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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).
Finding a roomate
im new to the country, how do canadians find roommates for first year of  college? in the us, they usually post on social media and see if they'd be a good match that way. i know absolutely no one, any advice appreciated
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Advice on long distance relationship in university!
Is it possible to keep up a relationship when you and your significant other go to different universities and will be hours apart?   My boyfriend and I are in grade 12 and have been together for a while in highschool, however, we want to go to completely different unis (5 Hours apart) Is the relationship worth keeping? Or should we just end it before uni to allow us to have that fresh new experience and meet new people? Anyone have any advice/experience with dating someone who ended up going to a different university? Share you stories! I'd love to hear them.
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I was wondering if the life science programs at uft (st george and scarborough campus), york, ryerson, or the medical or health science at western, or life science at mcmaster will look at my overall average, or seperate marks (ie looking at what i got in chemistry, biology, etc)

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McMaster - Residence
I'm very interested in attending McMaster, and will likely be living in residence. I am curious about which residences generally have a lot of first-year students. 

Also, which is dorm styles are highly demanded (single, double, apartment, suite, etc.)?

Lastly, for students who had lived in residence, which one do you rank the best and/or would recommend getting into?
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Mcmaster residence
Does anyone know/have experience with how difficult it is to get a triple room with 2 roommate requests at mac in first year? I know it isn't guaranteed that they can get 3 people in the same room and you have to make a special request for it but if you or someone you know has tried to do it it would be really helpful if you could share the process you had to go through or how it went.
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Nursing Student-Housemate Question
Hey! I'm a first year nursing student and I am looking into my options for housing next year. Looking for some advice from current upper year nurses. I have a few options, including living with other nurses (BScN), some people from my res(BA/BEng) or friends I knew before school (BSc/BA). Do you think living with other nurses will stress me out, or will it be helpful living with people who understand the workload/can help with classes? Or would it be better to have a variety of people in the house? The house will be 5 people.
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#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. 

 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? 

 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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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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