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Old 10-11-2017, 02:37 PM
 
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As the title says, I am a recent college graduate and I am looking to relocate to Florida from Pennsylvania. I have been doing some research and have determined that I would like to move to St. Petersburg if possible. This was based off of the climate, demographics (lots of young people as I've heard), and beautiful scenery.

However I am experiencing some difficulty landing a job (my background education is in business). Does anyone have any other recommendations as to where I can look for jobs? Again, I would like somewhere warm, younger demographics, and nice beaches that I can enjoy. Would also prefer somewhere that is not directly downtown in the city, or if possible have a smaller scale downtown (such as in St. Pete).

I would love to hear your suggestions. Thank you and God Bless.

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Old 10-11-2017, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Seminole County, FL
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What aspect of business? What is your work experience? Maybe even a specific level of education? This will help posters significantly in trying to help.
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Old 10-11-2017, 02:55 PM
 
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Finance and Accounting are my two main concentrations, although I also have experience working with economics and some knowledge of real estate. On top of that I also have an a.s. in criminology, not sure if that's any help but Ill list it anyway.

As for work experience, that department is somewhat lacking due to being a full time student. I plan on pursuing my masters within the next year or two of getting established.
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Old 10-11-2017, 04:49 PM
 
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You'll like St. Pete. I don't know about work but either downtown or around the gateway you should find opportunities.
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Old 10-11-2017, 05:09 PM
 
Location: USA
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Finance and Accounting are my two main concentrations, although I also have experience working with economics and some knowledge of real estate. On top of that I also have an a.s. in criminology, not sure if that's any help but Ill list it anyway.

As for work experience, that department is somewhat lacking due to being a full time student. I plan on pursuing my masters within the next year or two of getting established.
So is your degree a bachelors in finance or is it in accounting?

What was your "economics" position?

What was your "real estate" position?
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Old 10-11-2017, 08:40 PM
 
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b.s. in finance - minored in accounting but took more classes than required so I was only two away from the additional major. and minored in the other two.
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Old 10-11-2017, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Florida -
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It's easy to move to Florida. One simply packs their bags and moves. A large number of new college grads (including finance degrees) have jobs here. However, unless you are financially independent, your new grad job location will more likely determine where you live, not vice-versa.

It's possible (but, difficult), to remotely locate a job in Florida, without being here. One approach is to research and contact companies where you are now -- who have offices in Florida. The Tampa area has lots of young people; St. Petersburg ... not so much.
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:31 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale
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Finance and Accounting are my two main concentrations, although I also have experience working with economics and some knowledge of real estate. On top of that I also have an a.s. in criminology, not sure if that's any help but Ill list it anyway.

As for work experience, that department is somewhat lacking due to being a full time student. I plan on pursuing my masters within the next year or two of getting established.
I would recommend a master's in business intelligence and data mining. That will get you many strong job opportunities. The I-4 corridor along Tampa to Orlando is ideal for many jobs and location of the recent college graduate. Culturally and demographically, it also has the best ease-of-transition for someone from the upper east coast. Central Florida is great. By contrast, North FL is like the "Deep South" or "Bible Belt" of Alabama with many Confederate flags on yards or stickers. South FL by Miami is pretty much "Latin America" with Spanish as a dominant language.

But I think you would like Central FL and Tampa/St. Petersberg. Try business analytics and data mining. There are options at USF and other online options in Florida or even your current state.

Coursework | MS in Business Analytics / Information Systems | USF Muma College of Business

You really should get a job before you move though. Try dice.com, indeed.com, and ALWAYS use glassdoor to check the ANONYMOUS comments of a company by its former or current employees.
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Old 10-12-2017, 01:16 AM
 
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I would recommend a master's in business intelligence and data mining. That will get you many strong job opportunities. The I-4 corridor along Tampa to Orlando is ideal for many jobs and location of the recent college graduate. Culturally and demographically, it also has the best ease-of-transition for someone from the upper east coast. Central Florida is great. By contrast, North FL is like the "Deep South" or "Bible Belt" of Alabama with many Confederate flags on yards or stickers. South FL by Miami is pretty much "Latin America" with Spanish as a dominant language.

But I think you would like Central FL and Tampa/St. Petersberg. Try business analytics and data mining. There are options at USF and other online options in Florida or even your current state.

Coursework | MS in Business Analytics / Information Systems | USF Muma College of Business

You really should get a job before you move though. Try dice.com, indeed.com, and ALWAYS use glassdoor to check the ANONYMOUS comments of a company by its former or current employees.
Thanks for your input! Yes, I am looking to secure a job before I make the move of course. What would you say the best job boards are? I've been using Monster and Indeed.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:57 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Lots of new investment into Tampa Channelside might give rise to job opportunities. But St Pete downtown is definitely Italy a nice play to live, work. There's a campus for USF there as well. Maybe find work opportunities there? U of Tampa has an MBA program. Perhaps get that and find opportunities through the MBA program?

StP is expensive living, just to be honest with you.
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