UBC Commerce (Sauder)Admissions Support

Get admitted to UBC Sauder School of Business’ top-ranked Commerce program

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Do you want to get into UBC Commerce (Sauder)?

With around 10k applicants and only 800 spots available per year, UBC Commerce is the pre-eminent business program in Western Canada.

With so many students with strong averages, the supplemental Personal Profile and video interview is a critical way for you to stand out, gain an edge, and show who you are as a student.

 

Spend less time stressing and second-guessing

Grades can only take you so far. Your Personal Profile and video interview are a huge difference-maker in your application. Doing a high-quality job takes time that you don’t have, given all of your other commitments.

Stop scrambling for feedback and answers. Get clear, proven advice from a professional you can trust.



100%

Acceptance Rate

We give our clients the best probability of receiving an offer, hands down

7+ Years

Proven Experience

We are the undisputed leading experts in the UBC Commerce application

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Client Satisfaction

Hundreds of 5-star reviews and a money-back guarantee—that’s trust

1-on-1 Consulting

Stand out from the crowd by showcasing your BEST self

Believe it or not: most UBC Commerce (Sauder) applicants have shockingly similar profiles: elite athletes, class presidents, camp leaders, and club founders.

We assist students in developing extracurriculars that truly stand-out, while selecting the pieces of your life—most of which you might overlook—to create a truly compelling and authentic application.

Boost your chances and avoid common pitfalls

We don’t just edit essays. We help craft clear and compelling stories that perfectly encapsulate who you are and what the admissions committee is looking for.

For 7+ years, we’ve read so many Sauder Personal Profiles essays that we know what works and what doesn’t—we’ll steer you away from unoriginal, cliché, or ‘no-no’ strategies.


How It Works

Student
Discovery

Discover your strengths and what makes you unique through our proprietary coaching process and personality assessment.

Academic
Advising

We provide expert advice on course and subject selection, as well as academic opportunities that can improve your grades/profile.

Candidate
Profile Strategy

We help you develop an application theme and strategy to fill in the gaps in your profile and ensure you standout from the crowd.

Leadership
Coaching

We help you identify and achieve BIG extracurricular opportunities, such as internships, your own non-profit, a new club at school, etc.

Topic Brainstorm
& Selection

Having seen many essays, we can help you choose topics that are unique and avoid ones that rub readers the wrong way.

Reflective Thinking
Prompts

We prompt students’ to reflect deeper on thoughts and experiences to capture more unique and mature perspectives beyond the norm.

Essay Outlining
& Drafting

We help you build out a structure for your essays, so they are beautifully flowing stories that check all the boxes.

Essay Revisions
& Feedback

We deep-dive into your essays with insightful comments and detailed edits so you keep what matters and take out what doesn’t.

Final Proofing
& Polishing

We make sure your application is picture-perfect and you’re not overlooking blindspots that could put you at risk of a rejection.

Video Interview
Training

We conduct rigorous preparation and training on best-practice interview techniques and our secret answer format that works.

Interview Practice
& Feedback

We use our archive of interview questions to conduct targeted practice and provide real-time feedback on your responses.
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Your Expert Advisor

Hi, I’m Joel Nicholson!

I’m a Queen’s Commerce graduate specializing in Canadian university counselling.

For 10+ years, I’ve helped hundreds of students get admitted into highly selective undergrad programs with a 90% success rate with my 1-on-1 clients.

Take my admissions bootcamp and you can leverage the essential insights I’ve gained over the years.

Online Bootcamp

Video breakdowns with insider admissions secrets

Think of our bootcamps as the masterclass on how to get into UBC Commerce: 17 exclusive video modules and downloadable resources.

Our easily digestible videos breakdown the admissions process, dissect essay questions, and optimize your chances of getting in. The best part? It’s available online, anytime.

Essay examples and easy-to-follow essay templates

Beyond the videos, our bootcamp comes with essential resources to support applicants.

This includes actual essay examples from this year’s application and paragraph-by-paragraph essay templates so you’re not starting with a blank page.

Bootcamp Contents

MODULE 1

Before You Apply

To get into UBC Commerce, you must first understand the program’s requirements. Joel gives a detailed explanation of grade expectations, the anticipated admissions cutoff, key dates and deadlines, and more.

MODULE 2

Clarifying the Cryptic Admissions Process

Joel reveals exactly how the UBC Commerce admissions process works through a simple, yet thorough breakdown. With years of experience and proven results, you will gain more transparency on what goes on behind closed doors.

MODULE 3

Admissions Secrets & Past Success Strategies

What does UBC Commerce look for? Having worked with hundreds of students and boasting a 90% success rate with his 1-on-1 clients, Joel has fine-tuned a very specific approach and technique with his students. He’ll share his strategies, mistakes to avoid, and case studies with past clients.

MODULE 4

Self-Awareness & Emotional Maturity

Everyone has a uniqueness that differentiates them from the rest of the world. What is it about you that makes you different from other applicants? That’s the purpose of this module. Joel uses a proprietary set of frameworks and tools to help you craft a ‘brand identity’—ultimately allowing you to build a more authentic and memorable application.

