“It’s Lit, Yeah!”

Majoring in Business – Intellectual Benefits:  When I am really getting into studying or writing a paper, I listen to music that pushes me to think and to sustain this effort over time.  What is your playlist (or other form of art or music) that puts you into this type of zone?  What are you looking forward to studying as an undergraduate business major?

My playlist that gets me in the zone is full of rap music that is relaxing, yet it has undertones (or a vibe you could say) in the music that gets you fired up.  For example, Travis Scott does a great job of this on “HOUSTONFORNICATION” or on “STARGAZING.”  He is by far my favorite artist, and he helps to put me in the place that I need to be in order to focus. 

As an undergraduate business major, I am 100% looking forward to studying the applications of accounting in the business world.  I have learned the basics of accounting in high school when I took accounting 1 and 2, but we never began to do any application of the concepts that were taught.  So, it is something I have been looking forward to for a while.

Majoring in Business – Intellectual Deficits :  While our motivational/inspirational playlists for academic work and research inspire us to push ourselves to great lengths in our areas of interest, we also need to consider the Pink Floyd song that is linked to the blog post prompt.  Undergraduate business education can be driven by a focus on grades, and landing high paying and high status internships and jobs.  This can push us away from intellectual pursuits (similar to “We Don’t Need No Education…..”).  Where do you see this in your choice to major in business:

I can see this in the accounting field, especially the CPA route, where accountants are sucked into their job and get tunnel vision.  They develop an inability to see the world outside of accounting.  Therefore, I want to do my best through my four years at Pitt to maintain a balance across all fields of life: working, relaxing, socializing, studying, etc.

Other Examples Like This?:  With four years of business education in front of you, how do you anticipate being able to take advantage of opportunities for intellectual challenge in your studies and personal/professional development and how can you take steps to mitigate the likely intellectual deficits that can arise through the heavy attention to monetary outcomes, status outcomes and the semester grind for grades? 

I believe I will be able to take advantage of any opportunities for intellectual challenges because I am a very structured and scheduled person.  I always make sure I include time in my day schedule to reflect and unwind on the day’s events.  I will be able to replace any extra time I build into my schedule with these challenges that confront me because that has been the system I handle challenges with my entire life.