Mar 23, 2006, 1:26 AM
Post #20 of 347
Actually, you can make a lot of money as a waiter, depending on the city and the restaurant.
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And living with your parents is okay, I guess, as long as it doesn't drive you crazy. I love my parents, but I have no desire to live with them again.
As for what MFA grads do after graduation -- all kinds of things. Some people have had work experience beforehand that they use to find jobs again. Since I had experience, for instance, as a journalist, editor, business/technical writer, I may try to string together some part-time freelance work and maybe adjunct somewhere. Or maybe I'll be a waiter again or get a job at the local market. I really have no idea.
Some people do get full-time teaching jobs right after graduation, but it's fairly rare, I think. You really need a book and an MFA. Some people have agents or even book contracts by the time they graduate, but that's not a majority either, I don't think.
So, I guess that's not much of an answer. But that's because I don't think there are one or two or even twenty things that people do -- it's really all over the place.