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Old 01-10-2008, 12:30 PM
 
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I am a senior in college preparing to graduate in May from Mt. Union. I am from the Cleveland area but wanted to start out down in Columbus so I could hopefully return to school part time in a year or two to work on attaining my MBA at OSU.

Anyways I was wondering where some neighborhoods of young white collar workers are located. I am a business major so my income will be modest to start. Jobs I have seen have entry level salary from 30k-45k. I was looking at the Arena District but I am not limiting my options.

Also does anyone know of some companies in the area that hire a decent amount of people fresh out of college. Like up here I know First Energy and InfoCision are big into people early in there career. Are there any large career fairs in or around Columbus? I just feel the online applications are pretty unreliable and would prefer meeting someone face to face. Thank you for reading!
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:44 PM
 
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I recommend looking into Nationwide for a job. They are headquartered in Columbus and have a good variety of jobs. It is a good place to start out and work your way up.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:36 PM
 
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Thanks for that, I will check it out... Any recommendations for living? If I didn't make it clear it would be renting...
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Old 01-11-2008, 10:46 AM
 
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Thanks for that, I will check it out... Any recommendations for living? If I didn't make it clear it would be renting...
We left Columbus a few years ago, but I would think the Arena district would be nice for your situation, especially if you end up working downtown, also not far from OSU. I would also recommend Grandview, and possibly the Short North area.
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Old 01-11-2008, 11:07 AM
 
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I would say you need to decide on how much you can afford to pay for rent. Then go on craigslist and/or apartmentguide.com to research affordable areas. My experience is that the downtown area can be either somewhat expensive in the good neighborhoods, or you'll pay less but live in an area that has more problems with crime than usual.
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:00 PM
 
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Howdy CollegeGuy,

It appears your timing is perfect for the Columbus Career Fair!

Large companies that are HQ'd in Columbus (which hire lots of college grads) include...

Nationwide (as noted above)
American Electric Power (AEP)
Cardinal Health
The Limited
Abercrombie & Fitch
Huntington Bank
Wendy's
M/I Homes (Schottenstein)

Other companies with a large local employment presence...

JPMorganChase (legacy of Bank One being here)
McGraw-Hill
Qwest Communications
Quest Software
Verizon
Discover Financial Services
Medco Health
Kroger (corporate)

Hope this helps, and best of luck with your upcoming move! The neighborhoods others are suggesting would be good places to look

Lanc
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Old 01-12-2008, 04:56 PM
 
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Thanks to everyone who has replied. That career fair sounds great and all this new info will give me a lot of new avenues I had not thought of. Thanks again!
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Old 01-12-2008, 08:20 PM
 
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I am also an OSU student and i rent in northern Columbus. I live just north of Worthington and it is great. I live just a few minutes from 270, 315, and also access to I-70 and 33. It is a great area for young professionals, especially in business due to the large amount of offices and businesses in the area.
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Old 01-30-2008, 04:35 PM
 
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So I tried to sign up for VIP to the job fair you mentioned LancasterNative. Have you ever gone to the job fair? Do you know if most the companies you listed would be there? I am going to CareerFest on Friday so I just didn't want to go twice in a week for the same places. Thanks!
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:47 PM
 
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You should look at the Henderson Rd and Bethel Rd area for apartments, especially if you are going to commute to theOSU. Nice apartments, super cheap, and there are a lot of younger professionals/grad students living in the area. Close to bars and campus, but far enough away from the constant party that is theOSU.



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I am a senior in college preparing to graduate in May from Mt. Union. I am from the Cleveland area but wanted to start out down in Columbus so I could hopefully return to school part time in a year or two to work on attaining my MBA at OSU.

Anyways I was wondering where some neighborhoods of young white collar workers are located. I am a business major so my income will be modest to start. Jobs I have seen have entry level salary from 30k-45k. I was looking at the Arena District but I am not limiting my options.

Also does anyone know of some companies in the area that hire a decent amount of people fresh out of college. Like up here I know First Energy and InfoCision are big into people early in there career. Are there any large career fairs in or around Columbus? I just feel the online applications are pretty unreliable and would prefer meeting someone face to face. Thank you for reading!
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