« on: May 17, 2007, 10:24:05 PM »
I would love to practice in SoCal! I live in rainy vancouver Canada, so i'm very excited to come down south.
Do you know whether USD grads typically stay in USD or whether chances of employment are high in, say, LA too? I'd like to practice in LA b/c i have family living in alhambra.
BTW Roman, I've read your posts all over this discussion board. You seem to be quite pro USD. Care to share your insights? I've haven't had to chance to visit the school yet, so I don't know much about USD in that regard. Are you planning on living in rez or off campus?
I can't swear to it, but I've heard from both professors and current students that if USD grads were willing to work in LA, they'd have little trouble finding jobs. (And no, I did not say the top jobs paying 150k. But certainly respectable ones.) The thing is, apparently most USD grads don't want to leave SD.
I'm not Roman, but what insights would you like? I did endless research on USD and SD in general before deciding on it. It was without question the riskiest school for me to choose due to location and cost (more difficult requirements to keep my scholarship too), yet I couldn't pass up USD. I visited SD and the school in March, and have never been to a place I thought was more amazing, and I've been a lot of places.
As far as living, word is on campus housing is overpriced and not worth it. Popular places to live are near USD in Linda Vista, Pacific Beach, Ocean Beach, Mission Valley and some parts of La Jolla. If you type those locations into Craigslist searches, you can get an idea of what's out there. Seems to be that you can spend anywhere from $500-$1500 depending on how nice of a place you wish to live and whether you plan to have roommate(s) or not.
Hope that helps.