All of your acceptance letters have been received. You have been accepted to many different colleges that all seem to offer a variety of unique opportunities. There are a ton of factors that go into making a college decision. From educational excellence to the students’ party scene, choosing the school that is right for you can be one of the biggest decisions of your life.
Ultimately, this decision will shape your future career, interests, and friendships. Because of this, the stress of making the right decision can be extremely daunting. You want to pick the place where you will have the best overall experience.
And while there are some factors that seem to be the most important when making this major decision, here is one important factor that you may not have previously considered when weighing the pros and cons of each school.
This factor is the city and state that your school is located in. Many amazing universities have beautiful campuses and are able to create really cool communities in the surrounding areas. However, some of these college towns are solely that. College towns. If you go into school knowing you don’t want to end up living in the town where your university is located, it is important to consider the state that it is located in as well. This is important for future opportunities.
Usually at university sponsored career fairs and events, the majority of companies are looking to hire in state. So, for example, if you attend the University of Alabama, most of the opportunities at the career fairs will be for companies located in Alabama.
This is when you need to know whether or not you would be likely to pursue a postgraduate career in Alabama. Of course, there are other factors as well, but this is one that is often forgotten about and sometimes overlooked.