I recently walked across campus to run some errands--namely, picking up some course packets. Usually I'm just walking from the parking lot to Gerlach and back. Campus has changed a lot since I was an undergrad. Since graduating, Fisher College's campus and the Schottenstein Center opened, RPAC, Knowlton Hall, the 4-H Center, and the Psychology Building were built, the South Campus Gateway was created, the Horseshoe, the Ohio Union and Thompson Library were refurbished/rebuilt, and so on. It's amazing how much has changed, but some things are still the same... like the Oval.
A quick catch-up from last week’s AMIS 861 fraud class. Prof. Turner shown us a documentary movie on Enron’s collapse—“The Smartest Guys in the Room”. As a MAcc student, Enron’s name is one of the most heard words. The Enron scandal was one of the largest accounting frauds in the American History, which lead to bankruptcy of this giant company, directly caused 22 thousand people to lose their jobs, and also dragged down Arthur Andersen, one of the big 5 accounting companies back then. This case was also highly related to the creation of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.
Two days into the fourth week, course subjects have already been dramatic. My feelings have also been changing dramatically, following the waves of the topic flows. Monday morning, the topic in the Fundamentals of Accounting class was Linear Programming (LP). Great thanks to the great job of my undergraduate professors, I felt very comfortable with LP. Prof. Arya’s lecture also added some useful new stuff. By the end of the class, half a day had flown easily and there I enjoyed the feeling of certainty so much that I understood everything taught in class.
So as Week 4 of Winter Quarter begins, several note-worthy things have happened since my last post. Bee Dance:
And the start of Week 3 of Winter Quarter! The past week has had quite a few highlights, some school-related and some not. 1) Two very interesting Marketing lectures, with lots of eye-opening information about the anchoring effect, behavioral economics, irrational consumers, and many other concepts. Marketing is definitely one of my favorite classes this quarter.