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 (in no particular order): RBC x2, Top-7 firm audit (Toronto), Canadian Tire Financial Services, Imperial Oil (Alberta), Ontario Securities Commission (CPA Approved), Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Big 4 Audit (Toronto), Suncor (Alberta), TeamBuy .ca, Big 4 Audit (Calgary) and CPP Investment Board.
Note: These were not all co-op positions, some were just summer internship interviews.
AT TIME OF APPLYING TO UNIVERSITY (September 2012 Entry): - Rejected from BAcc Co-op - Accepted to BBA Co-op with 83.5% top 6
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
I've been searching the path to become a dentist/Doctor through internet. However, I ended up becoming more confused as there are many things to accomplish.
Could anyone bridge it a little bit?
What I know is, Let's say I'm going into McMaster University for Health science program, and UBC for Dentistry
4 years of university. (at the end of 2nd year in university, take DAT). After passing the test, would I be able to go into the medical school right away without finishing third and fourth year of university? Also, how long is the medical school? as well as the internship.
How many years does it take total?
Lastly, if bio 11 is not a pre-requisite for Bio 12, do any med school/universities require bio 11? Can I just take bio 12 without bio 11?
Could someone provide a sort of timeline to the application process for university? At our school we had a presentation saying that the whole process would start in October. And... It's October 1st tomorrow.
Just generally, what are the important times throughout the school year? And important things to know?
I know deadlines for most applications are in January... but do you start the process on your own at home or at the guidance office? I'm always scared I'll miss something and not know about it.
I'm a grade 12 student and right now the top two schools I am considering are trent and windsor. I want to pursue a career in the forensics field, however I'm worried that taking a forensics science specific course will limit myself. If I take a chemistry course i will still be able to go into forensics but i still have other careers to choose from if I end up hating forensics or can't find a job. Which of the two schools have better science programs? And do they have an option to do a double major with the two courses? And lastly, which course do you think it would be best for me to take?
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.
Hey everyone.. So I come from a typical south Asian background where I've wanted to be a doctor my entire life. However, now I am much more interested in genetic counseling. Everything about it appeals to me except for two things-the salary and job opportunities. Unfortunately these are two very important things to consider. Also I've always been a high achiever and my parents are worried that I will be selling myself short and I kind of understand. I have the potential to do very well in medical school but my heart wants genetic counseling. Any advice from anyone who has been there before? I would really aprreciate it
So I am in a hard situation because my parents aren't letting me go away for university. I live in the GTA so I could commute to UofT, Ryerson, York, ect. With UofT st.g being my first choice I know driving everyday could be lengthy because of traffic and such. I want to get a Bsc in Human Bio and Psychology with the end goal of med school (I aleady know i could get a much higher GPA at york or ryerson but I do not want to hear that please help me with this issue of residence). I am going to write this long essay and do thing huge presentation to my parents to try and convince them that living on residence could give me more opportunity and better grades. While I am at UofT I want to volunteer at a hospital, get a work study job, do research, maybe join a club on top of all my very hard classes. Commuting 2-4 even 5 hours depending on traffic every day could be very detrimental to my education not to mention how annoying driving home would be after a late night in the library. Could you guys please help me with some suggestions on why residence is an experience they should invest in! And if you live on residence could you tell me the positives you've had with your education. If you have a long commute to a school could you tell me some of the negatives that come with it? Thank you very much in advance.
Hi, I want to pursue a career in business, but I don't know which school to go to. I've heard great things about Laurier's BBA program, plus if you get into their co-op it gives you an extra edge because of work experience. But what about other programs, like Schulich at York, Ivey at Western, Degroote, or Brock? What sets those programs apart, because I've heard now that a BBA is now very general, and employers look for experience, which Laurier offers, but none of these do.
Can I please have an unbiased opinion, not which school is best based on where you go, also can you state your experience?
i have heard terrible things about ryerson on this site. I have a decent average (low 90s). will i not get a ob if i go to ryerson? How is the recruiting? i can probably get into schulich but there is n co op.
Been getting more and more of these threads lately. All these high schoolers seem to think they'll be working on Bay street or Wall Street making close to six figures. The average business graduate is lucky to make even 40k. Do some research and don't go into it because you have this idea that'll you be rocking suits everyday and working in high rise buildings downtown.
Recently as many as 50,000 engineers were laid off in Alberta. If you're willing to move to the US you're good, otherwise Canada is prone to massive outsourcing and layoffs of engineers. Be very careful and aware of what you're getting yourself into. Do not go into these fields simply because you believe them to be stable, jobs plentiful and pay highly. Go into them because you are truly passionate and dedicated about the field (in the case of business this is a very small minority). The MBA is the new undergrad degree, employers don't care if you have one, it's really easy to get it. The CPA is also handed out like hotcakes these days (see Linkedin).
