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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).
Dalhousie Masters of Health Administration
Hey everyone,

I am having some trouble finding info on the acceptance rate of the Masters of Health Administration at Dalhousie. If anyone has any stats on this that would be great!

Thanks:)
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McMaster MEng manufacturing engineering and Western University MEng mechanical engineering
Hello. I got accepted to this program and MEng mechanical engineering program at Western University but I'm not quite sure which one to choose. I feel like the program at McMaster is a better investment of time and money as they offer smart manufacturing, robotics and additive manufacturing courses. Also, I didn't do co-op in my undergrad but I worked at a manufacturing plant for a month, so I've to choose a school that offers co-op like McMaster. Not sure if Western offers co-op for grad students. Also, how hard would it for me to find a co-op position if I choose to attend McMaster given that I barely have work experience? This concerns me a lot. I got accepted to Queen's also. 
I just wanted to ask for people's opinions. Does anyone know these programs? Thanks in advance.
How good is the Masters of Management Science program at UWaterloo?
Hello!
I have been offered a place in the MMSc program at UW. Being an international student I want to know how is the job scenario in Canada after graduating from your masters studies.

I've read that Waterloo has co-ops opened for graduate students of Management Science as well. But I've also heard that they're really competitive to fetch. I'm looking towards a career in Business Intelligence/Analytics and I want to know if this course suits my career path that I want to set for myself.

If there is anyone currently pursuing this program or anyone who can help me with these questions of mine I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.
Admission rates/dates for Masters Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at QueensU
hello .I'm a fresh mechanical engineering student holding a bachelor of.engineering in mechanical engineering from an accredited uni in beirut,lebanon.
does anyone know when does QueensU usually reply to international students applying for such programs? do you know the acceptance rates for this program? 
 
I have applied to uottawa,uwo,waterloo and was denied admission from all even though I have a 3.2/4.0 ( american scale) gpa and a pretty strong profile considering im just 23. I also have an 8.0 on my ielts academic. 

thanks and have a nice day!
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M.Ed Queen's
Can anyone give any insights on Queen's Master of Education program? Acceptance Rates? Quality of the program? How easy/hard/intensive it is? Support from faculty? Any advice. I applied late (22 March - the deadline was 15 Jan) knowing they still had spots available (how many? I do not know).
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health science Master, Mcmaster University
I have applied to health science master program, Mcmaster University.dose any one has experience about approval in this university and how long it takes to respond to my application 
so any one has or know any one already applied to master in Mcmaster share his/ her experience please
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Master Programs from Nursing
I'm currently looking into a lot of health care careers, and many of them interest me. However, I know taking nursing is considered the smartest route, since it opens doors for master programs, gives you possible research experience (depending on the school) and it is quite easy to get a job with just the bachelor.
However, if i do decide to go into something else after i finish, what options do i have (other than med school) and what do I need to do to get into them?
For example, if i decided to o a Masters in Speech Pathology, would i be ale to do that with a bachelors of nursing?
Good school or high GPA?
Hi, I want to study physics (I know, hard to get a job). and ideal i would like to go down the academia thing and maybe one day be a prof or a researcher. What would be a better school UofT or Trent? Basically a hard school vs an easy school. I know UofT will have more research opportunity but its also a way harder school, so ill have a lower GPA. Where else with Trent i wont have as many research opportunity, but ill have a higher GPA. Im just lost and don't know what to think, any help is appreciated. Thank you in advanced
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MAJOR QUESTION ABOUT UNDERGRAD AND FUTURE
Hi, I am interested in both law and life sciences. Overall, I would like to get into a Medical school with an undergrad BA degree (from criminology, or political science). To do so, would I have to take science electives, which specific electives are they? I am trying to get into UTSC, Mac, Western, or York. If there is anything else you think I should know, feel free to comment any suggestions!
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How could I make a six-figure out of uni? (More explained below)
Anyways, I've already come to terms that I'll practically get acceptances into any university in Ontario....

Let's just say that I'm the most driven and passionate man in the world about making money in the field of BUSINESS!  I'm assuming that I need to go to a top-tier university in Canada but I'm naive and I really don't know much about the Canadian job-market...

5 years post-graduating how can I make an AMAZING salary and set myself up to be in at least the 5% of income-earners in Canada? (5% is a conservative number... I'm aiming to be in the top 1% but anything past 3% is just luck...) 
Trying to Apply Without Success of Reaching Applications
Hello, I am trying to apply for a couple of scholarships and I keep being asked to login once I click 'learn more.' I put in the valid email and password and have checked  a few times with the same result; Invalid Credentials. I have even changed my password and the scholarships I am applying for are listed in my matches. I need a bit of help if someone has any to offer..

Thanks,
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Guelph MA Management Vs Wilfrid Laurier MSc Management
I have a Bachelors and MBA-both from outside Canada. The grades, scores dont exactly correspond with the Canadian system. My career plan is to do PhD and get into research/teaching 

Was thinking of applying to a short duration Masters program to adapt to Canadian system (Scores, Reference) and then perhaps target PhD at a top institution. (With my current credentials, pretty sure i will get overlooked at top places) 

The 4 semester MA in Management at Guelph, and the 1 year MSc at Wilfrid Laurier's Lazaridis School of Management are the two best options-since i will be at Waterloo area. The programs are also fairly affordable, relevant to my interests, and short. 

