I have a somewhat unique background and a somewhat unique vision for my future. My grad school recruiter once told me "you will be extremely valuable to a small group of companies." The challenge is finding them.
My dream job would be something like "Urban Interaction Designer" or "Urban Anaylitcs Researcher" - essentially I am trying to combine my urban planning and HCI masters degrees to help evaulate the awesomeness of cities and streets and to help design better solutions. I dunno if this job exists. Probably I'll have to make it. In the meantime, I'll settle for a companies that hire UX professionals and that actively try to do social good with their work (ThoughtWorks comes to mind) or UX firms that do pervasive/ubiquitous computing work (ESI Design in NYC comes to mind.)
If the company has opportunities outside the US, that's even better.
Thanks in advance for any ideas you can toss my way!
I have BS degrees in Informatics and Applied Math from the University of Washignton
I will be graduating with masters degrees in HCI and Urban Planning from the University of Michigan in about 6 months
All together I'd say I have about 3-5 years of work experence depending on how heavily you care to wait my graduate school experiences