Andrew Stevens, graduate student, is in the second year of his aerospace engineering masters program. Though the job market was fairly stable when he graduated as an undergraduate student two years ago, Stevens said he was lucky he decided to go to graduate school.
"At the time (of my graduation), the job market was high. Shortly after, my friends started to get laid off," Stevens said. "So grad school was a smart economic decision for me."
Even two years ago, Stevens said some of his friends were concerned about not being able to find a job.
"A lot of my friends applied to grad schools as a sort of fall back (plan) in case they couldn't find jobs," he said.
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