In Ontario, Canada. I'm feeling like I'm doomed after reading multiple articles online regarding an unfinished masters as a black mark of death.
So, like many other students, I have not flourished in the graduate environment the way that I did when I was in my undergrad. I should have done more scoping, and did think about quitting one year in, but was persuaded by my successful partner (who finished his masters and is now in his PhD) to stay in it and just work harder.
Despite my internal screaming and misery, I stayed. I finished my coursework but struggled quite a bit with the thesis. I think I can admit the worst to myself at this point and say that I will not be able to defend my thesis in time to receive the degree. I also took all available extensions (making it three years instead of two).
During the degree however I gained experience as a graduate assistant (helping a prof mark, doing test stats, and meeting with students), supervised undergraduate students on a project, and helped to create/teach a class with my supervisor. I have also completed two contracts with an employment agency, gaining "real world" experience.
Is there anyway that I can highlight all those positive and enriching experiences, or at least have a decent chance at having my CV/resume considered by employers despite this?