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I am currently in grade 11 and am thinking about going into a university commerce program, I don’t have the greatest marks so I am wondering if I have a possibility of getting accepted to UVic or Ryerson with marks such as these or would I have to improve my marks.
**ps. if you guys know any good commerce programs, any suggestions on how to prepare or things that look good on applications please comment!
Ryerson vs York vs Brock vs Laurier for computer science. Which schools do you guys think is better and why. I'm not interested in double degree, or double majoring if that's your reason. List the schools from 1-4, 1 being the best 4 the worse and provide a reason if possible much appreciated thanks
My name is Neal, and I graduated from Brock's Bachelor of Accounting Co-op program in 2016 and Carleton's Master of Accounting program in 2017. I was a yconic Student Ambassador for 2016-17. Although I work full-time at PwC now, I'm still around answering questions about accounting as a career and universities.
My co-op work experience includes:
-Corporate Accounting, Henkel (Germany)
-Assurance and Tax, Collins Barrow
-Risk Assurance, Ernst and Young
I currently work at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Assurance. .
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:
-President of the Sprott MAcc Society
Feel free to ask me questions below! Or you can add me on LinkedIn if you'd like to send a private message (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nsengupta).
So I recently got an early acceptance to Brock University's Biochemistry Co-Op program and began to look at their minimum marks for each prequisite - I found out that you need a minimum of 70% in Advanced Functions and minimum of 70% in Chemistry!! I don't have a 70 in either and it's almost exam time - at the moment there is no room for retaking chemistry and in day school and im retaking math in night school!! Do you think they'd cut me after not getting a 70 in one course? (I'm getting above 70 in all my other classes except math or chem)
Hi Guys, I'm trying out for computer programs, mathematics and statistics in Laurier, Brock, and Mcmaster. Is a mid 70's to 80's going to work for consideration?? What else can i do to increase my chances of getting accepted?
Hi everyone, I am a first year AFM student at Waterloo and last year I was in your position. I was trying to figure out which university programs to apply to and I heavily relied on this website to make my final decisions from first years in the respected programs. If any prospective students in high school are looking to pursue the AFM program at Waterloo I would love to answer any questions, and talk about my experiences so far! I was admitted with a 91% average with excellent EC's.
Guys, I need some help!
I'm trying for programs in Waterloo, UFT, Brock, and Laurier. The programs are accounting and financial management, computing and financial management and other computer programs.
Will the universities look at my grade 11 percentages because I repeated my grade 11 courses and did a lot better the second time.
Will this have an impact on me getting accepted to the programs I applied to?
I’m here to ask some things about getting into nursing but I will give a little bit of background information on myself. Student services at my school don’t help the grads much and my parents are immigrants and don’t know very much in terms with helping me. I want to go for nursing but I have my two worst courses this semester (data & Chem) I have approx 60% in these courses but I am a good student I am an honour roll student. I have a feeling when the acceptances come out I will have hopefully a 85% average. Before I get the rant on how I will have issues in uni just spare me the negativity because I am stressing I am a very good hands on learner which will compensate for the theory aspect although I am mediocre in bio (80%) I just need to know what I can do to be accepted I am looking into applying to brock, Ottawa, York, Trent (maybe some collabs) not sure 100% yet is there any advice to stand out and hopefully get accepted or will I just become a rejected failure /: thanks in advance to the people who pull through with some advice
The universities I have applied for are McMaster, Carleton, Universoty of Ottawa, Brock (bba), university of Windsor, and Guelph, all for their business programs. If I get into Degroote I will definelty go there but I'm worried I might be off by a percent or two. I'm pretty confident I'll get into the other programs so I was wondering which one is best. My aunt was telling me that if I can't get into McMaster Carleton might be the best option especially if I want to pursue finance which I'm planning on doing.
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
Was considering going to Brock for their BBA. I want to get into finance or possibly accounting and was wondering what you guys that about it. Please don't say go to queens or shulich because my berate is not good enough for those programs, I'm expecting to get an average of 83-84%
Hi all. I have considered making this thread for some time but have been unable to do so mainly due to busyness with clubs and exams. However, I am on break now and have spare time so I thought I’d finally get around to doing it.
