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Dilema on which b-school (USC related) [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2010, 11:41
I am currently in the MSA program at San Francisco State University (a lower-tier school) and I am thinking of trying to transfer to USC's Macc program for next year. The thing is, I love the Bay Area and actually like the school and I am happy with the routine I have right now. Another thing that I like about SFSU's program is I have time to get involved in organizations like Beta Alpha Psi and run for officer positions, something I wouldn't have time to do in USC's intensive program.

However, getting into a Big 4 Accounting firm is one of my goals, and KPMG is the only Big 4 firm that recuits at my school (Deloitte and PwC also used to recruit here last year, but have recently slowed their efforts due to the economy in favor of schools like Cal and Stanford). I have been attending other non-school related job fairs to network with the accounting professionals from the Big 4, but the fact of the matter is it still seems that the chance of getting a Big 4 job offer while at USC will be a lot greater than it would be at SFSU.

I would really like to stay and work in San Francisco and to be honest would not be THAT disappointed if I did not get into USC, but the prestige and job placement potential of USC seems very hard to resist. Any thoughts or suggestions as to what I should do?
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I am really too far from US to comment about your case, but I would give you an example: one of my former colleagues from kpmg, graduated from a not-so-good university, but he managed to impress managers with his knowledge during the interview and tests.
He got a job offer and joined the firm leaving behind guys who graduated from well-known university.
At the end of the story, he is a deputy CFO now. The gist is successs is not guaranted by the university you graduate, but it is all about you and your dedication and perseverence.

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Re: Dilema on which b-school (USC related)   [#permalink] 17 Oct 2010, 11:50
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