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Old 07-20-2017, 06:45 AM
 
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I'm currently a student at a large public university in the Midwest planning to work in business analytics upon my graduation, and after growing up in the Pittsburgh area and spending my college years a big further west I am pretty desperate to get out. I am planning to graduate in fall 2018, and have been looking at Phoenix(probably Scottsdale area), Boston, Salt Lake City, Nashville, Austin, and Dallas as possible post graduation destinations, since they all seem to have fairly young populations, strong local economies, and either have much better weather than my current location or the city has enough amenities to make up for it . As someone who has no absolutely no connections to any of these cities (and has only been to Boston and Phoenix and absolutely loved both) which of these cities seem like they would be the best city to move to, considering job opportunities and quality of life? Additionally, should I be attempting to either contact alumni from my college in the area, or try to find an internship in whichever for next summer in order to get my foot in the door and to build up my professional network in the area?
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Old 07-20-2017, 06:54 PM
 
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well i think its hard to find a job in Austin because of all the UT grads wanting to stay there no matter what....it also lowers wages.Austin has a high COL for Texas.
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Old 07-20-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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Thanks. I figured most employers in the city would recruit UT first, but I didn't know if it would be harder to find a good job there compared to any of the other cities I mentioned, as all of them besides Nashville have close proximity to either 1 or 2 large colleges, or a significant number of private ones afaik.
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Old 07-21-2017, 04:38 AM
 
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Thanks. I figured most employers in the city would recruit UT first, but I didn't know if it would be harder to find a good job there compared to any of the other cities I mentioned, as all of them besides Nashville have close proximity to either 1 or 2 large colleges, or a significant number of private ones afaik.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:42 AM
 
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SLC would probably be a good option from what I've read.
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Old 07-21-2017, 07:49 AM
 
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Dallas, Denver, Nashville, Seattle are going to be your major places where you'll have jobs options tossed at you if you studied some kind of business, accounting, finance, or IT.
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Old 07-21-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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Honestly any major metro like that will probably be fine to find a job with a college education at this point. Especially if you studied any kind of engineering or business.
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:57 AM
 
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Since my degree will be in business with an IT specialization I suppose that bodes well for me moving to any of these cities then. I'm just worried that wherever I am applying to will see my address is halfway across the country and they will not want to be recruiting someone so far away unless the applicamt pool is thin or I stand out extremely well compared to the other applicants
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Old 07-21-2017, 11:19 AM
 
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The DC metro area is among the few strongest IT-Business job markets in the country and would suggest looking there, especially if wanting to work in an area with a synergy of similar positions and networking opportunity to build a career more on the fast track.
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Old 07-21-2017, 02:20 PM
 
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1. Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI

Best industry: Technology
Top job: Software Engineer
Median rent: $1600

2. Kansas City, MO-KS

Best industry: Business
Top job: Account Manager
Median rent: $850

3. Portland-Vancouver-Beaverton, OR-WA

Best industry: Technology
Top job: Project Manager
Median rent: $1950
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