By Mariel | May 30, 2011
Excuse me as I use this blog space as a vent. As my life is currently being consumed with the production and submission of club budgets for Canisius, it is what is in the forefront of my mind right now. I am currently the acting treasurer for the newly minted Canisius College Quidditch Team, (yes, it exists.) as well as the treasurer for the WIRE, which is Canisius’ own radio station. Therefore, I have two budgets to submit by this Friday, which is looming on the horizon. As someone who is not a finance major and is by no means a math whiz, budgets are something that I do fairly well I suppose, but not as quickly as someone who has experience in the subject. Why do I do them, you ask? Because I feel that I will have gained valuable experience for the future.
Being able to put together and submit a feasible and fiscally responsible budget is definitely a bonus when submitting a resume for a job. Its not really something that people who are not finance majors really know how to do or even want to do. At Canisius, each club submits a budget for each semester, which itemizes all of the expenses that they will need. These include technology fees, events, trips, etc. I won’t bore you with the details except to say that then a committee meets to decide how much money each club gets and the money is allocated from the student tax dollars. I also serve on the finance committee, which will meet during some weekends in July to figure all of this out. These days are very long. Fun, but long. It’s kind of cool to see how the school actually runs and I definitely feel that I will be able to handle my own personal finances in life a lot better after being on the finance committee and being treasurer for these two clubs. If I decide to be employed in a business, I will also know how their budgeting system works, give or take a few changes of course.
Sorry if this isn’t the most riveting of posts, but as these budgets are due in a few days, I figured that I would write about what is on my mind right now!
Here’s to being fiscally responsible!