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Old 09-17-2006, 11:53 PM   #31
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I found accounting to actually be really easy. Boring as all hell, but it is simple. Finance was a bit harder but still not to that level where you actually had to waste time studying to get through it or anything, just enjoy uni and you will be doing the right thing, if you are really serious about working in some field then bust your butt, otherwise, just enjoy.
Yeah i'm doing really well in it in school and it is pretty easy, although I know it will be alot harder next year. I've seen some college papers in accounting, and it doesn't look too difficult if you've learnt the basics in school.
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:55 PM   #32
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Old 09-17-2006, 11:57 PM   #33
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Most brokers are just salesmen. All you need is a degree related to anything close to money and you can get a job. If you have sales experience on your resume (like working at the mall or the gas station) it's a huge plus.
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Old 09-18-2006, 12:05 AM   #35
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it depends...on the person...please don't start arguing which is harder now

It actually depends primarily on the school. At my universiry, Commerce was the main business school. People who couldn't get into Commerce, went into Econ if they were interested in business. At some schools, I am sure it's very different.

In terms of IB, I am sure the person said they wouldn't recommend it because it's a brutal biz. You need to be prepared to LITERALLY put close to 100 hours a week in, if you're in a legit firm. They usually won't hire you out of school unless you go to a certain school with high prestige or you are a top student. Work experience is huge in terms of going into IB later in life, say as a second career. Stress is very high, to the point where you'll see a lot of heart attacks in your 40's in that industry. It's a nice 'glamour' job, where people want to get into IB. But you need to realize you will have NO life....at all.
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Old 09-18-2006, 11:01 PM   #38
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It actually depends primarily on the school. At my universiry, Commerce was the main business school. People who couldn't get into Commerce, went into Econ if they were interested in business. At some schools, I am sure it's very different.

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In terms of IB, I am sure the person said they wouldn't recommend it because it's a brutal biz. You need to be prepared to LITERALLY put close to 100 hours a week in, if you're in a legit firm. They usually won't hire you out of school unless you go to a certain school with high prestige or you are a top student. Work experience is huge in terms of going into IB later in life, say as a second career. Stress is very high, to the point where you'll see a lot of heart attacks in your 40's in that industry. It's a nice 'glamour' job, where people want to get into IB. But you need to realize you will have NO life....at all

you're right. no life. but people usually start their own firm/business after 5-10 years working as an IB. so it's not that bad, you make a lot of money. i'd rather say it's a dream job for most graduates in business field. but like you mentioned not everyone can be an IB, fact. only top students from top schools.

for an accountant, you are likely to spend almost the same amount of time an IB does everyday during the business season working your ass off for 5-6 years to become a manager, if you're lucky enough or really good at ass-kissing, and you get much less pay than being an IB, like 4-6 times less. and after 5 years in an accounting firm the best you can do is change to work with client side in a mid-size firm for a better position and get paid the same amount of money an IB is paid fresh out of univeristy. terrible, isn't it? as you can see it takes much more time for an accountant to make a million comparing to an IB. so it isn't very smart for anyone who is qualified to take an IB job to pass the opportunity.
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