why you left your previous employer (and don't speak poorly about them)
That's basically it. 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
When universities give a conditional offer with a minimum percentage to maintain, for example say 88%. Is there any leverage around that percentage like say plus or minus 2% or something like that or is it that we HAVE TO HAVE TO maintain the conditional percentage?
I struggled through high school trying my best to stay on top of my work but it never worked, so when I was diagnosed with Attention Deficiency Disorder everything came together. However this came pretty late as I'm in my final High School year and next report card is approaching.
I haven't started taking medication yet, and so all I can do is hope my own abilities and my note to the guidance department from the psychiatrist will carry my marks.
Anyway I am in a non semester-ed school and here are my marks so far:
AP Biology: 88
AP World History: 78
Data Management: 82
Calculus: Enrolled in Night School Semester 2, starts in Feb (Worried they won't accept this mark)
(I also did Gr 12 Advanced Functions early (Gr 11) and had a final mark of 70% and I'm assuming that its too low so not including it)
Luckily (and unluckily in some cases) I have quite a few assessments left before the next reporting cycle:
-Biology Mid Term + Big Lab
-Few World History Assignments + Maybe a test
During my diagnosis my psychiatrist had written a note and sent it to guidance, and all my teachers will receive it before these next assessments. I'm feeling pretty hopeless because it feels like my entire uni admission depends on how my teachers will see that note. On top of that I won't be able to take meds immediately as my doctor is still waiting for my blood report. This means that I'm going to have to deal with all these assessments the way I always have. I'm already feeling behind everything :(
Major concern is Chemistry in Calculus. My chemistry mark completely depends on this next test and hopefully some teacher consideration. My Calculus is another story. Universities are supposed to look at my marks in this next report card, and my Calculus classes will not have started yet. My guidance counselor is trying to calm me down saying I should be fine but I don't really believe that lol. Pls tell me they'll wait for that mark before straight up rejecting me.
Another thing that scares me is that someone told me that ADHD was not recognized by uoft as an extenuating circumstance, which shoots down my hopes of them accepting me with a lower average. However I have heard others say that it does count so I'm so confused. I can already feel a few of my marks are dropping (praying they're still in the 80s at least) and I'm really worried about if I'll be able to make it in :(
P.S. I know uoft life science sucks for undergrad lol, but my psychiatrist is confident that I will perform much better when I'm on my meds. Plus I also have Pharmacy/Optometry as an option that I will be more than happy with if I don't get excepted into Dentistry. Either way I'm ready to switch out if I ever realize that I can't do this, but I don't want to quit before I see how medication will change me.
Also I don't think it matters for Life Science, but I have some Extra Curriculars. My biggest accomplishment is my 2nd degree Black belt in Taekwondo, something I worked 8+ years for. Also entered some tournaments and stuff but that was a while back.