Post # 1
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I graduated with a BA in Media Studies about three years ago. I am strongly considering going back to school to get my Masters…but i am not 100% which route i should take. I originally wanted to work in Television but that has been very hard to accomplish. I have looked for jobs everywhere and i still havent found any in my field. I am looking to do something else that will give me some financial stability and also a career that i can grow in. With that said…are any of you in the same place as i am…majored in something that has not given you a stable job and are planning to go to grad school?
If so ladies which career route do you recommend to take at this point? I would like a career that will compliment my BA in media studies/communication.
A little background: I live in the NYC and i am 25 years old. I currently work for a company down in wall street- non-related to my field. I am in need to find a stable job that i will like and have a future in.
Any advise would be highly appreciated!
Post # 3
I’m currently applying to grad school! A little different though, I’m graduating with my BS in Speech Pathology in May and will start grad school in June, I’ll be 21. There is nothing I could do with a BS in Speech Path so I knew all along I would be going to grad school. I have friends majoring in communications and they said they basically have to get a masters in something because communication jobs are slim and barely any pay well. Could you get a master’s in journalist, broadcasting, film production, etc? I would look at local colleges and see what they offer.
Post # 4
The only reason I would go back to grad school is if you are finding jobs in your field that you’re interested in, but they all require a Master’s degree. If you can’t find any jobs at all, that’s an entirely different problem that won’t be fixed by going to Grad School.
FI is in Grad School now for that reason: many of the entry level positions in his field require a Master’s degree to even be considered. I’m not because an MBA is only required for maybe 1/3 of the positions in my field so I can still get interviews and jobs.
Post # 5
@katherin788: I’m in graduate school right now and will be done with my MA in literature next month. I went with the intention of applying to PhD programs. I decided against continuing on for another 5-7 years because of burnout (I didn’t take a break between my BA and MA). I’ve been applying to jobs for the last few months in hopes of having something lined up by the time I graduate. I’ve barely gotten any interest in my resume, though, in spite of internships, work experience, and writing gigs. I really had hoped that the master’s would help me stand out from the rest of the applicants, but I’m not feeling like that has been the case. Certainly there are areas in which having a master’s will be super beneficial and attractive to an employer, but it doesn’t seem as though humanities is one of them. I’m not telling you not to go to graduate school, because it’s been a great experience for me in many ways, particularly regarding time management and not freaking out over a huge workload. I am warning, however, that it may not be appreciated when it comes time to apply to a job. Like I said, you could be involved in a completely different field than me and have a very different experience. Just thought I’d share mine!