I just graduated with a masters in accounting from the University of Illinois, have passed the CPA, and will be starting work with Deloitte pretty soon. I'm already trying to plan ahead, and I'm trying to figure out what my options are for the future. I understand that most who go into public accounting do not stick with it for the rest of their careers.
Is investment banking or consulting viable for me in the future? Will having public accounting experience help me at all in getting those jobs? Will being in a big four help me get into a decent business school? What other options are available to me?