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Old 12-17-2011, 07:25 PM   #1
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Hey everyone! My wife and I have a really good chance of moving to Fairbanks so she can go to the University of Alaska Fairbanks in August. I know that is a ways away and we are not 100% sure we are going too, but most likely we will be. So I was wondering if anyone knew of any possible jobs up there that i could apply for? I currently work for CenturyLink, a Internet and Home Phone provider here in WA and was trying to see who the local Internet provider was for the Fairbanks area so I can maybe apply for them. Any info would help and if/when I do move up there I would hope to meet some of you to get some new friends!

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Old 12-17-2011, 10:50 PM   #2
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I'll be the first to say don't freaking move!! Fairbanks ****ing sucks! I used to live up there and had to work outside when it got -55 degrees outside, no bueno at all. That place just blows in general. My 2 cents.. good luck. Oh yea there is a moving company I used to work I know they are always looking for work and it pays very well. Hit me up if you want to know more info.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:00 PM   #3
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Just a hand full providers, gci, alaska communications those are the big ones.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:30 PM   #4
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Why not UAA?
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:51 PM   #5
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Well one of the big reasons UAF is because they have the specific program she is looking for, and also that my dad works in fairbanks.
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Old 12-18-2011, 01:50 AM   #6
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Arctic Engineering?
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:54 AM   #7
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Marine Biology duffus! Why would anyone go there for Arctic Engineering?
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:06 AM   #8
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Fairbanks is a nice city. Truth is, it's just a small town, but it's got charm too for sure. If you can handle the cold winters, you'll be just fine.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:49 PM   #9
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So was just wondering what all I would have to get for my car when I move up here for the cold winters? I know I will need a block heater and battery heater. Any other suggestions? Like remote start? Anything else?
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:25 PM   #10
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Why not UAA?
Unless its changed, UAA typically has **** for degrees. UAF has more scientific and engineering type degrees, versus UAA which has.... med/admin type. Again, couldve changed but the major biology/science/engineering are still at UAF.

Fairbanks gets a bad rap due to their weather, which to be honest in the winter is quite cold. Makes Anchorage feel like Washington. the layout and what not arent bad though for a city, or large town. They actually have a working highway system.

peanut should be able to give you some decent insight as well as the other FBX boys n girls. Might also peruse fairbanksforums.com as there may be more people in the know on job opps.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:32 PM   #11
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So was just wondering what all I would have to get for my car when I move up here for the cold winters? I know I will need a block heater and battery heater. Any other suggestions? Like remote start? Anything else?
If I remember whenever I get home I'll search for the thread, but another nabisco member was moving to FBX and asked about car prep.

In short you'd need the block heater and oil pan heater. Make sure the ratio of your coolant is set for -70 or something like that. Remote start would be a very good thing to have up there. Eventually some studs/winter tires and a car survival bag. (this also has been covered and I'll try to remember to link the thread) The battery warmer/blanket I have learned is a mixed bag, some like it some hate it. I THOUGHT there was another heater element somewhere. Tranny fluid?? I dont remember.
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Old 04-20-2012, 06:04 AM   #12
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Unless its changed, UAA typically has **** for degrees. UAF has more scientific and engineering type degrees, versus UAA which has.... med/admin type. Again, couldve changed but the major biology/science/engineering are still at UAF.
That's greatly change within the last few years.

In concerns to engineering, UAF's main hold of UAA was that it was board certified and it had a better hands on facility for your education. UAA eventually came to meet those same board standards and since then it's facilities are growing at an incredible rate. UAA has it's ANSEP building and new engineering building which can't handle the high enrollment. Another engineering building is already in the works to expand again. We also have another department for design development and fabrications at the University Center in midtown as a temporary location because our current one on campus is full from brand new equipment.

It's science program also became very good and I know first hands it has a top rank Chemistry and Geology program as well. Conoco Phillips helped pump out the brand new Integrated Science Building. Nursing continued to expand even further with the brand new Health Sciences Building next to Providence that just opened this Fall. Which adds to it's already in place Allied Health Science Building.

Pretty much UAF just really has nothing as an advantage anymore and isn't expanding at the rate UAA is. UAA's programs are now just as good if not better. Yes it used to be but that isn't the case anymore.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #13
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I think I already said this in another thread a while ago, but apply through TDL professional staffing. I believe that's who GCI is hiring through right now. Yeah everyone hates them, but it's a good company to work for, they treat their employees well. Unless you're going into the retail/customer service side, I could not deal with being screamed at by angry costumers all day, but once you're not a temp anymore you would get a lot of commission.
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Old 04-20-2012, 03:19 PM   #14
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"Pretty much UAF just really has nothing as an advantage anymore"

Really? What about small class size? I would say that is a huge advantage, especially since UAA is "expanding so rapidly"...

