Hello, I am Juryeong Lee, an International Student from Korea. I am a Senior, majoring in Accounting.
When I first came to America, I wanted to study Neuroscience because I always wondered and wanted to know what triggers or motivates people to do what they do. However, it did not take long for me to realize the study is not for me, because I came to learn that the study involves a lot of biology, anatomy, etc., which made me feel uneasy. I turned to studying business instead as I have been in business for a long time and thought it would be nice to have some academic background that goes with my experience.
I was not sure what to major in though until I talked to my academic adviser who explained the different majors in the Business College and suggested me to consider an accounting concentration. We planned to make a decision after we saw how I did in the Principles of Financial Accounting class, which I found very interesting. I always feel thankful to my adviser because he helped me make a good choice especially when I want some specific skill set out of my study.
I wanted to be a major mentor because there should be students who want to talk to a peer before making their decisions. I think I can help students wondering whether majoring in accounting would help them achieve their goals, and discuss various ways to study further to get accounting related credentials.
Accounting can help students to understand and report the financial state of a company or individuals, and it could provide many opportunities for us to work in not only the tax-focused accounting area but also in managerial accounting and public financial accounting sectors. I think I can share my study and career experience and help my colleagues who are currently majoring in accounting when they find the courses difficult and feel frustrated or exhausted, because I felt the same from time to time and just talking to my colleagues helped me a lot.
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I would like to be a major mentor because I want share my knowledge, experience and passion with others. I am an accounting major and would like to inform potential mentees that majoring in accounting is a rewarding career with advancement and stable employment. Accounting is challenging but if you put in the effort you will be an exceptional accountant.
I transferred form Gordon State College to Clayton State University as a Health Care Management Major and one of my first course I took in that program was Accounting 2101 (Principles of Financial Accounting). From the first day I knew I was going to like that class because it had structure and knowledgeable professor. As the class went on I enjoyed solving the problem and it seem to come naturally which was even better.
Being a part of the Major Mentor Program will give me the opportunity to give back to the community and expand my leadership skills. I want to inspire students to challenge themselves and fulfill their goals while at Clayton State University. I could not think of a better program to devote my time too that would encourage and influence the rising students at CSU.
Having the opportunity to be a mentor, allows me to help others. If I am able to help at least one student, by listening and sharing my experiences, I will consider myself successful. Even though I can’t make decisions for a mentee, I can be a guide. Deciding to obtain a degree is the first step for a brighter future. If you don’t know which route to take, talk to a mentor for advice. Don’t let your fears keep you from reaching your ultimate goal.
It took me a long time to decide what I wanted to do with my life. I chose accounting for job stability and growth potential. Also, I find it challenging and I love variety. Many businesses fail due to the lack of knowledge about financial impacts. Accounting is challenging and is not for everyone. However, someone who understands the financial language and can use this ability to make critical decisions will be invaluable for a business.
I want to be a major mentor to offer assistance to students pursuing an accounting career. I believe building healthy relationships with like-minded individuals is essential to being successful. I will listen to mentees concerns, share my experience, and do my best to point them in the right direction and encourage them. Accounting takes discipline to really understand the concepts to go beyond the numbers and explain what the numbers mean. Communication is a key factor in the business environment and accounting is the language. Learning this language is challenging, but with practice, motivation, and cooperation we can speak it fluently.
Accounting was not in my sights until a certified public accountant took time out of his busy schedule to give me advice. He opened my eyes to the boundless opportunities of accountancy, which led me to declare an accounting major.
I chose to major in Accounting because I wanted to have a firm understanding of how the financial statements of companies were put together. How companies accounted for revenue streams, costs, and most importantly, how to learn to calculate the intrinsic value of those companies on the best information available. Learning this field of knowledge, I believed, would help me understand my own business endeavors and investments. I began to read books about Jesse Livermore, Warren Buffet, Jamie Dimon, Peter Drucker, and others like those to understand how and why they were successful in the world of business; this is what led me to Accounting, the language of business.
