- The University of Nevada-Reno (hereafter referred to as "UNR") offers a graduate-level program in accounting, and with a master's degree in hand I'll be able to sit the CPA exam directly out of grad school, which could give me the certification as early as the fall of 2013 (at age 36).
- If I find work after getting my undergrad degree in 2012, I'll be able to make money while accumulating the experience required to sit the CPA exam via the undergrad-through-intern/apprentice route, which will take a bit longer since there's no way to accelerate a work-study program the way there would be to accelerate grad school (by taking more classes in less time).
- I learned this from a longtime Bank of America employee who was a co-worker of mine at an earlier job. Getting stuck in to Corporate America too soon is a good way to end up getting sidetracked from the ultimate goal, as the needs of the company can stick in the way of the needs required to get that valuable CPA certification. The coworker I had told me that getting into bank management, while lucrative, cost him money in the long run, but when his employer said "here's your job responsibility" he wasn't in a position to quit and go back to school.
Besides my dislike for corporate grunt jobs that I've already discussed, I haven't really gone into my grand, crazy delusion about my dream job. I have an idea percolating in my head, but I'll save that one for tomorrow.