I'm interested to know others' opinions on whether a Big 4 gig or Corp Fin at a F500 would look "better" on an MBA application. Right now, I am working at a Big 4 in audit, and doing an advisory rotation with the strong possibility of entering into the advisory division full-time after two years. I'm strongly considering applying for corpfin positions after my first year, which will be in a few months.
Here's what I like about Big 4: it's a great place to start a career in so many ways. I see a lot of different clients which lead to great networking opportunities, everyone is young and fun, and I get to travel. But with corpfin, I think I'll enjoy the work more simply due to the fact that I'll be working for a company that actually produces a good... and however small of a part I have in that, at least it's something. Also, the hours are better. The pay is more or less the same from what I understand although the Big 4 rises a bit faster, but if I want to get my MBA down the road then I don't see much relevance. I'm not sure about the "prestige" between the two, but I don't place much emphasis on that. Being a prestige whore is a losing battle 100% of the time... if I like what I'm doing and am happy who cares right?
So is there a clear-cut answer on which one will look "better" on an MBA app, or which one will most likely offer experiences that I can spin into a good story? There are also so many corpfin positions... treasury, FPA, etc, and I want to make sure I'm not just basically doing reporting work for a F500... in which case Big 4 would be 10X better.
This stuff is really general... I just started working and quite frankly don't know shit yet. Is it one of those things that if you're good... you're good, and there's no clear-cut advantage of one over the other? I want to be exposed to as much as possible and learn as much as I can at this point. And thanks for all of your help... this website saved me when I was in a dark place, as unbelievable as that sounds.