Honestly, I'm hoping to skip the CPA firm route and go straight to industry, does anyone have experience with that? I'm building contacts and such.
I'm still finishing up my MAcc so I don't have personal experience; however, I have a few friends that went straight into industry.
My opinion, a lot of students go in to public accounting because they aren't sure what industry they want to work in. Public accounting gives you a taste of various industries and is a good thing to have on your resume when you do leave for an industry job.
But, if you already have contacts lined up and you know what industry you want to work in then there really isn't anything wrong with going straight into industry.
Some of the brightest students in my graduating class are going to work for large industry companies in Houston when they graduate, despite interning at Big 4 firms.
In the end, you make your career and public accounting isn't necessarily needed.
ETA: I took a government accounting last semester, it was different than what I expected
This post was edited on 11/14 at 1:59 am