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I'm really torn between going to school within Ontario (I live here) and attending school on the east coast. Either way I'll be living away from home but I'm looking for a sense of what I should expect from living a plane ride away versus a car ride away, and maybe some advice for how to choose?
Here's some info about me...
- Applying for business with scholarships
- big fan of extracurricular activities (clubs, sports, etc)
- I'm really close with my friends (obviously) and I'd love for them to visit me/visit them at their universities
-I have a lot of younger friends who I'll also want to see back at my high school
- Seeing my family (extended) isn't a huge deal for me because we're not all that close (we only get together for holidays)
- I would be able to come home for reading weeks and Christmas break if I were to head to the East Coast, and all of that + Thanksgiving and some weekends if I wanted to if I stay in Ontario
- Money isn't really a huge deal, however I think cost of living would be better out east (?)
- I love a good adventure, but I don't really want to be too lonely and I won't know a single person out east
This post is directed mainly for those kids who won't get into Ivey, QC, Schulich, etc. This website is really great for answers and support, but the people who don't get 90's often get rained on by other users, which sucks and can really hurt their confidence. But for those students, I have good news...
I was speaking with a Financial Advisor today who is very successful and works in downtown Ottawa under a major bank (for privacy reasons I wont specify which one). I asked them point blank: does the school that you attend make a difference when looking for a job?
Their answer was simple. No. They said that when they see a university degree with the required certifications for the position, they weigh a degree from Carleton the same as one from Queen's. And for those looking at Laurier worried about getting co-op or not, they also said that co-op looks good, but isn't a dealbreaker either because internship positions are ALWAYS available for those who want them bad enough. It does add to your resume which is always helpful, and it never hurts to get your foot in the door...
Now, maybe this is just one employer's opinion. But as so many people say: your school won't make or break your career.
Another "famous" quote from Mr. Wonderful himself - Kevin O'Leary - is as follows (from his book Cold Hard Truth): "Though I like to say an MBA beside your name, I'll hire a moneymaker over a scholar any day". While O'Leary is far from the golden boy of businessmen, it's another perspective from a successful employer.
To summarize: At the end of the day, schools with the top reputations may indeed open up some doors for you, and if their program is known to be a great for your area of choice (Brock Accounting, etc), absolutely consider going there. But, attend the school where you will learn the material the best depending on how YOU learn.
*Disclaimer: I agree that the highly regarded programs are fantastic, and those who attend those schools should be very proud of getting into them and learning from them! If they're what you're looking for, awesome for you! Just here to prove that employers hire who you are, not your degree.*
If someone doesn't have all the pre-requisite courses for general admissions but are getting them second semester, will they receive a conditional acceptance? Would someone get into these schools, or have to wait until after the second semester?
I'm an American student looking at Canadian schools and am wondering if some people could give me an idea of the feel and reputation of schools since I'm coming into this with no idea. I know I should probably take all of this with a grain of salt, so I'm going to visit schools later this fall to see how I like them. I'm planning on majoring in political science, but I'd like to incorporate environmental studies or something like that if possible. I'm planning on going to grad school so I'd like to go somewhere that will set me up for success in that. So far I've looked at Dalhousie, Acadia, Mount Allison, St. FX, UVic, Alberta, and UBC. I'd like to go somewhere where I can get outside and go hiking, camping, exploring, that sort of thing as often as possible and somewhere where I'll be able to find other people who want to do that with me. My grades are okay but not great and I had health problems that prevented me from attending school for a while so my transcript isn't "normal", but I took hard classes and did well in those. I have high ACT & SAT scores & tons of extracurriculars (though from what I understand that matters less in Canada). What do you think about these schools? Is there any other schools I should be looking at?
Hi everyone! I am deciding between these three schools (dal acadia and st fx) in Nova Scotia, and wondering what people know about each school that can help me make my decision because I am really torn so any info is very appreciated!
Include (but not limited to) anything regarding:
students (atmosphere i.e. safe, friendly etc...)
PS: I am from Ontario and going into Political Science
I am applying to residence and am going to be a kinesiology student. I am deciding between barrax, seminary, and cutten. I am looking for something where I'll be able to get my work done during the week but, where I can have a good time on the weekend. What is my best option?
I'm a student athlete (football) and looking to attend a great university academically, athletically, and socially, with a nice atmosphere (average is 85+). From what I've seen, Queen's, Western, UBC, and Mcmaster seem awesome.
So, in your experience and from what you've heard, what school do you think presents the best university experience and why? Try to consider most programs and sports and student life.
*Also, If you have or are applying, 1. program 2. average 3. EC's 4. Reason 5.Province 6. Sport?
I already received admission to UNBC, Acadia and UNB. I really want to go to McMaster. I'm stressing whether I'm going to get into McMaster Arts or SFU. Last year the admission ranges for SFU were quite low (78+) now I'm looking on the website and it says mid 80's. Are my marks good enough?
Does anyone have any advice for stress management??? It's going to be a tough semester for myself & I need as much insight as I can get.
What were the admission averages for nursing at stfx 2015? How is the school compared to Dalhousie and other universities? Do they accept all Canadians? I'm from the gta. I have around an 82-84 percent average. Will I get in?
I've been very nervous with the whole choosing a university to go too.... I live in Toronto now, but I really want to get out of the city to study. I love the Arts and Sciences and have no idea which direction to go - so I am leaning to a double major.
Any suggestions? Or thoughts on which school is better?
Hey Everyone! I need some help! I've been looking at residence's at schools and I don't know how to pick! so hopefully you can help me with some of my questions: When picking your residence choices what factors did you evaluate? How much did they weigh into your decision? Did you make a mistake in choosing your residence? if so, how and why?
Is there anything I should really consider before I pick a residence?
We’re a group of fourth years at Queen’s, UofT, and McGill, studying commerce, engineering, and life sciences respectively. We realize how stressful college applications can be so we’re working on an application related to college supplementaries. We’ve previously helped students write college essays and today, we’re offering free supplementary application editing.
Fill out http://goo.gl/dTx71P and upload your applications: we’ll get back to you with feedback.
We’ll potentially be helping future university students with your application (don’t worry, we’ll only do this after May, when admission season is over). If you don’t have a rough draft yet, leave your email and we’ll offer you another opportunity later in the year.
These two schools are deemed the best primarily undergraduate universities by mclean's and globe and mail. However, are they poorly regarded? Are seen in the same light as lakehead, brock, and trent? What is the quality of the student body? Do most kids enter these schools with 85-90 averages?
Hi, so I am a grade 12 student from Ontario (Currently considering BBA programs, hopefully with coop. I'm currently considering Brock, Western, Lakehead, Trent in Ontario. As well as Concordia and Laval in Quebec, and Dalhousie and Acadia in Nova Scotia.) and a I have a few questions regarding university:
1. What kind of grades I will need to get into different schools, wanted to hear the averages from the people, I know about www.electronicinfo.ca but unfortunately they aren't exact with numbers :(
2. What should I know about some of these universities, which are more serious schools, which are party schools. Will going to a party school affect my chances of getting a job?
3. How much should I prioritize coop, it seems as though I should seriously look into it for getting a job out of uni.
4. Are there any schools I should have on my list that I dont?
5. What are differences in being an out of province student?
I'm in partial IB for french and Information Technology. I speak reasonably fluent french. I don't want to go to Laurier bc its close to home.