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kat1dawg
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I am currently living in Georgia and looking to move there, anybody have any tips on the best way to get a job there? Any online web sites to search? Best to go in person for a few weeks with resumes? Thanks!

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Posted : January 9, 2012 6:19 pm
Exit Zero
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Best to come in person - for a premove visit and experience the island conditions and opportunities which are far different than the internet will provide.

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Posted : January 10, 2012 12:51 am
jbatl
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Best to go in person for a few weeks with resumes?

I'm not sure what industry you want to work in, but the most jobs are in the service industry. If you want to work in the service industry, forget about dropping off a resume and promising you'll 'be back.' There are plenty of qualified service industry employees on island who can start work immediately.

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Posted : January 10, 2012 12:57 am
OldTart
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I am currently living in Georgia and looking to move there, anybody have any tips on the best way to get a job there? Any online web sites to search? Best to go in person for a few weeks with resumes? Thanks!

Go to the top of this page and start reading everything left to right from "Home" to "Message Board"! There's a huge amount of information there which will help you out a great deal. Good luck!

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Posted : January 10, 2012 3:45 am
nathanv
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My wife and I are considering transferring to the University down there. Mainly on my behalf going to get my major in Agricultural engineering. Seems like a great place where tons of plant species thrive. I spent 2 months there 8 years ago. Wondering if it has changed due to deforestation and if the islands rain forests are still alive and thriving? Also how much handy money wise is a good number to start there? We will have around 11k for housing and to sustain us financially for a couple months until we find employment? Is this a good place to hold a career in Agricultural science? Again, nothing on wonderful Google can answer these questions in the least.;)

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Posted : January 11, 2012 5:24 am
Linda J
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$11,000 is a doable amount for 2 people.

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Posted : January 11, 2012 6:09 am
nathanv
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Great. I forgot to mention we have a one year old english mastiff. She is expected to get up to 190 +pounds. Are there a lot of dogs on St. Thomas and St.John? We have a few ideas who to go through for shipping her so we have an idea of how much it will cost. Just wondering if a great big ol baby will be welcomed.

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Posted : January 11, 2012 6:20 am
ms411
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For agricultural career info check http://WWW.fintrac.com.

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Posted : January 11, 2012 9:01 am
nathanv
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Thanks ma411.

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Posted : January 11, 2012 9:23 am
OldTart
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nathanv: same advice as given in the post before yours. The information right here on this site is voluminous and will afford you answers to most of your questions - a great research tool!

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Posted : January 11, 2012 10:39 am
Linda J
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IMO, a 200 pound dog is going to be a problem.

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Posted : January 11, 2012 12:11 pm
stxem
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Since you mentioned ST Thomas and St John--I assume you are interested in the St Thomas campus?

Just an FYI--the St Croix campus is where most of the agricultural work occurs. There is a lot more ag stuff going on on St Croix than STT or STJ. I'm not sure if the St Thomas campus offers agricultural classes so you may want to peruse the UVI website to make sure which island/campus will suit your needs better.

The two campuses are very different in what opportunities/classes they offer.

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Posted : January 11, 2012 1:17 pm
Jamison
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the sustainable farming institute at creque dam farm is amazing. just pure magic up there

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Posted : January 11, 2012 1:25 pm
nathanv
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This all sounds very promising in regard to what I'm looking for in my future career wise.
If there is any links or information on places to rent "long term" would be well appreciated as well.

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Posted : January 12, 2012 12:30 am
OldTart
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This all sounds very promising in regard to what I'm looking for in my future career wise.
If there is any links or information on places to rent "long term" would be well appreciated as well.

This site has a classified forum where several apartments are listed and there are also several listed on craigslist usvi. But do NOT rent anything sight unseen. Move into something short term until you find your way around and can see rentals yourself. Since you plan on bringing your dog with you it might be a good idea for one of you to move a couple of weeks in advance of the other (and the dog) in order to secure accommodation. It's not impossible to find a rental which will accept a large dog but it's not easy either!

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Posted : January 12, 2012 11:54 am
speee1dy
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vidol and careers.vi are both good sites as well as the feature up top of this site for job searches.

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Posted : January 12, 2012 7:19 pm
nathanv
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Pretty much read this entire site last night including the "stories". I think we are making the right decision moving to the V.I. We plan on leaving our dog with our family for a week or so until we find a place that will take her. I just hope St. Croix hasn't changed much in 15 years.

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Posted : January 12, 2012 10:22 pm
onthespot
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Great. I forgot to mention we have a one year old english mastiff. She is expected to get up to 190 +pounds. Are there a lot of dogs on St. Thomas and St.John? We have a few ideas who to go through for shipping her so we have an idea of how much it will cost. Just wondering if a great big ol baby will be welcomed.

Aside from the size, call the airlines and see if they are considered a short nosed dog breed. The airlines no longer transport them due to a statistically greater chance of dying in flight. 🙁 Rehomed my pugs because of it.

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Posted : January 13, 2012 4:00 am
jbatl
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We plan on leaving our dog with our family for a week or so until we find a place that will take her.

You might want to prep your family that it could be longer than a week. When your boots first hit the ground here, there will be a LOT of things to do to get up and running. A good search for the right home that's pet friendly could very well take much longer than a week.

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Posted : January 13, 2012 12:38 pm
nathanv
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Great. I forgot to mention we have a one year old english mastiff. She is expected to get up to 190 +pounds. Are there a lot of dogs on St. Thomas and St.John? We have a few ideas who to go through for shipping her so we have an idea of how much it will cost. Just wondering if a great big ol baby will be welcomed.

Aside from the size, call the airlines and see if they are considered a short nosed dog breed. The airlines no longer transport them due to a statistically greater chance of dying in flight. 🙁 Rehomed my pugs because of it.

No, fortunately she is by blood a "retrieval" breed. Her paws are huge and webbed, and she has big droopy jowls so that she can carry large objects in water and still be able to breath. Given these facts I think she would be a perfect breed for the Island.

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Posted : January 14, 2012 11:37 pm
OldTart
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Her paws are huge and webbed, and she has big droopy jowls so that she can carry large objects in water and still be able to breath. Given these facts I think she would be a perfect breed for the Island.

Given these facts I think she could earn her keep by putting in some shifts as a beach lifeguard ...

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Posted : January 15, 2012 12:06 pm
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