This is a question for all you CAs in Toronto, or CAs in general. I've recently started a graduate program in Accounting 3 months ago after finishing my undergrad in the sciences. Recruiting season is well under way for the first coop term and I'm looking for some recommendations from people who know more than I do. I feel like all the big firms PwC, E&Y, KPMG, BDO, Richter, Soberman that recruit heavily from my program are selling the same product (Deloitte does not recruit from my program due to bad blood from before). From speaking with the firms, they all seem to offer the same support for their co-ops - i.e. support for SOA, UFE classes, etc. - and the same type of work - long hours, little pay. In that case, I'd like to be in a firm that can position me into opportunities of long term growth, higher pay, and more challenging responsibilities. Does that mean I take offers from the largest firm? How should I determine which firm is larger - revenues, revenues per employee, growth? I'm personally also looking to try the difference disciplines to figure out what I'm good at and what I'd like to be doing - assurance, auditing, taxes, advisory, etc so lateral mobility at least initially would appeal to me too. I'm looking for any advice that I can get. Thanks for reading.