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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).
Does Physiotherapy Require Med School.
I was wondering if you have to go to med school to become a physiotherapist. I would greatly appreciate if someone would be willing to share the educational path of becoming a physiotherapist after high school. Thanks!
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Medical extracurricular opportunities for high schoolers
Can anyone help with recommending medicine-related internships, programs, or research opportunities for 11th grade or 12th grade in the GTA? I'm looking for a way to make my college application more appealing for a pre-med program. Thanks in advance!
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Rejected in Co-op program, what should I do next?
Hi, I'm currently going into my second year of Accounting and Finance at Ryerson University. I am pretty disappointed that I didn't get accepted into Ryerson's co-op program and I'm not allowed to reapply again because only first years can apply.   

I'm not really sure what my next move should be. I heard that internships are not that great but should I still try to look for some? And where can I look for internships? 

Thanks to anyone who can help me answer my questions
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UWO Econ + AEO/Ivey 2nd year internships??
I was wondering if anyone knew if it was possible to get an internship in finance after completing 2 years of an Econ (sosci) degree before Ivey HBA at UWO, or would I have to be in BMOS to get an internship? 
Also if there are any upper year students who could comment on their internship experience, how they got it etc.  
Thanks a lot in advance!!
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Lunenfeld Tanenbaum High School Research Internship
Did anyone apply for this internship? If so what were your marks? I am a grade 11 student with a 98% in STEM subjects + some pretty cool extracurricular activities.
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How I got interviews at Google, Facebook and Bridgewater
I put together a guide for people looking for internships or full time jobs on how I got interviews at Google, Facebook and Bridgewater etc. with average grades, non-target school and no relevant work experience.

 If you have any questions or comments on the guide, let me know would love to help in any way. 

Guide: https://atila.ca/blog/tomiwa/how-i-got-interviews-at-google-facebook-and-bridgewater
Slide deck: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1UbtDvjFmu_tkwtcO8MnXJes6aJnfCh9eJ-uNTbwBaI0/edit?usp=sharing
UK Universities (Business/Economics) LSE,Oxford,UCL,Warwick,Cambridge
Currently, I am in sophomore year in high school in hopes of attending university abroad because of my own personal preference along with wanting to become more independent and explore outside of my comfort zone. I am intending to major in Business/Economics, and the UK seems to attract me based on its geographic location. (LSE, UCL, Oxford, Warwick etc.)

Don't worry, Canadian universities will still be on the top of my list (Ivey, Queen's, Rotman, Schulich) 

Does anyone here know about the uni life in the UK or is currently experiencing undergrad at a UK university? If you are Canadian, what were your steps to being admitted (marks, extracurriculars etc.)? Any financial aid or scholarships for international/Canadian students in the UK?  Please share your experiences and/or your peers' thoughts as well! 
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Co-Op/Internship Programs (not Engineering/Comp-Sci/Business)
Outside of engineering, comp-sci, and business programs (which are the easiest to recruit for), does anyone have any feedback on the quality of the co-op or internship programs at various universities? How would you rate the quality of the prep courses, the career support, the quality of the placements/employers and your results going through the process? How much did you end up making and how much did your university charge for the program? Did you feel like the placement you got actually gave you valuable skills and experience that will help you land a job post graduation? Would you say that overall the school runs a strong well-supported and effective program?
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What are your thoughts on unpaid internships to gain work experience?
Not that I encourage that from employers who kinda take advantage of students but wouldn't that be better than not gaining experience at all prior to graduation especially for business programs with no built-in co-op placements?

I'm not talking about preparing coffee or doing photocopying but actual office work, exposure to applications/systems and other things.  

Are there really such internships available? In the end, our prospective employers post-graduation will be more interested in our work experience and not even ask about how much we made on those jobs, right?

Your thoughts?
Uvic or Dal
Which has a better

1. Coop program for CS- Like google, facebook, microsoft, and other big companies come to recruit students.
2. Reputation for employment
3. Preparation for graduate studies
4. Which city has a better Tech hub
5. Which coop has a better pay
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SUMMER JOBS/INTERNSHIPS FOR GRADE 10?
I'm a grade 10 currently and i'd love to do an internship or get a job related to computer engineering. If you know any places hiring or are willing to hire or give internships to grade 10s please tell me!! it doesn't have to be engineering related, that would just be preferable. I live in ontario btw.
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Canada Japan Co-op Program (CJCP) Student - AMA
Hey everyone! I'm currently living and working in Japan for an internship through the Canada-Japan Co-op Program. If you've wanted to do an international internship, travel to Japan, or know more about the program, feel free to ask me anything! A bit about me:

