I feel like I should start this post with a Dr. Who gif, as I am writing this after watching the latest Dr. Who episode that just aired tonight! Happy Who Day!
This may only be my first blog post, but the semester is already chugging along!!
First, let me introduce myself. I am a second semester student in the MBA in Professional Accounting program. It’s a great program for students like me, who have an undergrad degree in a COMPLETELY different major. I have my Bachelors from St. John Fisher College in Sociology with a minor in Human Resources Management (Go Cardinals!). So…this is my first semester of ever taking an accounting course and it has been a blast!
I am also a Program Advisor and Graduate Assistant in the Richard J. Whele School of Business. Being a graduate assistant can be fun and challenging. Our latest event for the School of Business was the Forty Sixth Annual Business Awards Dinner on Tuesday night, October 14th, at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens. The dinner was to bring together community business leaders, alumni, faculty, staff, and students in order to celebrate the achievements of two award winners. Ronald J. Tanski of National Fuel Gas Company was awarded the Business Executive of the Year Award, and Michael J. Edbauer MBA, DO, received the Dr. Bernard L. Martin Award. Both award winners have made tremendous contributions to the WNY area and have achieved great executive success.
As a Graduate Assistant, I helped to organize the event along with the other graduate assistants in the Dean’s Office. The dinner was very successful with having surpassed our goal of over 25 tables of attendees. This was a must-go type of event for business students, with many business leaders to connect with and network! In this modern time, networking gives you a leg up on the competition for internships and job hunting. Plus, the raspberry cheesecake dessert was yummy!
PS: Here’s a funny video I found on youtube this weekend!!!!