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Taking a Job outside my field

  1. Sep 1, 2011 #1
    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?
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  3. Sep 1, 2011 #2


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    I doubt that it would have any significant impact if it's only for a year. It's not uncommon for students to take a year off between finishing undergrad and graduate school. Some will volunteer or travel. Others will work for a while to save some money. Some just need a year to figure out what they really want to do.

    And if you can't get a job in the field you want anyway, does it really matter?
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