Let us set the scene…

You’re six months out from summer break or graduating entirely. And you need a job. Where do you look? You’ve heard great things about New York City, but what’s the cost of living? Is it really affordable? How competitive is the market right now? Then again, your studio mate worked in Minneapolis last summer and was raving about the art and music scene and all of the great restaurants and breweries that were popping up. They also mentioned apartment costs and starting salary–and did we mention the amazing beer scene?

So how do you choose?

I Want to Work In (#iwtwi) is a career feature of the American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) and launched in September 2017. This feature highlights recent graduates who are living and working in towns and cities around the world. Follow us, each month, as we explore a new city: where to live, where to work, where to eat(!), where to make friends and, most importantly, how to get involved in the professional community and achieve your goals in licensure, practice, and beyond.