I'm finishing up my Master in Arts Administration and looking for a non-profit job doesn't have to be arts related at this point but every job I'm seeing is asking for 3-5 years experience. I really don't understand how I can get that when I'm just starting out.
Do I have to get with a company any way I can and then kind of get promoted into it? Internship my way into it? I'm really at a loss on what kind of things I should be doing. I've done some intersnhsips but some of the people I'm going to school with already have Development Director positions and I'm curious how they got into it.
Originally Posted by afrosheenqueen
I have this problem too. I have a Master in Project Management and I have yet to see an ad that doesn't require 5+ years experience. I went on 1 interview and when I told the guy I had a masters but no experiece the guy says annoyed "that is academic, what about real life?"

Seriously, I don't know that the masters is worth it since the only way to get to get the job is getting promoted.