One thing that I dislike the most at BCIT is the parking. I dont like how they only offer weekly payments for parking rather than monthly payments. But one thing I like about the parking system is that if we put money into our BCIT account, we dont have to pay at the pay station because they will just take down your license plate number and it will be stored into the BCIT system.
Although I am still a first-year student, I have taken alot of time to think about what I want to do in the future. With the many accounting designations its hard to choose which one to target for.
I had then decided to narrow my options down to a Chartered Accountant or a Chartered Management Accountant. This is due to the fact that I have a cousin that had graduated from the same program I am in right now and became a CMA and I am quite interested in what he does. I also chose the CA designation because it is a little bit of a challenge from what I hear from people, and I firmly believe that the more you suffer, the greater the reward.
Although they both have the same capabilities, a CA designation is alot harder to obtain. Due to this reason, I am inclined to enter into the Bachelor of Accounting program after I finish my Financial Management Diploma in hopes in obtaining both my Bachelor of Accounting and my CA designation through their joint program at BCIT.
One of the things that I enjoy doing in my spare time is exercising. I think its a great way to releave yourself of stress and stay in shape during the harsh student life at BCIT. Its also a good way for me to clear my head and get focused.
I also enjoy learning about cars and how people push their vehicles to their maximum capacity. I hope that one day I will be able to purchase my own vehicle and take it out to Mission Raceway and go around the track a few times.
Orientation day was the first day of my BCIT life and it was great. They gave such a warm welcoming by letting students play drums as an intro which i guess helped most people relax a bit more. Then they showed us all of the facilities that we were able to use which helped me find my way around on the first day of classes.
I thought it was great that they seperated us into our programs rather than just taking a bunch of random students and showing them around because it allowed me to meet people that I will work with for the next 2 years. This experience was a great way to begin my student life at BCIT.
BARS stands for Behaviorally Anchored Rating Scale. It is a highly reliable scale used to assess the performance of team members. Members are rated from 1 – 5 in four catagories; 1 being “below standards” and 5 being “above standards. Our BARS was included in our Team Charter and includes the following categories: Listening Skills, Motivation, Work Ethic, Team Work and Communication. We believed that these things are the most important features of good team progress.
In our Business Communications class, we are currently sending out letters to prospective guests asking them if they are able to come to BCIT and answer a few questions about work place behaviors in the real world.
My group ( BLT ) has made contact with one guest so far and we have just sent him the following letter:
TO: (Prospective Guest)
FROM: Team BLT (Best Leading Team), BCIT Financial Management Students
DATE: October 13, 2009
SUBJECT: Official Invitation to BCIT Leader’s Forum
Team BLT would like to thank you for your willingness to take part in the Leader’s Forum at BCIT. The Leader’s forum is a great opportunity to have a face to face conversation with our eager business students at BCIT.
During this event, guests will be asked a set of question prepared by each student team in order for us to learn more about the real-life work environment. Some of the topics in which these questions will be based on include the following:
- Motivation and Applied Performance Practices
- Teams and Teamwork
- Leadership, Organizational Culture and Organizational Change
- Conflict Management and Negotiation; Power and Influence
The BCIT Leader’s Forum is a great chance for both you and the students at BCIT to communicate with each other. It allows you to share your industry-experiences the future business employee’s at BCIT.
This event will be held on November 24, 2009 at BCIT in building NE1; room 410. Please reply to this letter by _______________________ to confirm your participation in the 2009 BCIT Leader’s Forum.
BLT (Best Leading Team):
Andrew Lee, Jeff Lai, Ronell Rae,
Olessya Kaminskaya, Eunei Park, Ru Mao
Please tell me what you think about it.
One of our most recent lab assignments for BSYS 1000 was based on Microsoft Excel. We had to create two tables only using a few set numbers and equations to fill them in. Here are some pictures of what they look like (the highlighted numbers are the only ones we got to type in ourselves):
In our Business Systems class, we created a Microsoft Word document which was based on adventure games.
Here is a link to the website we posted it on http://www.lulu.com/product/e-book/introduction-to-adventure-games/5619549