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Ryerson U, Guelph U, or York U. for mechanical engineering

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Ryerson U, Guelph U, or York U. for mechanical engineering

I was accepted into Ryerson, york, and U of guelph all for mechanical engineering, at first I was fully decided on going to Guelph but the issue with it is that the commute is very long (I live in Brampton). most of my friends are going to York and Ryerson but I don't really care about that it would just be a plus if I do go there. I'm very split right now with this decision and I don't know what to do, what should I do?
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Do any of these programs have co-op? If so that would be higher on my priority list.
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Musiq Soulchild wrote: Do any of these programs have co-op? If so that would be higher on my priority list.
I think this advice is definitely true and applicable for more or less any post-secondary pathway. If you can earn your degree while also developing experience in the field and building your professional network, take that avenue. And if you can't, maybe take some time to speak with people in the industry and ask them what's better - a degree from a less prestigious university* with a co-op program might be more favourable in your field than a degree from a more prestigious university that doesn't provide that experience.

*or college... colleges offer Bachelor degrees and Stats Canada published research on job outlooks of both: here and here
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All three are pretty equal, but personally I'd choose either York/Ryerson.

Both York and Ryerson have some sort of co-op/internship work term kind of program, so they're both equal.
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Just purely based on my opinion of reputation not knowing these programs, I would pick Ryerson.

(I am a UofT Engineering graduate, 1994)
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Nevyn wrote: Just purely based on my opinion of reputation not knowing these programs, I would pick Ryerson.

(I am a UofT Engineering graduate, 1994)
Just realized that the deadline for choosing passed on Tuesday. So my answer was doubly useless
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I would pick York - seems to be the better school amongst the three. When it comes to recruitement later on, more employers will likley recruit there....
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PTMBAA wrote: I would pick York - seems to be the better school amongst the three. When it comes to recruitement later on, more employers will likley recruit there....
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MaoozAhmed wrote: I was accepted into Ryerson, york, and U of guelph all for mechanical engineering, at first I was fully decided on going to Guelph but the issue with it is that the commute is very long (I live in Brampton). most of my friends are going to York and Ryerson but I don't really care about that it would just be a plus if I do go there. I'm very split right now with this decision and I don't know what to do, what should I do?
Pick the one that has co-op opportunity.
If none of the programs have co-op, it doesn't matter which school you go to.
Then pick the school closer to home (save commute time) etc.

What I learned after graduating from university is that it's not about the school you go to. Going to school is all about NETWORKING with people, meeting as many people as possible so they can help you find a job in the future.
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Pick the one with the least total overall cost, and save your money for post-undergrad studies.

Under grad degrees of all types have pretty much been commodified and it makes very little diference where you do an undergrad, at least when it comes to Canadian schools.
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camzie wrote: Under grad degrees of all types have pretty much been commodified and it makes very little diference where you do an undergrad, at least when it comes to Canadian schools.
I agree with you in principle, but I do think co-op vs. non-co-op makes a difference.
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Nevyn wrote: Just purely based on my opinion of reputation not knowing these programs, I would pick Ryerson.

(I am a UofT Engineering graduate, 1994)

Sweet Jebus. Rye High is a joke.
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SkynyrdsInyrds wrote: Sweet Jebus. Rye High is a joke.
The Electrical engineering grads that I’ve worked with have been pretty good. Maybe the manager is good at screening the poor candidates.
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Ryerson is the more mature school for mechanical engineering. Based on Engineers Canada Guelphs mechanical degree got accredited in 2013 and Yorks in the same time frame.

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