I'm a dropout baby, so why don't you kill me?
January 6, 2012 11:07 PM Subscribe
I'm a graduate school dropout after a single semester. What is the best way to phrase this on my resume now that I am back on the job market?
posted by halogen to Work & Money (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I am quitting my European MSc program after a single semester because (a) the courses were not particularly challenging, as in I am pretty sure they actually passed people with mental retardation and (b) the money my fiance was offered to move out there is not enough to keep up our current lifestyle – and I only have negative associations with the country since I lived there without him for almost half a year and was rather miserable.
I did very well in my classes and if it weren't for me hating living there and the huge salary cut, fiance would have most likely moved out to be with me and I would have graduated in 2013. The reason I chose the program was because we both wanted to live in Europe for a while and I get free tuition there as a dual citizen.
I'm two and a half years out of college (biochemistry), had a great biomedical research job after graduating up until July 2011 when I quit to take some extra classes (not required – I'm considering applying to medical school, but now we're thinking of moving to a different European country for a year or two so that's postponed) and then go to grad school.
What is the best way to explain the employment gap (since July) on my resume? I'm ecstatic to be back home but I need to go collect my possessions in Stockholm and I want to go visit my family (in a different European country) for a couple of weeks, so I probably won't apply for jobs until next month.