pantherfan wrote:I'm having a real hard time deciding between Pitt and Penn State. I'm in state btw. Pitt gave me 12k a year, and PSU gave me 20K, so the latter would be a bit more expensive in terms of tuition. I know Pitt is better in general for Western PA, but I don't know yet where I want to live. Probably, stay in the state, but who knows where. I am interested in government work. Do you think the proximity to Harrisburg should outweigh the friends and family in the Pittsburgh region I possess (I know this is subjective, I was just curious for your opinion)? Thanks.
There's clearly more to that question than I'm prepared for, but I'll just tell you that two of my friends from Pittsburgh have managed jobs back in Pittsburgh for the summer, I believe (or perhaps I only heard they were interviewing...not sure). One in a DA's office and another in a private firm.
As far as gov't work though, Penn State, specifically the Carlisle campus, will offer you the best opportunities. If you're split between working in Pittsburgh or doing state gov't, you've got a tough decision ahead of you!