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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.
Current Carleton Student, Ask Me Anything!
I found that these threads really helped me when choosing the schools I would apply to and eventually attend, as I was getting the point of view of a current student. A little about me, I am in the Honours Math program studying Stats with a concentration in Actuarial Science, I also live in Residence. 
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housing questions for past and present UBC students!
Hey! UBC is one of my top schools that I want to attend in the future but the housing situation is making it hard for me to make a decision. As you all probably know the rent rates in Vancouver are craaazzzy high so I was wondering if any past or present students could answers my questions about residence and renting. 

 residence
 1. how many of you were accepted into residence in 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year? 
 2. would you recommend living in residence any year other than 1st? 

 renting
 1. how much was your rent?
 2. how many roommates did you have? 
 3. how close to UBC were you/how long did it take you to get to school? 
 4. how hard was it to find a place to rent? 

Also just a general question, how were you able to afford university at UBC?

 Thanks for taking the time to read this, I really appreciate it. :)
Should I stay Home or Live on Res?
So Im from Scarborough and will be attending York University this fall. I consider myself as an outgoing person and fun to be with and I will be commuting from home in about 1 hour and 20 mins. Do you think I should commute or live on res?
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Can I rent without a job?
I am a student in university in Toronto and I would like to rent during the school year as its cheaper then staying in residence on campus, however I wont be working as I have an education savings plan and recently recieved an inheritance ($80,000). I plan to use some of the inheritance to help pay for rent so I dont need a job and I can focus on my studies. Will the lack of a job make it impossible to find a place to rent?
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Res room question: Cleaning
This question might be a bit weird, but how do we clean up our room? I'm going to Queen's next year and I'm wondering if I should buy a cordless handheld vacuum? Or will a broom and dustpan work? I'm pretty sure the flooring is carpet but I'm not entirely sure.
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Living with parents...
Hey guys!

I'm writing an article on living with parents as a university student.

Whether you are 18 or 25, I'd love to get some insight from you AND your parents! Maybe you're only home for the summer or maybe you are living at home for your entire uni experience.

Comment down below their tips as well as your own!

Thanks again :)



Rideau uottawa rez
Hey guys! 
I got an offer to rideau for a traditional plus room(double) i havnt seen many reviews on rideau so any input on the building? Is it good or bad? Dont mind going into details bc i really need to know lol.
And how about brooks? 
Confused about Bursary!!
Hey Guys! I just receive a $14K bursary from University of Guelph! I will get 5000 in my first year and 3000 for the remaining years. will this go directly to my tuition fees or will it go directly on my bank account as my personal money?
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What are the residences like at Waterloo?
So, I'm looking for the "university experience". Most things I've read are suggesting that I pick either REV or V1, so if anyone has some more info on what it's actually like to live in these two residences I would appreciate it.

My program will be the BCA/BBA DD.
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I NEED HELP!!
do u think I can still cancel my enrolment at York? I already have my timetable and I paid the 300$ registration fee and submitted all my osap apps. I suddenly changed my mind when I got the offer from guelph last May 20, since York gave an offer first i got too excited now I'm having regrets and want to go to guelph so bad. what to do? ??
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Should I go to Trent or Carleton?
I want to live in Ottawa, but it would cost more because its too far to live with my parents. I chose  to apply Carleton mostly because of the environment. I fell I would be happy in Ottawa despite the anxiety of living independently. It's for undergrad psychology. Neither schools are known for their psychology programs, but apparently it doesn't matter much where you get your undergrad. Trent is ranked the number one undergrad though. I'm tied between being stuck in Durham with my parents, who I argue with constantly, or living on my own and having more debt and lack of preparation for independent living. If money wasn't a factor, I would have accepted Carleton already. I'm planning on having no roommates, nothing too expensive either.
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Roomates in First Year (Maids/Artz Haus, Lennox Addington, Johnston, Etc.)
Hello all! 
I need to apply for residence really soon, and I'm torn! 
I met a nice girl that I think I'd make good roomates with, but I also really want to live in Maids Hall, but she doesn't.
Do I choose to live in Maids and take a chance with a random roomate, or do I go with her and get my second/third choice res? 
Also, if you were in Maids hall, how did you like it? Was it easy to meet people? 
Henderson Residence - uOttawa
Hi, I just got my room assignment for uOttawa and it is a 3 bedroom suite in the Henderson residence. I was wondering if anyone knew if within the suite, are the rooms assigned or is it first come first serve?
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Best Guelph Residence?
I need to apply for residence soon since I already got my offer. Could anyone tell me which is the most social residence? Which is the most convenient? Which is the best at Guelph?

In addition, since I'm a commerce student which residence is the commerce cluster in? 

Any suggestions, opinions, and res life review of Guelph would be great! Plus tips for freshman and international students.
How practical is it for an undergrad to live in Ottawa?
Any university students live in Ottawa? I'm wondering about how much it would cost for me to live alone for the school year, including residence, food, and other living expenses. I don't need a big place to stay, I just need my own room. I could share a bathroom and washing machine. I don't need a big or high quality place. I need wifi and to be near commute. I am planning on getting a part time job there and going to Carleton. 

If not alone, anyone have an idea of how practical/expensive it would be to live with others, still having my own room  and above requirements?

Reference websites would be great as well.


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Residence/Roommates at UofG
does anyone know of groups where I can meet people that want to live in residence so I can find a roommate?
Thanks!
Queen's West Campus
Anyone who goes to Queen's! What's west campus like? Do the people who live there tend to like it? Also, how do you avoid it...
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What is the likelihood of a first year student getting a single room traditional residence at Carleton?
Carleton is my top choice, but I don't think I would be able to stand living in the same room as someone and having no privacy. What are the chances that I will be able to get a single room traditional residence as a first year student?
I live too far to stay at home.
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