Posted By: Sheila Pan on February 6, 2009
It’s been almost a whole month since I’ve updated, but now I’ve come to write about my midterms that are taking place next week! I have a total of 5 midterms this semester, 4 that are taking place next week and one that is going to take place a few days after we get back from reading week. I also have an assignment that is due next week in one of my elective courses, so I’ll have to finish that sometime this weekend. My schedule for next week looks like this:
Monday – POLS 262 International Politcal Economy midterm
Tuesday – COMM 172 Microeconomics Midterm
Wednesday – COMM 181 Human Resource Management Midterm
Thursday – COMM 122 Finance II Midterm and ECON 240 Canadian Tax Policy assignment due
On Friday, we’ll all be off for Reading Week, which is basically like Spring Break for high school students, except that ours is in the middle of our semester, which turns out to be in February. All Commerce courses are convenient cancelled during midterm exam week – next week – but Arts and Sciences elective classes are still in session, so I’ll have to take breaks from studying to attend those classes.
Also, if many of you scroll down to many posts ago where I describe Queen’s International Exchange opportunities, you will see that I submitted my exchange application last November. Well a few weeks ago, we received our exchange destinations and I found out I am going to Fudan University, located in Shanghai, China! I will be going during Winter semester of next year which is technically supposed to be Jan – April 2010, but their semester system works differently than ours, so I will be at school from Feb – Mid June 2010 instead. I am extremely excited about this opportunity, because it means I will be able to study in a different country, experience a different culture, and learn from a different perspective.
Also, I *think* (not sure) that people have started receiving their acceptances already. If you have received anything, or even if you haven’t received anything, feel free to ask us any questions about Queen’s in general, or the Commerce program, or anything that you like! I know that when I was trying to decide on a post-secondary institution, being able to speak to a person who actually went to the school was a huge help for me because they were speaking from experience and not just from something they read off a pamphlet. And speaking to people has made all the difference for me personally, because here’s my little secret… *shh don’t tell anyone!* =) Queen’s was actually my third choice for University in Ontario, I had two other schools in mind and I only applied to Queen’s because you pay the application fee for 3 schools, so I had one spot left and so I thought, why not. I got accepted to all of the schools I applied to, and was weighing my choices. However after being able to speak to Queen’s people and hearing their experiences, and of course speaking to students from other schools as well, just to compare and constrast, I realized that Queen’s was the place for me. Now I am here after a year and a half, and I love it here. So if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me by Facebook or e-mail.
I need to go study now… so I will update some more later! =)