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I'm starting university this fall, and I've never held an actual job. I've done some volunteering here and there, but that's about it. I've applied to many different places for work, but never heard back. How detrimental is this to my future, and how can I recover?
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)
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
I am strongly interested in immigration, refugee, and human rights law. I know that everyone likes to associate being a lawyer typically with corporate law and Big Law Baystreet, but I am wondering if anyone here personally knows any immigration lawyers and typically what their life style is like and educational pathway was.
I've always enjoyed writing. All aspects of it really - I always flourish in every unit at school, from presentations to essays. Most people on here always seem to have English bringing their average down, but for me it's usually among my highest marks.
That being said, it seems that an Arts degree (an English major) is a quick route to unemployment with no hope of job prospects. What are some other career paths that have an emphasis on writing, communication, and general literacy? I always assumed I would end up in law, but I'm starting to question it. Is there any hope for me to find a career where I can utilize my greatest strength while having strong demand for my profession?
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!
To all the people who have graduated with a biochemistry major or know of someone who majored in biochemistry, what are you, or the person you know of, doing with your/their degree? I just wanted to get an overview of the job prospects and options I have with a biochemistry major.
I am having difficulty with listing my education in my resume and any advice would be great!
The problem is that I am transferring univeristies in September and I am confused on whether or not I should list the university I am going to start in September on my resume. I know that I have not yet started the program but the degree that I am getting there would potentially be helpful when searching for a job. Should I put the university I will be starting in September on my resume? In addition to that the current university I am enrolled in, how do I list this under "Education" on my resume if I only attended for a year? Thanks!
Hey everyone, I'm interested in applying for med school in the future, and i was wondering which of the two programs would greater benefit me in terms of passing the MCAT. I'm currently interested in Waterloo's Health Studies Pre-Health Specialization because the program seems to cover all the bio and chemistry aspect of the exam as well as some social sciences (I'd have to take the physics and math part as electives though). I'm just worried that the Health Studies program won't give me enough lab/research experience compared to biochem; but hopefully, i can make up for that with my co-op placements. Any opinions/advice would be greatly greatly appreciated.
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'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?