But which program here is the better one? Better in terms of 

1) Reputation of University 
2) Universitys Strength In the Management Discipline 
3) Credibility To Gain Acceptance At  A More Reknowned University for further education. 
4) Strength/reputation of degree for job market 
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Master of Engineering
Hi Guys. Recently I got accepted at Western university for M.Eng in Civil Engineering specialized Structural Engineering. I am an international student, thinking to continue to pursue my career there. Is this a good decision do you think? Or maybe I should apply for another uni?
Thank you guys so much
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Getting into Bioengineering or Biochemical Engineering with a BSc.
What BSc. degrees can qualify one for a Masters in Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering or Biochemical Engineering? 

Some ideas I'm wondering about: 

Major Biochemistry + Minor in Physics, Math or Comp Sci
Major Physiology and Physics
Major Pharmacology/Biomedical Toxicology + Minor in Physics, Math or Comp Sci
Major Biology and Mathematics
Major Biochem or Pharmacology or Physiology + Minor in Biotechnology

Also, how feasible is it to transfer into a bio, biomedical or biochemical engineering program in 2nd year of undergrad?

I was accepted to Biochemistry or Pharmacology at U of T, McGill and UBC, but would be happy to transfer elsewhere if I had the option of doing an undergrad in one of the engineering fields above. (I am not able to go straight into engineering due to lack of physics credits).

For reference, I am an IB student with 7s in Bio, Chem and English HL so I'd get credit for those first year courses, leaving more time to catch up on physics. 
Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering
Hi! Need help over here. I am graduated from Indonesia in subject of Civil Engineering. Right now considering to take master of Engineering also in Civil Engineering in specialization of Structural Engineering. Any recommendation which one is the good one? I am also considering the chance of working in Canada after finishing my Master degree. Right now considering Dal, UOttawa, or UWO. Any thoughts? Thank you!
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University of Ottawa - MASc Civ Eng Fall 17
Hi folks. Has anyone got any news from uOttawa regarding offer of admission? I applied in the end of Jan and only about 2-3 weeks ago my status on uZone changed to "under evaluation". Thanks
Advice on UOIT
Okay help me out ...
I applied to forensic psychology at Wilfrid Laurier (Brantford) and UOIT.

I have heard some negative things about UOIT, so it obviously was not my first choice but my family really wants me to go there because it's closer and blah blah. My first choice was Laurier but after visiting the campus, I don't think I would feel comfortable there because I'm literally moving from the city to a tiny town.

Also besides those two schools I got accepted to UofT, York, and Ryerson.
I got an average of 85 and UOITs cut off for forensic psych last year was 70..
(I'm also planning on doing my masters)

So What should I do? 
Can you tell me any useful info about UOIT?
Is it actually as bad as people claim it to be? 
What could I expect by going there?
Would I get job opportunities at UOIT?
Would I feel somewhat comfortable or will there be a culture shock (I'm a South Asian girl from Toronto)?
Is the forensic psychology program good (or better) at UOIT (than Laurier)?

I need all the help I can get!!
Thanks!

 
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Kinesiology Degrees
So I have applied to multiple universities for either Human Kinetics or Kinesiology programs, but some have been for Bachelor of Kinesiology while others have been for a Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology. 

As I am picking which school I will go to and for what program, I am wondering what the difference in degrees would be, or if there is a difference at all?
Grades vs. EC's
Time management is everything, and with only 24 hours in a day, the way we budget out time for the activities that we do can be important in the road ahead. One of the largest problems lies with the investment of time in our academic studies vs. in extra-curricular activities such as volunteering and clubs. What should you prioritize? Check out my thoughts below:  

Graduating from the Majority of Undergraduate Programs: Often, high school students go into university with the tunnel vision to stay 100% focused on one’s GPA. This is definitely important, but there are many opportunities on campus that will also be of benefit to you moving forward that could set you apart from your peers. 
Advantage: EC’s  

Engineering and Business Co-op Programs: Co-op’s however, are a totally different ball-park, especially if you are in Engineering and Business. EC’s typically only act as tie-breakers with your GPA being the one’s that get you the positions.  
Advantage: Grades  

Winning Scholarships and Awards: There are a lot of scholarships available for both students that are academically inclined or strongly involved with the community. However, as the majority of the major awards and scholarships involve EC activities… 
Advantage: EC’s  

Applying to Graduate Programs (Masters and PhD): When applying to graduate programs, you are practically back to square one as if you are applying from undergrad where grades are heavily looked at. However, do caution that EC’s do have an impact on admission to these programs, especially research if you are going into that particular program.
Advantage: Grades  

Medical School:This one is a difficult one, as many medical school’s tend to have their weighting at 50/50. At the end of the day, however, the Interview is the difference maker as it is typically worth 50% of the overall application, and having EC’s will help you in that stage as well. This puts the weighting of Grades to be about 25% of one’s overall score.  
Advantage: EC’s  

There you have it! My analysis on different areas where Grades and EC’s are commonly questioned and valued. What are your thoughts? Comment below!  

Mathieu
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