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Wes225
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I'm looking at going into accounting or going to law school after graduating undergrad. Anybody have any advice, tips, pros/cons, helpful websites for research to offer? I'm scheduled to graduate in May 2019 from LSU with a degree in accounting.
TIA


TechDawg2007
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re: Career advice
Burger King has better benefits than Mcdonald's


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Snoopy04
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re: Career advice
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accounting

do you like numbers?
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law school

do you like arguing and being right all the time?

Decide from there.


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TheWalrus
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If you do go to law school, make sure you’ve done tons of research as to what it entails. It’s not as glamorous as it seems. Unless you can get into a top school, don’t waste your time.


Kel Varnsen
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go be an accountant for the FBI


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Pettifogger
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re: Career advice
don't let people tell you the law is terrible

just look at my post count



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Walt OReilly
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re: Career advice
Start a YouTube channel and start vlogging your daily life. YouTube pays you


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TigerRob20
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re: Career advice
Why on earth are you choosing law school if you have a degree in accounting?

Sit for the CPA exam after you graduate. Or you could get your masters and specialize in audit or something (IT/IS would be great) and then sit for the CPA exam.

You could easily be a CIA, CISA/CISSP with an audit/accounting background and make $$$$$. Plus, a lot of that work can be done remotely where you would have the option to have a flexible work environment.

Edit: You may be better off moving this to the Money Talk Board

This post was edited on 2/9 at 3:27 pm


LaBR4
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You should focus on Accounting and land a job at a major casino in Las Vegas in a fiscal department.
This post was edited on 2/9 at 3:16 pm


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Pepe Lepew
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VirgilCaine
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Have you considered the adult entertainment industry?


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TheIndulger
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Petroleum engineering, baw


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pjab
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re: Career advice
CPA is becoming more valuable. I see lots of job postings that require a CPA, CFA, or other professional distinction. It’s also valuable at a start-up or smaller company where your responsibilities will be broad.


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Wes225
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re: Career advice
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TigerRob20

I've looked into the CIA certification, what is the CISA/CISSP?


jchamil
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re: Career advice
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I'm looking at going into accounting or going to law school after graduating undergrad. Anybody have any advice, tips, pros/cons, helpful websites for research to offer? I'm scheduled to graduate in May 2019 from LSU with a degree in accounting


I went to law school and got a masters in tax law. I left law firm life after 3 years, and I have been doing Controller/CFO work the last 7 years. I don't have a degree in accounting (finance was undergrad), but when I was looking to leave the law firm it seemed like most of the jobs I was interested in were accounting related. Were you thinking transactional law or did you want to get into litigation/trial work?


DarthRebel
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You are going to get a lot of OT answers, you will know what to ignore.

Quite honestly, I would stick with accounting over law.

There are some major paying jobs in numbers. It is not the most fancy of jobs, but it is one that will let you enjoy life.


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Weekend Warrior79
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ChatRabbit77
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re: Career advice
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I'm scheduled to graduate in May 2019 from LSU with a degree in accounting.
TIA


Ayy, me too. I'm pre-med though.


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OweO
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re: Career advice
Some of the most boring people I know are accountants.


jchamil
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Some of the most boring people I know are accountants.


After reading several of your stories on here, I can't even begin to imagine what is boring to you


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