All of us first years are currently enrolled in four core classes together here at the GSM. These are: microeconomics; statistics; articulation and critical thinking; and financial accounting. I’m amazed by how much I’ve learned over these short weeks—not only about the subject matter, but also about myself and my fellow students.
One of the best things about core classes at the GSM is that we are all in it together. Since we sit in every class together, we have the opportunity to really get to know each other’s working styles and support each other through challenging assignments. Whether it’s cheering one another on through presentations or discussing frustrations over homework in the lounge after class, the shared experience of core classes is certainly a unifying one.
I also have to say that I never in a million years thought I’d find accounting a fun and rewarding experience. Coming from a marketing and design background, I always thought myself to be allergic to the subject, and yet I have to admit it’s one of my favorite classes so far. Professor Yetman keeps the material relevant to our real life interests and has been known to sneak in a funny comic or two in her lectures.
As challenging as all the subjects are, it’s rewarding to be in a learning environment surrounded by ambitious classmates and engaging professors.