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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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5th Year Help
I'm going to take a fifth year next term (not because i want to, but because I have to) and i was wondering if anyone could help me figure out what would be best to do during this time.

1. I could work 
2. I could look for apprenticeships or internships
3. I could update 2 of my credits (which are in the 70s the rest are in the 90s) 
4. I could do a mix of these

I also do wanted to explore a career path in the following fields: Architecture, political science, law, and business. But don't know what I could do to explore these possibilities. Anyone know anything? Let me know. 
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How can students make money on the side?
I've heard there are websites and companies that allow people to work and make money online. I found a couple of websites that share such opportunities including:

https://www.webemployed.com
https://www.thepennyhoarder.com/

If you know of any other websites then please share. I want to work during my summer holidays and freelance work is always the best option for students.
RYERSON WAITLIST
I applied to the Urban and Regional Planning Program with all the required prerequisites and I came in at a 87% average. The admission average last year was 75%-81% but this year I got put on to the waitlist. What are my chance of getting in??? Applied to RYERSON University
Help With Extracurriculars for University!
Hi!

I know people say I shouldn't do extra-curricular just for university, (which I don't) but I wanted to ask what I should improve with my extracurricular. I'm trying to get into Waterloo Comp-Sci co-op and my avg is around 92% atm.

For extracurricular, I am currently involved in high level baseball, and a robotics team, and do some of my own programming projects with others too outside of school that I am interested in. I am also trying to rack up some more volunteer hours too, right now sitting at 79 hrs. I am also planning on starting a Blockchain/Cryptocurrency club at my school.

So I am interested in hearing about any recommendations and what I could do more/differently in-terms of extracurriculars as well as if I should quit the robotics team (not a lead or captain or anything really) and put more focus on my other programming projects & interests.

Thanks!

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
How about teaching in China?
I would like to recommend a job for English teachers in Shanghai. What do you think guys?
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.
Question about master's degrees (science)
Hi, I am interested in pursuing a career in sciences (not sure what specialization yet but neuroscience has piqued my interests) and I was wondering if the only jobs laid out for those with a MSc of neuroscience for example research related only. I live in BC by the way.
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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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Carleton vs Guelph???
Hi!!! I got accepted to both Carleton (Forensic Psychology) and Guelph (Criminal Justice and Public Policy) and need help deciding between the two! I wanna say that I'm most likely switching my major to International Development for either school I decide on.
So I visited both campuses and I loove them both! I really like all of Guelph residences besides South, and I love the layout of Carleton residence buildings. Both also have a community-vibe to me so that's another thing I really liked. And the campuses themselves are really nice. 
I really like the city of Ottawa, and I'm coming from Toronto. It kinda reminds me of Toronto because it has a similar-ish downtown, just smaller and less traffic overall. I haven't seen the city of Guelph yet (when i went to see the school i only saw the school & went right home after. I'm planning on going again soon tho!), but I've heard it's a big town/small city. I don't really care about the size of city just as long as it's not a small town.
Now for student life I haven't really heard anything about Carleton, but everyone I know who went to Guelph LOVED it! 
So I think I'm asking
1: which place would benefit me most in the future? Like travel opportunities (exchanges, co-ops, internships, etc.) as well as job oppurtunities (I don't want to work in the government so that's not a huge draw for me for Carleton)? I'm curious about real actual opportunities you got, not just the ones they list on the website.
2: what's the student life like at each school? Accepting/Friendly, Workaholics (like UofT), Hardcore partiers (like Western), etc.
Thank you for answering!! Sorry it's so long
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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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Chances of getting a job after RyeU/Schulich??
If I complete an undergraduate degree for BBA at Ryerson TRSM but do my masters (MBA) at one of the top tier schools such as Rotman or Schulich, does that increase my chances of getting a better job?
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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?
SHSM
So I am in the Communication SHSM in grade 11. I was wondering if in communications employers really care about your SHSM or your marks in it. In this field college is obsolete and employers look at certifications so when looking for a job right out of college will a red seal from SHSM be enough to land me a starting job??
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Employment After School - POLL
Do you think post secondary institutions are obligated to provide you success in employment after school? 

Comment yes or no. 
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Switching Majors?
Looking for some advice:

I'm a current second year student at Western, and have had my sights set on Ivey. I'm 95% sure I'd be accepted (AEO with 80+ average and EC's) but I'm not sure if Ivey is the right move for me anymore. I have been looking more towards HR stuff, something Ivey is not well known for. Would anyone recommend (from personal experience/knowledge preferably) for me to stay the course and aim for HR/Management Consulting through Ivey's networks, or should I try to switch to BMOS HR since they offer the courses to qualify for HR certifications. I have no problem with doing summer classes or an extra year for BMOS since it still wouldn't cost as much as Ivey, but I want to figure out what will give me better job opportunities after graduating.
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What can I do with my course?
I am thinking of choosing BBA with Financial Math in Laurier for co-op for a lot of opportunities that it gives me. I know I can definitely do a Financial course with this degree, but will I also be able to do some forms of accounting in BBA? Is there a minor option in this degree? what are the jobs that i can get with bba w financial math?
Co-op Linguistics Programs?
Hey everyone, does anyone know any undergrad Linguistics programs that offer coop? I'm currently going to Carleton and looking to transfer my major to LING but they don't offer co-op.
Colleges in Toronto: Art Fundamentals programs
I'm a 24 years old female from Switzerland and I'm going to Toronto next year to do an university pathway program at a language school (April - August). After that, I'm planning to go to a college with something like an one year Art Fundamentals program, which covers many fields like graphic design, animation, photography etc. Because I don't know which subject I want to focus on yet. I've graduated with an vocational diploma in business and I've been working in this field ever since. So I don't really have any academic background in art.

But I've been able to be creative in the past at work, like designing Xmas cards, calendar and I also like drawing, photography, making firefox persona in my free time. I really like art so I want to change my career and I want to do that abroad, as I want to travel and widen my horizons.

I've been researching for a long time and found these colleges with basic art programs:

George Brown College: Art and Design Foundation Program (1 year)
Seneca College: Art Fundamentals (8 months)
Humber College: Art Foundation (1 year)
Centennial College: Art and Design Fundamentals (1 year)
Sheridan: Art Fundamentals (1 year)
OCAD: First-Year Art

Humber sounds good, so I'm planning to apply - but does anyone know more about the other colleges? I would choose based on their courses but an overall experience or opinion about the college itself would help me a lot to make a decision as well.
Tbh I can't finance the studies, but I will still apply and try to get scholarship/credit and work on the side to make it happen because I really want it.

Sorry for my long post D: but I would be very glad if you could share your opinion or tips etc. It's my first time going alone abroad. Thank you so much!
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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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KhanAcademy Videos on Different Careers
Just bumped into this and thought I would share, because I would have loved to have this when I was in high school.

Khan Academy has started a YouTube series interviewing lots of people in diverse jobs on what they do, how much they make, and how they got the job:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOiYCGQWffmosWFxwAm7ABw

Hope you guys will find this as interesting as I do :)