Welcome back! Summer flew by didn’t it? This summer I had the opportunity to be an audit intern at KPMG, an accounting firm, in Santa Clara, CA. It was a wonderful experience full of learning and networking. Now that the third week of school has started, everyone is in school mode. It’s hard to come back to school after such a fun summer, but it’s nice to see friends again. I cannot believe this is my last year here at Pacific. College really does fly by and now that I’m in my last year, I’m cherishing every moment.
Prospective students, if you are reading this, come by and check out Pacific. I promise you’ll fall in love with the campus.
Have a great week!
TGIF! I cannot wait to finally relax and sleep in! I’ve been so sleep deprived this past week from studying and now that my accounting test is over, I can sleep all I want! Tomorrow is Pacific Profile Day and it’s just an event put on by the University of the Pacific to let admitted students have a feel of what it is like to go here. At the event, you can hear from current students about their experience, talk with faculty members, and so much more! Check it out here: http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Spring-Events/Profile-Day.html
Also happening this weekend is the play 365 Days. I heard it’s an amazing play. It will be playing at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow in the DeMarcus Brown Theatre. You can purchase tickets here: https://calendar.pacific.edu/event/365_days_-_365_plays_by_suzan-lori_parks_directed_by_macelle_mahala_phd
I hope everyone has an enjoyable weekend and be safe!
I hope things are going well! Spring break just ended and I am back into school mode. During spring break, I went to visit my friend in Fremont and we went out for dinner. I also babysat for my sister and did some work over break. My spring break was basically an extended school weekend. I had to create a budget for the next fiscal year for my sorority and I had an exam to study for. Even though I had work to do, it was nice to sleep in and relax with my family.
It’s crazy to think that in 7 weeks, my junior year will be done! It’s been a good three years here at Pacific and I know my fourth year will be even better! College goes by so fast; it is starting to freak me out a little. Hopefully, my internship goes well so I know where I am going to be after I graduate. If things don’t go well and they don’t ask me to work full time, I will probably go back to school and try to pass the CPA exam.
In these next 7 weeks, I have so much to do I cannot wait to reach the finish line. I know I’ll have restless nights, but it’ll all be worth it in the end! CANNOT wait for summer vacation! Four months off is not too bad
I hope you all had a wonderful break and good luck with all the exams/projects/papers/anything you have!
I hope things are going well. As for me, midterms are coming up soon and I’m stressing. I’m not a big fan of staying up till 3 a.m. every weekday to study, but luckily I don’t have early classes. That’s what I love about college; you can make your own schedule and take courses you want to take. Last semester, I didn’t have class on Fridays and that was the best thing ever!
Anyway, I just read that University of the Pacific is in the top 50 most beautiful college campuses! Pacific is ranked number 31. Here is the link if you want to read the article: http://www.thebestcolleges.org/most-beautiful-campuses/
Pacific is absolutely gorgeous and I think you should come see for yourself! Sign up for a campus visit through the University of the Pacific’s website! Here is the link: http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Visit-Campus.html
During the visit you’ll get a campus tour, you can have lunch in the dining hall, meet with a professor, talk to an admission counselor, and sit in on an actual class!
Have a good week!
I hope everyone had a great three day weekend! This week is Panhellenic Formal Recruitment (Friday-Sunday) and I encourage anyone who is interested in knowing more about sisterhood to sign up. It doesn’t hurt to try and is an amazing experience you don’t want to miss. You can sign up here: https://pacific.mycampusdirector.com/register/. To be eligible, you must have completed 12 units with a cumulative GPA of 2.5.
Lunar New Year is next week and VSA and Chinese Heritage Union are holding an annual Lunar New year festival in the Pine Room on the 25th from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. There will be food, games, and other fun activities going on. Attwater will be coming on campus on the 26th in the Lair at 8:00pm. They are a country band and will be performing so everyone should come check them out! More events are being scheduled for upcoming semesters. Students can find out what is happening by logging in to OrgSync account, provided to every undergraduate student, or by visitinghttp://pacific.orgsync.com/org/asuop.
Have a good week!
I hope everyone had a wonderful break filled with love and family fun! I had a relaxing break and can’t believe I’m back at school already! I had to come back a few days early to practice for Formal Recruitment. What is Formal Recruitment? Formal Recruitment is basically the process that opens the door to college women who are interested in being a part of a sorority. It gives college women a firsthand glance at what sisterhood is all about. The process of being in a fraternity is different. Here at Pacific, we have four sororities and three fraternities. The sororities are Alpha Phi, Delta Delta Delta, Delta Gamma, and Kappa Alpha Theta. The fraternities are Pi Kappa Alpha, Sigma Chi, and Theta Chi. I myself went through the Formal Recruitment process and am now a part of Kappa Alpha Theta. I can honestly say that being a part of a sorority has been one of the best decisions I have made in my life! When people hear the word sorority or Greek, stereotypes come to mind. There are many people who do not understand the purpose or function of a sorority but I can assure you that here at Pacific, Greek life does not fall under the stereotypes! Being a part of Kappa Alpha Theta, my GPA went up, I’ve had the chance to be a leader, and be more involved. Before I had to come back early for Formal Recruitment practice, I celebrated Christmas with my family. On Christmas Eve, I attended mass with my family and came home and opened presents at midnight! Then on Christmas day, I went to my Uncle’s house and played white elephant with my cousins and second cousins. It was a very fun day and I probably gained about five pounds from eating nonstop! On New Year’s Eve, I didn’t do much but watched the ball drop and a movie. Overall, it was a fun break and felt nice to spend time with my family before I had to go back. The spring semester has officially started and the first day of classes went well! I hope everyone has a good week!