I am writing this because there are a lot of recurring themes on yconic and posters repeating the same questions over and over, so I thought it would be beneficial to have an easily accessible thread where students can have general questions already answered for them.
This is of course based on my subjective opinion and observations, so it’s good to do your own research and come to your own conclusions.
COMMON QUESTIONS AND RECURRING THEMES
"What are my chances for X, Y and Z competitive business/engineering/computer science program?
I mean... we can guess. And we can even give informed guesses by looking at the trends of those who have been accepted in the past. But honestly, no one can tell you with complete certainty. The answer can generally go one of two ways. You will have your ego stroked and be told that you're a shoe in. Or you will be told that your profile isn't good enough and get into an argument with said poster.
Here's generally what helps with admission to competitive programs:
- The highest average you can possible achieve
- Leadership skills, extracurricular involvement in your school and community, volunteering, work experience, sports and unique experiences.
- A good essay outlining an experience and what you learned from it.
"School X is more 'prestigious' than school Y, should I go there instead?"
Uh... if you want. It doesn't really matter though. Canadian schools have no distinct tiers in the same way that American schools do, at least not in terms of career outcomes and opportunities. Rest assured that the average political science graduate from McGill and Windsor are both going to face some challenges. Going to UofT, McGill, UBC and other schools will not save you. None of our schools are held with such high regard that they will greatly influence your ability to find meaningful employment.
In Canada, programs matter far more than schools do.
Have a back-up plan, jeez.
Okay, this unfortunately happens a lot on yconic. I have no problem with people trying to pursue their goals, many of which involve professional programs. Actually, I have the exact same goals and encourage it.
But why not have a back-up plan? It hurts in, well, no way whatsoever.. If you do get accepted into whatever professional program you're gunning for, great. You can scrap your back-up plan and proceed. However, if you are rejected or unable to pay/attend and have not planned wisely, then what?
If only there was some way to give yourself some insurance, a safety net, an alternative. I think the kids these days are calling it ....wait for it... a back-up plan!
"My marks in grade 11 were sub par, does this mean I can never get accepted into university and have to become a hermit for the rest of my days?"
Most programs - barring programs that require a supplementary application - only look at your top six average from your senior year. They will calculate the average of your highest six courses (yes, this includes prerequisites!) and accept/reject you accordingly. Your grade eleven marks mean nothing and they will not exempt you from being accepted into a program.
"I have a 102% average. Will I be accepted into this science program that has an 85% admission average?"
"What are my chances for X, Y and Z Life Science program?
Take some time to conduct research on your own through the hundreds of existing threads on this site, or, well, Google, and you will likely find your answer. Posters will be more willing to help you with further questions when you've demonstrated that you've done some research. It also hurts your credibility when you say you want to be a physician but can't do a quick Google search. (Yeah, yeah, I know one's ability to find out an admission average is not directly linked to their ability to become a practicing physician, but come on..)
“Which program is the best for getting into law/medical school?”
Truthfully, you can be accepted to law and medical school with any undergraduate major. It does not matter if you major in biology, history, interpretative dance or chemistry. Law and medical schools do not put an emphasis on your undergraduate major and encourage applicants from all disciplines to apply. Regardless of what you major in your goal should be a high GPA. Whichever works best for you, go for it.
"Which school has the best program for X, Y and Z arts/science major?
The thing with these programs is that most of them are very similar regardless of where you go. At the undergraduate level all of these programs go through the same accreditation and will likely teach you many of the same things. At that point, it's wise to put more weight into other considerations such as tuition and residence cost, school culture, course selection and other personal factors.
I plan on doing my commerce and was looking into Carleton and University of Ottawa as I'm confident I can get into them and also because it would be cool living in Canada's capital. However I don't know how good these programs are so could anyone tell me which one is better and if I should go to one of these universities or Brock for commerce.