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Accounting Major, What should I do?

I am a Junior in college(GPA 3.65 :-)) majoring in accounting. I've been trying to figure which area of accounting I want to go in, I kind of have a love for tax :-) and I also want to get some internships, I've interviewed for a couple, but no luck. Any tips or comments? Also, I've been debating on whether or not I should go for my CPA. In Michigan, its required to have 150 college credits to take the exam. That's a whole additional year of school, which is going to cost me a bundle more and I don't get much financial aid unfortunately. But I'm wondering from any CPA's out there, is it worth it, does it make you more marketable, does it increase your salary? Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!

Asked By: Josh - 7/9/2006
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I'm an accounting major, and basically I'm in the same boat as you since Louisiana & Texas requires 150 hours, and we both have around the same GPA (but I'm a senior, and I'm in AUDIT). I recently got an internship offer for next summer with Grant Thornton. Due to experience, I figured that the earlier you apply for... More
Answered By: Rita - 7/9/2006
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Sometimes, it helps to work a tax season with another CPA who's practice is primarily tax in your area to see if it is truly something you would like to do. Becoming a CPA is worth more and if you do it while you are young you have more years for it to pay off for you. It takes drive and discipline. How much more you... More
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Answered By: Jessica M - 7/9/2006
 
Where I am from, internships are pretty hard to get. One of the easiest ways I have found to get one is to join an on-campus club that allows you to network with professionals in the area. It certainly makes the interviewing process easier when you know the other person. My university recently had 14 interns picked up... More
Answered By: His Divine Shadow - 7/9/2006
 
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