I've gotten great info from this site since joining. Special shoutout to accountingbyday who gave me more info than I could've asked for.
Just wanted to gather a few more opinions on F500 finance as far as your location goes. I'm an accounting major at a non-target Florida school, although we are the second biggest school in the nation. If I can't get into some sort of F500 FLDP/rotational program, which seems unlikely, I plan to go for an MSA to get 150 credits and do Big 4 for a few years, then jump to F500, with the ultimate goal of something along the lines of corp dev.
I've been in Florida since I moved from NY at a young age. I'm not completely opposed to doing an MSA somewhere near a big city, such as Baruch in NY or UIUC in Illinois, and doing Big 4 there, but the low cost of living, familiarity, and friends/family I have here in Florida make me want to stay.
So my question is, if I stayed in Florida for Big 4, would I have relatively similar opportunities as compared to a bigger city? I know there are F500 companies in FL, but I'm just not sure how much more there are in bigger cities.
Any opinions/experience would be appreciated.