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Old 02-20-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Hello,

I'll be probably moving this year to work and do my masters degree in marketing. I need advice, which city is better? any advice would be great
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:10 PM
 
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I think both cities have good job opportunities. As far as living expenses, I'm not sure which city is cheaper as in the city I believe rent is expense unless you have a roomate(s) to help cut down the cost. Maybe you should apply to both schools and see if you qualify for any scholarships. That way you can also take into account tuition expenses. If money is no object, I say Boston but thats just because I love Boston with a passion. Ive only ever visited Chicago but i did like it. My response probably was not too helpful, but at least it got the ball rolling. : )
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Phoenix metro
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What are you looking for in the city itself? Chicago is Boston times 3. Both are great places, both are decently expensive to very expensive, both have similar weather, with Boston's winters being a little bit warmer but with more snow. If youre looking for a big-city experience, Chicago is the victor here, but not by a huge landslide. Both are great cities.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Both cities are similar enough in most respects that you will not miss much by choosing one over the other. My only suggestion is that you should choose the best school that you can get into/afford. Which ever city that it lays in, so be it.

Boston has the advantage that it is on an ocean, skiing/snowboarding is not that far away, lobster is about $15 a pound cheaper (maybe), better variety of natural beauty (real mountains, beaches, capes, etc.), and it is close to New York, and other large cities if you get bored.
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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I prefer Boston but that is my subjective opinion. I found Boston to be more walkable and easier to get around without a car. But, it depends on where you will work and what your likes and dislikes are. Both cities are fine in my book.
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Old 02-20-2008, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I think the bigger differences will be cultural. I think school would be a lot different on the east coast. where are you from? What are you currently used to? What does "better" mean to you?

Generally speaking, students at east coast schools can be more competitive. Chicago is a bigger city but east coast cities have a bigger attitude in my opinion.
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Old 02-21-2008, 12:56 PM
 
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I'm moving from Puerto Rico, looking for a totally different experience. Not only in weather, but at culture as well. I'm also looking for a job in the marketing/sales/advertising industry. Which city has better preparation in the marketing side? Where i can find better opportunities in terms of salary and professional growth?.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:12 PM
 
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both cities are nice and world-class

if you are hispanic/black, culturally, chicago might be the best bet

if you hate the winter and what bad weather a lake brings, boston is definitely a little milder despite the occasional nor'easter

boston is cleaner

chicago is more lively

2 great choices
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:32 PM
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If you can afford it, then go for Boston. But I think you'd like both cities (I know that I do), for me though, Boston has the edge due to location and surrounding area.
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Old 02-21-2008, 01:32 PM
 
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^ is Boston really cleaner? I always hear over and over from many different friends that they can't believe how clean Chicago is for a big city....
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