Hello, I’m Justin. I’m from San Diego, California and I lived there my whole life before I spent my last two years in Boulder. I’m a very active person who mostly enjoys both playing and watching basketball. I’m an ex-volleyball player and stopped once I graduated high school. I like dogs a lot, I have 2: a cockapoo, which is a cocker spaniel poodle mix, and a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel. I’m currently studying accounting, I’m not quite sure what field I want to go into in terms of auditing, tax, etc., but I’ll figure that out soon enough. I have a fairly large family of 6, I’m the youngest of 4 children and all my siblings are three years apart, the oldest being 28. I have two sisters and one brother, most of which have gone off and started their own lives outside of San Diego after they graduated school.
Where I am
This summer, I’m staying in Boulder until July 1st to take 3 classes. I just finished Corporate Financial Reporting I last week, which was my first Accounting area of emphasis class, and I started Corporate Financial Reporting II today. This online writing class is, of course, the third class I’m taking. I’m not currently employed, I’m essentially dedicating the first 2 months of my summer to taking nine credits so that I can have a lighter schedule in my senior semesters when my accounting classes will require my undivided attention. When I go back home in early July, I’ll be able to goof off for a little while and have a nice, well-earned, break from school. Before I started class this term, I went on a three-day road trip with my dad, on a long drive from San Diego to Boulder. The trip featured stops in Moab, Utah, the Grand Canyon in Arizona, and a speedboat tour along the Colorado River.
What I want
I’m hoping that this course can teach me to present myself and communicate more professionally in a business setting. Just from glancing at the course schedule, I can see graphic design is something we’ll be discussing, a topic that I don’t know a whole lot about, so I’m sure there are plenty of areas for me to learn. I know presentation skills are critical in the workplace, so I’m hoping to get some practice with that and to potentially get critiqued on my performance. I’m hoping this class can benefit things like my resume, LinkedIn, and other aspects of my life, because I will be looking for full-time employment once I graduate and I need to have these things designed to their fullest potential ahead of time.
Where to find me
In my free time, I enjoy listening to music and being active. I mostly listen to old school hip-hop/rap music. When I’m home in San Diego during the summer I often go to the beach to bodysurf and throw the Frisbee around. I don’t really have a single favorite movie, but some of my favorites are Training Day, the Harry Potter movies, and the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit movies. I enjoy going on hikes, last weekend I went to Rocky Mountain National Park and saw some cool waterfalls and lakes. I snowboard occasionally as well, but I usually only go about three days out of the year. I spend several hours a week on a basketball court shooting around, and during the school year, playing intramurals. I don’t watch that many T.V. shows, I prefer to watch my favorites over and over. Workaholics is currently my favorite.