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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)
Is there a major difference between a UBCO and a UBCV degree? I heard that each certificate will mention which campus you've attended. Will that affect the decisions made by the grad schools or the big companies?
Also, which would look/ sound better.
1) A degree from Bachelor of Arts: specialisation in International Relations from UBC.
2) A degree from Bachelor of Public Affairs and Policy Management: specialisation in International studies from Carleton.
I'm a current 3rd year student at Ryerson, majoring in Professional Communication. Aside from holding 2 internships over the last 3 years, I work as a mentor for first year students and in the student recruitment department for my program faculty. I've also recently been hired as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Government of Ontario.
I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances
- campus life
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government
- basically any other questions you might have
Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! AMA!
I've noticed that there are a lot of misconceptions about applying to schools in the US. As someone who just went through the process and did a lot of research, I'd love to answer any questions and help clear things up :)
I was also admitted to other Ivies, Waterloo BME and CS/BBA, U of T EngSci, Western Engineering + Ivey, among others, so I can answer questions about those as well.
So i have been accepted into UBC engineering as well as Waterloo computer engineering, and i can't decide. Any input would be appreciated.
- 1.5 hr commute from home or 15 min commute if i move in with friends that already attend UBC
- great city life
- home-cooked meals
- general first year (don't know if that's a pro or a con)
- coop doesn't start until 2nd year
- wide variety of dance programs as extracurricular activities, which allow me to further explore my passion for dance
- will have to dorm (as campus is across the country)
- 3.5 commute to toronto :(
- dull city life
- start in chosen specialty program in first year
- coop in first year
- away from family
- better reputation
- larger network for connections in silicon valley (for eg. has recruiters from google)
- waaaaay colder than vancouver
That's a couple of factors that were in my mind. Cost is not a make or break factor. What I really care about is the overall experience.
My end goal is to work or even get the chance to do coop at a bigshot company in the silicon valley. I know waterloo will give me a better shot at that, but at the same time I don't want to miss out on the university experience.. I know both universities are equally competitive, which is motivating for me, but I don't want to be stressed out all the time.
Thank you in advance for all those who will take the time to read all that and maybe give me some feedback.
I'm a high school student living near Toronto and am thinking about attending UBC Sauder. I know that it is difficult to get a job here in Toronto after grad as most companies recruit from schools in Ontario such as Ivey and Queen's. I've always loved Vancouver and don't mind living there after graduation; however, I do not know what it would be like living in a new city on my own. Does anyone have any experience living in Vancouver after graduation by themselves? Do a lot of companies recruit from Sauder and is it easy to find a job?
I REALLY need your help! I'm having the hardest time choosing between the above courses, Creative Industries at Ryerson and Book and Media Studies at U of T. I'm looking to go into editing and publishing in the future, and I would definitely like some more modern, hands on experience in whichever university I choose. I'm hoping that someone, somewhere can pretty please list some pros and cons for both programs, as well as the schools themselves. Or if you know ANYTHING at all about either, please share. It would be greatly appreciated, especially since I have to accept an offer in less than a week.
Kids, don't end up like this lady. THINK long and hard what you are going to study. Research your future job prospects NOW. Four years of studies away from home are expensive. Will you be getting your money's worth?
Hey guys! Course selection is due on Friday and I would like to hear your thoughts on my course plan. If you have taken any of these courses, tell me about it! I would love to hear about difficulty, course load, etc.
(Note: I fast tracked Grade 11 Math (MCR3U1) and Grade 11 Accounting (BAF3M1))
Grade 11: 1. English (ENG3U1) 2. Advanced Functions (MHF4U1)
3. Data Management (MDM4U1)
4. Biology (SBI3U1)
5. Chemistry (SCH3U1) 6. International Business (BBB4M1) 7. Economics (CIE3M1) 8. Accounting 12 (BAT4M1)
1. English (ENG4U1) 2. Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U1) 3. Biology (SBI4U1) 4. Chemistry (SCH4U1)
I'm still deciding between business and science so i've tried to keep both options open. I am also doing a Business SHSM. I can still change it to Health and Wellness SHSM before I do co-op in Grade 12. How difficult do you think this is? Any tips?
Hey guys, I'm currently in Grade 10 and I have to pick courses for next year soon. I have started planning for Grade 11 and Grade 12 and I have 1 extra spot in both years. I have a couple of questions. 1) Should I use those spots for Grade 12 courses so I have more choices for my top 6? 2) Do universities look at your Grade 11 marks? 3) How does early admission work? What marks do they look at?
I’m a grade 11 student and have been on the fence as to what to do in university. I am a strong student and enjoy math, but sciences are not my strongest suit (I still do decently – mid to high 80s ish, but the marks are significantly lower than other subjects). I have an interest in business, such as finance, but I still am a little uncertain. Lately I have been curious about engineering as well, but very broadly (i.e. civil). The problem is, I did not take physics (SPH3U1) because I felt that I did not like physics very much (did not really enjoy in grade 9 or 10), so I took chem and bio, but as i think more and more, i do not have much interest in probrams with bio. I have bio next semester and I am second guessing bw that and physics, since I am pretty strong in math, but the subject of physics scares me a bit. I only have one problem – the 2 physics classes at my school next semester are during my law and accounting classes, which i would like to keep. I really do not want to regret going to physics!!
