I'm a senior in college trying to decide which company I should sign with full time. My ideal job would have been with some sort of management consulting firm, but alas, things did not work out. I have an offer from Accenture (SI Consulting) and a small prop trading firm. I know that these two are pretty different, but I'm still have trouble deciding which one to go with.
The prop trading company pays much more than Accenture does (think 40k after bonuses factored in), but I'm afraid that prop trading (as well as how specific the market that they deal with is) would limit my exit opportunities. I don't think I would want to do trading forever. On the other hand, I've heard a bunch of mixed reviews about Accenture as well, especially considering that I'm not in the management consulting arm. The trading firm is one of the best in the market that they participate in, but that is a pretty specific market.
I really liked the people that I met at the trading place, they all seemed very nice, young, fun to be around.
I want to go to business school in a couple years, and I'm still not sure what I'd do long term career wise.
So is IT consulting really as bad as everyone makes it out to be? Does working at a prop shop really pidgeonhole you?