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AMA: Brock BAcc Graduate, Carleton MAcc Graduate, Big 4 Employee
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).
#Askyconic - What to Expect from University or College
Should you live at home or rez? Is attending Frosh worth it? Is it hard to make friends in uni? When am I expected to pay for tuition? how do manage my loan?

First year is a challenge, but you are up to the task! With a little help from our student hosts...

Follow us and join us on Facebook LIVE for a very special edition of #Askyconic on Wednesday August 2nd at 6 pm EST. as our student hosts answer all your questions about starting post-sec.

No question is too hard or stupid. Leave 'em all in the comments below! Don't forget to come back to this thread after the show, as we will be posting the resources we shared. 

PS. Be nice! Inappropriate comments will not be tolerated.
Bad transition to uni, any advice? (pre-med)
Hi everyone!

So I'm currently in my first year of uni and I have taken 2 midterms so far. I'm not doing as well as I thought, considering my grades have dropped by at least 10%  (teachers are right when they say your average may drop by that much!). I averaged in the 90s as a high school student and now I'm in the low 80s. I am planning on changing my study habits, but I'm not sure on how to do so.

I'm wondering if there's anyone who had a successful first year in university, and would like to give tips and advice not just to me, but to others who are also poorly transitioning into post secondary. :)

Thank you in advance!

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First Year Ryerson Student AMA
Hey guys! So I am a first year student at Ryerson studying BTM and I wanted to make this post to help students who are planning to attend Ryerson next year. I was in grade 12 too, so I know how stressful it can be. I will me more than happy to answer any questions you have about the Business program at Ryerson or just questions in general
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Easy Uni for Comp Science
What are universities that are easy to get accepted into Comp Science? If you know some Uni can you please list their average of acceptance and their last year cut off for a for sure acceptance? 

Thanks
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Fast Tracking courses?
Hello,

I am currently a grade 11 student attending an average high school in Ontario. I have a high 90s average and I'm currently considering going to the Ivy Leagues for unversityi. However, I have noticed that quite a lot of my friends have "fast tracked' their courses, meaning that they have taken grade 12 courses in grade 11 and so forth. I suppose this would allow students to take more courses and have spares in grade 12. Since my school does not offer AP or any other challenging courses, this would be considered the most rigorous program at my school.

However, I have only taken university level grade 11 courses this year and I am slightly concerned that my courses aren't rigorous enough to be considered for Ivy Leagues, despite my high average.  Any advice would be appreciated. :)

Ps. I am also trying to boost my ECs but I currently don't have any national awards or anything. I play a sport and an instrument which I am both fairly good at and I also recently started a research program at a local university.

I have still yet to take my SATs

Thanks in advance!
Should I retake Advanced Functions?
I took Adv. Functions in summer school and I got a 90. My parents want me to retake it in the regular school year so I can get a high 90 in the course to maximize my top 6 average. I'm gonna be applying to McMaster Health Science, Western Medical Science. What do you guys think?
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New Ryerson graduate: Ask Me Anything!
I'm a fresh Ryerson University graduate that majored in Professional Communication and I wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships over through the last 3 years of my degree, I also worked as a mentor for first year students and in student recruitment for my program faculty. Last summer I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Government of Ontario, and in September 2016 I was hired at the Ontario Energy Board in the Public Affairs department. In my last semester of school I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co and that is where I'm currently employed.

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- OSAP
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job
- LSAT studying/writing 
- basically any other questions you might have!

Hope you're all excited about the potential of attending Ryerson! Ask me anything! 

If you're looking to contact me personally, you can reach me at ienoukov@ryerson.ca

First year GPA
Hey,

So I'm a first year science student here at UBC and my grades aren't looking too pretty. I'm not failing anything as of right now but how will my first year grades affect me. I'm trying hard but at times its hard to keep up. Please let me know how badly this will affect my university future. 
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Low math marks in grade 12
I have a really stressful problem. I would say I am fairly good at math. In the past years I always maintain between 75-86% on my tests. However, since grade 12 has started, I'm doing miserably!!! I'm taking Advanced Functions and even though the textbook questions relatively easy, the tests aren't. Or I should say, the tests my teacher gives requires a lot of thinking and to be honest, my thinking skills are lacking so much. I keep getting 50-60% and midterms are released November 15th and it's honestly making me so stressed because I know I can do it but I'm not able to think as I am required to. There was an instance where once I finished writing the test, I knew the answers to the questions but I hadn't known the solution method while writing the test.