I know it can be a challenge for any student to pick the so called best major. From my own experience, it’s good to have people in your corner sharing positive sound advice that helps with accomplishing personal scholastic goals. As a major mentor, I would like to simply assist my fellow underclassmen in choosing a BBA major and assist them along the way as much as I can. I’d provide positive sound advice to my fellow mentees by sharing informative information to help mentees accomplish their scholastic goals. I would share that accounting is the language of business and is a vital aspect of running a business. Accounting can be a challenging major, but the rewards, professional/personal growth, and opportunities are endless. I would also share that regardless of majoring in accounting, it’s good to take some upper level accounting classes for the knowledge of understanding financial statements.
Before declaring a major in accounting, I was contemplating getting a degree in Supply Chain Management or just taking the prerequisites to transfer into Georgia Tech’s Industrial Engineering program. I took Professor Novin for ACCT 2101 and Professor Butterfield for ACCT 2102 and I noticed that accounting was becoming my niche. I met with my advisor and was encouraged to research the field of Accounting and think about making that my major. I also met with both Accounting Professors and they gave good insight about a career in Accounting. Seeing how successful I was and how interesting both classes were, I decided to declare a major in Accounting. I want to know how a business operates from the inside out. I believe that getting a BBA degree in Accounting will enable me to assist companies to comply with laws and regulations and operate more efficiently.
The best Mentor I ever had was knowledgeable, compassionate, and taught me how to dream. I learned a great deal from that individual, and I plan to be just as good a Mentor to many more students. I believe that the Major Mentor Program is going to be a valuable resource for CSU students who want to enroll in the College of Business. My accounting major has given me the knowledge to succeed at just about any area of the business world because it is the language of business. My goal as a Mentor is to help students clarify their career goals and to help them carry out a plan to reach those goals. I will be a successful Mentor by sharing insights and knowledge that I have gained through the College of Business. I will be a facilitator and a liaison between Mentees and Faculty professors when necessary. I will be helping freshmen adjust to the demands of university classes and college life. A good Mentor is one who can listen, empathize with students, and guide them toward their dreams. I was selected as a Mentor because I possess all of those attributes, and I very much want to help future business majors.
I would like to be a major mentor in order to help my fellow CSU students achieve their educational goals. I aim to provide students with as much of my positive influence as I possibly can. For instance, many students that I encounter at CSU have trouble performing on exams. In order to help such students, I will give them study tips that will possibly help them to improve their test scores.
I chose to major in accounting after performing a thorough research into the possibilities for attaining a fulfilling career in the accounting field. From this information, I came up with a general plan for where I would like to be in, say, five years from now. Basically, I intend to become a self-employed, licensed, CPA in the State of Georgia.
I would like to be a major mentor because, like many undergraduates, I had a hard time deciding what to major in when I started college. It would be rewarding to help others decide on what career path they would like to take. I could help the mentees by giving them advice on what I have learned during my college experience. I would like to share with potential mentees that accounting is a great major because it is one of the top jobs in the United States and there is a lot of job security in the accounting field. There are many areas of accounting, so the mentees can find which part of accounting interests them the most and focus on that aspect.
I changed my major a couple of times when I started college, then I decided that I needed to sit down and figure out what interested me the most. The one thing I knew I enjoyed was math, so I looked at majors that could incorporate that interest. I chose accounting because of the good job outlook that existed in the field. I knew of many people that were working in the accounting field and heard it was a great career to get into. After taking the introductory accounting courses with Dr. Orchard and Dr. Novin, I knew that accounting was what I wanted to do.
I would like to share the challenges and benefits of being an Accounting Major. I would also like to provide encouragement to those choosing this major. I knew that I wanted to major in a business related field, although I wasn’t certain which specific area. However, after having Dr. Lou Orchard for ACCT 2101 and Dr. Adel Novin ACCT 2102, I became very interested in Accounting. I researched it and realized that although challenging, it is a rewarding field and one that suits my talents and goals.