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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).
New Ryerson graduate: Ask Me Anything!
Let's connect! https://www.linkedin.com/in/ilanaenoukov

I'm a new Ryerson University graduate (October 2017) that majored in Professional Communication and I wrote the LSAT in June 2017. Aside from holding 3 internships 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. In 2016, I worked as a Project and Communications Assistant for the Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) 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, in the summer of 2017, I was hired full time as the Marketing Communications Coordinator for the Toronto based architecture firm Sweeny&Co. At the end of 2017 I got the opportunity to move into a Digital Communications role for the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA).

In 16 months, from my first position in 2016 at TBS to my current role at OPA at the end of 2017, I've been able to grow my salary by 140%. I only graduated in October 2017. 

I can answer questions about:
- all program requirements and acceptances 
- campus life 
- residence 
- internships and co-op opportunities + job search + how I got hired in the government + how I got my full time job + other job related advice
- 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

Best online school?
What's the best and easiest online school? I am hoping to take a group 1 credit to get it done with but I want to do something easy and will guarantee me a good mark.I was hoping to do ILC but wanted to know if anyone has any suggestions or feedback.
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McMaster Health Science FIRST YEAR (AMA)!!! Premed, applying, scholarships...
I'm a first year in BHSc at McMaster. Yconic was my life last year in grade 12 and I found all the forums really helpful so I thought I'd make my own. Feel free to ask me anything about the application process, what the program is actually like, or my extracurriculars and stuff. If you're feeling super stressed about anything and need to vent...I get it. I was in your shoes. 

I applied also to:
Western Med Sci
Queen's Science and QUARMS
UBC Science
McGill Science

My average was 98%
University Student life
I was just wondering how university is.... is it like it is in high school, where there is the "popular/party" group of people. Is it important to make connections with "party people" in order to even find parties. Should I be worried about fitting myself into the "popular and party group" or is there even a thing lol.
Obviously I am focused on my academics but besides that I am worried to make friends in the same social scene and group of people I was in at high school
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Medical/Life Sciences Help Thread!!!
I'm currently a grade 11 student, and I am planning on pursuing a career in the medical sciences field (to potentially become a doctor/medical researcher one day)

 I know that I am capable of achieving high marks, but I'm worried that marks along won't be enough to be able to be accepted into a competitive program such as Mcmaster, Western, or U of T.  
I plan to get into medical school afterward, but am worried again that if I am not accepted, where a general science/medical science degree would get me.. but I plan on going to medical school!!

So current university students/medical student applicants/students what would your advice to me, a grade 11 student be? What kinds of activities/jobs/internships/opportunities/marks did you have or would recommend in order to be accepted?? 

What did you do in grade 11/12 to truly stand out from the crowd? 

Thanks!!! :^)
Easiest course at Virtual High School?
Anyone know what course I should take online to boost my average? Can anyone share experiences with the course they took? Do universities accept courses from outside of day school?
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Queen's Science Offers of Admission

I am wondering if anyone has received an offer of admission from Queen's in the general science program (QS). I'm currently very anxious that I won't be accepted as my average is not as competitive as some of the ones I have seen on other forums. 

My grade 11 average was just an 87%, it was actually the lowest I have received (grade 9 and 10 I had a 91%). This year I am hoping I can at least get a 90% but I am still very unsure of myself because I applied in december and have not heard back from them but a lot of other people have.

I am just wondering if anyone with a similar grade 11 average as me has gotten an offer of admission to the program and/or if someone that is in the program right now got accepted with a similar average.


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About universities acceptance
Hello everyone..
 I applied for UBC, SFU, university of waterloo, university of Toronto, McGill university, York university.(all i applied for faculty of arts - economics) 
My grade 12 grades (81%) My class English 12 grade is 81% but I got 43% on the English provincial exam. So the final grade is gonna be 66% 
Physic 83% 
Biology 93% 
Pre calculus 82% Those are my top 4 courses. I know my marks are really low. Nevertheless I studied really hard. I am really worried about my English mark for universities requirements. Most of universities require minimum 70% in English. But for York university, it doesn't say about English requirement grade. 
 1. Am I possible to get into York university? (Have you guys heard of someone who got accepted with this kind of marks?) 
2. Or can I get into any universities with this average? 3. I have to take ielts test or Toefl. ( But is there any way to get into York university without ielts or toefl? Thank you guys.
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Required Courses
You know the required courses in Group 1, 2 and 3; in group 2 an option is business studies. Does taking business in grade 10 count as a course for business studies. I heard some kid say that the group 1,2,3 courses need to be taken in grades 11 and 12. Can someone please clarify as to, if he is right? I would really appreciate the help! If you want me to clarify anything about my question, just ask. Thanks in advance!
Choosing Grade 11 Courses
Hello, I'm in grade 10, and I am selecting my 8 courses for next year. I attend an Ontario public school, and have a few questions.

