It is amazing how quickly this first term has flown by; it is already our last week of the first session for Fall semester. Here are some of my quick observations from the first session:
- The Courses: Most courses for the program are only 7 weeks long. Because of this, material is covered fairly quickly and a topic is usually not discussed for longer than one class period. Since the courses are fast paced, it is important to stay organized and stay ahead of the material, otherwise it will be easy to fall behind and stay behind. Overall, the courses have all been interesting and it was wonderful to see how approachable and helpful the professors have been. It is crazy to think that we have finals this week and are starting all new courses next week.
- The Class: Coming to Ohio State not knowing anyone was a little frightening, but from the first day of orientation it was easy to see that the MAcc Class of 2015 would get along well. Whether it is eating lunch every day together in the student lounge, studying after classes together, going to trivia every Wednesday night, or hitting the bars on the weekends the MAcc kids are always together.
- The Culture: The environment surrounding the MAcc program is unique. Everyone has different backgrounds and different experiences that have brought them to Fisher. Because of this, it is nice that the program involves so many group projects. For example, one of my groups had three international students from China, a student that worked professionally for a couple years and is coming back to school for his Masters, and another student from Texas. Combined we all brought different knowledge and skills to the table and worked well as a team. The culture of the program may be hard to describe in words but it is something I am happy to be a part of.