Devoted readers may remember that, because I transferred into the Dyson School this semester, my schedule is cramped as I’ve been trying to condense a normally 4-year long business program into 2. Well, you may be interested to hear that I’ve decided to torture myself more by trying to complete the program in only 3 traditional semesters, so I can participate in the Cornell in Washington program fall of my senior year. How is this going to be done, you ask, without me going crazy?
- I’m taking AEM 3230: Managerial Accounting online this winter through Cornell’s winter session program. (I’m not really sure yet how this works yet–i.e. do I take tests? Or just submit assignments online?)
I will most likely be staying in Ithaca over the summer for 4-5 weeks, taking a core finance course. (I’m thinking that this will give me time to pick up another job on campus that I could never do during the year, like work in the Statler.)(A couple hours after I posted this, I found out that I can get into said finance course this spring semester instead.)
- My next semester (assuming pre-enroll goes well tomorrow–fingers crossed) will likely be 6 classes again.
- I love politics, business, and economic policy. And CIW’s Dupont Circle location is in the hub of all of that action.
- An immersive semester-long internship, required by the CIW program, would allow me to test potential career paths out. As of now, I’m interested in consulting, entertainment, hospitality, economic policy, communications, technology, and strategy. That’s absurdly broad, right? If I spend a few months entrenched in one of those fields, at least I’d get a good feeling for what I like (or, just as helpful to me, what I don’t like.)
- I just plain want to get out of Ithaca for a semester. Don’t get me wrong, I like spending time on campus. But I think, after spending 2-3 years here, that I’d be cheating myself out of a great opportunity if I didn’t spend academic time away from the main Cornell campus in some form. (Granted, I understand that D.C. is by no means “abroad,” but still.)
On a complete side note: I am now an internal transfer mentor, as shown on this page–so Cornellians or prospective students with questions about internally transferring to AEM are more than welcome to reach out with questions.
This week isn’t too busy for me…just a chemistry exam Friday and a couple of homework problems due. I just bought my Thanksgiving bus ticket home, though…this semester’s going by fast!