I have already taken grade 11 functions this semester. How much harder is the grade 12 advanced functions course? 
Similarly, how difficult is grade 12 chemistry compared to grade 11 chemistry?

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How do universities look at your gr. 12 marks when they accept you before grade 12 is over?
For example, I want to apply to Waterloo next year (I'm in gr. 11). They look at your top 6 gr 12 courses, like most universities. However, they have to accept you sometime before June because course selections happen 3 months before the start of courses, which is September. So, to get accepted you need a certain average from your top six, but what do universities actually look at because they won't have access to your 2nd semester marks until the end of June? Can somebody please explain how this works?
So guys, I have about a 95.13% average for grade 12 and 96% for grade 11. I got into Kin at western today, but have yet to hear back from Medical Science and General Sciences, why did I get acceptance into kin but not the others... do different programs take longer than others to evalutate student files?
High School repeated course (Grade 12) - Uni
Do university care about repeated course and how many times i took them?
From my understanding they usually don't.

For example in Grade 11 semester 2 i took (Advanced Functions). Yeah stupid me, and i did not even care about the class at all. I ended up with a 56% as my final mark. 

Currently i'm in grade 12 semester 2, and i already completed grade 12 advance function (grade 12 semester 1) with a final mark of 91%.

This also happend with another course (ENG4U0). I did it in summer school with mark of 69%. I already completed ENG4U0 in semester 1 (grade 12)  with a final mark of 85%. So i don't know how universities will feel with my marks being inflated so high, and they might think it's suspicious.

Do university care about my first attempt mark apart from (UofT, Waterloo). Would this affect my admisson in to universities etc.  How would they see going from 50s marks to 91.. Within a year and i busted my ass off for that 91 too and the 85 for english...

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Arts degrees, are they worthless?
Hi! I have heard so many different sides to this topic that I decided to make a forum on it. When posting on this forum please consider that arts degrees can refer to a Bachelors of Arts in English while also can refer to something along the lines of a Bachelors of Arts in Computer Science, there is much variation within the BA degree. Thanks and debate away!
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Courses in High School
Could you list the courses you took in high school. From grade 9 to 12. It will be very interesting to see different courses taken!
Failing Grade 11 Accounting? Will Universities Care?
Hi, I'm in 10th grade and I fast-tracked history during the summer and ended up taking gr 11 accounting as an elective to get a credit because I am good at math and thought it would be easy. Man, I was SOOO wrong.I have a 45-50 in the class.

  Anyway, I find it really hard and I don't understand it at all.
 In order to combat this, I missed the class a lot in order to "study" the subject, even worse decision, I fell farther behind  
. At this point, I was stuck in the cycle of missing class in order to catch up on what I didn't understand/what I missed. I know that if I just sucked it up and went to class, I probably would've gotten at least a 60, or 65, but I'm so afraid of looking stupid in class I just avoided it and skipped a whole bunch. 

In all my other classes, I am getting 90s, so I generally never have trouble in school. My ultimate goal is to go down the science route and get a ph.d so I can do research and become a professor. UFT and waterloo are universities of interest.
Business doesn't even cross my mind, to be honest. I just am so afraid universities will care if I get a 50 or 60 in this course. Plus, my parents constantly make me feel so bad about my accounting mark, they always call me mean names and tell me I won't make it to university because I am so disorganized and incapable. Anyway, exams are in two weeks, if I work my butt off and clutch and get 50 or 60 in this course, will universities penalize me?

closed ouac program???
i was planning on applying to western nursing but now i see that its closed, will it ever open up? or will i be able to apply under a different program and switch to nursing later??
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Improving Grades (Gr. 10)
Hi everyone, 

Grade 10 student here

Currently I'm dissatisfied with my current grades and would like to seek some help on improving them and really pushing myself past the "90" mark which is so difficult for me to achieve since I intend to go into Life/Health Sciences for post secondary. All feedback is welcome but make sure it is constructive. Also do not ask why I have so many arts/electives that aren't more challenging since it is because I did take French originally but the teacher who took over the entire ACL at my school for French was a horrible person and gave me lots of anxiety whenever I was around her.

