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Old 07-25-2009, 01:22 AM
 
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Hello - I am a Communication major and a recent grad. Is there a job field for me? How is Tucson to live and rent a nice but resonable place. I am also working on a Masters.
I have visited and fell in love with the area.
Appreciate your help
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Old 07-25-2009, 09:17 AM
 
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Tucson is large enough that there are likely many jobs that require a communication major. Is anyone hiring? It might be tough to land a job right now (that's true across most of the country), but it would be a good idea to start networking with companies that could potentially hire you. When they do hire, if they have a face to match your resume, that will give you a leg up on the compitition.
Also, U of A might be a good place to finish your Masters.
Tucson is reasonable to live and rent. A lot depends on where you want to live, if you want an apartment or house, etc.
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Old 07-25-2009, 11:02 AM
 
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Tucson is pretty cheap compared to other places in regards to rent and cost of living. $400-$500 can get you a decent one bedroom apartment in any one of the innumerate and typical urban sardine can apartments. Keep in mind that everything is relative, though. So you might pay less for rent, but you're also likely being paid less. My last job in NC was paying $12/hour for what was basically an over-glorified customer service job. Here, most of the listed rates I see are $9/hour. I see a lot of $8 an hour jobs listed on craigslist, too - which is barely minimum wage if you keep in mind the new low is $7.75 or whatever it is.

I'm not sure how the job market is in GA, but it's pretty tight in Tucson. That's not to say there aren't jobs to be had, just that you really have to work for them.

But, Tucson is beautiful and the mountains and sunsets are free to look at.
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Old 07-25-2009, 06:00 PM
 
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Hello - I am a Communication major and a recent grad. Is there a job field for me? How is Tucson to live and rent a nice but resonable place. I am also working on a Masters.
I have visited and fell in love with the area.
Appreciate your help
Welcome, piachere.

I love living here, but there are many who don't. Still, if you've already visited and know you like it, I see little risk in moving here. Rent is very reasonable here (but then, I moved here from South Florida where it's very expensive). Oh, and don't really know how jobs would be for a communications major here.

Funny thing is, we've had a serial troll frequenting the place who gets a kick out of stirring up a hornets nest, so I'm actually to the point where I'm a little suspicious when somebody new comes on board.

Not to worry, though. Welcome anyway.

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Old 07-25-2009, 11:43 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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Funny thing is, we've had a serial troll frequenting the place who gets a kick out of stirring up a hornets nest, so I'm actually to the point where I'm a little suspicious when somebody new comes on board.

Not to worry, though. Welcome anyway.
Yep, true. We're all basically a bit gun shy and watching the gates to CD more closely, aren't we? Shouldn't oughta be that way...
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:06 PM
 
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um, based on my own apartment hunting when I moved here about a month ago, the lowest you're gonna find a DECENT one-bedroom is about $550. Cost of living is comparable to most eastern cities not on the coastline, so don't worry about that. UA is considered a "public ivy" and is pretty dang cheap too, even for a state university, so you have options if you want more education.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:47 PM
 
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Cost of living is comparable to most eastern cities not on the coastline, so don't worry about that.

lol - what? What cities are you referring to? I can tell you that a friend of mine just moved to Amherst, Mass and she's paying something like $800 a month for a studio apartment - this thing is a shoebox. And that was the BEST she could find even when looking months in advance.

We just moved from Raleigh, NC and we were paying $900/month for a 2bed/2bath house. The same here is going for $750-ish on Craigslist: link (http://tucson.craigslist.org/apa/1290390648.html - broken link), link (http://tucson.craigslist.org/apa/1290323834.html - broken link), link (http://tucson.craigslist.org/apa/1290369105.html - broken link)

In Atlanta, the pricing is similar to NC: link (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/apa/1290601457.html - broken link), link (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/apa/1290500382.html - broken link), link (http://atlanta.craigslist.org/apa/1290126206.html - broken link) If not considerably more

Again, I don't know what cities you're referring to, but Tucson is CHEAP.
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Old 07-26-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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Hello - I am a Communication major and a recent grad. Is there a job field for me? How is Tucson to live and rent a nice but resonable place. I am also working on a Masters.
I have visited and fell in love with the area.
Appreciate your help
Welcome, piachere!

Over the years I have lived in a variety of cities from coast to coast and have chosen Tucson as my home. Maybe not the cheapest place to live but darn close overall when you consider everything from rent or mortgage to utilities to vehicle registration.

Besides, except for July and August . . . the best weather of all in the country.

Good Luck
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Old 07-27-2009, 05:30 PM
 
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I homeless with a 9 yr old daughter, moving to Tuscon for a better life, and a new start.
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