Good news, bad news
I have a (not great, low paying) job that is not in my field. I was holding out hope for a position I interviewed for a few weeks ago, but I just got a rejection phone call for that job today, so I accepted the other position.
I don’t even know anymore. At this point, it’s pretty clear that I’m not cut out for environmental ed/interpretation. I’ll always support and volunteer for EE and interp programs, but it’s obvious that it’s not going to be a career. I feel horrible for wasting my advisor’s time, funding, and resources for two years, but I don’t know what more I can do to get hired. I have a master’s degree and I can’t even get an Americorps or camp counselor position. I have a good resume and good references, so the problem lies in my interview skills and presentation. I really think it’s just time for me to move on and find something else. I’m pretty disappointed with myself and disillusioned with my career path, but there has to be some field out there that I can do well and contribute to. For now, I’m really grateful that I have a job that will help pay the bills and give me some breathing room while I figure thing out.