After moving to Columbus last Sunday, my schedule has been nothing short of jam-packed! I attended the Grad student orientation on Monday to better orient myself with campus after missing the MAcc orientation the previous week. Several hundred first-year grad students crammed into a lecture hall in Independence Hall to listen to a variety of speakers including President Gee. I felt that the orientation was well organized and a great learning experience.
On Tuesday morning, I attended the MAcc boot camp. We were initially given an overview of Fisher Connect (the main job database used to sign up for on-campus interviews and a variety of other career tools) and we were then presented with several panels of speakers ranging from experienced public accountants to HR staff to accountants working outside of public accounting. It was mainly an open forum to ask questions regarding the interview process and to get more details on what a career in public accounting is like.
Wednesday was the first day of classes and because I live a couple of miles off-campus, I decided to buy a green ‘C pass’ to be able to park on campus. After arriving on campus, it took me roughly a half-hour to find a parking space. I admit that I arrived on campus at a terrible time and was not very familiar with all of the lots. Parking on campus went much smoother the rest of the week after I knew where to go and how to more efficiently look for open spots. My classes all seemed to go smooth and my professors were very knowledgeable (more on this in a later post).
Thursday and Friday were filled with homework, getting everything set up on Fisher Connect and a mock job fair. And of course Saturday was the Buckeyes’ game…. another shutout for the Bucks.