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  1. My apologies into the first part then. Coop students across Canada make significantly more money than OP is making, and they teach this in undergrad as a basic "self-evaluation". I still feel like you can provide more to the conversation with your comments then. How do you properly estimate your value as the student at the firm?
  2. At 40 hours a week you are making less than minimum wage. So start of with its illegal... And negotiate to what you feel provides a value to both you and the firm. About what you should be making is 1/3 of the work you can bill. What do you estimate the value of that to be? But if you are not comfortable with that ask if they can cover fees and or having a living stipend. If this is your first office job I can understand the apprehension. Good luck my dude :).
  3. Here it is the premier's report on the events of tonight! 1. No open bar. Wtf is this, I want to be wined and dined not having to ration my one bottle of beer for 2 hours. 2. Complete sales pitch, and got told about all the great jobs dual degree kids get. But I assume this is at all of these welcome events for 0Ls. 3. People actually gave talks on how dual degree can be a benefit, don't understand why this isn't on the website, some of the examples are actually good, and is strange that it is not part of the marketing materials online. 4. Snacks were lackluster. 5. Maybe 10? 0Ls were there. 6. Confirmed to be an alumni event. Lots of the people there seemed excited to see freinds from school that they haven't seen in a while. 7. Missed an opportunity by not having this in the Windsor ballroom. Overall 7/10 happy I went.
  4. Good to see there are other men of culture here.
  5. North York sucks and Montreal doesn't. Keep that in mind as well. I lived a semester in Montreal, and from a student standpoint there is nothing that could be better. Cheap beer, easy to find parking for freinds, they have a subway pass that gives you unlimited rides on the weekends when your pals come to visit. The city is clean, the art gallery is free for young people, arts stuff all over the city, free events all over, the Canadians are cheaper to watch than the leafs. No 401 traffic, or 407 bills. There are still strip clubs.
  6. Is it though? From the looks of this forum it would appear that we will be at a massive disadvantage compared to other law students in Ontario. I go to this event and they say "look! You can be successful too just like these 3 people out of the hundreds of grads! Don't worry these people will totally be like you, no way you will fail!" Hopefully I don't fall for the marketing hahah. I just want to be wined and dined. I work a 20 minute drive away.
  7. Any word on the dress code for this shindig?
  8. If your school curves to a B you did above average in every single class. How is this in anyway bad?
  9. Considering that they extended the application I don't see them doing much movement until after the new deadline. They never replied to any of my emails so you're more or less wasting you time by trying to get into contact with them. You have good stats so you probably still have an excellent chance, hang in there man!
  10. Just to be safe make sure that you include your grade 8 honor roll designation, as well as the place that you came in during the grade 4 cross country meet! You really gotta set yourself apart!! On a side note my company is replacing me now that I am leaving for law school, and we had a recent UofT engineer apply, on his resume under qualifications he had "admitted to the #1 and #2 universities in Canada". I felt pretty amazed by that guy, wish we could all say the same.
  11. All residences suck and are expensive. If you are unlucky and don't get a space with other grad students you will have to live with 17 and 18 year old first years. Find a space off campus. I looked the other day and there are tons of postings on Kijiji.
  12. https://bond.edu.au/intl/future-students/bond-international/bond-your-country/canada But dude didn't you see this video our friend @Yabbie should go to Bond, so we can be jealous of the weather. Never mind Auckland, I am completely sold on Bond myself!
  13. I understand where you are coming from man, I have concerns about my future at law school as well. I am an engineer from a "pretegious" university in Ontario that is already working in industry. In my field lakehead and windsor grads are basically a joke. I had to ignore that and understands that engineering (undergrad) != law (also undergrad but not really). I am excited to see what the future holds for me, but I have similar apprehensions. It took a while for me to get over this, and in someways I continue to have the same worries as you.
  14. Where do you get this information from about it being shaky? by the contrary in Ontario Windsor and Brock are viewed as "jokes". Popular phrase here is if you can walk and talk you can go to Brock. Maybe focus less on the schools and more on the programs would be better for your future career and education.
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