Why Accounting is Right for Me

April 07, 2016
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When I arrived at USC, I wasn’t sure what path I wanted to take, but I knew that I wanted to be a business major because, among other things, it was something that would make me look employable after graduation. To be honest at the time, I only a very vague idea of what “business” meant, but I was determined to find the right path to pursue. During my freshman year, I tried out a number of Marshall required classes in different fields, and eventually found my calling in my introduction to accounting class. From my first days in the class I said to myself, "Oh my gosh! This is what I want to do for the rest of my life!"   Only a few weeks into the semester, I knew I was going to add a major in Accounting; people often say that Accounting is something you’ll either love or you’ll hate, but there’s no way to know until you try it. That said, I don’t think I have a particularly good explanation of why I chose Accounting, but I am still happy I did. I’ve even begun working on directed research in field, and I should have my research paper completed by the end of this calendar year.   Accounting is like learning a new language, specifically a language that informs important financial decisions. Keep in mind, Accounting is so much more than just Audit, Tax, and Bookkeeping (which are all laudable professions). Accounting is used to complete important research in major legal cases as well as advise businesses on the next best investment for them to make. I highly recommend it for anyone considering a career in business.