It’s true. I’m a native New Yorker living in Boston. As a teenager applying to colleges, I knew Boston was the perfect place for me. It provided the city feel I was looking for, while feeling smaller and friendlier than Manhattan. Plus, Northeastern University offered the co-op program, giving students the opportunity to work full time for six months in any field. I was sold.
I had the opportunity to do a co-op in public relations during my sophomore year and received a ton of hands-on experience. Did I mention my co-op was here at Metis? After two co-ops at Metis and with a diploma in my hand, I did what any reasonable new graduate does: move back in with her parents. I continued my work in PR and commuted to Manhattan for two years, but something was missing. With my New York family and my Metis family’s support, I moved back to Boston. Below are two reasons I just couldn’t quit this city.
The tech scene: I might be biased, but Boston’s technology community cannot be rivaled. From its support of immigrant-led businesses, to its diverse companies ranging from early-stage startups to tech giants, there are a ton of opportunities in this city. The entire city acts a network for young startups and established companies, with help from organizations like the Cambridge Innovation Center, MassChallenge, Startup Institute and more. Plus, the city’s universities take preparing future tech industry workers seriously. With universities like Northeastern, Tufts, MIT, Harvard and Boston University committed to STEM education, it’s no surprise that companies like GE and Amazon recently came to town.
Our Metis culture: Even between co-ops and after graduation, I stayed connected with my Metis mentors. While they are great co-workers, they are even better people. From holiday bake-offs to watching the Patriots’ Super Bowl parade, we have fun together. Plus, our benefits cannot be matched. We have a generous vacation policy, summer Fridays, birthdays off and the ability to work from home whenever we want. So, when I feel like I’ve stopped pronouncing my “r’s” too much and am on the verge of becoming a Red Sox fan, I can head home to New York any day I want.
Whether you root for the Yankees or the Red Sox, you can’t deny Boston is a great place to live and work. Are you looking to make a move?
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