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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Challenge Yourself

One thing I have to say is no matter what you do in college, you will always run into those hard classes. These are the classes no matter how hard you work you will always end up with a grade of a B or lower. You often hear students talking around campus about how they try to avoid these classes. Whether it is a required course for your major or an elective such as a faith and reasoning course or philosophical anthropology, I won’t lie; you will try to avoid them until the bitter end. I too, fell into this trap.

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Twitter, Part Three: Being Public and Professional

Summer is a great time to do nothing: but summer is also a great time to be productive. With that in mind, here is the final installment of my Twitter series. Read on to hear my (admittedly, amateur) opinion about being professional on social media, and to think about using some summer break time to work on your own accounts. 

To view my last two reflections about Twitter, click on these links:

https://sites.sju.edu/blogs/2015/02/13/an-old-lady-and-the-internet-or-i-try-to-figure-out-twitter-part-one/
https://sites.sju.edu/blogs/2015/03/18/what-the-heck-is-twitter-part-two/

From what I’ve learned so far, Twitter is what you want to make out of it. You can use it as a news source –

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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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“School’s out for summer. School’s out forever.”

– Alice Cooper, ‘School’s Out’

After finishing final exams and moving out of dorms, apartments, and houses, we have finally been graced with the presence of the hallowed summer vacation.

My first week of break has been almost strictly unwinding, as I just restarted working at my summer job yesterday. My sleep schedule has already been turned upside-down; four in the morning feels a lot more like four in the afternoon than it ever should, thanks to sleeping in late and drinking coffee at midnight (genius idea, I know.) My childhood room is just as I left it so many months ago: record player and stack of albums in one corner,

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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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“Just my dog and I…”

– The Bee Gees, ‘Edge of the Universe’

Finals week is upon us, which means stress levels are heightening by the minute and relaxation time is vital to mental survival.

I can’t think of a much better way to relieve tension than participating in the Paws for a Study Break program at St. Joe’s. The wittily-titled event brings local therapy dogs to the Drexel Library and Post Learning Commons for a few hours on reading day, which is the day before final exams begin. Students sign in and are then allowed to pet, play with, or even just fawn over adorable,

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The Economy of Friends

If I have learned anything at college and through internships it is that personal relationships run the world.

Building social connections, not only through current friends but also future coworkers and employers, is an important objective for anyone. Not only do strong connections boost productivity and happiness in the workspace but they also allow greater opportunities to open up for you in the future.

Now, I am not saying that you should just make a bunch of friends or connections without sentimental value or genuine feeling. Make real friends. 

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