I am currently a master's student in the US and I am in my final semester.
I have been a full-time student every semester and I have only a few weeks left in my program.
I am a US citizen, but I lived in both the US and my native country for roughly an equal number of years in each. Other than my higher education schooling in the US, I spent much of my adult life in my native country, so I don't know much about the job hunting process in the US.
In my native country, it is considered a socially embarrassing thing if one is neither a student nor a working professional (basically unemployed or not in education). Employers in my native country are hesitant to hire from this ambivalent group of people
Is this sort of reasoning also common among American employers?
I am concerned because I am in my last semester and I have so many academic tasks to complete. I don't have as much time as I would like to focus on job applications at the moment. Because of this, I don't know if I can have a job lined up by my graduation date.