Let’s start this episode by quoting a comment from a reader:
I know this comment is one year too late but I couldn’t resist from voicing my thoughts about this. I don’t know what decision the student in question here finally took but regardless of that this situation provides ample reason as to why there are articles on HSB like Options After Masters Degree in USAOptions After Masters Degree in USA . Such articles( like the one I have provided link to) and many more on HSB have received a lot of flak in the comments section regarding their relevance and are accused of being discouraging to prospective students. To all of such comments this student’s experience stands as a vindication as to why students need to know the reality of USA which so called consultants and relatives abroad mostly never reveal.
Just gathering info on GRE/TOEFL,universities and visa interview (all of which are not even the beginning of the battle) is not enough. Knowing the ground realities gives students critical data early on in their career plans and allows them to make a calm and calculated decision. This will save everyone (including parents) a lot of heartache and disappointment and put the student on the right career path ( whichever it might be USA or otherwise).
So, I started thinking, what is the best way to respond. I used that as the base for Today’s Episode – Reality vs Negativity. Is my advice to Students, H1B Workers or H4 Spouses to Current Students fall under the category of being realistic or being overly negative? I want to clarify how I approach and solve a problem and my general outlook towards life.
Listen to the Show:
- I approach the Problem differently than 10 years back.
- Society, Culture, Education plays a major role in evolving thinking patterns
My thinking is still evolving. While I plan for the worst case, I tend to focus on things you have to do to prepare for possibilities of facing the Worst case scenario. Plus, I take calculated risks. Risks, some folks might not even consider as an option.
Would you have sent your wife to Study in a Different Country when if you have a kid(s)? I like to hear about how you approach and solve a life-sized problem? Be it investing to decision making.
How long would it take for you to make a decision when there’s lot of uncertainties and situations you can’t control? I like to hear your thoughts and suggestions.