Update: Summer II So Far

July 16, 2015

CIS 6400 – Business Analytics I love this class. We’re learning how to do some fun and fancy things in Excel right now, and pretty soon we’ll be moving on to an overview of Big Data, which is apparently the “next big thing.” The professor says there’s a lot of new tools that semi-educated lay […]

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Quick note: Keep your textbooks

July 9, 2015

I’m kind of a pack rat, so I almost always keep my textbooks anyway, but when getting a Masters in Accounting, you should keep at least your Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Accounting textbooks, as well as your Cost/Managerial Accounting textbook. I have referred back to each of them several times as I have taken additional […]

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Summer I: Accomplished!

July 1, 2015

My penultimate semester of grad school, the first summer semester, is done! It was actually quite a lot of fun. A little stressful near the end, with papers and exams and projects all being due at once, but that’s pretty much any semester, and not unique to the penultimate semester. I would have liked to […]

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Update: Summer Semesters are Intense

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 […]

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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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