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Considering a move to WY, thoughts & advice?

Post by WYO_Fan_inPA » Thu Jan 01, 2015 9:59 am

Hey guys,

I'm thinking about a move to Wyoming from the East Coast. Really looking for a change in scenery and environment. Grew up my entire life out east. I prefer a more rural environment. Also have family in CO. Plus can't stand high cost of living here. My long-term (within a year or two) goal is to go back to school. I'd like to work in WY and become a resident, then go back to school. Target is UW.

My background and skills are in science (chemistry) and technology. Have about 1-1.5 years of living expenses saved up. Time frame to move is roughly 4-6 months from now.

Questions -

Suggestions as to where to live in WY? Does not have to be a larger city; could put up with small town.

Chances of finding a job in science/outlook for job market?

Any advice, tips, suggestions would be great & very much appreciated. :thumb: Many thanks!

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Post by WYCowboy » Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:20 am

WYO_Fan_inPA wrote:Hey guys,

I'm thinking about a move to Wyoming from the East Coast. Really looking for a change in scenery and environment. Grew up my entire life out east. I prefer a more rural environment. Also have family in CO. Plus can't stand high cost of living here. My long-term (within a year or two) goal is to go back to school. I'd like to work in WY and become a resident, then go back to school. Target is UW.

My background and skills are in science (chemistry) and technology. Have about 1-1.5 years of living expenses saved up. Time frame to move is roughly 4-6 months from now.

Questions -

Suggestions as to where to live in WY? Does not have to be a larger city; could put up with small town.

Chances of finding a job in science/outlook for job market?

Any advice, tips, suggestions would be great & very much appreciated. :thumb: Many thanks!
The chemistry and technology skills would work in the energy industry and there are openings in that field quite often. First off, I am not a resident of Casper or Gillette, but Casper & Gillette seem to be the center of the energy industry in Wyoming. Casper has a job fair - I think it is usually in the spring. I would contact their Chamber of Commerce for more info.
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Post by WYO_Fan_inPA » Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:34 am

Thanks, WYCowboy. I'll take a look at your suggestions.

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Post by WYO_Fan_inPA » Tue Jan 13, 2015 12:19 pm

Applied. Thanks. :cool: Also found several opportunities in Casper. :thumb:

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Post by WYO_Fan_inPA » Thu Sep 05, 2019 9:12 am

WYCowboy wrote:
Thu Jan 01, 2015 10:20 am
WYO_Fan_inPA wrote:Hey guys,

I'm thinking about a move to Wyoming from the East Coast. Really looking for a change in scenery and environment. Grew up my entire life out east. I prefer a more rural environment. Also have family in CO. Plus can't stand high cost of living here. My long-term (within a year or two) goal is to go back to school. I'd like to work in WY and become a resident, then go back to school. Target is UW.

My background and skills are in science (chemistry) and technology. Have about 1-1.5 years of living expenses saved up. Time frame to move is roughly 4-6 months from now.

Questions -

Suggestions as to where to live in WY? Does not have to be a larger city; could put up with small town.

Chances of finding a job in science/outlook for job market?

Any advice, tips, suggestions would be great & very much appreciated. :thumb: Many thanks!
The chemistry and technology skills would work in the energy industry and there are openings in that field quite often. First off, I am not a resident of Casper or Gillette, but Casper & Gillette seem to be the center of the energy industry in Wyoming. Casper has a job fair - I think it is usually in the spring. I would contact their Chamber of Commerce for more info.
What do you think about Laramie or Cheyenne?

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Post by fromolwyoming » Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:06 am

Laramie is very focused around the university (though with a few exceptions, mainly blue collar work though). And the town is being expanded quite a bit, with houses and apartments going up all over the place.

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Post by DVDA » Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:24 pm

In Laramie you have TriHydro, Western Research Institute, and Snowy Range Instruments/Metrohm Raman that you could consider.

WRI does a lot of chemistry stuff so I'd recommend filling out an application and sending a cover letter straight to HR letting them know what your goals are. It's a small company with a lot of great people and one division is on campus so you could potentially work and go to school.

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Post by WYO1016 » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:33 pm

WYO_Fan_inPA wrote:
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What do you think about Laramie or Cheyenne?
Cheyenne has Microsoft, Green House Data, Dyno Nobel, and Frontier Oil that would most likely be great fits for your skill sets
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Post by WYO_Fan_inPA » Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:57 pm

Thanks for the feedback, guys.

I know a visit to the state is in order. I'm thinking possibly next month. When does the first snow fall typically occur for the southern half of the state - Laramie, Cheyenne, etc.?

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Post by fromolwyoming » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:29 pm

WYO_Fan_inPA wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:57 pm
Thanks for the feedback, guys.

I know a visit to the state is in order. I'm thinking possibly next month. When does the first snow fall typically occur for the southern half of the state - Laramie, Cheyenne, etc.?
Generally, around Halloween, for the first big snow at least. But it being Wyoming, it could be next week, the way the weather works here.

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Post by LanderPoke » Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:30 am

DVDA wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:24 pm
In Laramie you have TriHydro, Western Research Institute, and Snowy Range Instruments/Metrohm Raman that you could consider.

WRI does a lot of chemistry stuff so I'd recommend filling out an application and sending a cover letter straight to HR letting them know what your goals are. It's a small company with a lot of great people and one division is on campus so you could potentially work and go to school.
UL seems to be growing a lot in Laramie

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Post by WYO_Fan_inPA » Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:02 pm

LanderPoke wrote:
Fri Sep 06, 2019 11:30 am
DVDA wrote:
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:24 pm
In Laramie you have TriHydro, Western Research Institute, and Snowy Range Instruments/Metrohm Raman that you could consider.

WRI does a lot of chemistry stuff so I'd recommend filling out an application and sending a cover letter straight to HR letting them know what your goals are. It's a small company with a lot of great people and one division is on campus so you could potentially work and go to school.
UL seems to be growing a lot in Laramie
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