Student Life is Difficult, I’m Returning to India

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A’s  posted this comment and few percentage of students are going to feel the pain what he’s going through.

I am presently doing third sem at USA university. I am doing masters in CS. I always wanted to return India after graduation. But atleast with 8 months internship experience in USA. However, presently I have applied to many companies, given 7 phone interview, however tough luck as not a single call for internship. As presently many people apply for 1 position, specially international applicants. As, many companies have reduced their internship opportunity to local candidates. So, I strongly recommend stay in India (HOME)
enjoy and work. Even here these days getting part time jobs in US universities is difficult. Forget about scholarship. for that you have to be very lucky and shiny. Instead of getting in debt in USA, as presently there is no guarantee of jobs. Just stay in India, gain experience. I am here daily dreaming to return India, as here for a student life is more difficult, have to starve for public transport, grocery, etc.,

Anyway, I would like to know salary will be offered in India, after completion of Masters degree in Computer Science from USA.

JUST DREAMING TO BE HOME AND FEEL INDIA SOON!!!! I MISS YOU INDIA. I MISS SUNSHINE, I MISS RAIN, I MISS CROWD, I MISS PEOPLE ON STREETS, I MISS PUBLIC TRANSPORT, I MISS TRAINS, I MISS FRIENDS, I MISS FAMILY, I MISS EATING ON ROADS, GET TOGETHER, FESTIVALS,

I AM A MACHINE IN USA

F1 Students Life in US

After reading A’s comment, some of you will feel sympathy, but my reaction is different.

You are e not the first person to go to US and miss the things you have listed. Everyone studying in U.S. has to go through the same.

Options in life comes as a package. You cannot expect to live in US and still have access to festivals in India. If you want to study in U.S. those are the sacrifices you have to make.

You should have know that day you decided to study in US. So, things you miss are part of the package that comes while you study in India. Don’t feel for that. You made the decision to study in U.S. and you have to accept everything that comes with that.

I am here daily dreaming to return India, as here for a student life is more difficult, have to starve for public transport, grocery, etc.,

How do you expect your life to be in a foreign country? Did you expect someone to cook and server food to you daily? Did you find information about Indian students life at the university you are studying before coming to U.S.?

Internship

You just had 7 interview calls and feeling bad that you cannot find a job. Don’t expect someone to come knocking at your door with a job offer. If you want to have a job offer at your door step, you should have invented something that makes you so valuable or have specialized skill in the field of CS that will make employers want  you.

If you are computer science graduate, just like any other student, you are going to get competition from so many others who are looking for job. People with experience are willing to take paycut and work in lower level jobs. Thats what happens during recession and you are not the only computer science masters student from India searching for a job. Not every student in your situation is so feed up with life in US and wants to go back.

Life will present with tough times like this, person who has courage and heart to over come challenges will survive. Thats what Charles Darwin said ” Survival of the fittest”.

Lucky and Shiny

Forget about scholarship. for that you have to be very lucky and shiny

Luck can be defined as meeting point of your preparation and opportunity. Optimistic person will not do everything he can and look for opportunities, so he will be ready when it comes around. Starting your preparation after an opportunity goes by is not the right way.  Pessimist person will look at those successful people and complain why I’m not one among them.

Salary in India

There are many readers of this blog who are working as Software Engineers in India. they will be right person to comment on how much you can expect to earn in India.  But, to take a rough estimate, you can expect Rs.30,000 to 35,000  per month. If you student loan in US dollars, then what you eanr in India will not be enough to repay the loan in anytime soon.

Resume

Job search is an ongoing process. Resume is the entry point for the job search. It has to create an impression when the hiring manger looks at it for the first time. It should be packed with information that should be tempting for the manger to invite you for an interview.  [Mistakes to Avoid in Entry Level Resume]

If the resume is not create an impression, its hard to get the message across that you are a qualified person. It should clearly say, you are willing to relocate on your expense. Resume is something that evolves. It shares with good looking template and then moves on to contents hat is highly scan-able. Invest time and effort in your resume.

Phone Interview

You should be able to talk in detail about the projects and expertise while on phone interview and convey that you are the type of person who will get along well in the team, eager to face challenges. If you are not going past the phone interview process, instead of feeling desperate and dejected

  • did you evaluate your performance?
  • ready articles and HR blogs like Brazzen Carrerist to get an expert advise?
  • did you dress formally while attending phone interview or wearing pajamas?

Options

  • Improve your resume
  • Improve your phone interview skills
  • You have good network build using linkedin? ( Looks like you have just 4 connections in LinkedIn)
  • Do you follow HR professionals in Twitter?
  • Have you searched for job in Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn?
  • Of 7 interview, how many were through the network you built?
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