After finals next week, I only have 2 summer, 1 fall, and 1 spring semester left at Illinois State. I’m taking 9 hours this summer, 15 in the fall and spring, and 6 next summer. I’ll graduate in August of 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Professional Accountancy.
I’ll start law school in the fall of 2014. I’m looking at a few schools right now, but nothing is set in stone. Right now, my top 3 are Wake Forest, Liberty, and South Carolina. I’m thinking about focusing on business/corporate law at law school, but again, nothing is set in stone. When at law school, I may fall in love with criminal law or tax law or any other kind of law and focus on that, but for right now business/corporate law looks the best.
After law school, I have a couple of paths I could follow. My top choice is the FBI. I’d like to someday be a special agent. That’s why I chose to study accounting in Undergrad and Grad school. Having two accounting degrees, a law degree, and being a CPA and eventually a CFE, I’ll have a pretty good chance of being at least considered by the FBI.
I’m also considering a career in politics. I absolutely love politics. I’d love to work on campaigns and help elect real conservative candidates. I’d love to work on a politician’s staff and help solve the nation’s problems. I’d love to work with the politician who balances the budget, protects our borders, and grows the economy. The only reason I’m apprehensive about a career in politics is it is a very uncertain career with very little job security.
The other career choice I’m considering is the most obvious. I’m considering working for the legal department of a public accounting firm or with a law firm that specializes in business consulting or corporate issues. Corporate mergers and acquisitions is very interesting to me and not just because I can make a
shit ton of money doing it.
I have some time to decide what direction I’m going to take my career. I don’t have to start my career until 2017. I don’t even have to seriously start focusing in on a career direction until my second year of law school, which is the fall of 2015.
That’s all I got. Thanks for reading