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Old 04-20-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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I'm currently in college and I am either wanting to go to college there or wait till I finish college here in Indiana. I want to move to Montana because of the beauty of it, I have been there once and I fell in love. I guess my question is what should I plan for in terms of weather,people,jobs,economy,house prices,things to do etc. And the best city to live and find a job. any info and answers would be appreciated
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:15 PM
 
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It all depends on what you want to do for a job. Its probably a lot easier to find a job in a bigger city. just make the move- you will be fine.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:26 PM
 
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What's your major? You might be able to take a summer course at a Montana college that would fit into your program. Or your school might have summer opportunities at either Yellowstone or Glacier National Parks or travel opportunities thoroughtout the West.
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Old 04-21-2015, 10:24 AM
 
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That's kind of a loaded question. Both my kids moved to Montana but became resident first. Tuition is like double the price if you are not a resident. You might just want to get school out of the way first if you can't do that. Be sure to research and study the economy of each town. Not sure what you want to do but you will want to make sure whatever you do is a good fit for that town. The people have been very friendly to us contrary to what others on this forum have said about Californians not being welcome. It does help to belong to a church though. Cost of living is pretty high. Not as high as California but I am not sure about Indiana. The winters can be long and cold. Not this year though. This year wasn't bad at all in fact it has been beautiful. Next year may be totally different though. We are finding that it is never consistent. I find beauty in every season myself. Home prices depend on where in Montana you live. We are by Flathead Lake so it is kind of expensive. Relatively inexpensive compared to my home in California though. Good luck and God bless!
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Old 04-22-2015, 01:31 PM
 
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business management is my major
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Old 04-22-2015, 04:56 PM
 
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I asked because during the summer I frequently see different out of state university groups that spend weeks or the whole summer in Montana. Indiana University archaeological students are in my area some summers. The groups tend to be archaeological, anthropology, range science, environmental science, or animal science majors. You can ask in your department if opportunities exist.

Another thought, though it might be too late for this year, is that the national park concessionaires employ college students from across the country. Otherwise come in the summer for sight seeing and winter for skiing.
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:58 PM
 
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Happy Birthday Griz!
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Old 04-22-2015, 06:59 PM
 
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Oops.
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Old 04-22-2015, 08:47 PM
 
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I would second HistoryFan's suggestion. Come out and work as a consessionaire or guide for the summer but stay in state and keep your cheap(er) in-state tuition.

As far as jobs, business management won't get you as far in MT as you would think. Sales is probably your best route for getting a suitable income. Middle management jobs or intern positions are tough to come by.
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Old 04-23-2015, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Billings, MT
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Not enough information.
A Business Management degree, OK, but with what minor? What work experience do you have? What work are you willing to do, to "get a foot in the door"?
Do you want to live in the Mountains or the Plains?
Keep in mind that the job situation in Western Montana may not be very good.
Billings has "Help Wanted" and "Now Hiring" signs all over the place. BUT, many require special skills (a sign company, a pharmaceutical company); or are in "fast food" or restaurants; or are seasonal, involving hard work and dirt (road construction, etc.). Diesel mechanics are in high demand in Eastern Montana, near the Bakken Oil Fields (but there have been cutbacks even there). Welders can always find work, as can machinists (especially CNC). Truck drivers, too, IF they have Class A CDL with Hazmat and doubles endorsement.
Good luck.
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