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I'm currently enrolled in the Accounting and Financial

Jan 15 2014Accounting
I'm currently enrolled in the Accounting and Financial Management program at uWaterloo and it was my first choice simply because if you want a CPA Waterloo has got the best academic reputation for the program and let's face it, my university IS better than yours (especially if you are from down the street aka Laurier)
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
Education Quality: A+, Campus Aesthetics: B+

The reputation of a BCS from UW is

Mar 14 2014Computer Science
The reputation of a BCS from UW is not worth the shit you have to go through. Math courses that you have to take are made too difficult due to TA's making assignments with the hardest possible questions. Math tests are similar- they don't test your understanding, they test how well you can learn on the spot what you have not been taught by the horrible class.

CS courses are almost as bad. Assignments are way too long and TA's who are payed to HELP YOU give no help whatsoever- they simply tell you to search your notes for something that has not been taught yet is on the assignments. I don't know what UW is trying to show by making these things harder than they need to be. You can't learn when you are drowning in assignments containing questions you have never learned the content of.

1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: C, Education Quality: F

First off I applaud Waterloo for it's Start

Dec 06 2013Computer Engineering
First off I applaud Waterloo for it's Start Up scene. It provides students with the opportunity to create their own businesses based on an idea and work towards it. However other than that, coop is meh, it pays for tuition and profs in ECE aren't that great or motivate your interest enough to go to class. In the end you're in the program to get out after 5 years and get a 70k+ salary or work in Silicon Valley and get alot of money. The coop program is great for getting experience but CECA is probably the most shitty system/organization to exist in Ontario. They don't give a shit about students, unless you get in an extreme situation where your employer is physically abusing you they don't support you, instead they support employers since they want jobs. Employers a lot of times can be unprofessional and can fire when they want unjustified even when you're doing a good job. I had to contact CECA due to unprofessional and disrespectful and harrassing conduct from my employer and all CECA could say is "Oh wells." But alot of employers aren't like this but you'll probably have to deal with this some time or later when you get a bad apple, but you learn how to deal with it. Tbh, even though we're known for Engineering Math and science, only come to Waterloo if a. you just want to graduate and pay off your tuition and land a good job(Engineering) 2. Want to study in the Math Faculty 3. Didn't get accepted anywhere else you applied. Engineering here isn't as great as they make it seem.
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Innovation: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: F

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