It's that time of year again ... when college graduates put on those awkward gowns and head off to commencement, where they sit in the sweltering sun or a stuffy stadium, waiting to grab their diplomas and meet up with their families while half-listening to distinguished speakers dispense timeless wisdom and advice.
I spent the last four years planning what my next step was, planning where my next internship would be, planning what countries I would visit abroad, but in less than forty hours I graduate college. I never planned for failure, I never planned to let myself down--and I'm not really sure I could have.
Knowledge is power. Money is power. I graduated college lacking both of the two things that "is power." (NOTE TO MOM AND DAD: You can stop reading now...
As G-Day gets closer, seniors all over the country are being asked the dreaded question, "What are your plans after graduation?" Family members, friends, and even strangers have the best intentions in asking this; however, if you don't have an answer, it can bring about the longest 30 seconds of your life.
We came up with a list of the 15 cities that are the best for college graduates to call home. You may be surprised that these 15 locales aren't just big names with preposterously high rents -- and there's a reason for that. By sheer job growth, New York and San Francisco are at the top of the list, but when you factor in affordability, they fall short.