MODULE 5

Research

Research is a critical skill at university, yet very few students demonstrate it in their applications. In this module, Joel teaches students how to go beyond the call of duty when it comes to conducting (and conveying) good research on UBC and the Sauder BCom program. This module also explains the research that the admissions committee may perform on you as an applicant. We will provide specific tips on what you can do to leave the best impression.

MODULE 6

Leadership Development

Leadership is one skill that every single top-ranked university program uses to describe their ideal candidate. However, it’s also the one skill that is not well-demonstrated by applicants. In this module, students get exclusive access to Joel’s curated database of approved leadership opportunities, along with several real examples of past student leadership initiatives.

MODULE 7

Essay Writing Essentials

Here’s what you didn’t learn in English class: how to write a high-impact, outstanding admissions essay. Joel teaches you the exact process he uses to help his students create thousands of successful essays—one client describes this module as “a necessity for any student applying to university”.

MODULE 8

Video Interviewing Essentials

It’s incredible how many students believe they are good at video interviews, until the camera turns on and they don’t know how to act or what to say. The video interview has become the ‘deciding factor’ in admissions decisions, more than any other part of the application. That’s why it’s absolutely critical that you develop your verbal articulation and on-camera presence with our training and exercises.

MODULE 9

BCom Personal Profile Overview

Joel provides an overview about the UBC Commerce supplementary application, including the Personal Profile and online video interview. He’ll also address common mistakes and confusing issues students often encounter on the application.

MODULE 10

The BCom Video Interview

In this module, you’ll receive a step-by-step guide on how the online video interview works. This includes access to over 30 of the real questions used in the Sauder BCom video interview, real examples on how to answer them, and guidance on how the admissions committee is looking for you to answer them. Joel will even review one of your recorded video responses and provide personal feedback.

MODULE 11

Personal Profile: Part 1

Joel rigorously analyses the first essay question of UBC’s BCom Personal Profile and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2019/20 application is available.

MODULE 12

Personal Profile: Part 2

Joel rigorously analyses the second essay question of UBC’s BCom Personal Profile and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2019/20 application is available.

MODULE 13

Personal Profile: Part 3

Joel rigorously analyses the activity section of UBC’s BCom Personal Profile essay question and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2019/20 application is available.

MODULE 14

Personal Profile: Part 4

Joel rigorously analyses the fourth essay question of UBC’s BCom Personal Profile and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2019/20 application is available.

MODULE 15

Personal Profile: Part 5

Joel rigorously analyses the fifth (and last) essay question of UBC’s BCom Personal Profile and provides specific strategies, a suggested essay structure, and two fully-written essay examples for students to review. Please note, this module will only become available when the official 2019/20 application is available.

MODULE 16

Submitting Your Application

With a completed application, Joel explains how to go about submitting it successfully. He’ll also provide his insights on when you should expect to hear back from UBC and what to do if you’ve been waitlisted.

MODULE 17

Closing Guidance & Final Advice

In the last module of the bootcamp, Joel shares his best advice to prospective students, including what his UBC BCom students wished they’d known when applying to UBC and when entering the Sauder undergraduate program.

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Prep/Training Videos

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We have a proven step-by-step process that we teach through video modules packed with helpful tips to create a winning application

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Essay Analysis & Breakdowns

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We provide expert analysis and breakdown for each and every essay question, so you can answer it most effectively

Essay Examples

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Get access to real essay examples written specifically for this year’s application, as well as examples from past years

Essay ‘Answer’ Templates

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Viewers have read only access to the data within the account with no editing rights.

Video Interview Question Bank

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Access the most comprehensive archive of Waterloo Engineering video interview questions on the web

Video Interview Answer Guides

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Access written scripts and response structures we suggest you use when reviewing and practicing for the video interview

Video Interview Example Videos

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Access real, recorded videos of our experts answering example video interview questions

1-on-1 Consulting/Coaching

Student Discovery

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We’ll use our proprietary coaching process and personality assessment to discover your strengths and what makes you unique

Academic Advising

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Expert advice on course and subject selection, as well as academic opportunities that can improve your grades/profile

Candidate Profile Strategy

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We know exactly what the admissions committee looks for and can help you develop an authentic profile that fits this

Leadership Coaching

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Identify and achieve BIG extracurricular opportunities, such as internships, your own non-profit, a new club at school, etc.

