ResolutePear wrote: Noval wrote:
Amiricanmade wrote:If you want to make money - go be an investment banker or something.
Bullshit, Investment Bankers do not make Bank since 2006 now + working 120 hours/week for shit base salary, decreasing bonus and the privilege to deal with your VP's daughter PMS problems stopped to be appealing as soon as banks stopped paying 150% Bonuses and Incentives to their 22 years old Analysts.
My advice is:
Risky way: Join a no name Law School with these stats, do everything to get a scholarship and start networking as soon as possible, talk to everyone, knock everybody's door, it works even if you're not from a T-14, but there's also a chance that you may fuck up.
Safe way: Focus on Accounting, good career prospects and anyone can hire you with a low GPA due to demand, + salary is stable when you get your MBA and when you hit Senior, your salary will be enough to live a very decent life.
This is such horrible advice on so many levels.
Risky Way: Yeah, this is Florida Coastal's same logic.
Safe Way: Yeah, you still need a good school + good GPA because you need to do 30 more credits to sit for a CPA exam. I swear I'll cut you if you say you don't need a CPA license. Oh, and forget getting hired by the Big4.
Yeah yeah, you're right about the CPA requirement, but we are not talking about Finance grads that have to keep 3.8 and above at top schools to get decent jobs since it's saturated for them as well.
We're talking about Accounting students that deal with a better job market and similar salaries pretty much everywhere at the junior level.
You do NOT need to go to a Top school and get a top notch GPA to get a decent Accounting job.
Concerning the Big 4, it's over rated, not even to the BigLaw's level regarding salaries.
Big 4 Associates start at 60-75k year and work shit hours, get treated like shit and have to be part time coffee boys until they make Partner, if they do not make Partner, they either stay, get a slightly better salary and work the same shit hours, or leave with no real achievement on their record and have to start all over again outside the Big 4 market, don't come up with the "Prestige" that Big 4 give's, if you left the company, the place you apply at will know that you left for a reason, being a total suck up at the job is one of them that is recognized first most of the time.
Getting a job there is not "impressive" and working for Small/Medium/Large companies straight out school offers better opportunities for advancement and you won't have to do 25 more hours of overtime a week to sum up your 50 hours base at some Big 4 like Deloitte or KPMG, even though salary is lower at than Big 4 at lower levels, but you'll also have a lot less debts than let's say, Law grads.