Now that I have heard back from the business schools I applied to for undergrad I am attempting to make a decision on college. I would appreciate input. I'm taking out student loans for undergrad and I was wondering the prospects for me in I-banking and accounting coming out of these schools. And I was wondering what the employer perspective on each of these schools is and if the loans are worth the difference it would make for me in the job market.
$50,000 in loans at the end of 4 years.
DePaul Accounting Honors Program
$14,000 in loans at the end of four years.
USC and Notre Dame
$60,000 in loans each,
Assuming it'll be about $50,000 in loans.
$120,000 in loans.
Where should I go if I wanted to break into accounting at a big 4 or I-banking?
My career plans are that I hope to get my CPA, start as a staff accountant for a few years, then transition to being a financial analyst for few years, get my CFA and MBA, and then attempt forensic or managerial accounting.
I'm leaning more towards DePaul. But how much would I regret not going to these other schools? And I'm from Chicago so DePaul is perceived as a not that strong of a school.
Nationally is it perceived as up there with the rest of them? And if I go to DePaul how will employers perceive the degree?
Also, if it makes a difference I'm Asian and middle middle class. I don't know how much that'll affect networking with alumni at a University like Notre Dame.