Day in The Life of a Business Student

Christine Ngingo

I am currently a third-year Business Entrepreneurship major at Millikin University I work well with people because I’m vocal, open-minded, and approachable. I excel when working in collaborative groups to solve problems. I work best at public speaking, task prioritization, collaboration, public speaking, and social media marking. I aspire to work as a real estate agent after graduate school and hopefully start my own real estate firm one day,​​A reliable worker with group and customer service experiences. A trustworthy employee who can rely on the job. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends at places that are outside and require us to take part in activities.

I reached out to a classmate of mine and asked her a few questions on how an average day looks like for a Business Major. My classmate’s name is Coumba Niasse, she’s 20 years old and goes to Millikin University. During our discussion with Coumba, I asked about her normal day. “My daily routine isn’t always the same due to my schedule,” Coumba explained. Tuesdays and Thursdays are my busiest days of the week, so I do pretty much the same thing. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I get up at 7:00 a.m. and meditate because it’s the greatest way for me to start the day. I then proceed to the cafeteria for breakfast before heading to my first lesson, which begins at 9:00 a.m. Following my first period, I attend my next lesson, which begins at 11:00 a.m.”

Coumba continues says “I have lunch with my housemates after my 11:00 a.m class because I won’t see them for a while due to our hectic schedules. After lunch, I try to call my family in Senegal before it gets too late because of the time difference. Since I have a class straight after lunch, I try to speak as much as I can when chatting with my family. I go home after my third period and take a short personal break, which I use to scroll through my phone, nap, or read a book. When I finish my 2-hour break, I begin planning for the assignments I need to do during the next three days of class. When I’m done scheduling, I usually try to finish at least one assignment before going to bed on the same day. Mondays and Wednesdays are the only days I have class; however, I work from 12:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on most days. After work, I start working on the majority of my assignments due that week.”

I also asked Coumba if she had any advice for a freshman majoring in business and a senior about to graduate from college. “For a freshman, I would say don’t stress yourself; you’ve got time, so chill out and enjoy every moment at school because you won’t regret it,” Coumba said. Most importantly, don’t be afraid to ask questions when you have them since the longer you delay asking questions, the tougher it will be for you to speak up. I would advise a senior to maintain positive relationships with everyone around them since you never know who you may need during or after college. Spend your last years of college focused only on what you want to accomplish during and after college, and nothing else.”

I reached out to my Principles of Marketing professor who teaches at Millikin University.  I wanted to receive some advice from Amita Bhadauria, who is in her first semester of teaching at Millikin. “Set high personal and intellectual expectations for yourself and live up to them,” Professor Bhadauria said. Also, try to avoid deferring what you can accomplish today to tomorrow.”

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