Cara: Things to look for in a city?
Terrell: Tinder, Grindr and a bar.
Lance: A large dating pool.
Heather: To have people my age around me.
Cara: Outdoor lifestyle and great food selection.
Terrell: Police sirens, the noise, the chaos. I love the noise of a city.
Claes: So, the purpose of the research was to take a look at a lot of different data on a lot of different aspects of many of the biggest American cities and try to find ones that have the most appeal for college graduates.
Terrell: We picked these cities because that’s where all the jobs are.
Claes: At the top of our list we had New York, LA. San Francisco, we had Boston near the top, Chicago. These are markets where people can go and immediately find a job.
Terrell: Detroit I love you to death don’t get me wrong. … I would never…
Cara: Many of the top cities on this list are thriving in companies that are fresh and new.
Claes: Looking at a city like San Francisco with that just huge variety of startups.
Terrell: Oh God, San Francisco, honey…
Lance: You’re probably going to be wearing a lot of hats at a startup so you get probably about 5 years’ worth of experience within a year.
Claes: And if it doesn’t work out at one company you know there’s 10 or 15 other companies doing the same thing that would be happy to have you.
Cara: If you’re a surfer and you do that every day and you take a job in the middle of the country you’re probably not going to be happy at the job.
Terrell: Any farm life, moo moos, the country thing, it is so not me. I’m done.
Claes: We tried to take into account a number of different factors and then also kind of what’s the quality of life? What amenities are around there?
Lance: Young people want easy access to transportation; they want affordable living.
Heather: Things to do in the city is really important; you have to have a variety of things.
Terrell: Diversity and culture.
Cara: The best Mexican restaurant I ever walked into was in San Francisco and inside was an Asian man singing karaoke to a country song … diversity!