I'm currently studying for M.Sc. in Engineering Physics, but will be doing my thesis in Astrobiology at NASA Ames. Will this somehow influence my "attractiveness" for the industry? I'm just thinking as astrobiology doesn't really have huge profitable applications, but this thesis work is pretty much the thesis of my dreams. Working for NASA or ESA would also be dreamlike opportunities, but it's a very limited job market and you got to be prepared if things don't go your way.