So after getting laid off in 2009, I started working part-time on an MBA. I was fortunate enough to have some contracts over the last two years but whenever I faced a longer stretch (or what I thought would be a longer stretch) of unemployment, I just took more MBA classes. I didn't go full time but I completed most of a 60 credit program so far and am now on track to graduate this spring.
Since the fall semester has begun, I've gotten more interest from employers than I did all from January - August combined. Is the economy starting to pick up or is this all coming from the MBA? I'm still a little shocked that I went from having 2 or 3 interviews a month (at best) to 2-3 per week minimum. I doubt things have improved greatly in the economy but I'm curious if other people are seeing signs that things might be getting a little better out there and if this is part of it.