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Are you in your field?


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Poll: Are You In your field? (80 member(s) have cast votes)

Are you in your field?

  1. Yes, and I love it! (32 votes [40.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 40.00%

  2. Yes, and I hate it! (6 votes [7.50%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 7.50%

  3. No, and I wish I was! (19 votes [23.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 23.75%

  4. No, and I'm fine with that! (15 votes [18.75%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 18.75%

  5. Other (Explain below) (8 votes [10.00%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 10.00%

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#21 IWasaTeenApe

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Posted 10 March 2014 - 06:56 AM

Question: what if you could create your own career and apply what you have been learning in varsity in real life situations, would you take it?

I definitely would.


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#22 dmacfour

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Posted 24 March 2014 - 10:31 PM

Degree: M.S. Experimental Psychology, emphasis in Human Factors and Ergonomics

 

Graduated: December 2013

 

Current Occupation: Dishwasher

 

I've lost track of how applications I've submitted in the last three months. All I know is that it's well over 100. Not a single call. I had an interview with Apple in October, but that's the only tip-off I've had that someone is interested in my skills. I wasn't expecting to get a job quickly, but had no idea that it'd be this bad. 


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#23 jeetlebuice

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Posted 06 June 2014 - 07:15 PM

Degree: M.S. Experimental Psychology, emphasis in Human Factors and Ergonomics

 

Graduated: December 2013

 

Current Occupation: Dishwasher

 

I've lost track of how applications I've submitted in the last three months. All I know is that it's well over 100. Not a single call. I had an interview with Apple in October, but that's the only tip-off I've had that someone is interested in my skills. I wasn't expecting to get a job quickly, but had no idea that it'd be this bad. 

I am officially paranoid about going to grad school now.

 

I wish you the best of luck, you will find something soon.


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Fall 2015: International Relations/Affairs

Areas of Interest: Terrorism/counter-terrorism, conflict/conflict resolution, gender-based political violence, national security, biological and chemical warfare, international development.

 

 

#24 lunarem

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Posted 10 June 2014 - 01:25 PM

Degree: M.S. Experimental Psychology, emphasis in Human Factors and Ergonomics

 

Graduated: December 2013

 

Current Occupation: Dishwasher

 

I've lost track of how applications I've submitted in the last three months. All I know is that it's well over 100. Not a single call. I had an interview with Apple in October, but that's the only tip-off I've had that someone is interested in my skills. I wasn't expecting to get a job quickly, but had no idea that it'd be this bad. 

 

As far as I understand and have always been told, a Master's degree in experimental psychology is most commonly a stepping stone to a PhD program and very rarely leads to a career in the field. I was VERY lucky to land a paid research position after my MA (after teaching and barely making any money for a few semesters), but it is grant based and not a permanent position which is why I'm going back for a phd. 


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