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Old 07-26-2007, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Chihuahuan Desert
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anyone know alot about the school?

Excellent school IMO. Doesn't get near the credit and recognition it deserves, probably because of where it's located.
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Old 07-27-2007, 04:25 AM
 
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Mobile is a great city stop giving people negative comments.It's a growing city with plenty of new industry coming to the city.I have lived in places that way worst than Mobile.
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Old 07-28-2007, 06:35 AM
 
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I've lived in Mobile for 10 years. The city itself is growing like crazy. I live in west Mobile and the new apartment complexes and housing developments seem to spring up overnight. The city is building and widening roads but they can't keep up with the rapid growth in population.

USA has a good reputation. I hired two young chemical engineers in 2000 that just graduated and they had been taught well. Both have a good grounding in the profession and are the equal to those that have graduated from places like Georgia Tech and other better known schools.

Pay scales are generally low compared to major cities, but they are raising as more businesses move to the area. There is a shortage of skilled craftsmen so pay scales in those areas are climbing rapidly. Other areas tend to lag behind because people like living near the coast and will accept lower salaries to do so.

There is a lot to do for young people in Mobile (and there are a lot college age people here). Some of it centered around the beach, but the area around USA is a typical college town kind of place. There is also a lot of very good food. As you might expect the seafood is outstanding and it will spoil you. After eating in Mobile for a while inland seafood will not taste very good.

In the ten years I've been here I've lived though six (I think) hurricanes. They are no fun at all. I've never had any serious damage, but some of my neighbors have. Going though the storm itself is bad - it's very frightening to know the wind is blowing at 75 to 100 MPH and your house starts making strange creaking, popping, and gowning noise. There is nothing you can do but pray - and I promise you will pray. Then comes the aftermath. The power is off for days or weeks, roads are blocked with trees and down power lines, stores run out of every thing, gas becomes scarce, and the clean-up is a horrendous task.
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