Ahhhh classes are officially done and I am three finals away from being on winter break! I cannot wait to go home and sleep on my comfy bed after a long and stressful semester. This winter break, I plan on resting as much as I can before another crazy semester and getting back into shape! Pacific has a gym on campus that I did not use at all this semester but will be utilizing next semester for sure, no matter what. Perhaps, I’ll make it my New Year’s resolution! It’s funny how I make that my resolution EVERY year but never accomplish it, haha. This year will be different! Isn’t it crazy how 2012 is less than a month away? I remember this time of year when I was a senior in high school; I was anxiously waiting for my decision letters from colleges I had applied to. Almost three years later and I’m at UOP. I had no idea what I wanted to do when I entered college. I had something in mind but nothing for sure, and that’s okay! Just because you don’t have a major doesn’t mean you can’t go to college because you have plenty of time to choose a major. College is about exploring different fields and even ones you have never heard of so do not stress if you don’t have a major. In fact, studies find that most students change majors at least once and many switch several times. I actually applied as an education major wanting to teach high school math but decided to switch my major to business-accounting. I found what I like and you all will too. For some, it takes a little longer to find it but everyone eventually finds what they love. And remember, do what makes you happy and what you like!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I sure did! I spent my Thanksgiving with my family and ate lots and lots of food. I also went black Friday shopping with my niece at Macy’s at midnight and boy was it hectic! I could not even shop or move around one bit. My niece also lost her wristlet (never ever bring a wristlet to black Friday shopping) while standing in line to buy shoes and didn’t know it dropped. I told her to call her bank and cancel all credit and debit cards and when she called, someone tried to use her debit card and failed. Thank goodness. Besides the horrible shopping experience, everything else was great! Thanksgiving break just ended and I’m back at school. I can’t believe we only have 3 weeks till this semester is over! At this time of year, everyone is busy trying to finish projects, papers, and study for exams before finals. I have three projects, three papers, and one exam I need to finish before finals week. Yea, it’s pretty stressful but once you’re done, you feel SOOO good! I am so glad college teaches you time management skills because if I hadn’t gained this skill, I’d probably be crying in the bathroom from stress right about now. Well, if I don’t post another blog before winter break, have a good winter break and Happy Holidays!
I hope everyone is doing well! I’m finally done with my interviews for an internship and was able to land an offer with KPMG! The night before the interview, KPMG put me in a really fancy hotel and shuttled me to the location the next morning. Since KPMG’s office is moving, we had the recruiting event at the HP Pavilion. It was amazing! During the interviews, we were put in the suites up on top and even saw the San Jose Sharks hockey team warm up. We even got a tour of the HP Pavilion from one of the Sharks player! The recruiting process went from 8am-5pm so I was exhausted after it was over but it was fun nonetheless. They called me the next morning letting me know that they are extending me an offer! I am beyond excited and can’t wait to start next summer! During the first week of my internship, I get to go to Orlando, Florida! I’ve never been on a plane before so that’s exciting If everything goes well with the internship, which I hope it does, then I will receive a full-time offer with the firm. That means I’ll have a job lined up for me before I graduate. All of this would not be possible if it weren’t for Pacific and its resources! Anyway, Preview Day is this week on Saturday! Here’s the link to check it out: http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Admission-Events/Preview-Day.html
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Wow, we’re already half way through the semester! It is crazy how time flies in college. This semester is by far the hardest semester yet and I still have to prepare for one more interview. I interviewed with two firms a couple of weeks ago and it went well! I got invited back for a second interview with one firm and I am waiting back on the other. I’m one step closer to landing that internship that I want so badly! I’m so thankful for all the help that I’ve received for making this possible. If it weren’t for my professors and Pacific, I don’t know what I would be doing right now. I love the resources that Pacific provides and I fully take advantage of them.
On another note, Midnight mania and parent’s weekend was this past weekend! Midnight mania is where students and the Stockton community come out and support the Women and Men’s basketball team. It’s the official start of the 2011-2012 season! At the event, there was a slam dunk contest, performances by the Tiger Dancers, 2nd Nature Break Dancing Crew, and the Flyin’ Ws (the Golden State Warriors slam dunk team). Prizes were also given out! It was so much fun! Parent’s weekend was also this past weekend and it was nice seeing everyone with their parents and family. Great way to end the weekend!