I put my education on hold in the middle of my junior year to join the reserve component of my favorite military branch. Military service is a family tradition, a lifelong dream, and the education benefits sounded very nice after 2 1/2 years of debt.
(For those not familiar with the reserve it is similar to the national guard in terms of commitment. After initial training it is usually limited to a one weekend a month, and two full weeks a year service obligation. Of course this can, and probably will, be supplemented with deployments overseas in active duty. This is not a complete description, but should suffice for this conversation.)
I am transitioning back into civilian life after a year away in training, and I am looking forward to getting back into school and attending some recruiting events. However, I've recently become anxious about how this extra commitment might be perceived.
I would like to hear about how military service is perceived in public accounting and the Big Four. More importantly, how would a recruiter view my current obligations to the reserve?
tl;dr, I can't work the first weekend of Jan, Feb, Mar or Apr because of the military industrial complex. Can I still work Big Four?