The professors (at least in the engineering department) are very experienced and there are some that are among the top in the state/nation in their field. I'm not sure that UAA has such a great line up of teachers as I haven't been there, but I think it is kind of an ignorant statement to say that UAF has nothing to offer anymore.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:16 PM   #15
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So I have a few more questions since my wife and I will be moving up there in about a month and a half. We are trying to find a place to live that will accept pets, we have a small dog and cat, and one of the only places we found that allows pets is the Yak Estate Apartments. I have been reading reviews on them and they are realy horrible... Has anyone ever experienced their apartments and if so what did you think, and also if any of you knew another nicer place that would accept pets? The other question I have is what all would I need to do to our car to get it ready for the cold winters up there? I already know a block heater is a must, but will that really work on a 4.7L V8 Jeep in that cold of weather? Anything helps! Thanks!
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:48 PM   #16
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Block heater. Oil heater. Tranny heater. Never needed a battery blanket.
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Old 06-11-2012, 06:51 PM   #17
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Block heater. Oil heater. Tranny heater. Never needed a battery blanket.
Those will be suffecient to make my car last through the winter? I've read on pther forms that at about -30 F the block heater doesn't really do much?
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:04 PM   #18
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What to do to prep a car for winter was covered pretty good in this thread:
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2291909
(Not sayin' ZOMG SEARCH, was a pain for me to find and it was in my subscriptions folder, lol)

Work is plentiful up here, mostly, if you’re willing to WORK, you can find it.
Alot of places will hire low experience people that are willing to learn, and CAN learn.
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Old 06-11-2012, 07:37 PM   #19
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Does anyone have any tips or help they could provide about a place to live?
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Old 06-12-2012, 01:16 AM   #20
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It's tough to find places to live around here. Add the fact that you need to house 2 pets too and it's even harder.

Expect to pay 800-1200 a month for rent. You'll need to factor heating oil costs and electric on top of that. Most places ask for the 1st & last months rent as well as a security deposit up front.

Not trying to scare you away, but you should be aware of the reality of it.

Yak Estates isn't great, but it's a place to live until you find something better. At least you'll have a roof over your head and a place that takes pets.

As for the winterization stuff. You'll need more than just a block heater. Just get in touch with me when you get here and we'll have a get together / mechanic day to get you all squared away. You'll have to buy the parts and we'll help you get it put together.

Welcome to the Fairbanks crew.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:40 AM   #21
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Try birchwood homes. they allow for pets, and they are right outside wainwright. They are a bit more than yak estates, but they include everything with the rent, and they accept animals. Otherwise call Coldwell banker on 3rd, they rent a bunch of houses in town and some cabins, most will allow for pets also. I work with all the rental agencies in Fairbanks through my work. I'd be glad to help.
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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Try birchwood homes. they allow for pets, and they are right outside wainwright. They are a bit more than yak estates, but they include everything with the rent, and they accept animals. Otherwise call Coldwell banker on 3rd, they rent a bunch of houses in town and some cabins, most will allow for pets also. I work with all the rental agencies in Fairbanks through my work. I'd be glad to help.
Could you get me the # on who I would need to call? That would be great! Thanks!
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:12 AM   #23
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It's tough to find places to live around here. Add the fact that you need to house 2 pets too and it's even harder.

Expect to pay 800-1200 a month for rent. You'll need to factor heating oil costs and electric on top of that. Most places ask for the 1st & last months rent as well as a security deposit up front.

Not trying to scare you away, but you should be aware of the reality of it.

Yak Estates isn't great, but it's a place to live until you find something better. At least you'll have a roof over your head and a place that takes pets.

As for the winterization stuff. You'll need more than just a block heater. Just get in touch with me when you get here and we'll have a get together / mechanic day to get you all squared away. You'll have to buy the parts and we'll help you get it put together.

Welcome to the Fairbanks crew.
Thanks for all the info! I will definitely pm you on here once we get up there to get all this stuff done. Even though I wont have a subie up there I am still looking forward to going to the subie meets.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:20 PM   #24
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Old 06-13-2012, 03:11 PM   #25
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I say get ride of the jeep just one big problem right there specially ip in Fairbanks my exs was just one fix after the next when I lived up there.
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