reply to post by Unstable
First of all, just being in university is the best first step to the rest of your career.
I'm in HR, so I would say it would have to be one of the 'service' providers within a company, (I.e. HR, Marketing, IT, Accounts).
They are transferable across any industry and that macro flexibility is desirable.
However, what the current trend is, and will be for some time, is moving away from specialisms where you have only one skill set (I.e. accounts
Try and use a personal development plan over the next 5 years, and gain as much insight to other functions. It always helps if you're skill sets are
expansive (I.e. your competencies are numerous: good people and communication skills, team working, IT, good business awareness, financial awareness,
customer focus, quality management knowledge etc). - This sounds daunting, but they are skills that are inherently gained with a large employer over
time, that is if you are motivated to learn them.
The greater your ability to adopt, the greater your chances are of being retained in a reputable company.
P.s. If you get the opportunity, look into Emotional Intelligence regarding your own development. Accountants, IMHO, are a drag to work with -
emotionless and boring. They are the bane of our HR lives, even computers can't perk them up -
Seriously, good luck in the future.