Every time I meet an accounting student, I ask them why they picked accounting as their major/specialist. The answer is usually one of two: (1) I liked accounting in high school and want to pursue it further, or (2) the job market is pretty secure.
I’m sure at one point or another this thought has crossed your mind: You’re sitting in a lecture, losing concentration and zoning out. Probably also resisting the urge to check your phone for the 15th time in five minutes, as you look over at the PowerPoint slide on the board and wonder what relevance it will have in the “real world.”
I wasn’t very involved in high school. Actually, I was (and still am) an introvert. I drew energy from creating time for myself, which in high school meant whenever I was off work and out of school because I didn’t see the value in extra-curricular activities. Continue reading “How and why your soft skills matter”
If there’s one thing I appreciate, it is the opportunity to try on something before I am required to commit to it. It might just be me, but having the ability to try on clothes before buying them, or spending a few weeks in a course before deciding if it’s really for me gives me the comfort of knowing that I am making the right decision for a particular goal I want to achieve (i.e., refreshing my wardrobe, or boosting my GPA).
It’s officially 2019! I’m sure you have big things planned this year both academically and personally. Are you planning on boosting your GPA? How about landing your dream job/internship? Or perhaps just aiming to get into better shape? Whatever it is, this time of year is perfect for setting goals. Continue reading “How to set goals (and achieve them)”
It’s 2:42 a.m. My alarm is set for 6:50 a.m. and here I am – typing in bed: I hope you had a good break and enjoyed the holidays. I had a total of 10 days off. I stayed in the GTA with my family and did nothing. It was fantastic! The holidays, in general, were as expected – merriment mixed with family, friends and just a touch of yelling, frustration, and the occasional moment of exasperation. A little bit messy, but a little bit beautiful, too. Continue reading “Inertia”
The jump from university to the real world is a colossal canyon that cannot be crossed in mere months. At this point in our lives it is one of the most significant changes we’ll have to face that simply cannot be rushed. Continue reading “3 things every new grad should know”