Help Master's Students Build Meaningful Careers

We are looking to interview master’s degree holders about their careers. The purpose of these interviews is to help master’s students learn about career options, effective job search strategies, and how to build a successful career in the professional workforce.


These will be short video interviews (approx. 15 min) conducted by a member of the Beyond Grad School team. Your video will be added to a video career library available to graduate students at universities who subscribe to our e-learning platform.


Nearly 60% of master’s students take out loans to pursue further education and advance their careers — but the majority of master’s students feel unprepared to leverage their education into a meaningful career after graduation. Based on our research and national studies of graduate student career outcomes:


♦ 50% of master’s students lack foundational knowledge about job searching.

♦ 81% cannot identify their value to employers.

♦ 56% are uncertain about their careers and futures.

♦ and 37% experience anxiety and depression, 5 times the rate of the general population.


Sharing your career story and advice for current master’s students can help change this. Here’s an example of a career interview with Sonya Tareke who earned an MBA from the University at Buffalo.

We are primarily looking for professionals who earned their master’s degree in Canada or the United States and who did not continue on to a PhD. 

We are looking to interview people from all disciplines and backgrounds (Arts and Humanities, Business, Education, Health Care, Legal Studies, Public Policy, Social Sciences, STEM, etc) who work in a full-time capacity in any industry or sector.


Perhaps you earned your Master’s degree 35 years ago or 3 years ago – we want to interview you! 


Schedule an interview with our team below to share your advice and experience. 

FAQ about the Career Interviews at Beyond Grad School

Your video will be added to a video career library available to graduate students at universities who subscribe to our e-learning platform.

A few years ago Dr. L. Maren Wood founded a company called Beyond the Professoriate to help graduate students launch new careers. What we are aiming to do now is increase support for master’s students by interviewing others who have master’s degrees.


We’d do the interview over Zoom and record it for later use in a video resource library. The purpose of the video resource library is to give master’s graduate students the opportunity to watch interviews to learn about career pathways for master’s degree holders from those who have this experience.

We are currently in the building stages of our master’s e-learning platform, which houses the video library. Access to platforms and the video library is limited to subscribers, but please do reach out if you’d like to view your video or learn more about the project.

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