Hello there everyone! My name is Lauren Frazier and I am a current Junior in the Poole College of Management. I am majoring in Accounting with a concentration in Information Systems, and plan on graduating in May of 2022. After I am done with my undergraduate degree, I hope to stay at NCSU to get my Master’s in Accounting and then sit for the CPA. I hope to then go into Auditing at a large accounting firm for my career.
I view my relationship with writing similarly to running. I thoroughly enjoy having the ability to write, but sometimes I can’t get the right words, a good rhythm, etc. I say that it is like my relationship to running as I hit these same issues while training for my next race. I often have runs where I can’t get find a good path, a good step pattern, the right shoes, etc. I correlate the two together because even though every run or essay I do may not be great, I take it as an opportunity to learn and hopefully become a stronger runner and writer.
My professional experience is slim – I have only ever had one job. Before transferring to NCSU, I was a student at Appalachian State. I was a receptionist at the local cycling studio for my fall semester of 2019. I got to gain a lot of interpersonal communication skills while working there, and will always appreciate my time there!
I exercise my creativity in three main ways – running, cooking, and dancing. When I go run, I methodically plan out a fun route, a great list of songs, and goals for myself. I take the time I spend on my runs as a time to think through my future goals, events that have happened that day, and to highlight my gratitude for life. When I cook I exercise my creativity greatly as I don’t like using recipes. I am the only vegetarian in my family of 6, so I often have to cook all of my meals – which can become daunting when you look at all of the complex recipes on NYT, Bon Appetit, and more. That is when I figured out I could express my creativity by throwing together random vegetables, grains, beans, and more into a dish I actually enjoyed. That is how I found my latest favorite recipe – an Asian inspired rice bowl with my own signature Vegan Yum Yum Sauce. Lastly, I express my creativity through dancing – or should I say having miniature dance parties throughout the day. I followed Meredith Grey’s footsteps in dancing it out, and I highly suggest! You get to blast your favorite song, dance around, and get creative with your moves.
My MBTI type is INFJ (Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, and Judging). I feel that my personality describes me pretty well. I am mainly introverted, but I have learned through our time in quarantine that I miss the social interaction we once had. I am decently intuitive, and love getting to see patterns – finding patterns is one of my favorite parts of accounting. I think that it is also valid to be classified as feeling and judging as I do like to have structure and validate feelings. I think that overall the test was a little narrow-minded – how can it figure out my entire personality from only a handful of questions? I think that the test can illuminate some of your traits, but you should try to worry too much about the results, especially if you were in the middle for any of them.
My personal goals for the course are to learn how to be a better writer in a professional setting. I would like to become more confident in writing memos, cover letters, and other business documents.