The Young Professional’s Guide to Relocating & Making It Work
Need a change in scenery? Guest author and fellow urbanista Kyshira Moffet gives several tips for relocating to a new city, pulled from her own experience moving from her home base in Chicago to Pittsburgh to embark on her new career.
By Kyshira S. Moffett, MBA:
In August 2012, a few days before starting my final year of college at Hampton University, I received a call from a campus recruiter offering me my dream job. An associate role within a leadership development program, focused on HR. I was so excited! I was on cloud 9 and nothing could bring me down…until I remembered that job was located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh was not necessarily my dream destination, especially being from Chicago. However, Pittsburgh is where the company is headquartered so it seemed to be the right despite not having any friends or family in the area. I relocated in July 2013 and a little over a year later, I’m still here and quite pleased with the life I created. I wanted to share some tips of how I capitalized on this less than ideal relocation: