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10-07-2010, 01:24 AM
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Maybe I'm already supposed to know but where you gonna travel? Also, hope you get accepted, you belong on the east side
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Kind of old thread, but it's on the lounge list and figured I'd get it started and make it relevant.

Anyone in school or have a degree/diploma? Just share what you did(or are doing) and where, maybe you'll meet someone to chill with on breaks for all you know!

I'm in Concordia University doing Industrial Engineering, it's my 1st year.
I plan to probably get a masters of Industrial Engineering when I'm done if I don't murder my GPA out of negligence.
After that? Who knows. Maybe a PhD part time studies but I highly doubt I'd do that.
Nice! I just started JMSB in Accounting, it's pretty rough, harder than I imagined . Might not see you around though, unless you're at the EV building and not the Loyola campus.

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I just applied to Concordia and McGill, I have finished two years of college out here and will be finishing my poli sci degree hopefully in Montreal.
Congrats, hope to see you around the campuses. I go back and forth between Concordia and McGill, my girlfriend studies there.

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I'm a west coast guy, though born in Montreal, moved out to Vancouver when I was 6.

I've done a diploma in Robotics at BCIT.
Doing Electrical Engineering with Physics Option (aka Engineering Physics) at UVic.

I will say that if you were on the fence between physics and engineering. I would say engineering has a much more rewarding factor. The physics is interesting but when you get to the 4th year stuff, well some of it just seems down right arbitrary. I like math better in the end.

I'm in my 4th year and will be finishing engineering in april! crazy.

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I have lots of friends who went into life science and doing bachelors to try and get in the big programs like dentistry, medicine or pharmacy. If you feel comfortable in doing a bachelors in science and hope to get in to a better program later on then go ahead but I wouldn't recommend it.

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Nice! I just started JMSB in Accounting, it's pretty rough, harder than I imagined . Might not see you around though, unless you're at the EV building and not the Loyola campus.
I'm actually ALWAYS in H building. If i'm not in class I'm in the ENCS labs just going online during breaks. I have one class in FG, that's about it. My gf is in JMSB doing Supply Chain Operations so I pass by MB every now and then too, but it's rare. I'm never in EV, I have no reason to go unless it's to visit teacher or talk to engineering administration. I'm at Loyola campus 1 day for physics, but it's temporary, I never have to go to LOY again and I'm glad, completely out of my way. As for it being tougher than you imagined, I feel you. I graduated HS in '04 and got kicked out of day school in dawson after a semester. I haven't truly been in full time school(or school at all) since around then. I got accepted as a mature student and just rolled with it, it's all new for me and it's intimidating when you're out of school for a bit, but first thing I learned is read the textbook...i learnt because I haven't done it yet and I don't know what's going on!

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I'm at Concordia too! More precisely at JMSB, majoring in Finance, 2nd year.

If anyone has any questions, i'll try to answer them

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Nice! I just started JMSB in Accounting, it's pretty rough, harder than I imagined . Might not see you around though, unless you're at the EV building and not the Loyola campus.
Same! I'm in my 2nd year though.

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Same! I'm in my 2nd year though.

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pfft, ENCS for the win.

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JMSB for me as well. 1st semester, Marketing

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Jeez, am I only guy here doing engineering at concordia? lol

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don't go to school if you don't know what you want. you'll end up with a degree that means nothing and then when you can't find a job right away you decide to accept taking on a masters program in something you don't actually care for, but it's better than being unemployed or working min wage.

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2nd year of IT Engineering at ETS
A classmate of mine really wants to switch to ETS. I don't know how good it is, but he said its more practical than theoretical. Any idea what pros and cons of it are(compared to traditional universities)? I'm not planning to switch, just curious.

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I am applying for next year(September), taking a year off to go traveling. Its a big move for me, and I wasn't ready, plus I took the opportunity to get back out in the world again.
Weird , here (in sherbrooke) we have to apply before march for next year.

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2nd Year Computer Science Major with a specialization in Computer Games.

