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Fairfax vs Durham for post grad job?

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  • 1214mom1214mom 5277 replies194 threads Senior Member
    So how did her interview go?
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  • akmom124akmom124 503 replies7 threads Member
    Thanks for all your input! Her interviews went well and she’s decided that at some point she’d like to live in Durham and will definitely apply to grad school there. But she received a job offer from the job she really wanted in Cambridge and has accepted that! While the cost of living will be more expensive than Durham, the scope of work lined up much better with her interests. We’re all thrilled it worked out this way and very excited she’ll be back close to home. And since she hasn’t lived or spent a lot of time in Boston she’s looking forward to being back here. Now she just has to find an apartment and roommates to live with In Somerville. But that’s for next week - she’s relaxing and enjoying her weekend trip now! Wish CC had a roommate matching service!!
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  • 1214mom1214mom 5277 replies194 threads Senior Member
    @akmom124, sounds like a great outcome. Congrats all around.
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  • akmom124akmom124 503 replies7 threads Member
    @1214mom - Thanks! Yes all very happy and can’t wait to have her home this summer after almost a year in Asia! And her start date gives her the time to come home and sort all her stuff out that is stored in our basement as well as spend time with us (translated to our dogs) and do some other things before starting work.
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  • xanthippexanthippe 164 replies15 threads Junior Member
    edited May 2019
    Job options with ICF in Durham/Fairfax vs. Abt in Cambridge?? My D ended up in Durham, and absolutely loves it. Cultural events are easier to access than in Fairfax (and we have lived in NC and NOVA), plus lower cost of living. But congrats to your D on getting the Cambridge job! Can’t go wrong with any of these locations as a 20-something, truly. Enjoy your time with her at home!!
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  • VaBluebirdVaBluebird 3522 replies247 threads Senior Member
    edited May 2019
    Have to laugh. This turned out to be a completely useless discussion in the end for the OP didn't it? LOL.
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  • sevmomsevmom 8850 replies61 threads Senior Member
    Not a "useless discussion" but kind of funny that Cambridge wasn't even presented initially as a possibility, given there was a potential job offer there and it was closer to home. Sounds like a great outcome though for the family. Congratulations!
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  • colorado_momcolorado_mom 9439 replies83 threads Senior Member
    DS has lived in Cambridge and and Somerville and Allston and Arlington. It's a pricey area, but very fun for young adults. A roommate (or multiple roommates) can make it more affordable.
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