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Old 05-04-2010, 02:54 PM
Location: Louisville, KY
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This has probably been answered before, but it can't hurt to bring it up again.

My family lives in Louisville, and I'm just about to graduate from an undergraduate program in southern Indiana in about a month. My fiance and I will be moving to Lexington because I will be enrolling in a master's program at UK in the fall. My program doesn't offer any funding, so I'll be paying tuition through loans, and I'm hoping to secure a job, ideally downtown, probably waiting tables, where I would ideally make enough money, when combined with my boyfriend's income (he works as a substitute teacher), to pay rent, bills, etc. I'm perfectly willing to consider other jobs, but I'm honestly not sure where else to look that would pay more than minimum wage.

Ideally, we would like to live within a half an hours' walking distance of campus (as parking on campus seems really expensive), and not pay more than $600 or so a month.

Does anyone have any recommendations for places I ought to apply to work or apartments where we should look?

(Also, as the sticky post for newcomers asked for preferences, I will always choose a slice of Derby pie over any kind of cake. )

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Old 05-04-2010, 08:15 PM
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Have you considered looking for full time positions with UK? They'll pay for up to 6 credit hours per semester if you're a full time employee.

If not there are several restaurants around campus and downtown. DeSha's, Cheapside, Mellow Mushroom, or Pazzos just to name a few.

As far as apartments, a lot of the ones surrounding campus are occupied by nothing but undergraduate students. That means a lot of areas can be quite noisy. If you look for some apartments down Red Mile they are still pretty close to campus but not quite as bad and students still live there. I am graduating this month with my masters and my program did not offer funding either. I did some research and found an assistantship through another department on campus. Maybe you can look into that too.
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