Ladies, I know I talk way too much about my move to Chicago, but if you could give me another two cents on this matter, I'd appreciate it. The field I want to go into is hyper-competitive, but fortunately, my parents have a great network of people that have been more than willing to help me -- as do my professors. Unfortunately, they're all in New York City. NYC is the center of the market I want to be in. No (stellar) jobs have presented themselves to me in Chicago. I have no reason for moving there except my appreciation for deep-dish pizza and the city's architecture. While I'm sure I'll inevitably end up in New York for graduate school, I didn't think it was that big a deal to take a break for a couple years in Chicago before then. My parents are pretty upset that I don't want to follow my opportunites to New York. Should I go there even though I'd be less than thrilled about it? Good thing my plane ticket to Chicago was only $99. Thanks again, guys, sorry to bug ya'll about this! I know there are a lot of smart ladies to offer some wisdom here.