Howdy! My name is Amanda, and I'm a graduating senior in wildlife and fisheries sciences. I've been lucky to have some incredible opportunities throughout my college career, including a South Africa study abroad, zookeeping, internships with psittacines and torts, and managing a wildlife education organization, but with my graduation date coming g up in August, I'm forced to think about the next big step. I'm considering a couple options- grad school, internships at AZA accredited institutes, or continuing on animal care staff at my current location as primarily a zookeeper assistant (or a combo of the latter two). I was wondering if anyone has advice, especially is regards to the grad school option. Have any of you found a masters degree to be particularly helpful in the zookeeping and conservation field in regard regards to job opportunities, salary, and job competition? Or would you say the benefits dont outweigh the cost and time? I appreciate any advice!