I graduated in 2010 with a BS in civil engineering and went to graduate school to wait out the recession but it seems like my prospects haven't changed. I have a 3.1 GPA research experience, leadership activities, and one summer internship. I graduated with my Master's in December of 2011.
It seems really hard to get my foot in the door and I feel stuck. Civil engineering has a lot to do with how good the economy is and there just isn't a lot of work being done in the private or public sector. I have heard that civil eng probably won't be back to where it will be until another 5-10 years. It is pretty discouraging to see PEs at the college career fair looking for work.
Applying for 60-80 jobs I at least have had three interviews.I feel bad for some of my classmates such as a guy with a family but he is an immigrant with not the greatest communication skills and he is middle aged and hasn't had any luck whatsoever.
What are my options? Should I go back to school for something else and take on more debt?