It's hard to believe that our first semester of the MAcc program is over and we're now starting a new one. It seems like we were all going to our first classes only a few weeks ago. Now that I've survived that LOOONG drive back home to Wisconsin - and then back to Columbus ... here are some of my reflections on my first semester in the MAcc program. Hopefully they can be useful to some of you readers out there.
What a semester! As I spend time at home over the holiday season, I've gotten a chance to really reflect on my time at Ohio State in the MAcc program and all that I'm thankful for. While I've been home for break, I've gotten to spend more time with my family, which has been really nice for me after a semester of living in a single apartment.
As a way to celebrate the end of our semester, the Fisher MAcc program hosted a MAcc Fall reception for us the Friday after our last classes, and it was a very festive event! The MAcc Fall reception at the Faculty Club consisted of a cocktail hour, dinner, and speeches. This event was an excellent opportunity to bring students, faculty and staff together one last time before the holiday break! I even had the chance to mingle with one of my professors from undergrad.
As the semester at Ohio State comes to a close, I had to give final presentations in many of my classes, discussing and explaining research that many of my teams had compiled over the course of the semester. However, I definitely had my most unique experience in my Business of College Sports class, in which I had to dress up as Jim Harbaugh for a recruiting pitch.
Recently, I decided to explore some local coffee shops with a friend, Christina, in the MAcc program as I didn't want to head for Starbucks constantly. Columbus is filled with some phenomenal coffee shops that are excellent study spots for Fisher graduate students. Below are my two of my current favorites near campus. 1. Stauf's Coffee Roaster on Grandview