As a soon-to-be graduating senior, I have been thinking a lot about where to move after graduation. I was born in raised in Michigan. Going to school in Ohio, I’ve never lived anywhere outside the Midwest. My internships have all been near home, so I’ve only ever experienced foreign cities and states through brief vacations. Now that I feel ready for a new adventure in a new city, I have begun to research which cities are the most college graduate-friendly. This search is potentially applicable for students searching for internships as well.
What I’ve found throughout the last couple months is that most cities are ranked based on a few different factors: cost of living, jobs available, median income and young college graduate population. Of course, a lot of these factors intertwine and some even contradict each other. One city may have a very high median income for entry-level positions, but that same city may have the most unaffordable housing. So when it comes to this time, it is important to know what factors are most important to you when searching for a new home town.
Here are ten cities that made a few different lists:
- Pittsburgh, PA
- Minneapolis, MN
- San Francisco, CA
- Indianapolis, IN
- Detroit, MI
- Boston, MA
- Austin, TX
- Madison, WI
- Washington, DC
- Columbus, OH
If you’d like to read further, this article has specific rankings of which cities are the most affordable, population of young college grads and job availability. Happy job hunting!
Link to article: http://www.cnbc.com/2016/05/25/best-starter-cities-for-college-grads.html