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Adjusting to the MS in Accounting Cohort: A New Landscape and a New Way of Learning

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“Everything is bigger in Texas.” Those were the first words in my mind when I arrived in Richardson, home of the UT Dallas campus. The roads here are wider than those in China, and the houses are more like huge square plates. I was so nervous and excited to go to a strange country, alone, for the first time. Fortunately, people here are all very warmhearted. I received a lot of help from the professors in the MS in Accounting Cohort program at UT Dallas, as well as from the church and the senior students.

What’s more, the teaching system is quite different from that in China. Usually, besides listening to the professor, you should spend more time studying on your own. Class performance depends not only on grades but also on projects and presentations. Even though it may be hard at the beginning, all these components help you to get a thorough understanding of the class content and give you more chances to put what you learn into practice.

My life here is just beginning. Thanks to the challenges I have had and people who have helped me, there are still adventures in the future.

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Alice Yu

Hu (Alice) Yu is a Naveen Jindal School of Management student enrolled in the MS in Accounting Cohort program. Read more articles

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