Graduation is still several months away. Start applying for jobs now and, if you’re lucky, you might have one lined up right after you receive your degree. If you aren’t so lucky, move to where, as you say, you can get your finances in order and get on your feet. Maybe your only option at that point is moving in with your parents, especially if they are kind enough to offer you free rent. Then you can continue applying for “real” jobs near your boyfriend (and elsewhere as there’s no point in limiting yourself at this stage) and maybe staying at his place when/if you get called in for interviews. In the meantime, you can do temp work or retail work, wait tables, or fill any of a host of other low-skill jobs you might have better luck landing as you continue looking for work in your field.
Bottom line though: Stick to your guns and don’t let your boyfriend guilt you or manipulate you into following him wherever he gets a job. Your career and your job search and your life are as important as his are to him. Of course you two want to live in the same city, and hopefully that will happen eventually, but, if it takes a few months or a year or two to find good jobs in the same location, that’s still just a drop in the bucket if you’re talking about spending the rest of your lives together. If a guy can’t wait a bit for you to feel that the time and opportunity are right for you to live together (even if “together” is just living in the same zip code), then he’s not husband material for you anyway.
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