Marina Menendez: Winter Quarter Reflections
This winter quarter was challenging in more ways than one. Zoom fatigue hit me hard this quarter and that made staying motivated very difficult. I think two things that allowed me to overcome this lack of motivation were trying to find the interesting aspects of each of my classes as well as knowing when to take breaks. More than anything I think this quarter allowed me to reflect on how much I value my education. This quarter I took a class called Ethics in Finance with Professor Donald Davis and it was definitely one of the most interesting classes I’ve taken at Santa Clara. As someone who hopes to work in the financial services industry one day, being able to learn and analyze the importance of upholding the most ethical and moral standards was very inspiring. Overall, I would definitely recommend this class to anyone majoring in Finance.
COVID truly allowed me to see that being able to work toward a college degree is a privilege, one that I often take for granted. With how uncertain the world is right now, the only sense of stability and continuity I’ve been able to have are my classes. This notion is what made the long nights and the early mornings just a little easier. In addition, having online classes has made me see that when we finally are allowed back on campus I will definitely appreciate the small details and the walks to class that much more.