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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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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