Again, many congrats to the Class of 2009. The weekend was filled was so many wonderful friends and family descending onto Spokane to celebrate graduate’s recent success! Now that is official, you may be asking yourself, “Now what?” Maybe, just maybe, relocating to where the opportunities, cheap(er) apartments and variety of young professionals is your next step.
MSN Careers launched this story today entitled, “Top 10 Cities for New Grads“. The article lists the top ten cities based on the ranking of the top U.S. cities with the highest concentration of young adults (age 20 – 24) from the U.S. Census Bureau (2006), inventory of jobs requiring less than one year of experience from CBcampus.com (2009) and the average cost of rent for a one bedroom apartment from Apartments.com (2009).
Average rent:* $625
Average rent: $686
Of this list Gonzaga has chapters in a handful of these top ten cities: Phoenix, Indiana, Chicago, New York, Denver. If you consider relocating to these or any new city, make sure to contact the Alumni Association…they can help you connect to fellow Zags in the area.
Kate Lorenz is the editor for CareerBuilder.com and its job-seeker blog, www.TheWorkBuzz.com. She researches and writes about job search strategy, career management, hiring trends and workplace issues. Follow her on Twitter www.twitter.com/katelorenz.
*Average rent of one bedroom apartment
**Using search term “entry level” in that city