How do I find a job / apartment in a new city?
June 21, 2007 10:35 PM Subscribe
Any advice on moving to a new, far away city, renting an apartment, getting a job, and perhaps attending a college?
posted by anonymous to work & money (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
What sort of planning should I go through? I intend to move to somewhere well-populated like Portland or Toronto or Amherst, where I won't know anyone.
I'm poor, I've just finished my freshman year at a large state university (which I didn't particularly enjoy, nor succeed at with a 1.9 GPA). Being away from my parents was good- I find them to be emotionally (sometimes physically abusive), and I don't want to go back, but I also don't want to be homeless.
A few questions about my future education: Is it too late to apply to good colleges for transfering in the fall semester? Would it be a waste of time attending a community college for a year before transfering?
I have some factory work, customer service, and theatre set-dressing work under my belt, as well as some good references- but I'm struggling to find work in the small town where I'm currently staying at a friend's house. There's also a huge problem here, which I intend to avoid / escape.
Aside from looking for opportunities on Craigslist, I'm really not sure how to go about doing any of this; thus any advice on starting over would be appreciated. I don't want this endeavour to end with me failing miserably, being in debt, and listening to the Old 97s song "Nineteen." I really need a life counselor.