Welcome to City-Data.com Forum!
U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 09-20-2014, 05:47 PM
 
647 posts, read 1,514,959 times
Reputation: 330

Advertisements

So I graduate from UT Austin class of 2009 with a Bachelor's in Radio/Televison/Film. Upon graduating I found some unsteady part time work but nothing ever manifested from it. I tried looking for a job for about a year after that, still nothing. I'm in Dallas but I'm thinking about giving Austin another shot. It's been five years since I graduated and my resume is somewhat decent now. What do you guys think?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 09-20-2014, 06:03 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
2,089 posts, read 3,880,184 times
Reputation: 2695
Hey, hey, RTF. Hey, hey... try San Angelo.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2014, 06:06 PM
 
647 posts, read 1,514,959 times
Reputation: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by Danbo1957 View Post
Hey, hey, RTF. Hey, hey... try San Angelo.
I actually have a friend from San Angelo with the same degree. He said there's nothing going on there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2014, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas
1,985 posts, read 3,299,283 times
Reputation: 1705
What are you trying to do career wise? (Also, what experience do you have?)

Being an RTF degree, the overall return in investment will be fairly low compared to other degrees. However, experience can change things a bit if it's targeted.

Furthermore, it looks like you graduated at an awful time since the economy was experiencing the full force of the recession. The market is different now.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-20-2014, 08:47 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
1,297 posts, read 3,082,667 times
Reputation: 1168
What's your experience and what exactly do you wanna do? A degree can open doors but unless you studied something more specialized like accounting, engineering, finance, for example, your degree is meaningless unless you're a go getter. A nice job to land in your lap would be nice but not the case anymore for college grads unfortunately.

This coming from from someone with a BA degree, '09 graduate too.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2014, 09:18 AM
 
78 posts, read 122,804 times
Reputation: 35
There are definitely jobs here. Most jobs are non entry level and very competitive. Have you seen all the sold out luxury apartments and condos around Austin that keep popping up? Houston and Dallas typically have better paying entry level jobs but obviously those cities are much different than Austin.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2014, 12:44 PM
 
647 posts, read 1,514,959 times
Reputation: 330
I have a good amount of audio/visual/technical experience on events. I've worked part time at a TV station doing text graphics, sound, and broadcast switching. And I have a few years clerical/administrative experience.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Denver
4,716 posts, read 8,525,405 times
Reputation: 5957
I know engineers that graduated from UT in 2009 and had a very hard time finding work, so it wasn't just you. RTF is just one of those majors that's all about who you know, and Austin is a decent place to get connected in the film industry. But expecting a well-paying job in it is unreasonable, and like was said before, you have to be a go-getter.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2014, 04:46 PM
 
164 posts, read 328,127 times
Reputation: 117
Work for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. They have an excellent corporate structe and they give you the tools to be your own boss.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-21-2014, 05:23 PM
 
647 posts, read 1,514,959 times
Reputation: 330
Quote:
Originally Posted by gator24765 View Post
Work for Enterprise Rent-A-Car. They have an excellent corporate structe and they give you the tools to be your own boss.
Applied there and didn't get past the phone interview, haha
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Texas > Austin

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:37 AM.

© 2005-2024, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top