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, and in class that night we had learned about the benefits and drawbacks of trade agreements.

After this evening’s class, they were talking about America’s future in a globalized world, and how we need to consider careful what global strategy we want to pursue as we get ready to elect a new president and just keep moving on into this new century.

Tom Ashbrook, the host of On Point, had on a gentleman by the name of Ian Bremmer to discuss his new book Superpower: Three Choices For America‚Äôs Role in the World. I was only able to catch the first part of the discussion (is it wrong to wish my commute were longer?), but it was also quite applicable to what we were discussing in class today. It makes me want to download the podcast as well as read the book. And possibly read the rest of the books Mr. Bremmer has written. It’s always exciting when the topics we discuss in class provide me with a better understanding of the situations and discussions occurring in the rest of the world.

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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

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Update: Confirmation of CPA Exam Eligibility

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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

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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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Update: A New Plan for 2015, or I might be done in August!?!

January 28, 2015

The class schedule for Summer I and Summer II opened up for review on Monday. I wrote down the list of classes that I was interested in and still needed for my Masters and emailed the graduate advisor at Western. The information she sent back today has up-ended everything in my original plan for 2015. […]

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Update: Spring Semester Starts!

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Spring semester started about three weeks ago, actually. I only have one class on campus this semester, and it’s on Monday, so I’ve only had two classes so far due to MLK Day last week. The on-campus class I’m taking is the Graduate-level version of the Accounting Info Systems class I took last summer, and […]

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The Plan for 2015

January 5, 2015

For anyone who might be wondering, my Winter Break has been delightful so far. We had an unprecedented 5 weeks off between Fall and Spring semesters, and Ben and I got to spend almost two weeks with my family in Colorado. Now I am spending three weeks at home getting things organized and projects completed […]

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Update: The Semester is Over! *collapses*

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*video game accomplishment music* “Good job, Megan! You leveled up! New level: 2nd Semester Grad Student.” In other words, as of 9:00 pm last night, I was officially done with this fall semester. The means my first semester of actual grad school classes (as opposed to undergrad pre-requisites, which is what I was taking before) […]

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