Monthly Archives: October 2015

Adjusting to Graduate School

Just a month into my senior year at William & Mary, I was applying to both internships and graduate accounting programs. I always assumed I would stay in the Mason School of Business and complete the MAcc program there, but to ensure I was making the right choice I decided to explore other options as well, including UVA’s McIntire School of Commerce. A month later, on top of deciding which firm to sign with for my internship, I was faced with the decision of choosing to stay for an extra year in Williamsburg or complete my graduate degree at McIntire. While it was difficult to leave behind many friends and a familiar environment , attending UVA has allowed me to enjoy new experiences, meet new people, and take in a new city. As the blog posts and Instagram page indicate, it’s been a pretty seamless transition.

Wahoo Weekends for the Win

After a busy week filled with midterm exams, presentations, and papers, your favorite M.S. in Accounting Program celebrated with an eventful weekend together. We kept hearing about the many attractions and places to visit in Charlottesville, so it was the perfect fall weekend to cross two of those off our bucket lists. This year’s GCOM Council organized a visit to both the Carter Mountain Orchard and Trump Winery (yes, accountants are fun). It certainly was a pleasant weekend, spent with great friends, beautiful surroundings, and, of course, great food. For those of you who haven’t been to either of these places, I hope you plan a trip after reading this blog!

“Fall” into the Right Job

Happy October, everyone! Let’s all take a minute to give a warm welcome to autumn leaves, pumpkin spice lattes, fall baking, exciting football games, and for many of you, midterm exams and the ultimate job search! I know, I know, I just had to throw those last two in there. Since I recently went through the job search process, I thought I would use my experience to compile a brief guide to help everyone out there about to embark on their own journey to find their finding the right job.

A Day in the Life of a Grad Student

When I started to look into M.S. in Accounting  last year, I was really interested in what a typical day would be like for a student, and how it would vary from my undergrad experience. Now that I’m a blogger for the program, I thought I’d bring you through a typical day in my life as an MSA student at the McIntire School of Commerce at UVA, with the hope that it will help answer some questions prospective students have. Without further ado, here’s my typical Thursday: