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Old 11-18-2011, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Cleveland bound with MPLS in the rear-view
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Total shot in the dark......based on what I've heard, read and experienced:

My list, based on the economic outlook (based on total jobs, %unemloyed, business-centric):

1. D.C.
2. New York City
3. Dallas
4. Houston
5. Chicago
6. Boston
7. Seattle
8. Minneapolis-St. Paul
9. Los Angeles
10. San Francisco

Notables: Philadelphia, Atlanta, Denver, Charlotte

Big* Cities Not on Either List: Miami, Phoenix, Cleveland, St. Louis, San Diego, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Detroit

*Big = >2.5 million pop.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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You don't say where you're enrolled, but unless you go to a B-school with a big-time national rep, i.e. Harvard, Chicago, Columbia, Wharton, or the like, a LOT of hiring is done by local companies. So your odds increase for cities near your school. Think of where you want to live and its better if your school is in the region (like I say, aside from the big 'brand-name" schools). Want to live in Houston or Dallas, go to a B-school in the Southwest. Want to live in Atlanta, go to a B-school like Emory. And so on.

In short, if you haven't already, pick your region first, then the best school near there you can get into.

Yea you are so right, i live in houston, and i want to move up north but unfortunately, most of those schools are private and too expensive for me, and since im out of state, i wont even get state financial aid, only federal which is barely anything. Maybe going to texas at austin or texas a&m will give me goo prospects out of state. they are considered the best in texas.
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:20 PM
 
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Yea you are so right, i live in houston, and i want to move up north but unfortunately, most of those schools are private and too expensive for me, and since im out of state, i wont even get state financial aid, only federal which is barely anything. Maybe going to texas at austin or texas a&m will give me goo prospects out of state. they are considered the best in texas.
Don't forget about scholarships as well. A school of your choice might offer them or look into private organizations. Here's another school you might be interested in: Prospective Students
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Old 11-18-2011, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Yea you are so right, i live in houston, and i want to move up north but unfortunately, most of those schools are private and too expensive for me, and since im out of state, i wont even get state financial aid, only federal which is barely anything. Maybe going to texas at austin or texas a&m will give me goo prospects out of state. they are considered the best in texas.
McCombs is generally considered a top ten school for undergrad business*. A Texas BBA will position you very nicely. Mays is a decent alternative if UT doesn't work out.

* Many top schools recruited for high-profile business positions don't actually offer undergrad business degrees, so you should arguably move UT down to top twenty. A very good program, nonetheless.
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Old 11-19-2011, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Midtown Omaha
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I wonder if Omaha would be a sleeper? Dallas and Houston may work too. Minneapolis, Denver, Seattle and San Francisco are areas with its share of corporations as well. Denver I believe has the second highest concentration of federal jobs next to DC too.
Great to recognize Omaha. There was actually recently an article stating that too many of Omaha's qualified citizens are already employed. In short it was stating that corporate Omaha is now forced to look almost exclusively outside of the area to find employees.
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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Philadelphia! With its great and vibrant downtown and affordable living, this is a great city to go for it!
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Old 11-25-2011, 03:45 PM
 
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Philadelphia! With its great and vibrant downtown and affordable living, this is a great city to go for it!
Not so much with an 11% Unemployment Rate. The suburbs are lower but then one loses all of the "joy" of living in Philly.
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