Seems to be a lot of good career advice given on these forums I'm going into 4th year accounting at a University in BC and I will be going through the recruiting process this coming fall. I am trying to decide between working for a Big 4 firm or going to a National 6/midsize. I don't really know what I want to do long-term after I get my designation. I was thinking about switching to industry and becoming a controller/CFO or possibly staying at a firm and getting into a consulting role (corporate restructuring, business valuations possibly). These are obviously subject to change once I start my career. So does "losing my soul" to the big 4 as they would put it really worth the potential long-term career opportunities? Is the big 4 name on your resume really worth that much more over a midsize firm? Any advice would be appreciated. Sorry that was so was long.