Midterm Results Week
I sucked at midterms. What is new. People think (by people I mean the non-accounting majors) that when we (by we I mean the accounting majors) say accounting is hard, we’re either bluffing or just being plain cocky. I know most college students have their own bitter pill when it comes to hard courses but I think (with no bias) that ours is of a different dimension.
This might be helpful to high school seniors who are thinking of taking up Accountancy.
You see, most people say that Accounting is boring. Numbers. A lonely place to die. A good place to be fat and depressed. The truth is, it is. Sorry to burst your pretentious bubble but Accounting is really hard and so is Engineering, Nursing, etc. Cliche as it is, nothing worthwhile is ever easy, right?
A word of advice though. If you were smart in high school, chances are you’ll be dumb as rock in Accounting. Except for the really exceptional cases *cough* Glenn Santos *cough*, nobody ever really gets the answer easily. It will take most Accounting majors I know hours and hours of not just memorizing but most importantly analyzing. As we all know, the latter puts so much more stress on the brain than the former. That is why a minute of an attempt to solve an Accounting problem whether Cost Accounting or Financial Accounting, ends up in an empty stomach and a nasty migraine. That is why every quiz is a physical and mental challenge.
This is my personal experience and I do not impose it on anybody. But truth is, I’ve been having a hard time and it’s not because I didn’t try enough. Most days I question the reason why I’m tapping a calculator rather than putting words on paper but it is what it is. I have learned to love my course because I know that it is hard to find a job everywhere. But most CPAs I know have jobs offers right after college and more job opportunities after they pass the board. Accounting majors have jobs everywhere. It may not be the most valid argument for choosing a degree, but in this tough economy, it is good enough for me.
I just hope I do better before this semester ends.