Recent College Grads Are All Heading to These Cities

Paris

Paris, France is the most popular destination for recent grads.

Think there are an unusually large amount of college grads in your city – well you may be right. Millions of college graduates see graduation as the perfect opportunity to get away. Nothing is holding you down, and you can finally move to the city you’ve dreamed of.

Some large cities are more popular for recent college grads then others, with about 40 percent of new residents comprising recent college grads in the most popular destinations. LinkedIn has been analyzing the migration patterns of users 0-3 years out of college for the past year. Their data keeps track of moves greater than 100 miles.

While some of these cities are not a surprise (who wouldn’t want to move to New York City or Paris?), some may surprise you! Check out the list of the most popular cities to move to for college grads, and see if yours makes the list:

1. Paris

42 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to BNP Paribas, L’Oréal, LVMH, EDF and Société Générale.

2. Washington D.C.

40 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Defense, World Bank, Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Department of Commerce.

3. Minneapolis-St. Paul

40 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to Target, 3M, General Mills, Wells Fargo and Cargill.

4. Madrid

40 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to Telefònica, Deloitte, PWC, BBVA and Accenture.

5. New York City

38 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Citi and IBM.

6. Chicago

38 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to Deloitte, Accenture, PWC, Ernst & Young and Groupon.

7. London

35 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to Barclays, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Goldman, Sachs and KPMG.

8. San Francisco area

34 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads. A lot of these recent grads are going to Google, Oracle, Apple, Cisco and Facebook.

9. Banglaore

34 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads.

10. Sao Paulo, Brazil

34 percent of new residents in 2013 were recent college grads.

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About DevonJ140
I am currently an Accounting Director living in New York City. I love reading and learning more about business, finance, tech, and current events.

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