Topic Brainstorm & Selection

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Not sure what to write? We help you choose topics that are unique and ‘work’ with the admissions committee, while avoid ones that rub readers the wrong way

Reflective Thinking Prompts

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We help you elevate your thinking on the essay questions so you’re not providing an average response that doesn’t help you stand out

Essay Outlining & Drafting

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We work with you 1-on-1 to develop the first draft of your application so you’re starting with a strong foundational structure

Essay Revisions & Feedback

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Simply put: we help make your essays better by adding, deleting, and rearranging the details of your responses for clarity and effect

Final Proofing & Polishing

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Our professional editors will fix your grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure to meet the writing standards universities expect

Video Interview Training

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Access 1-on-1 coaching on presence, verbal communication, and influence so you can nail any video interview question

Interview Practice & Feedback

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Practice video interview questions from our archive and get feedback on your responses from our expert advisors

Client Support (7 Days a Week)

Email Support

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Unlimited 1-on-1 support via email

Phone & Text Support

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Unlimited 1-on-1 support through phone calls and text messages

Money-back Guarantee

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While it’s never happened, if for whatever reason you’re unsatisfied with our service we will give your money back

Select Your Support

Pick a plan that fits your needs. Questions? Email
[email protected]

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  • 16 Modules
  • Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
  • Essay Examples
  • Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
  • Video Interview Question Bank
  • Video Interview Answer Guides
  • Video Interview Example Videos
  • Money-back Guarantee

ESSENTIAL

For students who want a trusted second opinion

$395
  • 16 Modules
  • Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
  • Essay Examples
  • Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
  • Video Interview Question Bank
  • Video Interview Answer Guides
  • Video Interview Example Videos
  • Topic Brainstorm & Selection
  • Reflective Thinking Prompts
  • Essay Outlining & Drafting
  • Essay Revisions & Feedback
  • Final Proofing & Polishing
  • Video Interview Training
  • Interview Practice & Feedback
  • Email Support
  • Money-back Guarantee

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For students who don’t want to leave anything to chance

  • All Bootcamps
  • Essay Analysis & Breakdowns
  • Essay Examples
  • Essay ‘Answer’ Templates
  • Video Interview Question Bank
  • Video Interview Answer Guides
  • Video Interview Example Videos
  • Client Discovery
  • Academic Advising
  • Application Strategy
  • Leadership Coaching
  • Topic Brainstorm & Selection
  • Essay Outlining & Drafting
  • Essay Revisions & Feedback
  • Final Proofing & Polishing
  • Video Interview Training
  • Interview Practice & Feedback
  • Email Support
  • Phone & Text Support
  • Money-back Guarantee

 

Trusted by parents. Loved by students.

“Joel helped me with my Personal Profile for my application for UBC Sauder. He knows what he's doing.

Without his help, I would have been very stressed about my personal profile since it was so essential to my acceptance at UBC and it wouldn't have turned out half as good. I would recommend him to anyone applying to UBC Sauder.”

Listen for Yourself

Anonymous Client Student — Burnaby, BC

Working with Joel has been a pleasure. He offers a creative, academic and persuasive writing style. Through phone calls, he has helped me put my thoughts into words and place information through my essays to optimize my chances of acceptance.

And through about two months of working together, Joel’s helped me with multiple applications to which I'm submitting very confidently. I'd recommend this program for any student applying to university.”

Listen for Yourself

Anonymous Client Student — Toronto, ON

“As parents, we were really impressed with Joel's service when he helped our son navigate his way through the overwhelming university application process…

All I can say is after the first conversation with Joel we had a huge sigh of relief. His knowledge is current relevant. He demystified the process and it was a true pleasure dealing with such a professional. I highly recommend Joel service to any applicant on their journey through the university application process.”

Listen for Yourself

Anonymous Client Parent — Oakville, ON

“During Joel's process, it was thorough, detailed, organized, never rushed and it was clear he wanted me to create the best possible product to my applications. I looked forward to the sessions and I feel I completed all of the steps in the application with quality and focus.

Joel has an excellent process and approach to his client's applications starting with discovering his client’s personalities through professional surveys, step-by-step essay completion, and his advice towards his clients when they're working with their personal achievements.”

Listen for Yourself

Anonymous Client Student — Oakville, ON

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I use Admissions Ally?

We've been advising students on their applications for ten years and our success rate is 100% per year for UBC Commerce students. This bootcamp encompasses everything a prospective applicant needs to know to get admitted.

When should we start working together?

For our 1-on-1 support, we start working with students starting in Grade 11 to a week before the application is due. The longer we work together, the more impact we can have; but if it is a shorter duration, we can expedite our work to help our clients.

The bootcamp will become available in the early summer and the modules breaking down this year's application are available in the early fall, once this year's application is released.

If you enroll as an advanced access student, you will receive access to the full course when it becomes available, like everyone else enrolled.

I'm a transfer student. Does this support work for me?

Yes, this program works for both high school and university applicants.

What if I have a question? Am I able to contact you?

Yes! If you have general questions about the bootcamp, the packages, or about working with us 1-on-1, email us directly at [email protected] and we'll get back to you in a few hours.

If you're already enrolled in the Essential or Premium package, we will personally respond to your emails and queries in a timely manner. Essential applicants are eligible for email support and Premium applicants are eligible for email, phone, and text support.

How long will this bootcamp take me to complete?

The bootcamp contains several hours of exclusive video footage, plus worksheets, templates, and other resources.

You could complete all of the modules in a couple days; however, we suggest you space it out by taking this bootcamp before (or alongside) writing your essays and applications. We always say starting earlier is better.

We also realize high school can be extremely busy, so we will personally send you email reminders if we notice you haven't taken a module recently. 

How can I access all of the Admissions Ally bootcamps?

If you purchase a Premium package, you get access to all of the Admissions Ally bootcamps.

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