P.S. -- I have been doing all my homework and trying to put 100% into all of my subjects, especially math but it seems to be not enough. I am trying. I have heard that other students who do not complete homework in math are able to pull off these grades, so I am looking for what to do to really get my grade up there.

Math - 87%
English - 90% (subject to change due to poor performance on recent assignments)
History - 88%
Science - 86%
Band - 95% 
Art - 77%
Civics/Careers - 94% (civics), haven't started careers
Tech - 85%
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Undergrad Acceptances 2018
Saw this done previous years but could not find a thread like this for 2018. Please post:

Date of Acceptance:

I'll start 
U. Ottawa
Biopharm + BSc Psych
85 (ish)
Early/Mid Jan

Late jan/ Early feb

Calculus and Vectors - No Calculators.
I just found out on Friday (2/ 9/18) that our school is not allowing calculator for (MCV4U0 course). Which is totally unfair. (Vectors componet & Calculus) - (TDSB District) 

This is the year we're applying to university, and they decide to pull this off. 

They didn't do this last year and are implementing it for the first time. I know for a fact that universities courses (math) allow no calculators. 
But i would prefer to start doing this in university then do it in high school where our marks mean everything.

 Should i take this up to our Principal to talk to them about this. No other school in my area is doing this just us.
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University Applications!
Hello, I'm in grade 11 but I'm confused about how the process for applying for university in Ontario works. So does everyone apply before Christmas break and then the uni's do early acceptance and if you're not chosen you're still there for the next round? or do you have to reapply every time theres a new round?
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BBA vs BComm
What's the difference between Rotman and UTSC's BBA?
1. Is UTSC more applying? For ex, they have co-op in good financial institutions, big 4 and CRA. 
2. How good is Rotman's internships? It doesn't feel like UTSC or waterloo's co-op. It feels more like you aren't guaranteed at all, all depends on yourself while Co-op programs are more of a guarantee (not saying 100% tho). 
3. Both programs can help me advance to Masters of Accounting (I forgot the full name for the program but I intend to pursue Accounting as my career). So does it really make a difference to my employers since I'll still end up at rotman for my graduate studies? 
4. Is Rotman's program harder than UTSC's BBA? I've heard that U of T purposely lowers class average to weed students out. Does this happen in UTSC too? 
5. Which program is actually more realistic? It's not always about fame sometimes and I heard Rotman is pretty much all studying and UTSC's BBA gives me a sense that they are actually going to give me work experience. 

Overall, I know that Rotman has more opportunities since its in downtown toronto. But more opportunities = more competition. For me, it looks like UTSC is the better option but people are telling me that's not the case. So, i would like someone to explain all of these to me, thank you! 

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Planning on Grade 11 English Summer Course
Hi everyone,

Grade 10 student here

Currently I am not doing so well in english. My school is nonsemestered so I'm halfway through the course and on two projects, one being a paragraph writing assignment I got a 74% on and the other an essay which I put effort into 75% I believe it is in my best interest to take English 11 during the summer to maximize my grade. On the first term report card my grade in english was at 90% but my teacher showed me it was actually 94% since he had to for whatever reason lower the average of the entire class (likely due to easy marking), but that teacher has been since replaced and with the new one I am not doing so well.

I would like to know your thoughts on taking a grade 11 english summer course, and what are the advantages and disadvantages of doing an online or school setting class course seeing as I've never done summer school before and have so far heard positive things. Furthermore I'd like to also emphasize I intend to go to Universities which demand a 90%+ overall average for post-secondary in the future, which I'm set on pulling off (since I have an interest in the Life Sciences), and to further expand on that I will be taking Chemistry, Bio and Physics for Grade 11 next year too. 

Overall this thread should serve as a discussion point for the pros and cons of doing Grade 11 English in the summer.
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