Update: Spring Semester Starts!

by Megan Taylor on January 27, 2015

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 I’m really looking forward to it. For one thing, it’ll be a little easier than some of the other classes I’ve taken because it’s building on the recent foundation of a class I already took, and for another, I find Accounting Info Systems makes sense to me. So that’s good.

Even though I’m only on campus for one class this semester, I’m actually taking two classes. The second one is “Professional Field Experience” and the way it works is that I get credit for the work I’m doing this tax season as a seasonal tax preparer. I’m very excited that I figured out this was an option, because it means that at the end of this semester I will only have four classes left to take.

For anyone who might be wondering, my Winter Break was delightful. We had an unprecedented 5 weeks off, and Ben and I got to spend almost two weeks with my family in Colorado, and then I spent three weeks at home getting things organized and projects completed that I hadn’t been able to get done during the excessively busy Fall semester.

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