Post # 1
After three LOONNNGG years, I am finally going to get my Master’s degree this summer 🙂
I am totally just curious how long it took you to get a job after getting your Master’s (one of the reasons I went for the M.A. to begin with was because I didn’t get a job right after getting my B.A. and that freaked me out a little bit).
Post # 3
Yay! Congrats on almost being done with your master’s! I started interviewing for my current job about three weeks before I finished my master’s degree and got offered the job about two weeks after getting my master’s. I was definitely lucky, and I feel very blessed by how things worked out.
Post # 4
i’ll answer for my husband–he got his job about a month and a half after graduating with an ma, but that was over 5 years ago; depending on your field, the job market might be tougher now
Post # 5
@Gemstone: Thank you! And congrats to you on the job as well.
@finnaroo: Yeah, I figured it would be different depending on field/timing. Thanks for the input, though! Hopefully I’ll follow in your husband’s footsteps!
I guess I should elaborate… I do work 40+ hours a week in the field I’m getting my degree in; however, it’s only a year-long position and it’s technically a “volunteer” position, so I make less than one fourth of my starting salary (ouch!)
Post # 6
I voted but to be fair, I left school before the economy tanked (2005). I was hired when I was a month away from graduating with my masters. After I finished my last course, I had to move immediately for the job.
My masters is also in a career specific field (librarian) – as in, I had to get a masters to work in a library.