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Old 12-13-2018, 09:22 PM
 
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I mean the kids who fit the profile of coming from a well off family, using rushing frats/sororities, having thousands of IG followers/facebook friends, being popular, and usually fitting that upper middle class mold of being those types of kids.

What do they usually do with their lives after college and where do they go?
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Old 12-13-2018, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Beautiful and sanitary DC
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The ones who leave go straight for the big leagues for pretty people: New York City, Los Angeles, or Miami. The less driven stay near home and coast on their laurels.

I remember someone telling me that DC is "a city filled with high school student body vice-presidents." It totally is, and they're just as dorky and striving as adults as they were in high school, and that's completely fine.
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Old 12-13-2018, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Debatable
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That's a massive spectrum of people, despite the specificity of those traits you mentioned.

I'm from what I like to call a "white collar incubator" area, upper class as you would put it, and my old connections are all over the place. Many of the brilliant uber achievers are in ivy leagues for their advanced degrees, some have moved to major cities with their baccalaureate and found jobs in their fields, some are scattered all over the world, from Central America to the Caucasian steppes to rural Alaska, some are pursuing artistic careers in various east coast cities... most stay generally within the regional sphere (within the northeast, somewhat near home), although a few have left. It whirls my mind to reflect on how we all used to be children, gathered together in a school, sitting next to each other, and how we have bloomed to all corners of the world. I do take a small comfort in my state's general retention (see: people don't leave) of its residents. Many of us are still near each other, which is pleasant.

I know that's not the answer you're looking for, but the point I'm reaching is that there is no one upper class mold. They are incredibly diverse in their experiences, allowed for in no small part by their privileged background.

Forgive me if this comes off as rude (not what I intend), but it sounds as if you're looking for a 'good ol boy' network? Frat brothers that remain in contact via a network and sometimes help each other advance their careers? Even in those groups I don't think they remain geographically near. Many scatter to whatever life path they choose. However, I think paytonc had a good point with DC. If you're looking for some uber competitive arena for the privileged, DC would be the place. However any major city you'll find the 'elite' duking it out. It's not a matter of location, rather, it is all about if you are noteworthy/skilled/well-connected enough to join their circles.

Despite our differing tastes, you and I are in a vaguely similar situation of trying to find places where we fit in during our 20s. I've deliberated over several locations for years, but in the end I think the city you choose is merely the bare parameters, and from there you build up the life you want. Essentially, the onus falls upon us and not the city. That is my platitude for the day- you probably already knew it. Good luck, wherever you choose.

In short: DC, NYC, LA, etc. Big hitter cities.

EDIT: Upon reading your other thread... why not Miami? You want parties, after all. I'm not quite sure what you're looking for- the party kids? The high achievers? Some combo of both?

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Old 12-14-2018, 05:00 AM
 
Location: North Dakota
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I mean the kids who fit the profile of coming from a well off family, using rushing frats/sororities, having thousands of IG followers/facebook friends, being popular, and usually fitting that upper middle class mold of being those types of kids.

What do they usually do with their lives after college and where do they go?
Don't most people just move back home these days and leech off their parents right out of college? You know save up to buy a house because they don't cut the cord?
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Old 12-14-2018, 05:43 AM
 
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The ones who leave go straight for the big leagues for pretty people: New York City, Los Angeles, or Miami. The less driven stay near home and coast on their laurels.
I disagree with that assessment and would say it's probably heavily weighed towards an outdated stereotype. I think grads tend to go where they can find jobs and largely would say it's more regionally compartmentalized in terms of schools and cities sought out afterward, as well as of course wherever "home" is. In the Southeast for example I suggest cities like Atlanta, RDU and Charlotte are the primary corporate hubs if inclined that direction or most often probably the biggest cities within their own home state.
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Old 12-14-2018, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Debatable
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Don't most people just move back home these days and leech off their parents right out of college? You know save up to buy a house because they don't cut the cord?
You mean to be financially strategic and save money to chip away at their massive college debts?

Not that anyone I know actually does that. Most have their own place.
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Old 12-14-2018, 07:00 AM
 
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I know many who have moved to Chicago, with good jobs. The rest, go where they find employment...usually bigger cities, but that's where they look for jobs. They don't go somewhere without employment. I also know Northwestern and U of Chicago grads who have stayed in Chicago....with great opportunities.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:05 AM
 
Location: New York City
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The givens are New York and LA.

Next batch is DC and Chicago.

Then it is a tossup. I don't see many people moving to Miami unless they want a specific lifestyle.

Cities like Philadelphia, Boston, San Francisco, etc. are great, but people don't usually move to them unless there is a specific reason (work, family, city life without the overwhelming feeling).

New York and LA are the only US cities that people move to just because they are NYC and LA.

DC has the political thing going on which makes it third place.
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Old 12-14-2018, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Even the poor ones strive for the pricey cities. Alot of the frat bros I know stayed close to home.
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Old 12-14-2018, 09:23 AM
 
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The ones who leave go straight for the big leagues for pretty people: New York City, Los Angeles, or Miami. The less driven stay near home and coast on their laurels.

I remember someone telling me that DC is "a city filled with high school student body vice-presidents." It totally is, and they're just as dorky and striving as adults as they were in high school, and that's completely fine.
This is true. They're the ones who mommy and daddy told them how awesome and special they are so a lot (not all) have an overinflated sense of importance. It's very annoying but there's also people in DC who are super chill so it's not everyone.

OP - to answer the question, the usual: Boston, NYC, DC, San Fran, etc. But it'll be interesting to see if this changes as these places become more and more expensive.
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