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It’s crazy to believe, but there’s only one summer course standing between me and the end of my career in the Canisius MBA in Professional Accounting program. It seems like just yesterday I was walking up the stairs in Old Main for my graduate school orientation. Although my time at Canisius has flown by, it [...]

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Spring break already?? Wow, this semester is flying by! It’s hard to believe that in less than two short months, we will have completed final exams for the semester, and some of us will be getting ready to start summer classes. For Canisius’s MBA program, summer classes are divided into two six-week sessions. Although it [...]

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  Canisius Alumni ranked first overall among large colleges in New York State on the 2013 CPA exam cycle with a 71% pass rate.  Talk about some positive reinforcement, this is exactly what I wanted to hear as I sat in the library today plugging away on projects.   This semester has been one of my [...]

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  Making a decision regarding Graduate School and if it is the right decision for you is never easy.  After completing my undergraduate degrees at UB, I took a few years to explore the job market and find out what it was that really motivated me.  I always enjoyed the academic world, but naturally the [...]

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Like myself, most accounting students have a professional goal of passing four strenuous exams to get three simple letters after their name: CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Certification as a CPA is the most well known and most common professional designation in the accounting world, but did you know there are numerous other professional certifications available [...]

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As the 2014 Spring Semester begins, many people may have academic resolutions or goals in mind that they hope to accomplish. Whether it be exploring potential internship opportunities, networking with local professionals, or achieving a certain GPA, Canisius has the resources to help its students accomplish these goals, which is one of my favorite aspects [...]

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  A new year brings about a new semester at Canisius College.  I begin the 2014 academic year as a third year graduate student. My ultimate goal for 2014 is to complete the MBAPA program.  I have a targeted completion date of December this year and look forward to the challenge that lies ahead.  I [...]

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When I was looking at graduate schools, two of the most important things to me were finding a program that would set me up for success after graduating and finding a tight-knit school in which I wouldn’t simply be a face or a number. I quickly came to the conclusion that Canisius could offer me [...]

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  The accounting profession is commonly known to carry a negative stereotype.  During my undergraduate studies, I fell victim to many of these.  If you were to ask people what first comes to their mind when they hear accounting, some words that frequently arise include boring, number cruncher, introverted, and dull.  These words portray negligence [...]

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At the conclusion of this semester, I will have officially passed the half way mark in regards to the 70 credit hour requirement for the MBAPA program.  At this time I would like to share some thoughts about my experience so far.   I got the challenge I was looking for – When deciding my [...]

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