yconic is the place where you can give and get the help you need for your life as a student. To help keep our community an enjoyable, helpful and safe place for all members, please adhere to the following guidelines.
1. Be nice to people. It's okay to provide constructive criticism, but there is no need to insult other members. For example, "X major is over-saturated right now. You might have trouble finding a job" is fine. "Your major is dumb. Have fun working in fast food," is not helpful nor appropriate.
2. Ask actual questions. If you're looking for help with something, titling a thread "HELP, I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO" isn't going to appeal to the members that may be best suited to help you. Be specific and title your post with relevant information.
3. Don't abuse the anonymous feature by pretending to be multiple people. Surprise, surprise, we know who posts what :)
4. Please only tag relevant interests when you create a new thread. Adding unrelated interests is unlikely to get you the help you're looking for and can frustrate other members.
5. Avoid spamming. This includes replying to your own thread for the sole purpose of moving it up the discussion feed.
6. Don't expose other people's personal information. If someone is posting anonymously, please respect their privacy.
7. If you see something you don't like, click the 'Report' button in the post menu and a moderator will review it. Please avoid commenting on inappropriate posts as this only encourages them.
8. Did a post help you? Click the "Was this post helpful?" button to help us recognize our most helpful members and so that other people will know the response was...you guessed it, helpful!
If you do not respect our guidelines, you may be temporarily or permanently banned from the yconic community.
These are the programs that I am looking into. In your opinion which one provides the best level of education, opens the most opprotunities as well as prepares me the most for the real world and why? In any case, my top choice is Queens, however, I am not too sure which one I should choose for my second choice. Thank you!
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).
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!
It’s now our time to apply and be admitted! This thread is geared towards the science programs for Ontario. If you get accepted to the following programs, or any similar: Life science, Health Science, Biology, Bio-Med, Medical Sciences, etc.
(Ontario Universities / 2018 APPLICANTS)
Please TRY Including the following:
Date of Application:
Date of Offer:
Grade 11 Average:
Grade 12 First Semester Average / Second Semester Mid-term:
101 or 105 Student:
Yes I'm aware it's early! But the last year thread was made in October and some students end up getting early acceptance so this should be helpful! :)
Is brock bba coop a good program, i got accepted there and i was thinking of accepting my offer. Will it be easy to get jobs with this program in the future or no. I know it is bad compared to other programs but I just wanted to know how easy it will be to get a job with this degree in the future (assuming you have very good grades) on a scale of 1-10
How do you pick which University to go to? I got accepted to all programs I applied for so it is not possible to rule out one that way. I am just looking for advice on how to choose. Or how others like me are making their decisions?
I am stuck between choosing Brock bacc with coop or Laurier BBA. My future goal is to be a CPA and I am pretty sure i want to do accounting. I got accepted into both programs and i dont know which one to choose. HELPPP!!!
I got accepted to McMaster's Math & Stats program as well as its Business program but I also received an offer over at Brock University for the BBA Honours: Business Administration (co-op). as well as other programs that I'm not too keen about. I applied to quite a few programs since no one advised me (and I didn't do any research which is my fault) to be more selective (and that a 89/90 Grade 11 grade would be fine) but I'd rather err on the safe side. I could have save a few hundred dollars but that is already spilled milk.
With first semester grades (90, 90, 94) plus top 6 Grade 11, my average is around 91/92. My EC's are not spectacular but it consists of full year tutoring, two employment stints (realty and adult care facility) and a few others.
The only other Business / Math joint programs I applied to are over at UW and Laurier and haven't heard from either school and have applied to Ivey, York, UofT, Queen's, Laurier but haven't gotten a rejection or offer based on information found in the OUAC portal.
Because I live in Oakville and can drive but just wondering how good McMaster's Math and Stats program is. I know its science and engineering are quite decent.
From here, it says there are co-op opportunities:
I prefer to get into a dual degree program but it's going to be very competitive with my average just around 91/92.
So until I hear back from any of the other programs, it's looking more like McMaster's Math & Stats program vs. Brocks' BBA although of course, it's probably easier to supplement a math program with business courses and even MOOC's whereas with a business program, it may be more difficult to get into applied mathematics courses and exposure to a math lab.
For now, I don't see myself going the CPA/Accounting path.
Im currently hoping to pursue a career in either finance or accounting. I currently have an estimated 91.2 top 6 average. I have been accepted to Brock accounting and Laurier BBA. I understand that both of these are great programs, however I can only really afford to stay within the Greater Toronto area. I have also been accepted to Ryerson accounting and finance, but I hear many mixed opinions of the program. I also understand the importance of co-op and I know that it is much more difficult to secure co-op at TRSM. Is it worth going to Ryerson in my case?
Having trouble picking between these two. I haven't heard too much about Goodman, but since I want to go into investment banking or a similar job in the finance field is the business school a better option? Thanks for the help guys
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.
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
So I recently got accepted to Brock university's business economics degree I don't think I'm gonna take it since it was my last choice and I'm working towards guelph commerce and Laurier business but I wanna know if the program is actually decent and if it's worth taking?
hi, im currently a grade 12 student getting mid 80's and 90's so far except for math which is below 50 :(. I know there are better business schools and programs then these but im not ready to go to a business school that is hard and where i will be emotionally drained and stressed out. I want go to a business school where i can manage my grades. I am going through enough stress in grade 12 already and i dont want to go through it again. I know ryerson has no co-op but what about york's commerce ..does it have it if your not going to schullich and how is brock. I am just confused about if i should i go to a university that has no co-op or not
I applied to laurier bba, schulich bba, Brock bacc co op, mcmaster business, and Waterloo afm. Which of these is the best if I just want a job in Toronto? Nothing crazy like Wall Street. Just a job as an investment banking analyst or cpa. I got into Brock, laurier and mcmaster so far with average of 92. Please help!!