Thankful for a Different Bird

This Thanksgiving, as food is splayed out on tables across America, we will say our prayers and count our blessings for all that has happened in the past year, and for the family and friends that surround us. We’ll dive into piles of food, laugh (or bicker) with family, and merriment will be had by all around. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and ultimately– the inevitable turkey, the “bird.”

 

And though I do indeed harbor a fondness for turkey on Thanksgiving, this year, I’m especially grateful for a different bird.

 

As a senior who will be leaving this campus in a mere six months,

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The Big Minor Decision, Financial Planning

 

It is okay for a student to not have their future planned out. Every future plan that I have is completely tentative. Coming into Saint Joseph’s, it is not necessary for students to know what they would like to do with their career. Saint Joseph’s will offer many new and unique experiences that will help students grow. The purpose and fun of college is figuring out what you want to do as you go along.

A minor is helpful and can help students learn about a career and not just a job. It can be related to your major or completely unrelated.

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“Well, there’s too many people, and they’re all too hard to please.”

– Bob Dylan, ‘Mixed-Up Confusion’ 

I’ve noticed lately on this blog that people have been writing about their majors, and I realized I’d recently written a piece in that same vein. This originally appeared on Femsplain, a website that serves as a community for anyone who identifies as female to share their stories and receive support.

I believe, though, that the topic of the piece transcends gender; it’s something many college students can relate to, as a great deal of students have likely been made to feel insecure about their choice of major at one time or another,

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CPA: The Letters after Your Name Matters

Since I decided to become an accounting major, I have always contemplated if I should become a certified public accountant. I am now a senior and I have decided that I want to obtain my CPA license.

Accountants get their CPA license to work in public accounting. After CPAs get their experience, they do not have to stay working in public accounting firms. Whether they stay in public accounting or work in private business, they are trusted to provide financial advice for businesses.

I was hesitant to make the decision to become a CPA because I was not entirely sure if I wanted to work in public accounting.

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Why I Chose Accounting

During internship interviews, everyone is asked:  Why did you choose (insert major) as your major? When I am asked this question, I use it as an opportunity to tell the employer about myself. Deciding a major is just as big of a decision as deciding where to go to college. Some students decide their major based on the college that they are or will be attending, while other students decide the college based on the major that they would like to major in. I was a student that knew I wanted to major in accounting and then decided to go to Saint Joseph’s based on majoring in accounting.

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Sports Marketing… What kind of major is that?

When I am asked what my major is at Saint Joseph’s University, I often receive quizzical looks when I provide the response, Sports Marketing . Many times I get asked why Sports Marketing? Many do not understand the premise behind the major of Sports Marketing. Many times I hear from family and friends “Sports Management?” No, it is not Sports Management it is Sports Marketing. Sports Management as a major, prepares you for a variety of careers, primarily in the area of administration, facility, organization and event management. Where, Sports Marketing is a major in its own right, it is a subset of the much broader field of business and marketing.

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The School Year is Over… What’s Next?

So the school year is officially over, finals are done, and the class of 2015 has graduated. This now means it is time for summer fun. As students we use this time to relax and forget the stresses of the past school year. Taking the next few months to enjoy time with family and friends. But, now that the school year is over students must start thinking towards their future and the upcoming year. We must start thinking how we can improve ourselves not just academically but also personally. Whether you just finished your freshman year or you are going to be a senior,

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Chances and Opportunities…

When you get to college, you are constantly told to get involved and be active. Many students do not understand the importance of this advice. Not only do you make friends for life, you may also get some unbelievable opportunities. I am a part of two clubs at Saint Joseph’s University: Radio 1851 and the Sports Marketing Club. Through these clubs I have been provided with not only great experiences, but also unbelievable trips that I will never forget.

Most recently I traveled with the Sports Marketing Club, as well as with Dr. Lord and Professor Tryce,

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Course Selection…A Tough Time

Everybody knows that picking classes is one of the hardest things that you face during your time in college. Every student wants to have flexibility along with the most optimal and interesting course load. However, when it comes down to it, picking courses can actually be extremely stressful.

We need to take a look at why course selection causes so much trepidation. One of the biggest reasons revolves around pick time. Pick times force students to wait until a specific time to go online to choose classes. Finding out your pick time can either be very exciting or just flat out unpleasant.

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What do you do with a BA in English?

For those of you who know your contemporary musicals, you might recognize the title of this blog as the opening song from Avenue Q (which also so happens to be the spring musical). But this post is far more than a wish for you to go support the SJU Theater Company.

To start at the beginning, I went to the Career Fair yesterday with a friend — for the sake of privacy I shall refer to my friend as “Sophia” here on out.

While I am a junior, Sophia is a senior and will be graduating in May.

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