I have a job doing financial planning and analysis (FP&A) at a (mature and midsize) tech company when I graduate. I don't want to get too specific about what they do. What kind of exit opps are there? I want to get into something sexier than FP&A, although I'm not sure how bad FP&A is. Since I go to an extreme non-target it was considered one of the best jobs one can get from my school.
So my first question is, how good/bad is FP&A relative to the universe of finance jobs? Has anyone here had one? How is it? I know some are more accounting based than others. It seems a lot more fun than credit analysis for no-name banks and all the other jobs that recruit at my school.
Second question, could this leave me with any sweet exit opps? I think it would be really cool to get involved with tech startups but I'm not sure what finance role would be involved in that except VC, which is probably out of my league coming straight from this job. I really want to get into investment banking (who the hell doesn't?) or something else, but I'm not sure if that's out of my reach as well. Will be attempting to network with people but there really are a VERY small amount of alumni that are in IB. If that doesn't work out my only real shot is going to an MBA and rebranding myself, which seems expensive as hell and definitely not something I want to do.
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