Why should you stay in the area after getting your degree? Here are five reasons to stick around:

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Job Opportunity

Hoping to find a job right out of college? Look no further than the opportunities presented right here in the Fargo-Moorhead area. Having an unemployment rate much lower than the national average, the F-M workforce is a great place to start your career search. With the community growing quickly, there are many startups, expanding companies and new ventures waiting for the well-prepared, educated Cobber graduate. Fargo’s downtown is bustling with entrepreneurship and creative ideas and throughout the area, larger corporations including Microsoft, Sanford, RDO and more are awaiting the tech-savvy, healthcare-minded or agriculture-focused grad.

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Morgan Schleif at Young Blood Coffee

Support System

After four years in the F-M community, you may have met a new person or two. You’ve developed lifelong relationships in the Cobber community full of support, encouragement and connections. During your time cultivating new relationships and developing a support system at Concordia, there may be a few people with networking opportunities right in your own backyard. Utilize your neighbors to make new ones, generate connections and find new opportunities.

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You Know the Area

You’ve spent four years exploring and finding all your favorite spots in the area. You know the quickest way to get to your favorite coffee shop, you know the best late-night pizza delivery shop and your favorite place to be on a sunny Sunday afternoon. Continue to embrace the comfort and home of the F-M area while engaging in the new opportunities open to you as a college graduate.

Students at Christkindl Markt

Growing Community

Fargo-Moorhead is a rapidly growing community. With several colleges in the area, the community is evolving to support the growing population of young adults. New apartment complexes are sprouting up while new businesses are opening throughout the area. Specifically, downtown Fargo is blossoming with new stores, unique dining opportunities and sweet shops.

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Small Town Feel in the City

The F-M metro area has a combined population of more than 225,000 people. The large community can be categorized as a big city by Midwestern standards, but the kind and genuine nature of the people fosters the feel of a small town. Fargo-Moorhead provides the opportunities of a big city while being small enough that you always feel a part of the community. With events in the community throughout all four seasons, you’ll stay busy and engaged with the people of Fargo-Moorhead.

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