As for who I am, I completed a business degree at a top school, and switched career paths and went to professional school. This country does not respect engineers or business graduates. We should be following the US system of having no business undergrads in general, might be what's contributing to massive student debt and no jobs afterward.
Honestly speaking, Queens and Western were the two most appealing campuses for me and obviously they have incredible programs, but my parents and everyone around me keep telling me I have higher chances of getting a job in Manhattan or Silicon Valley (My end goal) if I go to Rotman or Mcgill... AKA schools with a little bit better international reputation. At the end of the day I don't want to sacrifice my chances of attaining my goal just because the beds are nicer in Kingston or London, sure I may not like residence in Montreal or Toronto for four years but at least I'll be happy achieving my goal. If this is possible, can we start an unbiased discussion on how I should go about making my decision How the heck am I ever going to be able to decide... I swear I am losing hair stressing about this incredibly difficult decision. I should also mention I have no idea whether I want to go into marketing, finance or accounting.
What do you think of guelph's zoology program? Usefulness, job outlook, personal experiences, is it respectable and relevant? Any insight about this program would be greatly appreciated:) thanks in advance:)
What do you think of guelph's Wildlife biology and conservation program? Usefulness, job outlook, personal experiences, is it respectable and relevant? Any insight about this program would be greatly appreciated:) thanks in advance:)
What do you think of guelph's human kinetics program? Usefulness, job outlook, personal experiences, is it respectable and relevant? Any insight about this program would be greatly appreciated:) thanks in advance:)
What do you think of guelph's biodiversity program? Usefulness, job outlook, personal experiences, is it respectable and relevant? Any insight about this program would be greatly appreciated:) thanks in advance:)
Hi! Just wanted to know about the co-op process at Waterloo. I was wondering what do employers look for in your experience? Since in some programs you can have co-op in year 1, can you talk about experiences from high school?
Hey! I just finished Gr.11 and will be starting Gr.12 come September and I'm currently rearranging my courses. I'm thinking of applying to the university of Guelph for the BBRM and majoring in equine management. Would Calculus be a recommend course to take in Gr.12? Or Exercise Science? I checked, these are not mandatory to get into the program, but would they be beneficial if I took them now? Also for anyone who is in or taken the BBRM program what do you think of it? Is it a useful bachelor? What are you doing now? Any opinions or suggestions are appreciated, thanks in advance!
Just curious as to how to get into the AFM program at Waterloo? What was your application process like? What were you grades/extra curriculars? How competitive would you say the process is? I heard they only accept 300 people into the program. Would you say this program is better than BBA at Laurier? Not sure which to choose. Does the degree offer you the same kind of job options?
If you can state your education/work experience that would be great. Thank you !!
Help! I am deciding on which career pathway to pursue. Some schools offer business programs, while some offer only accounting/finance programs. I don't know which to choose. What kind of jobs can you end up with if you study in a business program, can you still end up in accounting? If you study accounting are you restricted to just accounting as your field of specialty? Which degree will offer a better chance of employment after graduation?
Please answer with your level of education/experience
Just curious as to how to get into the AFM program at Waterloo? What was your application process like? What were you grades/extra curriculars? Also what year do you get into co-op? How competitive would you say the process is? I heard they only accept 300 people into the program. Would you say this program is better than BBA at Laurier? Not sure which to choose. Does the degree offer you the same kind of job options?
Also if you can state your education/work experience that would be great. Thank you !!
ok, so I have a interview at Kumon in a few weeks (long time i know). Anyways, the lady didnt email me any specifics about the interview other than date and time.
So, should i bring my REPORT CARD? my grades arent stellar, i only got a 85 in math, 79 in french, 80 in history and 81 in gym. PLUS my french teacher decided to give me a few "s" in the behavior section, probably because i didnt participate enough in class.
SO I FEEL BRINGING MY REPORT WILL HURT ME IN THE INTERVIEW RATHER THAN GIVE ME AN ADVANTAGE.
i WOULD HAVE BROUGHT MY HONOR ROLL CERTIFICATE, BUT I LOST IT.
Anyways, I am pretty good at math and english and i really want this job! should i just NOT bring my report card? I like my math mark, i just feel its not enough.I ALSO HEARD YOU HAVE TO TAKE A TEST?? before your hired. IS THIS TRUE AND WHAT IS ON IT?
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR YOUR ANSWER