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JonTheBaller

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What are your plans after graduation? Start full-time work, grad school, take some time off, or something else?

I just got an offer from Accenture. I'll probably be starting in July.
 

brunswickite

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thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
 

Gravity

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Many congrats! I was working full-time when I graduated. Thinking bout going back for my masters soon, ick!
 

JonTheBaller

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Originally posted by: brunswickite
thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
How does he like it? I've heard some bad stories about it, but at the same time I'm sure I'll get great experience, not to mention that it looks good on a resume :).
 

NTB

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I'd like to start working full time - get out from under my parents' roof, maybe get an apartment with my girlfriend.

Nate
 

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Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
Originally posted by: brunswickite
thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
How does he like it? I've heard some bad stories about it, but at the same time I'm sure I'll get great experience, not to mention that it looks good on a resume :).
Any company of sufficient size will have current and past employees with bad stories. I wouldn't worry about that...
 

Spike

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hmmm, I graduate in june but no offers yet... I suppose I should start actually looking for them. Any ideas?

-spike
 

JonTheBaller

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Originally posted by: Spike
hmmm, I graduate in june but no offers yet... I suppose I should start actually looking for them. Any ideas?

-spike
What's your major? Honestly, you should have already been looking into this but I'm sure there's still plenty of time. Start out by looking at what services your career center has to offer.
 

LOLyourFace

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Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
What are your plans after graduation? Start full-time work, grad school, take some time off, or something else?

I just got an offer from Accenture. I'll probably be starting in July.
may i ask your salary? I'll be out this spring as well and I'm curious as hell what kind of job market im looking at (im double in managment/marketing)
 

brunswickite

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Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
Originally posted by: brunswickite
thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
How does he like it? I've heard some bad stories about it, but at the same time I'm sure I'll get great experience, not to mention that it looks good on a resume :).
he actually loves the place, he has been on projects in LA, SF, Boston, and right now is in SC, (he is based in NJ).

Congratulations man, that company is great to work for, the pay is great, you get to travel the country and the perks are amazing.

the only downside i see is that if you are in a realtionship it might put a strain on it from the travelling
 

JonTheBaller

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Originally posted by: LOLyourFace
Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
What are your plans after graduation? Start full-time work, grad school, take some time off, or something else?

I just got an offer from Accenture. I'll probably be starting in July.
may i ask your salary? I'll be out this spring as well and I'm curious as hell what kind of job market im looking at (im double in managment/marketing)
Base salary is $50k even. I'm in the greater DC area, and I'll be based out of the Reston, VA office. While most people would say that's a great starting salary, I've actually seen a good number of better offers than this, and consider this a bit low (take into consideration that the greater DC area is relatively expensive to live in). I would say the job market is definitely looking better. A lot of recruiters have told me that this is the first year in a while in which they have been recruiting new hires.
 

JonTheBaller

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Originally posted by: brunswickite
Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
Originally posted by: brunswickite
thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
How does he like it? I've heard some bad stories about it, but at the same time I'm sure I'll get great experience, not to mention that it looks good on a resume :).
he actually loves the place, he has been on projects in LA, SF, Boston, and right now is in SC, (he is based in NJ).

Congratulations man, that company is great to work for, the pay is great, you get to travel the country and the perks are amazing.

the only downside i see is that if you are in a realtionship it might put a strain on it from the travelling
Thanks for the info and praise, I appreciate it. I am really excited about the prospects of travelling, definitely will make life more interesting. And right now I am not in a relationship, but I agree with what you said about putting a strain on one.
 

Supermercado

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I'm hoping to get a full-time job after graduation. I can't afford to take time off to just goof off, although I wish I could. Not going to grad school.
 

TubStain

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Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
Originally posted by: brunswickite
Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
Originally posted by: brunswickite
thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
How does he like it? I've heard some bad stories about it, but at the same time I'm sure I'll get great experience, not to mention that it looks good on a resume :).
he actually loves the place, he has been on projects in LA, SF, Boston, and right now is in SC, (he is based in NJ).

Congratulations man, that company is great to work for, the pay is great, you get to travel the country and the perks are amazing.

the only downside i see is that if you are in a realtionship it might put a strain on it from the travelling
Thanks for the info and praise, I appreciate it. I am really excited about the prospects of travelling, definitely will make life more interesting. And right now I am not in a relationship, but I agree with what you said about putting a strain on one.
What major are you?

 

Koing

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One of the biggest it/consulting companies.

They came and talked to my uni in England. They have a global presence and congrats on the job.

Koing
 

TubStain

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Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
computer science
Awesome congrats. In a company like Accenture you will be able to do a whole lot more than programming if you wish. But then you proabably already know that. Consulting is great for a new grad, allows you to dip your feet in a lot of projects, make a lot of contacts and travel to boot.

 

JonTheBaller

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Originally posted by: jayXTP
Originally posted by: johnnytightlips
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What kind of work will you be doing? Is it a programming/software development position?
I'll be starting out applying my technical knowledge and skills to different projects, but I'll also learn different business processes.
 

cchen

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Originally posted by: brunswickite
thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
In terms of consulting companies Accenture doesn't have that good of a reputation.... however it is a good company to start with, but trust me, don't stay there too long. 50k seems a little bit low with respect to the number of hours you'll have to put in a week. At Northrop Grumman (where I worked last summer) they were hiring new graduates at 55-60k and 40hrs a week max.
 

JonTheBaller

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Originally posted by: cchen
Originally posted by: brunswickite
thats a very good company... my brother works there now and has been working there for 5 years now
In terms of consulting companies Accenture doesn't have that good of a reputation.... however it is a good company to start with, but trust me, don't stay there too long. 50k seems a little bit low with respect to the number of hours you'll have to put in a week. At Northrop Grumman (where I worked last summer) they were hiring new graduates at 55-60k and 40hrs a week max.
There are definitely more prestigous consulting companies, but I don't think I had a shot at getting hired by them, especially because they don't recruit from my school. :p
Also, as far as technology consulting companies, I think Accenture is in the top tier.
 

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