A Day in the Life of Andrew Wegner ’15

Hello everyone!  My name is Andrew Wegner and I am currently a freshman honors student majoring in Finance and Accounting and minoring in Mathematics and Statistics.  Just about every weekday for me is very busy and I look forward to my weekends to relax and catch up on sleep.

A typical Monday for me consists of waking up around 7:45 am and leaving for Robro Dining Hall to eat breakfast before my 9am class.  From there I attend my Applied Statistics I lecture at 9 am, where I sit and listen to my professor reiterate the text book and then at the end of lecture he will ask “Did you get all of that?”  While pretty much everyone in the class will stare at him with a blank face as they have just woken up from sleeping during his lecture.  Luckily after Statistics I enjoy an hour break where I will do some homework or go into town to run some errands.

At 11am I have my Introduction to Information Systems class.  This class is actually pretty interesting.  You learn a lot about how to use SAP software that is used to expedite tasks in large corporations.  At times the class may seem monotonous, but I enjoy it.  I also enjoy the fact that the class has never lasted longer than forty-five minutes and it is suppose to be an hour and fifteen minute class.

From there I will get my lunch to-go from the Student Center Servery, usually a salad or stir-fry.  Then I will work on more homework while I eat lunch and until I have my Innovation and Entrepreneurship course at 1pm.  This is probably one of my favorite classes I have taken thus far as a freshman business student.  This class is a lot less reading and writing that is common in my other classes.  Instead it is more “hands-on,” and learning by doing type of class.  In this class I was also given the opportunity to start a company with four other freshman business students that we have recently formally filed for as a Limited Liability Company (LLC) with New York State.  We are all very excited by this!

After that class, usually I will then head to Calculus III at 2pm (sometimes I attend the 3pm lecture instead).  During this class I usually play on my phone and pretend to understand what the professor is saying.  I learn more through visual examples and “doing” rather than sitting and listening.  So don’t worry, I brush up on both my Calculus and Statistics while doing homework and through examples that I may practice in the book later in the day after lecture.  I do thoroughly enjoy my mathematics and statistics courses.  After Calculus III I usually head to the gym around 3:15pm to de-stress and take a mental break from school.  I usually return back to my room around 4:30pm.

From this point in the day onward until I go to bed at 11pm or midnight, my day may vary.  Sometimes I will have club meetings to go to, such as Clarkson Strategic Investment Club (CSIG), CEO Club, or Math Club.  I will fit in time to finish my homework for the day and also I usually meet with the four other members of our company for about one to two hours everyday to get some work done and discuss our strategy and goals.  I really do enjoy the fulfillment of starting and running a company with four other freshmen, even though we are still in the early stages.

If I am lucky, when I am finished with the day’s activities and homework, I like to read the latest autobiography or book.  Currently I am reading the autobiography Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson.

Well that is about it!  My course load is definitely heavier compared to the average business student.  Reasons for this are that I have a double minor and the classes do not overlap per se with my major, however, I enjoy the challenge and the fact that it keeps me busy!  If you have any comments or questions for me I would be more than happy to answer them or just talk about my many experiences I have encountered thus far at Clarkson University!

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