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Here's a quick backstory: I am currently a highschool student in GR 10. My average is around 91, with high 90s in math and science. I am interested in Finance, specifically the stock market and investment banking. My end goal would wanting to have my CFA and working on Bay Street.
I want to study something in finance, especially the math aspect of finance. But I don't really know which programs would best fulfill my dreams. I have looked at Queens Commerce, Mathematical Finance at uWaterloo, and Ivey Western,. Could you guys please recommend which programs I should apply to or if anyone else was in the same boat at me, if you could share which path you took.
Im a high school student trying to figure out what i'm going to go with my life. I narrowed it down to finance and was very impressed with the FARM course at uWaterloo. Im planning on taking english, religion, data, calc, adv func (done in gr11), accounting, personal finance, physics, and chem in gr. 12. The sciences are not a pre-requisite nor is it recommended. I thought about taking them because I would consider myself fairly good at both (estimated final mark around low 90's for each). Should I take these courses, or are they unneccasary and just going to add more stress. Or will these courses give me an advantage since there the more difficult classes. And if anyone else knows more about FARM and would like to share, you are more than welcome.
I am planning to attend UofT for this Mathematical Applications in Economics and Finance. On the UofT website, it says that the degree acquired from taking this program is "Honours Bachelor of Science (Physical & Mathematical Sciences)". With this degree, can you apply to high level economics and finance jobs in the future? What pathways (i.e. what degrees) must be taken in order to get high level economics or finance jobs?
How does this degree compare to BBA or BComm degrees when job searching. I applied to this program because high level math courses and economics courses are included in the program. With this, I feel that there will be better job opportunities in the world of Econ and Finance as I will have a better understanding of key concepts, rather than an overall knowledge in business which is typically achieved through BBA.
I am currently in grade 11, and I always have wanted to become a doctor. But recently I don't think that's a possibility, I have an 85 in Biology, and I've been told that mark is not up to University standard, It was my midterm but everyone around me is getting 90s, and they get pretty upset about it. I've been told three times that I am not smart enough to get into any University or to become a doctor. Is it true that an 85 is too low? I am willing to work harder, and I want to become a doctor, but should I give up? Should I even bother applying to UofT or UW? I am so nervous and confused
If I got into Physical Sciences co-op at University of Waterloo and then I spend a year in that program, will I be able to transfer into Mathematics co-op at the end of first year if I meet a certain average and have similar courses to what the Mathematics program requires for first year? Will I graduate later than my friends? Will I have to take an extra term of school?
I'm not doing very well in my university functions class. I was wondering that if I retook the class over the summer before grade 12, it would be beneficial. What are the chances that universities will look at my eleventh-grade marks? Will they look down upon me for retaking the class for a better average?
I'm interested in applying to U of T for math and economics, just economics, or statistics. The admission requirement is just Gr 12 English and calculus & vectors with an average of mid-high 80's. So far my average is at 83%. I know I have to bring my marks up quite a bit so I want to take easier courses for next semester, but most of those courses are full at my school.
I'm considering taking online courses instead.
But before I sign up for those, I'm just wondering, does U of T treat marks of courses taken online differently?
Also, is the admission average really mid-high 80's? Or is it like Waterloo where it's so competitive that it can go up to 90's?
Just looking to gauge interest in a prospective service. I'm thinking of starting a service that provides a report to prospective students, that outlines for them all the potential educational opportunities available to them, based on their interests and desired career paths. So as an example, one might state that they're interested in machine learning and AI, but don't know where to begin. I'd build out a report that talks about what schools are at the forefront in these areas, what specific research topics are being carried out by which school, what online resources are available, etc. I'm a recent graduate of a 4 year undergrad program, and changed degree paths a few times during these 4 years. A service like this would've been very beneficial to me when I was applying to schools, and I was curious if this would be the case for other people out there. Please let me know your thoughts! Cheers.
First semester midterms are upon us, we all now know where we can go for post-secondary. I want to focus this thread on students applying to Computer Science at Waterloo starting in September 2019. Start by posting your grade 12 marks (earned/projected) and all extra curricular you are involved in, in-school our out-school. Good luck!
