Dominick- A Day in the Life of a Gabelli MS Accounting Student!
Virtual Tours by Students
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Hey, everyone in this video, I'm gonna give you guys a sort of academic review about the day in the life as I go through a student and I'm so I'm gonna show you guys the classrooms and talk about my academic experience and show you guys some buildings that you might have classes in if you take the M s, a program like Ideo and just kind of give you a general run down what it's like to be a student at the belly graduate school business. So this is the main campus building and in terms of my academic career, So this is kind of where the hub is like, this is the entrance of the building. It's not the accounting building, but this the main building where the bookstore is where the cafeteria is. So this kind of like your one stop shop, you wanna get into the building or just when you're around campus, want to check in or look for a quiet place study just kind of the main building for that. So this is the main building, and Fordham goes all out with to provide campus atmosphere for all the students. So the great thing about the Lowenstein building is that it's the main building, but it connects to the Gabelli School of Business Building as well. So if you go in through the main building, you can go up a flight, escalators and then come outside this little pathway as I'm panning through here. It connects perfectly as a nice little shortcut to the Gabelli School of Business Building, so you don't need a walk through the sidewalk, go through the streets, you go in through the main building, walk across the pathway, and there you are, into the belly building. So this is what the Gabelli School business building looks like from the outside. So I've mostly been in this building taking courses, accounting courses, tax courses. It's got about 3 to 4 floors of classrooms, mostly the same kind of lecture halls and then with desks. So this is the building that is really my career has been taking off in this building. If you are going to take the M s a track as well or the M s tax program track, you'll be most taking most your class in this building. The library is also in here, so it's a great building, and it's where I spent most of my time, and hopefully you'll spend a lot of your thymus. What are class sizes like And like, what is like, kind of just the logistics of classrooms and stuff like that than to what the professors air like. How classes are kind of different from undergrad and grad and then third. I haven't had too many bigger classrooms than that, though there are some bigger kind of lecture halls with like desks instead of seats. In the smallest class from that actually had a seven person class once in like a building way off, like across the block. So that was kind of strange, having a small seven person class, but that also, I say it's on the rare side. Second thing I'd like to talk about is is the professors, because professors can really make a difference between a great class and a poor class. So the biggest change is really the time difference. So that was kind of the biggest change, I'd say, because otherwise, uh, in terms of workload and work style, there isn't too much of a difference. The topics are kind of they still build from the undergrad. So it's not like you're thrown into the fire. You're like, Whoa, what is this, a new accounting stuff? It's kind of just a building block process, which I found really helpful again to get back to the timing aspect of it. That was a big change, because now it's kind of doesn't even feel like you're going to school. It kind of feels like you're just kind of breaking up your day a little bit, so it is helpful if you are working or if you've got other complications on the side, and that could be a great structure. So that kind of like a four hour time block of classes and then the other three days. I'm like, Wow, my even going to school, you know, So that's kind of difficult. So if you struggle with focusing time management that can kind of mess, you up if you don't if you like structure and kind of being in a classroom setting all the time. So that's kind of the biggest change, so that I would really focus on kind of staying in the mental game that you are in graduate school. Like most of the time in class, like it's more, I would say it's a mix between lecture and discussion, but probably a little more lecture based at the graduate school level. So kind of learn the material through power point slides and less MAWR doing problems in class and then asking questions. Then you go back home or back to your apartment or whatever, and you kind of like practice it on your own. So that's kind of how it I would say the workload It's not. So it's not like you do homework every week, a lot of time and just be reading or read this chapter and then kind of just really midterm final based and some classes will have maybe a group project or make you write an essay or something. So you really have a ton of free time as long as you're not working or doing anything on the side like I'm a full time student. Then when midterm spinal, you really gotta pack your bags, you got to knuckle down, and that's when you kind of put in the 5 to 10 hours work work a week for each class. So it's kind of it's really mixed in that regard and really depends on your schedule is well, but the work life balance is definitely there, so you gotta You gotta put the work in. Working graduate school is difficult, but it's not overly time consuming because again, they know that some people are working. So Professor is again and the school in general really try to work with you to not keep it like all your time is graduate school, so I hopefully that helps.