On Tuesday, October 17, 2017, my roommate Nick and I visited the Entrepreneurship workshop in NVC room 2-140. I have to say, this workshop opened up my eyes to the endless world of business professions. Coming into Baruch, I was solely focused on obtaining my MBA in Accounting, not knowing all the other fields out there that I could get into. I realized that there are multiple things that I could explore; most especially in the field of business. The fact is that being an entrepreneur could be a sure-fire way to get involved in business, especially if you have some start up ideas. However, one thing that I learned that really stuck out to me was that to be an entrepreneur, you don’t have to necessarily invent something completely new. Most modern entrepreneurs take a business concept that already exists, and they modernize it and make it more useful and easy. For example, Uber took the concept of a taxi and made it easier, quicker, and technologically savvy to call for one. The stock market exchange company, Robinhood, took the age-old concept of buying stocks and made it as easy as using clicking a button on your smart phone. These concepts exist already, but are simply modified. This is information that I can hopefully put to use when I enter the accounting world, perhaps starting up my own accounting company. Plus, we got free pizza!
On Thursday, I took a trip to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with my Art History class. I have to say, it was a pretty eye opening experience. To start off, I am really not an art kind of guy. Not even in the slightest bit. That being said, when I saw Art History on my schedule, I cringed and exhaled in disgust. It has been exactly how I thought it would be; boring. But, going to the Metropolitan Museum of Art and being able to visually witness the concept and pieces that we have spoken about in class has changed my opinion dramatically on art. I don’t know why, but there’s something about seeing famous art in person that really makes you think of how crazy it is. Plus, it had to do with our current class topic which made it even more engaging. Our visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art not only changed my perspective of art, but helped me understand the course work a lot better.
Name: Albert Fanara
Fun Fact: I played baseball and football in high school
Perspective major: Accounting/Finance
I liked how the book exposed some issues that face immigrants in this country
However, I thought the book could’ve exposed some more common issues that everyday immigrants face