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Workplace Wanderlust: Boston, MA

There's so much more to Boston than pahking the cah in Havahd Yahd. One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston is a hub of higher education, an international center of medical research and healthcare, and is home to many world-class museums, cultural institutions, and sports teams.

Here at UpperCampus we know you want to imagine the type of career you can have in the future, so some of the top industries in Boston include but are not limited to: higher education, health care, financial services, and scientific research.

Top companies include: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Dell Technologies, Boston Scientific, Amazon, Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Hologic, Hubspot, EF Education First, Liberty Mutual Group, Mass Mutual, Aetna Health, DraftKings, Wayfair, The TJX Companies, and Comcast.

We also know there's no better way to get a feel for what it's like to be a working professional in Boston than to ask someone who's living it, so we asked a local what it's like to live and work in Beantown.

Where is your office located?

I'm currently working in the Seaport, which is the newest area of the city and it's constantly adding new restaurants, bars, and things to do! An indoor pickleball place just opened and there are 3-4 new restaurants opening up this summer!

What is your commute like?

The public transportation in the city can be tricky at times, but I'm lucky to live a short 15 minute bus ride away from my office. When the weather is nice, it's a beautiful 35 minute walk along the water! Boston is a very walkable city so in the summer and fall it's the best way to get around.

What are your favorite restaurants in the city?

Most people assume clam chowder and lobster rolls are all Boston has to offer, but there is actually a very robust foodie scene here! Some of my favorites include Cafe Landwer, Committee, Felipe's, anywhere in the North End for Italian, and of course, I'm a sucker for Tatte breakfast and iced lattes.

What areas of the city are must-gos?

Boston neighborhoods have their own distinct vibes. My favorite areas are Back Bay for window shopping, Coolidge Corner for the bookstore and the restaurants, and Seaport for the views and waterside walks.

What are your favorite things to do on the weekends in Boston?

I love to try new restaurants and cafes, get last-minute tickets to a game, or go for walks along the Esplanade or the water in Seaport and the North End. I also love the New England Aquarium- you get free admission with a library card!

Any must-see museums?

My favorite is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum! It's incredibly beautiful and a unique museum experience. If you plan on going, make sure to watch the Netflix documentary

This is a Robbery before you go to learn about the infamous robbery!

What sporting events have you been to?

I'm lucky to say I've been to them all! Basketball, hockey, and baseball are all in the city, and I even took the train to Foxboro for a football game last season. Boston is a true sports town, so getting tickets to a game is a must-do!


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