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Best Cities for Grads

3 Sep

Pretty much every graduate asks themselves two major questions as they put down their textbooks and keg cups and head into the land of the unknown: “What will I do?” and “Where will I live?”  When I chose my current city of San Francisco to move after graduation, I never looked at the specific job industries that it offered. Growing up in a suburban town nearby, I had always felt a certain connection to it and knew that I would one day return. However, I would be lying if I said that it has not been a struggle to find jobs here in the specific industry I am looking for.  Now, If I was an internet entrepreneur or in the market for a tech-savvy job my needs would immediately be met, surrounded by innovative, forward thinking individuals in the Silicon Valley.  

I’ve found that as you graduate, it does help to look at the major industries that each city offers.  If you are tech/computer savvy the Silicon Valley may be calling your name. Looking for advertising, PR or fashion? New York it is. Eager to jump start your career in the film industry? Hello Los Angeles. Of course, if your heart is set on a certain city, you will eventually find a job you love in that area, it just may take a little longer.

This article, on Gradspot.com, gives great insight into the pros and cons of some major US cities for jobs:

What are the best cities for grads?