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St. Louis Makes Top 10 List for New Grads


St. Louis ranks among the top 10 cities for fresh college grads because of its low cost of living, plentiful jobs and concentration of 20-somethings, according to SmartAsset, a financial website.

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The news is not surprising to Kim Reitter, Ed.D., SLU’s director of career services, who said St. Louis is the top city where new SLU graduates get jobs.

“St. Louis has a lower cost of living when compared to a lot of cities in the country, so young professionals can more easily afford a house,” she said. “Plus there are a lot of job opportunities in the St. Louis area with large and small organizations in many different fields.”

What St. Louis Offers New Grads

Compared to 107 other cities surveyed, SmartAsset says St. Louis has:

SmartAsset created its best cities for new grads list based on jobs, affordability and fun.

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SLU Alumni in St. Louis

More than  51,000 SLU alumni live in St. Louis and can be found working locally for Bayer, Centene Corp., ExpressScripts Holding Co., Mastercard Inc., Nestle Purina, World Wide Technology and more. 

This spring, SLU announced an expansion of its career services for current students and alumni, which aims to: 

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