I'll be starting my advisory position in finance at PwC upon graduation. I have to decide whether it's worth my time to try for the CPA exam in the few months between graduation and when I start at PwC. I'm not sure whether I plan on staying in the accounting field forever, but I do intend to go for my MBA in the future. Is there a point in putting in the time to obtain my CPA? From what I've heard, it's definitely not one of those certifications that will help me in my day to day position. I know that obtaining it will show my dedication and some sort of expertise in the subject.
I realize that I can choose to take the CPA in the future if I think it's something I want, but I would personally like to get it out of the way now and not while I'm working 80 hours/week.
Should I do it now? Not at all?