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Accounting student shares appreciation of OCU experience

By Krishnam Raj

I'm thrilled to share with you today my extraordinary journey at Oklahoma City University. Pursuing my Master's in Accounting, I come from India, and my time at OCU has been a transformative experience filled with growth, learning, and unforgettable moments. 

Academic Excellence:

At OCU, academic excellence is not just a goal; it's the norm. The quality of professors, led by our esteemed dean, Sri Beldona, is unparalleled. These educators bring not just knowledge but a genuine passion for their subjects. Intimate class sizes foster meaningful interactions, and our academic support system, guided by my fantastic academic advisor, Cindy Treadway, ensures no student is left behind. 

Bridging Academia with Career: 
What sets OCU apart is its commitment to bridging academia with the real world. Internship opportunities, a key aspect of my Master's in Accounting journey, have been invaluable. Our strong alumni network, under the guidance of Sri Beldona, opens doors to mentorship and career guidance, creating a lifelong connection with the OCU family.

 Embracing Diversity: 
Diversity is not just a buzzword; it's a way of life at OCU. Cultural diversity enriches perspectives, fostering an inclusive environment where every voice is heard. OCU actively supports underrepresented groups, creating a community where everyone feels seen, heard, and valued. 

Personal and Academic Growth: 
Reflecting on my time here, I can confidently say that OCU has been a catalyst for both personal and academic growth. Challenges, triumphs, and countless lessons have shaped me into the person I am today. 

The OCU Difference: 
What sets OCU apart? It's the unique blend of academic rigor, a supportive community, and a commitment to nurturing well-rounded individuals. I chose OCU because of its academic excellence and affordable fee structure, and looking back, it was one of the best decisions I've ever made. 

Campus Life: 
Ohh I'm excited to talk about the heartbeat of OCU - campus life. It's not just about the classes; it's about the experiences that shape us. Living away from home can be an adjustment, but OCU has truly become a second home. On-campus living provides a supportive community, and plenty resources. 
At OCU, we thrive on a vibrant campus life that goes beyond textbooks. The university is a bustling hub of energy, filled with numerous student organizations, clubs, and events that cater to diverse interests. 
Whether you're passionate about causes, hobbies, or just making new friends, there's a space for everyone. 
The university actively encourages participation in various extracurricular activities, creating an environment where students can explore, learn, and grow. 
From cultural events that celebrate our diversity to mesmerizing performances that showcase our artistic talents, OCU is a stage where everyone's unique story finds a voice. 
And, of course, sports are not just games here - they're a part of our collective pride. The companionship felt during games, the cheering for our teams -- it's a shared experience that binds us together. 
In essence, OCU's campus life is a mosaic of opportunities. It's where passions are ignited, friendships are forged, and memories are made. So, whether you're into joining clubs, attending events, or cheering for our sports teams, OCU offers a dynamic and inclusive community that adds color to your academic journey.

Words of Advice: 
For those considering a degree from OCU, my advice is simple -- embrace every opportunity, challenge yourself, and let the journey shape you. 
OCU isn't just a university; it's a launchpad for dreams and aspirations. 
In conclusion, I want to express my deepest gratitude to the OCU community, led by Dean Sri Beldona, for providing an environment where dreams flourish. 
Here's to the past, present, and future OCU stars! Thank you. 

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