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Old 06-10-2015, 12:44 PM
 
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I'm considering attending Southwestern Baptist Seminary once I finish my Bachelor's up. I'm not too concerned with an apartment since they have housing on campus but am interested in the job situation. I have lots of call center experience and would like to do that part time to support myself through seminary. What type of jobs are in that area?
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:04 PM
 
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The school is right smack in the middle of a neighborhood, but there are a couple of major retail pockets not far away (La Gran Plaza, Hulen/Bryant Irvin area) and the hospital district and downtown are a fairly short car or bus ride away.
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Old 06-10-2015, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Just know the area around SWBTS is very Hispanic, and somewhat high crime. The further east you go on Seminary Dr, especially east of I35W, it gets really bad.
The further west you go, it gets better. You will eventually come to TCU, and Bryant Irvin, which are great areas.
Check out Cook Children's Health Care System. They have many jobs in billing/call center operations, as well as administrative at the Medical Center.
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Old 06-10-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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Why is it important to point out that the neighborhood is "very Hispanic"? And how is that relevant to what the OP asked?
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Old 06-11-2015, 03:55 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Because if you want to get a job in those area, such as at La Gran Plaza, you are probably going to need to be bilingual since that is the customer base there.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:35 AM
 
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Because if you want to get a job in those area, such as at La Gran Plaza, you are probably going to need to be bilingual since that is the customer base there.

Ill take your word that, that is what you meant. But maybe paraphrase a little better, funny how you follow up "mostly Hispanic" with High crime right after...some including myself might even see that slightly, ehhh not nice to keep it simple. But FYI there are a lot of English speaking opportunities within La Gran Plaza, Burlington Coat Factory, Ross, T Mobile, Chase, Sonic, RadioShack, and the seven story office building that holds various doctors, lawyers, psychiatrists etc... Its not North East Mall, but it isn't a Bazaar or Flea Market either.
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:45 AM
 
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I looked up the web site for La Gran and could see and given what I saw on the web site, I would agree with Christie that they'd probably want someone who speaks Spanish. Would love to learn Spanish, but a third language on top of Greek and Hebrew is probably a bit much!
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:53 AM
 
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I looked up the web site for La Gran and could see and given what I saw on the web site, I would agree with Christie that they'd probably want someone who speaks Spanish. Would love to learn Spanish, but a third language on top of Greek and Hebrew is probably a bit much!

The only thing I can think of is maybe doing some part time solicitation/marketing via telephone for state farm agents. Since they are owned and operated by the agent you can probably get a more flexible schedule than you would working for a big company etc... That's just an idea at the top of my head lol.
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Old 06-11-2015, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Or just head west over to the TCU area, and there are all sorts of restaurants, shops, etc. where you can get a part-time job. There's a big Albertsons, Barnes & Noble, etc. If you are a good waiter, the restaurants in downtown Fort Worth are always hiring!
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:48 AM
 
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Very ghetto

Avoid anything in between the I-35W and 820 corridor this area is known as Stop Six and is 3rd world

I'd avoid anything near the I-35W corridor to begin with

Look around the TCU area
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