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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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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