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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

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).
Senate Page Program 2018
Hello everyone, I thought I would make this thread for this year's senate page program, so we can update each other. How did everyone find the exam?
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How do universities look at private school courses/courses taken outside day school?
My top choices or Mcmaster and Western for life sci/med sci. I finished 4 out of my top 6 in grade 11 but last semester (first semester grade 12) did not go well due to personal reasons. If I retake advanced functions or just do calculus online would that affect me in any way? Or will they take the mark from private school. I heard waterloo and uoft penalize your score. 

Any help/tips is appreciated. Thank you. 
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Grade 12
Starting grade 12 next year any tips and any advice for course selection because ours is due soon!
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Grade 12 U Level Writers craft
What did you end off the course with? Tips and advice to get at least a high 80. Hardest part of this course.

I currently have this course and the work load is insane, seriously 5 hours per an assigned; was that how it was for you when you took the course? 
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Ryerson Professional Communications
Has anyone been accepted to Ryerson's professional communications before or even for this year? What was your average and English mark?
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Course Withdrawal
Hey So say I wanted to start retaking a class online instead of in school. I want to start retaking Physics 11 and withdraw from my original physics class in school even though it's in the middle of the school year (March). Is there a rule or anything saying I can't withdraw in March or that I need the principal's permission? Can the Principal stop me from taking online courses and withdrawing from my original physics class in school(B.C. School) need answers thanks
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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!!! :^)
MEXT Scholarship
What if my 11th grade marks are low, can I still apply for the MEXT Scholarship?
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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What school supplies do i really need for university??
Hi! So i will be attending queen's university this fall for political studies and i was wondering what kind of school supplies would be the most beneficial. My current system in high school is that I have a binder for every class and a notebook for the classes that require a lot of note taking. However, i have heard form many people that in university everything is online and that i would only need my laptop. 
Overall i just wanted to know what you guys found to be useful so that i can avoid buying anything that i wont end up using. Thank you!
Queen's Commerce?
What's so special about Queen's Commerce? I see so much hype about it. From the research I've done I think Ivey is better. Can someone explain why Queen's Commerce is grouped in the same league as Ivey?
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I have offers on OUAC, can I still change the ranking without losing any offers?
I want to change the ranking, but I have some early offers, and it's almost march. Thanks.
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Grade 12 Courses
I'm going into grade 12 and need to finish my course selection next week. In every year of highschool so far I have maintained a 94-100  overall in all of my classes. I  will be taking 
Precalc 12
English 12
FRAL 12 - french immersion 
Chem 12
Bio 12
I still plan to take 2 more classes and hopefully a spare block. However, I have no idea what those clases should be. What are your opinions on Physics 12 and Calculus 12? Are they more trouble and stress  than they're worth? I don't particularly enjoy either subject but do well. What other grade 12 courses would you recommend ? Thanks :)
By the way, I am going to pursue a bachelor of science as my undergrad and then continue on to law school. 

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Health Science/Life Science required courses and benefits for med school
HI! I am currently in grade 12 and have applied to McMaster Life science, McMaster Health science, Mcgill life science, Western health science, and UTM life science. I have some questions about the programs.

For Health Science they require a non-technological, non-math, and non-science course for one category. I was wondering if computer science (ICS 4U) counts as a technological course or if it's in a separate category since tech courses usually start with a T like TIJ1O 

If I use Comp Sci as that course I can have an average of about 91.5% 
If I cannot use it as that course I would have an average of about 90.89%

Also, once you get into life science, I have heard that the amount of students who get into med school is low. I was wondering which universities and programs would help prepare me for medical school the most while allowing me to achieve a high GPA.

Thank you!
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Tips for grade 12
so, i'm in grade 11 right now and we have to pick our classes for next year this week. I'm really hoping to be able to get into uoft cs but i struggled a bit this year with a couple classes. These are my grades for the grade 11 classes i took:
Chemistry : 88
Programming: 90
 The courses i'm going to take are
Advance Functions
So, I'm wondering if i should take a spare with my last slot as i am taking MDM4UA this semester. Also, if you have any tips for studying and getting higher marks next year that would be greatly appreciated. 
2nd year UBC student! Ask me anything!
Contact: elizabethsflower@gmail.com 

In second year at UBC as a Health Science (FNH) student from LFS. 

Want to know how I got in? What UBC life is like? General advice about gr. 12/senior year, study tips, and applying to universities? I'll try my best to answer any of your inquiries (:

See you at UBC in September!
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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How to do good in all my courses?
I currently have food/cultures, accounting, physics, and chemistry. I'm thinking about switching out accounting to take functions again because I failed it with a 40% first semester. I feel that summer school the material would be too compacted and dense for me, opinions? Summer school or no summer school for it? But switch or not, any tips on how to do good in my courses? They're all university level and I'm afraid I won't get into university.
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Western AEO application essay
I have applied to Western BMOS for my undergrad hoping to achieve the AEO status. However, I must write a 500 word essay concerning 3 extra curricular activities that demonstrate leadership, teamwork, initiative, achievement, commitment and breadth. In addition, I must write another 500 word essay regarding my work experience and it's responsibilities. I am really struggling and worried about writing this.
 I truly do want to make the essay perfect and I'm not too sure how to even start.
 Please help lol.
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Hey guys when you get in grade 11 and 12 and you already know what your going to do. Please I beg you to take the courses you and because I didn't take Physics even though they say its not very optional for the Medical field. Take what you need and you will successful. Study everyday and don't miss classes and your A's will be at your door.
Grade 11 Chem vs Grade 12 Chem
I have 4U Chemistry next semester and would like to know how much it differs from grade 11 chemistry. I keep hearing people say that what you learn in grade 11 is irrelevant to grade 12 chem. Is this true? I also keep hearing that grade 12 chem is very challenging so do you guys have any tips on getting a good mark in chem? Thank you!
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Study Tips Please!
Hello fellow students! Next semester will be my last semester of high school ever and I wanna go out with a bang! I tend to get mid-80s in my courses and would really like to get high 80s low 90s. Everyone on this forum seems so smart so if any of you have tips on getting really good marks I would appreciate it. Thanks!
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I suck at biology!
Well, I wouldn't say I downright suck at bio but I am not the best. So grade 11 bio was a little rocky for me because I did not have a good teacher in grade 10 science. I have grade 12 bio soon and would really like some tips on how to study properly for the tests because that is what got to me last year.
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