I have to agree with others on this North Dakota hires new grads like crazy. I'm sure many other small rural areas in various states as well. Graduated May 2012, licensed in CT had no luck in any of new england. Started applying to North Dakota and within 3 weeks had 5 phone interviews and 3 job offers. Depending on where you're from it will definitely be a culture shock and the pay in the midwest is definitely not up to par with the coasts but gaining the experience to open new doors is priceless.