My grade 12 marks (projected):
1. 93% English (Projected)
2. 95% Adv. Fns (Projected) > 87% at midterms - I know, it's terrible :(
3. 99% Calc. & Vectors (Projected)
4. 100% Computer Science (Projected)
5. 99% Accounting Mixed (Projected) > 97% at midterms
6. 98% Communication Technology Mixed > 98% at Midterms
1. Families in Canada, 90% at midterms, trying my best to get a 95%+
1. Student Council Executive Minister of Finance, Records and Relations
2. DECA Vice President of Communications
3. Lead Designer of Annual Yearbook (and President of Yearbook Committee)
4. Business Specialist High Skills Major Student
5. Robotics Club
6. Grade 9 and 10 Math Tutor
7. Math/Chess Club
8. Eco Club
1. McDonald's Part-Time Job - 8 months
2. Online Graphic Design business - 2 years. (avg. $2,000 sales per month, send receipts, and file all sales, everything on my own)
3. Basketball Coach (Local City Recreation Centre)
4. 3 month experience (to-date) in Python (working on small projects/games to demo)
5. Learning other programming languages on the side.
Overall, I spend on average 30 hours a week on extra curricular while being a full time student and still maintaining a 95%+ average. I developed a huge passion for computer science last semester while taking the course (ICS3U) and further researched but careers and I just got locked-in. I honestly don’t think I will get in because I’m taking English in private school, however, the school is Ministry inspected (i don’t think they care about that, private school is private school)
What the hell is this? It’s only been a month into school and I’m already on the verge of failing data management because I don’t understand a THING. What I’ve been doing in class is completely brand new material to me, and we’ve finished the probability and permutations unit so far, but I have no idea what’s going on... I don’t know how to use the formulas because the questions are not straight forward algebra, they’re tricky word questions and I am absolute ass at word questions, and it seems like this course requires a lot of analyzation. Even the difference between an “and” or an “or” in the question can completely change the answer. I don’t think I’m bad at math per se, since I’m getting a 90 in advanced functions, but I can’t even do my data management homework without googling the solutions for every question because I just don’t know how to do them. No, my teacher is NOT helpful.
That’s why I’m turning to y’alls Yconic regulars because I know most of you are really smart. So my question for you guys is: How did you improve your data management mark if you started off very badly? How can I improve myself?
tl;dr - data management is hard, how can i improve on my own?
Please help me, it feels like I have a bulldozer up my asshole. Thank you for taking the time to read and perhaps answer.
I’m currently enrolled with ebus academy and had a question on how difficult the unit tests are. Are they generally similar to the practice tests or are they harder? Also how many questions are they usually out of?
I'm so depressed right now I got back my first adv functions test and I got a fricking 69%. I knew I messed up but I was expecting at least a 74%. I'm an academic student that always expects to get 90s and I am aiming for some of the top cs schools. Math has never been my strong suit as I am more of a science guy but I've always maintained high 80s to low 90s. I'm so angry with myself for making stupid mistakes and feel like I put my future in jeopardy. The sad part is the test was so easy and all my classmates got above 80.
Hi! I’m interested in astrophysics, and I was looking at a program that the university of Alberta offers in this field. Except what I’m wondering is, should I take a more general course before I go into a small stream? If this is the case should I study engineering, math, or physics? My relatives think I should go into engineering first, except I’m interested in astrophysics not for the math (which I don’t mind) but for the theory, and pure curiosity of what is out there. What do you guys recommend? Thanks in advance!
I was wondering if anyone who has taken, or knows someone who has taken college level math in grade 12, and can tell me how hard it is, and how much work it has. I am currently taking MAP4C1 and need it for the credit, and hope that it doesnt distract me from my other courses.
I plan on taking Pre cal 12 with Ebus academy. They seem pretty good. Does anybody have experience with them or another online school in which they have taken math in. Some others I’ve heard of is Bc school online and Sail academy.
I am going into grade 11 and already did pre cal 11 in the summer, got 87%. I won’t be able to take pre cal 12 in the school year since the priority goes towards grade 12 students. So I was thinking about taking it online. Any recommendations of online courses that teach pre cal 12 and have fair tests. I have heard some online courses don’t even have final exams. Will UBC and other universities such as SFU evaluate online courses the same as in class courses or are they stricter?
I have 78% average in Grade 11, but I'm expecting to get 95%+ this semester due to preparing and improving the entire summer. Some of my extracurricular are: - Learned numerous programming languages on my own - Lead developer, graphic designer, and architect of a large Canadian financial firm's website - Won first place in my school in a writing contest for avid readers