As I was contemplating what to write about today, it dawned on me that I never really publicized my class schedule. Although this might seem trivial sometimes, I find that knowing the classes that students are taking can give a pretty clear picture of how they spend their time both inside and outside of academia.
Principles of Marketing
Business Information Systems
Management & Organization
Intermediate Accounting I
Now that I have painted a clear picture of my accounting degree, let me add insult to injury by documenting the extremely professional week I have just finished.
Wednesday night at the Stadium Club the College of Business hosted the Meet the Business Recruiters social. This is marketed as an opportunity to meet firm representatives in a low stakes and non-threatening setting to practice your professional interactions and make some contacts for either internship opportunities or full-time employment. So I ironed a suit, threw on a pair of heels and went to mingle with potential employers. Firms present included ANR, Boeing, BNSF, Edward Jones (Matt Blades was there Dad), Sherwin-Williams, the Office of Senator Jon Tester, and NAVSEA, to name a few. The event only lasts an hour and a half, so with more than 20 firms, you have to be very strategic about who you want to talk to and in what order. The big dogs, like Boeing, are going to take more waiting, and elbowing than other firms might. All in all the experience was good. Thursday was the Career Fair, same deal, except for a hundred times larger and more crowded. Again, I threw on the suit and tried my luck.
But that’s not all. To nerd out further, I agreed to be on the Student Organization Funding Board, which doles out funding from ASMSU per applications submitted and reviewed on a rolling basis. This happens once a week until the money is gone. Sounds fun right?
But now the weekend, were I will set aside business thoughts and academic work and relax. Just kidding. I will be working on a presentation and studying for an accounting exam on Thursday. Oh actually, I will also go to the hot springs, the football game and a barbeque. So it balances out!
Happy Weekend !