I'm a first year MA student at UCLA, on leave for the quarter and working full time in an unrelated field (computer programming, my former profession). Anyway, I'm debating whether to re-enroll in the Fall...And I wanted to know how common it is for MA students to have a job lined up before graduation. None of the second years I've talked to here have any offers, they are all planning on being unemployed for a few months while they look for work. I find this astonishing, frankly...I don't know whether this is a quirk of UCLA, or a symptom of a bad job market, or what, but certainly its not a situation I want to be in myself. Anyone care to share their observations? Do most people in your program have job offers by the time they graduate?