It’s this time of the season again: registration season! I am sure many of us cannot wait to finish this semester and begin a new one. Now the question is: what class should I take?
I am actually glad that as a Business Administration student in Marshall, we have a requirement to take several core business classes such as marketing, finance, and statistics. That way, we can be a well-rounded individual on top of our specialization. It also helped me in knowing what I want to pursue in my future business path. Ever since I was a little kid, I have always been interested with the business world. I would follow my parents when they are working and pretend I was one of the employees. Back then, it was acceptable to say that I am interested in business, but now it is not enough of an answer. Having to take these core classes have helped me in knowing what talent I have, what I want to do, and what I do not want to pursue.
What I have noticed in the recent years is that there is an increasing significance in using and understanding data. As we are in the age of technology, we have to be able to fully use this to our advantage. Well-known companies are hiring people with more relevant skill sets, and one of the biggest advantages is being proficient with computer particularly Microsoft Excel. I was recently interning in Deloitte, and I have just finished DSO401 class, which is a basic Microsoft Excel class. I had to help one of the senior associate with her market research, so I used what I have learned in this class. She complimented me for being able to do it. With that being said, I would definitely recommend a few of these basic data analytics and computer related courses and find a class that you are genuinely interested in. Good luck!