***friends. ugh why i should be in bed at 3 AM
Hello incoming freshman here! And most of my friends have moved in to their respective schools on semesters (and some have started classes already, yikes). I haven't even bought a laptop yet.
But a couple things
1. What did you do to pass the time without friends for the last month or so? I have a couple friends that are going to OSU but we aren't that close and we live kinda far apart (went to a private H.S. friends all over the place). One of my friends is going to a CC, so I have him to hang out with at least, but I'm going to get kinda lonely. I guess I'll just hang with the fam more. Should be picking up some more hours for work too, and the extra cash will always be nice.
2. Football games. Super excited! (especially since it looks like the NCAA isn't going to bend us over. But losing Tressel certainly hurts, along with TP [enough though he was an idiot] 5 game suspension and negative press, etc... isn't exactly getting off light).
But on a serious note, I didn't get into a group for football tickets. Some friends and people going to OSU from my HS were talking about getting a group together, but by then we missed the deadline for group seating. So this means I will be lumped with random people to stand by? Well, I guess it won't be that awkward, a lot of other people are probably in the same boat, but just wondering how this might go.
Any tips on a laptop? Slight change: <$800 is now kinda the going rate.
4. Business advising...sounds like you get to pick yours/freestyle/however is open, etc... And I have had very limited experience with them, but I am not getting a very good first impression.
While I was still in HS, my dad set up a meeting with a business adviser and she was very nice and answered all of my questions. I told her I wanted to work in NYC or Chicago in finance and she mentioned Fisher Futures. She talked about the program and it sounded awesome. She also made it sound like it easy to get in, like any Fisher student above a 3.5 could join if they wanted to.
...I did a little research and that is not that case haha. Those kids' resumes are very impressive and other people have told it is fairly competitive to get a spot.
Then while scheduling during orientation, I brought up the BSBA/MAcc program to my advisor (since I'm planning on double majoring in Accounting and Finance).
Fisher College of Business | Prospective BSBA/MAcc
The lady didn't make it sound like it was a program. She looked at my AP credit sheet (when I asked if I got get my bachelors and MAcc in four years) and she was like sure, if you finish your bachelors in 3 years you can start your MAcc the next year.
In my head I was like...well duh. But the website makes it sound like it is an actual program and integrates the BSBA and MAcc.
Well this one is null and void for me (at least for now) since I want to double major in Finance and Accounting it would be almost impossible to double major and get the MAcc in 4 years. And it sounds like you have to pay the Masters tuition rate for the last year, which IMO, isn't worth it if I can get CPA exam eligible without a MAcc. At least that is what she led me to believe.
But her explanation did not really make me feel that comfortable.
Could get enough credit hours for the CPA exam in 4 years (with my AP credit helping) if I plan right. Which right now, I'm not too confident in my advisers, but I'm still going to go into Fisher with an open mind.
5. Honors scheduling. I'm assuming it goes into effect second semester freshman year? Glad I had an orientation date in the middle so I didn't get stuck with all of those 8 AM classes!
thanks, I know this was kinda long and sorry if the Fisher adviser part was whiny, but it is something that raised red flags to me.