Prospective students ALWAYS ask what type of job they will be able to land after obtaining a master’s degree from our school. This question is difficult to answer for many reasons. Some of those reasons include that each person has different work experiences coming into grad school and that is important even after gaining an M.A. The Josef Korbel School does not hand out jobs, so much of what becomes available to graduates attests to their own persistence. Each student’s preferences are different. Some may not accept anything until they get a position in the State Department, while others will accept anything that offers them a paycheck. So, while the experience is different for each person, I can attempt to give you an account of my experience with the job search. As this is my last quarter at the Josef Korbel School, I aim to use this space to give you a first-hand account of how it goes. Let me set the stage for you…
1) I am in the Int’l Human Rights program and also the Humanitarian Assistance Certificate program
2) I am attempting to find a job in the Denver area
3) I would love to work on issues relating to the Horn of Africa, Gender Issues, or Human Trafficking
4) I need to make enough money to support my family and pay back loans
5) I have an undergraduate degree in Business Management
6) I have 3+ years experience working in a non-profit in Colorado, 2 years in the Peace Corps in Panama, and internship experience with a anti-trafficking organization in Boulder, and with a leadership organization in Ethiopia.
Interviews, informal meetings with contacts, and other efforts are already underway so check back often to see how it is going.