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A classmate of mine really wants to switch to ETS. I don't know how good it is, but he said its more practical than theoretical. Any idea what pros and cons of it are(compared to traditional universities)? I'm not planning to switch, just curious.
It's hard to say since I didn't go anywhere else but yeah, apparently it's much more pratical there than anywhere else (especially poly).

I am in the worst program though. It's the newest and it hasn't really matured yet, unlike electric or mechanic engineering so we don't get to do much so far. I still have plenty of GTI (Génie TI) classes left though so my opinion might change. Let's hope it does

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It's hard to say since I didn't go anywhere else but yeah, apparently it's much more pratical there than anywhere else (especially poly).

I am in the worst program though. It's the newest and it hasn't really matured yet, unlike electric or mechanic engineering so we don't get to do much so far. I still have plenty of GTI (Génie TI) classes left though so my opinion might change. Let's hope it does
To be honest, I'm becoming an industrial engineer(as I said before), it's apparently the 'joke of engineering' and a 'glorified business degree'. However, in another thread here, I stated I do 67% of the classes Mechanical Engineers do(more if you count prereqs), the rest are based on optimization and manufacturing/production simulation and facility planning and stuff like that.

So while it's new, don't feel too bad, if you like it, do it. You also have to consider there is other graduate certificates(half a year) and graduate diplomas(year) and along with masters(45 credits) as options at ETS. Honestly, if I were you, I'd take advantage of the grad or undergrad certificates, you'll expand your knowledge.

http://www.etsmtl.ca/english/studying_at_ets.html

I assume you're doing bach of IT?

As you see, there's options for you to further your knowledge or just plain add additional stuff to it, so keep it in mind, might help!

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Nice! I just started JMSB in Accounting, it's pretty rough, harder than I imagined
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Same! I'm in my 2nd year though.

JMSB represent.
Nice nice, I'm currently doing my MBA in Accounting (CA) at ULaval.

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As for civil and mech engineers. There is a lot of jobs for both, maybe more for civil but salary wise, I was told mech makes more, but i guess it just depends where you work.

Concordia University has co-op too, incase someone feels like doing it in english I guess.

Considering where he's from I doubt concordia or sherbrooke or a real option though.
Not anymore salaries in civil engineering are increasing really quickly right now it's not even funny. I'm in my first year in Civil Engineering at Laval University and you need to like math and physics for sure.

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Not anymore salaries in civil engineering are increasing really quickly right now it's not even funny. I'm in my first year in Civil Engineering at Laval University and you need to like math and physics for sure.
Salaries may be increasing but it will be offset by the fact civil engineering is the most common engineering. Man, everyone goes into it. My sister is a year away from becoming one, and all her friends are in it. Go figure. It's super common. There's always a need for them, but you got a LOT of competition for top paying jobs. Don't be surprised to be pushed aside by high profile civil engineers(either high GPA students/master degrees or just plain civil engineers with experience). You'll probably find yourself with a good salary but you'll end up comparable to other engineers in the end just the same.

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Awesome.



To be honest, I'm becoming an industrial engineer(as I said before), it's apparently the 'joke of engineering' and a 'glorified business degree'. However, in another thread here, I stated I do 67% of the classes Mechanical Engineers do(more if you count prereqs), the rest are based on optimization and manufacturing/production simulation and facility planning and stuff like that.

So while it's new, don't feel too bad, if you like it, do it. You also have to consider there is other graduate certificates(half a year) and graduate diplomas(year) and along with masters(45 credits) as options at ETS. Honestly, if I were you, I'd take advantage of the grad or undergrad certificates, you'll expand your knowledge.

http://www.etsmtl.ca/english/studying_at_ets.html

I assume you're doing bach of IT?

As you see, there's options for you to further your knowledge or just plain add additional stuff to it, so keep it in mind, might help!
wtf I didn't even know we had an english site

yeah im doing a bach of IT. I don't think I will go any further though as I am already turning 25 soon and I am far from being finished. You never know what life brings you though so who knows, maybe in 6-7 years I will have a PhD

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