Posted on: January 2019 Lara Edgcombe
Boston’s position as one of the U.S.’s most historically important cities is assured. Its nickname of the birthplace of the American Revolution says it all. But there’s a strong possibility that the best is yet to come.
There’s been a recent surge in business across cutting edge sectors in Boston. Professionals are arriving in their droves to take advantage of the job opportunities and be a part of Boston’s renaissance.
This makes it an exciting place to launch your career as a recent graduate. Here are 7 reasons why you should.
Huge Career Opportunities
Boston is undergoing something of a boom right now. The population has grown 4% since 2010, and the economy is thriving. A huge number of people are moving here for the attractive opportunities on offer. And that’s music to a recruiter’s ears.
Sectors including financial services, biotechnology and tech are crying out for quality candidates. It’s the perfect opportunity to take advantage of as a recruiter and an ideal reason to launch your career in Boston.
A Packed Events Calendar
There’s always something going on in Boston and it boasts a packed events calendar that stretches all year round. Public holidays are marked with massive celebrations - St. Patrick’s day and 4th of July in particular aren’t to be missed.
There are recurring and one off events for hobbies and interests of every variety. You’ll find everything from wine festivals and gastronomic galas, to historical reenactments, and the world famous Boston Marathon plus many more. There’s never a dull moment in this city.
Boston’s various professional sports teams are a definitive part of the city’s cultural identity. It’s one of the biggest and most passionate sports cities in the entire country and the fans are nothing short of crazy. Even if you’re not a massive sports fan, you can’t help but get swept up in the electric atmosphere on game day.
The teams include the Red Sox, the Celtics, the Bruins, and the Patriots, plus many many more. But not only are there a lot of them, they’re also extremely successful, so celebrating championships is virtually an annual affair.
Lots of Fellow Grads
Boston is home to more than 50 colleges and universities, and each year thousands of them stick around after graduating. Because of this Boston is a city with a young feel, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to meet people.
There’s also a buzzing nightlife, which though it wraps up relatively early, makes up for it in its energy and variety. Theatres, comedy clubs, traditional taverns and pubs, dance clubs, and everything in between give you plenty of opportunity to let your hair down.
Great Transport Links
Boston has unrivalled transport links. If you fancy a local weekend getaway you’re in luck as it’s in the heart of stunning New England. Incredible locations like Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, and Acadia National Park are all just a short trip away.
For a longer overseas vacation, there’s Logan International Airport with flights to many top destinations. Plus, Boston boasts three train stations as well as excellent road connections for bus and car journeys.
Burgeoning Food Scene
Boston may not have always had the best reputation when it comes to its culinary prowess. Fortunately, that’s rapidly changing. There’s a new generation of talented, forward thinking chefs and restaurateurs helping to establish it as an exciting new foodie destination.
And if you fancy yourself as a bit of a kitchen whizz, you’ll be impressed by the quality of ingredients available. There are dozens of farmers’ markets across Boston where you can pick up fantastic local produce to cook up a storm.
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