So my main questions are, is physics really hard/easier than bio? Is it worth switching from bio (especially is I am only slightly considering engineering)? How do i know if i want business/finance or if engineering is a better fit?
Ryersons BTM is currently my top choice and ive also researched a bit about it. However there seems to be a lot of negative opinions/views on Ryersons business programs.
Obviously it isnt up there with schools like Rotman and Schulich but is it as bad as some say it is?
Also it would be great if you guys can share a bit of info on the BTM program or just Ryersons business programs in general.
How will my job prospects as a Ryerson business graduate be? And is BTM covering a bit of business and technology instead of focusing entirely on one aspect a good thing?
Any info on Ryersons business programs would be great :)
"The collapse of standards in high schools is a boring refrain. All too many first-year university science students cannot do single-digit multiplication."
"Writing ability isn’t much better. One professor, upon receiving the first chapter of a Master’s thesis from a Canadian-born student, stated “Your first sentence lacks a verb.” “What’s that?” was the reply."
"The real victims are conscientious students who are penalized for taking tough courses such as Grade 12 French or Physics while classmates enrol in fluffy subjects to boost their grade average."
As I go through this forum I notice the significant number of threads, almost all of people going into primarily engineering and business. To a lesser extent computer science and regular science also appears to be be chosen.
There is nobody here posting about college technical programs, arts programs, music, dance, etc. All careers are not just limited to the STEM programs so just curious as to why you guys have chosen the career path that you did.
This thread is not for bashing any particular schools or programs, rather it is for all of us to share why we have chosen our respective paths. Keep it civilized and interesting!
I am in grade 12 and can't decide which path to take. I excel in Accounting, I got 97% when I took grade 11 accounting in grade 10, and I am currently getting 99% right now. It comes so easy for me, but what I'm scared about in going to this position is that you have to talk a lot, if you want to become a CPA/CA. The thing is I'm more intrapersonal. I can talk to people if I have to, and can easily talk with friends and family. I've had a part time job which required a lot of talking to customers which drained me. :/ Computer Science on the other hand, I get high 80s - low 90s. I like to do it because it has to do with technology and I'm all about technology, but I'm not the best at it. If I can't solve a problem, I get really frustrated and it bothers me. Sometimes I may give up. But I do love the feeling of solving a program. I am also scared about the future and not getting a good job security, and job interviews which require you to problem solve on the spot (I can't do that because I have to think things through). I am limited to the university I want to go to. I can only commute due to financial reasons. So if I were to apply for accounting, I want to apply for Schulich or Rotman but it requires a video essay, and like I said I'm not fond of communicating. Also, I don't have a lot of extracurricular so that might not help me out. If I were to go for computer science, I would apply for uoft or york.
We're living in a digital age where everything can be found online. Why are people dishing out $50, 000 for a 4 year business degree when they can learn everything online, still participate in the same events and conferences, get real world experience with unpaid internships, and maybe even audit classes without enrolling.
I guess the real question is, can you get a job on Bay street without a business degree if you can prove you know everything a business student knows? I've done the research. At first I didn't believe an accounting graduate makes 45k upon graduation based on the university's statistics. Then I asked around, real university students, and they confirmed. Why is everyone fighting to get a spot in Canada's top business schools when they make less than a TTC transit driver, or a full time sales associate at Moores?
Looking at this purely financially, the ROI of a university degree is not there. Granted, it gives you the opportunity to move up in the business world, but can't you do that anyways? Even with 10 years experience as an accountant, the average pay is 80k. If you're thinking about this in the "Following your passion perspective" and avoiding all financials mentioned above, can't you learn faster on your own? Yes, the "quality" of employment may be better than a TTC driver upon graduation, but who says quality is sitting in a cubicle 8 hours a day being told what to do.
These youngsters on Bay street paid 50k to attend U of T so they can pounce around in their fancy suit and tie and call themselves successful even though they're making 10k below Canada's average income.
This is how I see it: why not fully customize your education to your liking. Contact small companies, ask to shadow employees, find unpaid internships, get several part time jobs in every industry you love. Work 9 to 5 and spend your evenings mastering what you love through online education. An education that's completely free and 100% controlled by you. Want an international co-op program? Spend 3 months in the Valley interning at a small tech startup while learning how to code PHP during your evenings, all while staying under the 50k budget you would otherwise spend getting a piece of paper.
I have hope that societal norms are moving forward. That you no longer require a degree to get a really good job. That a piece of paper doesn't determine your status, but knowledge does. University education forces us to sit in a class and listen to someone explain how to solve a problem that we don't have. I'm looking for an education where the problem is identified first, then the solution is learned, creatively.
Looking to hear some of your thoughts and opinions.
I live in Ontario and have applied to SFU'S School of Interactive Arts and Technology in BC andCarleton's BIT Interactive Multimedia and Design in Ontario. I have the option of adding a joint business major and concentration at SFU and a minor in industrial design at Carleton. Both include Co-op. Any helpful opinions on which school I should attend?
My interests include: design(all kinds including product/industrial design), business and film & animation along with some computer programming.