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16 Things Every Business Major Knows To Be True

Welcome to the College of Art$ and $cience$. You survived micro, and you survived macro — now launch into the real world with a career at EY.

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1. Deciphering a professor's incoherent flowchart is one of life's greatest challenges.

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It's like every arrow has a personality of its own.

2. Dressing up for a class presentation is half-embarrassing, half-an-absolute-dream-come-true.

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*Buttoned up* <3

3. Take-home tests are miraculous — until you have to do them. / Via

"My best work is done at the last minute."

4. Group presentation days can be exhausting.

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Especially because someone WILL have problems connecting a computer to a projector.

5. And it's horrifying when everyone in the group receives the same grade.

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"Guys, should we make a Google Doc?"

6. As much as they try, a professor's social media knowledge always feels a little behind-the-times. / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: mkhmarketing / Via / CC BY http://2.0 / Flickr: mkhmarketing

Red flag if an entire week on the syllabus is devoted to "digital."

7. Much to other people's surprise, business majors dread the idea of a boring desk job...

8. ...but that's not to say they don't fantasize about decorating their future desks.

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9. Witnessing a poorly designed deck is like watching local access TV...

10. ...and an overambitious Prezi is nauseating.


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11. Giving advice to your liberal arts friends about making money never goes over well.

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12. Demanding that your friend pay you back is a completely normal thing to do.

13. Every extracurricular club is a secret chance to be in charge of a budget.

~First Soprano SLASH Finance Manager~
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~First Soprano SLASH Finance Manager~

14. Every resume is a rough draft that never feels quite perfect enough.


"Does the right margin look bigger than the left?"

15. Being emotionally attached to a spreadsheet is a real condition.



16. And finding profit opportunities is a never-ending obsession.

After one econ class, you see the money everywhere. EVERYWHERE.