The Never-Ending Quest for Knowledge
I, like John Hoeven, agree that, “in an information age, in a technology-based global economy, we must have the most productive and best-educated workforce” (Hoeven, 2006). The goal is to remain competitive and actively participate in that workforce. In this global economic environment, one thing has been made exceptionally clear; on-the-job training and operational experiences are not enough. We must seek to enhance practical and diverse on the job experiences with an up-to-date comprehensive, global and theoretical knowledge base. I believe that furthering my education is one of the key factors to ensuring that my knowledge base remains relevant thereby giving me the opportunity to continue to thrive in today’s highly competitive and diversified marketplace. My journey into the business world began when I obtained my Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting. My goal was to obtain my licensure as a certified public accountant (CPA). I accomplished this. However, keeping in line with my entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping others, ultimately my desire was to open a small consulting practice that focused on aiding small and minority business owners to be successful. I accomplished this feat as well. However, upon moving back home, I soon realized that there was no reciprocity as it related to my licensure. Because of this, I could not continue practice consulting to the fullest extent. Although I can legally practice in other states as a CPA, I cannot do so in the state of Florida. So, if my dream of aiding others in achieving their goals was to be fulfilled here, I too had to embark on a journey of my own: obtaining my MBA so that I can be qualified to sit for the CPA examination. This problem could have either been a roadblock or a starting block on my journey. I chose for it to be a starting block. “The quest for knowledge is the essence of the human spirit, and to pause, to falter or to...
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