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What to do post-graduation?

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I'm getting closer to graduating culinary school... I'll be done by the end of summer.  I'm going crazy thinking about what to do after I graduate.  I live in Southern California (have my entire life) and really think this is my chance to make a big move, possibly east coast.  I have always wanted to live in New York, and I feel like post-graduation would be a good time.  At the same time, I'm thinking about continuing school after I graduate (I'm getting my associate's in Baking & Pastry) and am considering a bachelor's degree in Hospitality Management or Food & Beverage Management.  But if I continue school, I definitely wouldn't want it to be here (SoCal).


No matter what, I want to work in a restaurant or a bakery, and I'm just trying to figure out how realistic making a big move across country would be.  Literally, what would you do?  Get to New York and hit the streets until you find a job?  I don't really even know where to begin in regards to a move like that.

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its your call you have to know what you are doing.

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If you are looking to continue your studies I would recommend doing it at a school that focuses on Culinary interest already. I did the opposite of you and received my BS in Hospitality Management then went to the CIA in CA to get my culinary arts certificate. 

I know that Johnson and Wales along with the CIA offer programs for hospitality management and your credits from your two year program are likely  to transfer. I know saving money is priority when considering these things so try and find somewhere that you can get more education but you dont have to go through all the liberal arts and basic gen eds to get the title. 

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