Where should I do my accounting internship?

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    I graduate in December, and I have nine months to get away from home and do something fun (sure, because accounting is fun!) before I have to come back for graduate school. I've decided I'm going to find an internship, so now that begs the question: where?

    Boston looks like a nice place. I also like the sound of the Raleigh-Durham area of NC. There's always D.C. or the surrounding areas.

    Any suggestions on where would be a nice place to live for 9 months?
     
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    those are your choices? boston, raleigh/durham or dc? think bigger? how about international accounting....i mean hell do they do number different in other countries...at least think ...what would i like to do in the next 9 months...course i guess you have to think where are there jobs...new orleans would be nice...hot, humid but nice...try the gulf port area..very nice...casinos...women...perhaps houston or austin texas...what about canada?
     
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    if you mean South Florida, yes
    as close to Key West as you can get


    Boston is the LAST place you want to go for "fun"
    LOL
     
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    I've lived in both Raleigh and Boston. What do you want to know?
     
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    i dont think dive con is real objective here...i doubt jsanders is a diver...but key west is a party zone...no doubt...even for straight men....the outer banks of nc are great too...of the 3 areas you mentioned...raleigh is the best but i would not move into durham...i would look for something in the chapel hill area....may be too many out of work cpas from bank of america laying off people in charlotte....good luck
     
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    when you consider i have lived in Maine, Texas, Missouri, and Florida
    how can you say i'm NOT being objective

    if he was graduating in March, then maybe Boston, its nice in the spring and summer
    but it cold as hell, MI in the winter ;)
     
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    diving in missouri? well key west for accounting? i mean the rent there is hellish....boston sucks...lets not kid each other...i have never been cause no one who has been there once ever wants to go back....now nyc is kick ass...if you dont mind the grit on your skin and the small hacking cough you will develop...dont worry once you leave it clears right up....
     
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    i was thinking more Miami
    or at worst Tampa
    well, Tampa on the west coast of FL
    wouldnht go any further south on the west side, the pay scales are just too low from all the retired folk

    but the Miami/Ft Lauderdale area should have a lot of accounting positions
     
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    Boston is a blast. a city of 300,000 residents that hosts a half million college students.

    Rents are dear, though.

    Don't bring a car. Parking is a nightmare.
     

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