After a lot of searching and coming close to getting a job in the field I want, I have accepted the fact that this is unlikely to happen. Truly disappointing. I do have the opportunity to obtain a job outside my field. My concern is graduate school. I want to work for about a year, then go back to Uni for a MS in Material Science then go into the semiconductor industry. Will taking a job outside my field have a negative effect on my application? Is anyone else also taking a first job outside their field?