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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby DurangoJenn » Wed Feb 23, 2011 3:08 pm

I just saw this ad in my local (Durango, CO) paper today and thought if you're interested in the area and field, you could contact the company to find out about future opportunities:

Durango CO based company seeks GEOLOGISTS for well-site geology & mud logging. Applicants must have BS in geology and prior experience in oil and gas drilling. Travel & 4WD req’d. Top pay to qualified personnel. Resumes to dgogeo@gmail.com

The gas industry is big business in La Plata County. Another place you can keep an eye on job opps is http://www.southernuteoa.com/OA/JobOrders/List.aspx

Good luck with your decision!

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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby Bowman » Wed Feb 23, 2011 6:03 pm

llamaman wrote:Two connecticut transplants in one thread...wow.


One more here. Born and raised in central Connecticut (New Britain/Newington). After getting my undergrad in Virginia and master's in Illinois, I moved to CO to get my PhD. I passed up offers at better schools in order to live out here. I don't regret it at all.
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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby jaypeak88 » Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:28 pm

Bowman wrote:
llamaman wrote:Two connecticut transplants in one thread...wow.


One more here. Born and raised in central Connecticut (New Britain/Newington). After getting my undergrad in Virginia and master's in Illinois, I moved to CO to get my PhD. I passed up offers at better schools in order to live out here. I don't regret it at all.


Three Connecticans, definitely surprising!

Thanks so much everyone for your help, I really appreciate all of it. Hearing the stories about people moving out without plans makes me think that it's a definite possibility after undergrad.

Thanks again!

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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby scott goldberg » Thu Feb 24, 2011 1:22 pm

...more of the same...January of 1978 loaded up my 1971 Buick Skylark after graduating college in Wisconsin, headed west, and never looked back. As much as I love Denver, I almost wish I would have kept going, to Buena Vista, Ouray, or Durango...Denver's gotten too darn big. But it's been great living in Colorado, I'd never live anywhere else.

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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby wsharber » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:39 am

I'm in the same boat. I am a senior in computer science at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and my hopes are to move to Colorado. I'd love to find some kind of IT job as I am on the IT team here for the university. Problem is, I don't have a clue where to start looking. Any suggestions?
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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby ajkagy » Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:55 am

wsharber wrote:I'm in the same boat. I am a senior in computer science at The University of Tennessee in Knoxville and my hopes are to move to Colorado. I'd love to find some kind of IT job as I am on the IT team here for the university. Problem is, I don't have a clue where to start looking. Any suggestions?


you shouldn't have too much of a problem finding a job with a comp sci degree...there are plenty of tech jobs in Denver/Boulder/Fort Collins area. I've been in the tech field for 5-6 years now and have a work at home job so i can pretty much live anywhere. It's definitely a rewarding field to be in right now.
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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby larkinrx2 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:22 pm

try applying as a pharmcy technician until you can find a job in your field
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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby schrund » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:36 pm

What school in Pennsylvania?
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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby RJansen77 » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:49 pm

schrund wrote:What school in Pennsylvania?


Hey, jaypeak88 here under my new "Colorado" username (decided to make a more appropriate one when I moved to Denver). Anyhow, I went to Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Got a job offer as a geology technician back in April and moved out here right around Memorial Day. Been climbing almost every weekend and loving it!


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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby schrund » Sun Aug 14, 2011 8:58 pm

I went to West Chester, and my old roomate teaches music and is on the Dickinson Jazz Quartet~ welcome and nicely done getting out here!
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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby climbinfool » Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:45 am

Colorado's not that great - totally overrated. Have you considered Kansas, Nebraska or Iowa?

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Re: Moving to Colorado after college

Postby mountain_man » Mon Aug 15, 2011 3:20 am

climbinfool wrote:Colorado's not that great - totally overrated. Have you considered Kansas, Nebraska or Iowa?

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