Last summer, someone told me that I was “too talented to stay in Michigan.” At that time, I was seriously considering moving away after graduation. There are many reasons to leave…The economy. The crime rates in Detroit, Flint and Saginaw. The lack of jobs. The unbearably cold winters.
25 percent of young professionals plan to leave Michigan…
But, I recently made my final decision: I’m here to stay. I’ve accepted a job offer with AGP & Associates in Midland. I actually knew I would be receiving an offer after a discussion with the CEO last February, but I received the “official” offer last week.
In the past year, I’ve learned a lot of things about myself and this state. I discovered I am passionate about marketing communications, rather than just PR. I actually like B2B work (in the textbooks, it sounds incredibly dull). I prefer the culture of a small agency. And, I like…maybe even love…mid-Michigan.
I recently attended Future Midwest. I suggest my fellow Michigan college students and grads watch this video from the conference.
So, what are your post-grad plans and why? Where do you want to go? Or, why are you staying in your state?
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