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Enrolling in the MS in Accounting Cohort: Outstanding Support for a Leap of Faith

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Unlike most students who attend a graduate program, I had been in the workforce for six years before making the decision to return to school to earn my master’s degree. After working at numerous government agencies and seeing firsthand the value of having an accounting background, I made the decision to take a leap of faith and return to school. The decision was not easy, but the faculty of the UT Dallas MS in Accounting Cohort program in the Naveen Jindal School of Management provided me outstanding support for my transition from working professional to student.

In the MS in Accounting Cohort program, by far the best impression was the first one. Before classes began, those of us in the cohort were invited to attend a two-week orientation seminar, where we would have the opportunity to get to know one another. As one of the older students, I found this opportunity very beneficial. The first few days we were broken up into different groups to be taught improvisation by the great staff at Dallas Comedy House. Throughout three days, they encouraged teamwork, flexibility and, most importantly, comedy so that we would be able to go outside our comfort zone and begin bonding. I believe the experience was amazing and a great icebreaker with those with whom I would be working for the next two years.

Chinese Translation

不同于大多数参加这个项目的同学,在我决定返回学校取得我的研究生学位之前,我已经有了六年的工作经验。我在美国很多的政府部门工作过并因此了解到了会计背景的价值,因此我决定回到学校,继续念书。这个决定并不容易,但是德州大学达拉斯分校的会计Cohort项目为我提供了最坚定的支持来完成从职场人到学生这一转变。

这个项目最棒的一点就是在学期开始之前,学校提供了一个为期两周的团建活动,这会帮助大家更好的了解彼此,作为整个班级最年长的学生,我认为这个机会非常宝贵。在最开始的几天,我们分成几个不同的小组做即兴表演,领导每个小组的是达拉斯最棒的喜剧俱乐部的员工。通过三天的团队合作,我们都走出了自己的舒适区并且感到紧紧的团结到一起。我认为这些经验是令人惊叹的,并且会让我们受益两年。

Timothy Truong

Timothy Truong is a Naveen Jindal School of Management student enrolled in the MS in Accounting program. Read more articles

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