First Semester Nerves

August 17, 2015

It’s the first day of classes! I am terrified and elated and nervous and exited and about a billion other emotions. I feel like I am at the top of a roller coaster that is about to start the downward plummet. Let the spins and whirls begin! I am taking Financial Accounting (6030) on Monday […]

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A New Blogger Has Entered the Fray!

August 6, 2015

My name is Jenny, and while the plan (at the moment) is not to become a CPA, I am going back to school to get my Masters of Accounting. Megan has offered to let me chronicle my experience on her blog and I am excited to have a record of the ups and downs of […]

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Man, It’s Good to Be a Packrat

August 2, 2015

I usually curse my packrat tendencies. Especially when it comes to move yet another box of books into yet another third-floor apartment. But this semester I am thanking my tendency to keep all my text books and notes from previous classes. I have used three textbooks from prior classes in the last four weeks. To […]

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Update: Got 104% on my Advanced Accounting exam

July 22, 2015

There’s something really satisfying about business combinations and making the consolidation worksheet balance. Of course, this was only the first exam and things will only get more complicated from here, since the professor said that everything just sort of builds on top of what we’ve already learned, but I think that’ll be fun. In other […]

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It’s Done… I’ve Applied

July 21, 2015

Once I got started, the application process was just like any other application process: lots of boxes to check and forms to complete. It took about an hour to complete the online application, and that was with having ready access to all of my transcript information. If you’re going to apply for the CPA exam […]

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About to Apply to Sit for the CPA Exam

July 21, 2015

I can’t really explain it, but I’m unreasonably nervous to fill out the application and pay my $400-ish to see if they’ll let me sit for the CPA exam. As you can see by my sidebar, I’m already three weeks late on doing it. I haven’t been putting it off, not really, because this semester’s […]

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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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