What can I do to improve my marks? Once again, I'm not lazy, I'm very concerned about my marks so I always am organized and consistent with my work. I'm just unsure how to acquire better thinking skills.

When I think about my relatives and my friends, I actually feel stupid. They always get high 90's and I usually do too in business or social science. I've always had an interest in math so what are ways to study effectively
 
Also, I'm not just moping around. 
Repeating a course?
Should I repeat a course next semester for scholarship purposes?

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SCHULICH BBA OR LAURIER BBA?
I am applying to Uni this December. I am deciding between Laurier BBA and Schulich BBA. So Far I heard..  

Schulich  

Pros- Reputation, Community, Small class size, networking  
Cons – No co-op, curriculum is hard, commute,  

Laurier  

Pros – Easier to get high Gpa, Co-op, #1 in student satisfaction ranking  
Cons- Community (not many south Asians), risk of not getting co-op, bigger class sizes.  
 
Both of these school offers great opportunities. It will be difficult to choose between these two. If anyone from these school could give me some guidance or share their experience that would be great
Data Management
After the first test the class average is 51%.... Is this normal? This is my first time seeing a class avg this low. Is Data always like this?
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Laurier BBA Advice to Future Students

How hard is it to land Co-op at Laurier? Is it very competitive. In the Uni fair, one guy said I need at least +B for co-op. Is this true?

Also, how was first year like? the courses, calculus compared to high school and the clubs? Is BU111 and BU121 that hard as people say @Laurier. 

If anyone from Laurier BBA school could give me some advice on how to do well first year to secure co-op or share their experience in the program that would be great

Helpful University Majors?
Hey, I'm in Grade 12 and well it's time to start applying for universities and think about what degree I should get. So, I'm wondering what courses are you taking and for what job? I know personal interest is definitely a factor, but I also want to take something useful. So, for example, I have aspirations of becoming a doctor, but if I unable to get to that level I don't want to be stuck with a degree that I cannot use anywhere else. Any advice?
Should I take French as electives in university?
I stopped studying french after grade 9, but I really want to continue it now. Is it possible to take it in university (but not as a major) even though my french is only at grade 9 level?

Thanks!
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Track One
For the track one program at U of T if I get in and then chose to major in, say, MIE will I be taking MIE first year programs or second year? If I did Track One would it add another year onto my undergraduate studies?
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Early Acceptance
Hey people
I would like to seek your advice on whether or not I should apply for early acceptance.
Here are my marks as of yet:
11 Fuctions- 90
12 Advanced Functions(fast tracked)- 96
11 Physics- 99
11 Chemistry- 91
11 World Religions(M course)- 94
11 English- 87
12 English(summer school)- 90

Here are programs I am planning to apply to:
- U of T Chemical Engineering
- York Atmopheric Science
- Queens engineering chemistry
- McMaster Integrated Biomemdial Engineering and Health Sciences
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BUSINESS SCHOOL ADVICE FOR STUDENTS
Hello university students !!! I will be applying to university soon. It would be very helpful for me and other students thinking of applying to Business Programs. I would appreciate if you share about your experience in your Business programs about the followings:

1. Workload (very important)
2. Opportunity in terms of Co-op, internship,networking, etc. (very important)
3. Social life (somewhat important)
4. What advice would you give to future students if they were to succeed in Uni 
5. If you were in grade 12 what program would you chose and why?

Thank you..



Gap Years Between Undergrad and Graduate
I am currently still in high school, but in the near future I will be attending first year University. I would love to go to med school, when considering pathways though I would really like to start a family after gaining an Undergrad. I am currently unsure which would be a better option going to med school and not starting a family until my thirties, or staying at home to raise kids after finishing my undergrad and going back to school later?  
Is there any possible suggestions for an Undergrad that I would be able to finish(4-5 years?), then take a break to raise a family, and go back to potentially 10 years later (still valid?) to get a graduate degree and then obtain a job working with people?
Thank you
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pros & cons about spares?
currently have 4 courses this semester, chem, english, advanced functions and photography & thinking about going to engineering. I'm deciding whether or not to keep photography or to drop it for a spare, as I feel like I barely have any time especially with ECs. I want to hear from others what you did & how you decided to have a spare or not.
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uni applications
references for top business schools such as Ivey queens Laurier bba and ryerson. when they ask for references does it have to all be teachers or can they be like your supervisors from your part time jobs and stuff?
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Can I do this?
I want to major in ECE and I was wondering if I would be able to minor in economics or political science? Also, how would that work?
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