-3rd yr Mechanical Engineering at uOttawa
-I had no prior Japanese language experience
-I'm working for a high tech company called Dai Nippon Printing

Ask away :)
Can you still have a life while doing coop at Waterloo?
I'm thinking of applying to Waterloo (computational mathematics is my #1 choice so far), and assuming I get in, I'm thinking of doing coop. However, I looked at the timetable - you're always either in school or doing a coop work term, with the exception of 1st year summer. So I'm worried that I won't have a life for the 4 years that I'd be studying there. No travel, nothing like that... Can anyone who has been through waterloo coop confirm/deny this? Thanks
Loran Award - Finals/National Selection
Hi everyone! I just discovered that I am one of the finalists for the Loran Award! I just have a few questions:

 1. Are the interviews in finals different from regionals (are they more tricky, the time you spend in each interview, and how you are divided into groups)?  
2. What to dress for finals?? - I am seriously nervous about this part because there is no mention about the dress code. I don't want to come over-prepared because I'm thinking of going business formal.  
3. Do they ask you questions from your application anymore? - Because I also have to fill out a questionnaire prior to finals, and I don't know if they still go through my original application.  
If you are a previous Loran Scholar or Finalist, or if you are one of the finalists this year, it would be awesome to have your support! Thank you so much in advance! <3
POLL: Schulich MAcc vs. Laurier MBA with Co-op
SUMMARY

Personal Goals:
-CPA designation
-Well-rounded business background
-Maximize ROI

Schulich MAcc:
-Program length: 12 months (8 months full-time, 4 months part-time, no co-op)
-Tuition: $30k
-Covers entire CPA PEP up to the CFE

Laurier MBA with Co-op:
-Program length: 20 months (3 four-month study terms, 2 four-month co-op terms)
-Tuition: $40k
-Guaranteed Co-op: $12k - $20k salary per term
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McMaster Engineering Questions (School & Co-op)
Hey!

I'm currently completing my third year of Mechanical Engineering at McMaster university and i have completed one coop already and I'm on route to completing a 16 month internship @ Honda next year. If you got any questions regarding coop and engineering at McMaster, ask away!
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BBA vs BComm
What's the difference between Rotman and UTSC's BBA?
1. Is UTSC more applying? For ex, they have co-op in good financial institutions, big 4 and CRA. 
2. How good is Rotman's internships? It doesn't feel like UTSC or waterloo's co-op. It feels more like you aren't guaranteed at all, all depends on yourself while Co-op programs are more of a guarantee (not saying 100% tho). 
3. Both programs can help me advance to Masters of Accounting (I forgot the full name for the program but I intend to pursue Accounting as my career). So does it really make a difference to my employers since I'll still end up at rotman for my graduate studies? 
4. Is Rotman's program harder than UTSC's BBA? I've heard that U of T purposely lowers class average to weed students out. Does this happen in UTSC too? 
5. Which program is actually more realistic? It's not always about fame sometimes and I heard Rotman is pretty much all studying and UTSC's BBA gives me a sense that they are actually going to give me work experience. 

Overall, I know that Rotman has more opportunities since its in downtown toronto. But more opportunities = more competition. For me, it looks like UTSC is the better option but people are telling me that's not the case. So, i would like someone to explain all of these to me, thank you! 

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McGill Internship Opportunities
Hi, I was planning on attending McGill for a bachelor of arts degree in computer science and was wondering what internship/co-op opportunities were available for a BA CompSci program at McGill? Do the opportunities that McGill offer in internship/co-op education competes with other universities in a high regard?
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Jobs outside of accounting?
Hey, I was wondering if an accounting degree would solely lead to accounting roles in the future, or case specific for Brock if there are students who transitioned into investment banking from the Brock accounting undergrad/masters after receiving CPA.

I did read that one of the community members was offered an IB position at RBC while completing an undergrad at accounting co-op Goodmans. 
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Underrated Business Program No one Talks about
I am looking to apply for Back up Business Programs other than Schulich,Laurier, Queens, Ivey, Mcgill, UofT,  Ryerson, etc. The program should  have minimal math and great opportunities. It can be outside ontario.. Any suggestions
Do you think co-op or going on an international exchange is beneficial?
Practical and experiential learning is very important to me as a student. 

Despite being a first-year, I started looking into co-op and international exchange opportunities.

If you're a post-secondary student or have graduated, I'd like to hear what you think.

Have you done co-op or gone on an international exchange? If so, what was it like? Was it beneficial?

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Alyssa Vidal
yconic Student Ambassador