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Old 11-01-2009, 06:27 PM
Location: Raleigh
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I recently received my acceptance letter from City College of NY (i've also been accepted to the University of Washington-Tacoma & The College of Charleston). I'm leaning more towards City College because i've always wanted to live up North. College of Charleston is further South than where I currently reside so i'm not considering that school at this time. The Tacoma area isn't as diverse as I would it to be & I really want to stay on the East coast so right now i'm considering City College.

I've been told that I should move up North because I tend to do things at a fast pace (I talk fast, walk fast, i'm very impatient, & I hate to leave things undone so I tend to overwork myself) but i've never resided anywhere but the South so i'm afraid that NYC might not be the place for a person who is inexperience with living in a large city to venture to alone.

- I would reside on campus so housing is not an issue.
- I'm planning on selling my car so I would have more money saved (so far i've managed to save $6K) i'm hoping to have at least $10K by July.
- I have an Associate's Degree in Paralegal Studies. I've worked at a law firm for almost 2 yrs. My major at City College will be Political Science.

With NYC being so competitive would I be able to find someting within my field that still pays well? How much would I need to make in order to enjoy the city & everything it has to offer?

Any advice, information or suggestions would be helpful. Suggestions on other cities would be fine also, I just really want to leave the South.
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Old 11-02-2009, 08:54 AM
Location: New York City
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Seattle's a great town; Tacoma, not so much. I would move to New York.

When you write: How much do I have to make, etc., do you mean while you're in school, or afterwards? If you want to do paralegal work while you're in school, that might be tricky. There's not a lot of paralegal work to be had right now.

New York is competitive, but being here is have the battle because many jobs are about contacts/internships.
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Old 11-07-2009, 07:32 AM
Location: Raleigh
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Thank you for your response. I've decided to attend school in Tacoma.
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