Update: Summer Semesters are Intense

by Megan Taylor on June 8, 2015

I had two tests last week, I have another test this week (in a day and a half), a group presentation the following week, a 15-20 page research paper due the following week, and a final exam the week after that.

Oh, and did I mention? I’m crazy and decided to run a (sprint) triathlon before the end of this semester (on Sunday 6/27 to be exact), which means I’ve been spending time training that I probably should be spending studying.

Stressed-out Megan is slightly less optimistic than everyday Megan.

But the stress will pass and normal Megan will again resurface. And after almost three years of juggling graduate school and classes, I’ve got time management skills out the wazoo. I just have to buckle down and apply them.

It’s starting to get intense, folks. I may not update for a few weeks. See you (most likely) at the start of Summer II.


Update: Midterms – Summer I

June 4, 2015

My “midterm” exams are this week. I use quotes because my grad school experience has very rarely followed the set, consistent schedule that I grew accustomed to in college. “Midterms” very rarely, if ever, fall in the middle of the semester, and are almost never at the same time that the undergraduate students I talk […]

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I have effectively purchased two review courses…

May 29, 2015

I got an email from the bookstore on campus that my text book for Financial Accounting and Reporting arrived. It was the final (and most expensive, at $260) text book that I was waiting on for Summer II, so I stopped by while running some other errands this afternoon. For that class, we’re using the […]

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Update: Purchased Becker

May 28, 2015

Time was running out on my 50% scholarship for Becker (I had until 5/31 to register), so I called them yesterday and signed up for the review course. I signed up for the self-study course, which means I get books as well as online access. There are flashcards and the like that I can purchase […]

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Of Global Business, On Point, and Books I Want to Read

May 18, 2015

For the second class night in a row, I have been listening to NPR on my way home, and On Point has been discussing something very applicable to what I am learning in my Global Business class. Last Thursday’s class they were talking about the proposed TPP between the United States and certian Asian countries, […]

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Update: Starting My Penultimate Semester

May 13, 2015

I always love an opportunity to use the word ‘penultimate.’ Classes for Summer I started on Monday, and I have to admit, I am super-stoked for this semester. BUS 6150 – Global Business I suspect that my global business class will the challenging, but the professor’s enthusiasm is catching and it’s always a good idea […]

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Tax Season Update: Just 3 More Days

April 12, 2015

The end of the 2015 tax season is nigh. As the CPA I work for said, “I can see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m 85% sure I don’t hear a train whistle.” I’ve been working 7 days a week for about for weeks and I’ve got about 68 hours of […]

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Update: Confirmation of CPA Exam Eligibility

March 26, 2015

A few weeks ago, per the advice I’ve been given by many people, I contacted NASBA to confirm that the courses I had taken would in fact make me eligible for the CPA Exam. I sent in my transcripts from undergrad, CU Denver, and WMU through the end of Fall 2014, as well as my […]

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Update: Becker Scholarship

March 18, 2015

Last week was Spring Break, so I spent the week focusing on work and being really excited that all I had to do at the end of the day was go home and relax. I won’t lie, I’m really looking forward to that when I’m done with school and the CPA exam, even though it’s […]

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Update: Registered for final two semseters

February 9, 2015

Today was registration day at Western, and as soon as the clock struck 8 am, I was online getting myself set up. This is my schedule: Summer I ACTY 6240 – Business Tax Planning (TR 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm) BUS 6150 – Global Business (MW 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Summer II ACTY 6100 […]

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