Yea, I was not planning on adding more debt to the ever-growing student line of credit, and OSAP. Im in my third year, and have been looking for a while now. I have other interviews lined up but I worry about taking the risk. Thank you for the insights!
I wouldn't say Bond isn't a scam. But it is more difficult on the back end and you need to go into it with your eyes wide open to the consequences (and the admission office doesn't highlight those in their materials, that's for true).
I say this as a Bondie with a solid job in DT Toronto. Now that I'm further into my career no one pays any attention to where I went to school. So it can work. But it is harder to make it work.
That said. I reiterate the same advice that is littered on my profile: apply in Canada, try for Canada. Any of the "easier" aspects of getting in will be overshadowed by the challenges on the back end. Finding articles will be very difficult. And you'll be paying a massive student loan back at that point. And banks usually charge higher interest on foreign schools.
I discuss Bond with students on here semi-frequently, if you have specific questions PM me.
It doesn't stop at 1L
In all seriousness, most people find their friend circle. There is no need to socialize but plenty of opportunities if you want to. COVID made things weird. There are zoom events but I've never felt like it was really socializing.
I guess it depends on (1) how desperate you are and (2) whether you can make this work financially. Like, are you in third year or have you graduated? If you've been on the job market for months and haven't found anything, then yeah, you might get stuck with something like this. But even if that's the case, are you able to take on more debt? Because that's possible at this pay.