Philadelphia Named A Top Ten Best City for Recent College Grads

For Immediate Release
May 26, 2010

(Philadelphia, PA) Philadelphia has been named the fifth best city for recent college graduates, in the just released third annual "Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates." The finding is based on the ranking of top US cities with the highest concentration of young adults (age 20 to 24) from the US Census Bureau (2006), inventory of jobs requiring less than one year of experience from CareerRookie.com (March, 2010) and the average cost of rent for a one bedroom apartment from Apartments.com (2010).

For Moore's 117 recent graduates in the class of 2010 who choose to stay in the city, there is more good news.For Moore's creative career seakers the Locks Career Center offers services and resources linking graduates to employers and alumnae in their field. The Career Center also keeps up-to-date with the region's many organizations that support the creative industries.

Innovation Philadelphia sites over 30 active young professional organizations, providing opportunities for professional development, civic engagement, support of the arts and social activities. The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance and Arts & Business Council are also great resources. Moore's NETNights, hosted by The Galleries at Moore offers networking and programing designed especially for recent graduates of Philadelphia's art schools.

The things that make Philadelphia a great place to study and learn also make it a great place to stay and work. More than 150 museums, over 125 live music venues and nearly 100 theatre companies offering an extensive line-up of cultural exhibits and performances.

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Moore College of Art & Design educates students for inspiring careers in art and design. Founded in 1848, Moore is the nation's first and only women's art college. Moore's career-focused environment and professionally active faculty form a dynamic community in the heart of Philadelphia's cultural district. The College offers nine Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees for women. A coeducational Graduate Studies program was launched in summer, 2009. In addition, Moore provides many valuable opportunities in the arts through The Galleries at Moore, a Continuing Education Certificate program for adults, the 91-year-old acclaimed Youth Art Program for girls and boys grades 1-12, The Art Shop and the Sculpture Park. For more information about Moore, visit www.moore.edu.

May 26, 2010
Philadelphia has been named the fifth best city for recent college graduates, in the just released third annual "Top 10 Best Cities for Recent College Graduates." The finding is based on the ranking of top US cities with the highest concentration of young adults (age 20 to 24) from the US Census Bureau (2006), inventory of jobs requiring less than one year of experience from CareerRookie.com (March, 2010) and the average cost of rent for a one bedroom apartment from Apartments.com (2010).

Published on May 26th, 2010