Following Student Life in USA experience is shared by Santhosh. This is a good example of what happens if you feel overwhelmed by life in USA.
I had been following ever since I thought Masters and I’m here today doing my masters at UCI. It’s almost 70 days since I came to UCI. First few days everything was exciting and I got used to that.
When classed began, it was hard to keep up with the class as some courses which I planned to take were not offered in the last moment.
I had to take up some for course requirements. Now it seems better and going good.
First I got a campus job at catering center, I screwed up my midterms and so finally have quit the job.
The only thing which it was useful was for getting SSN. Used your tips on credit cards and now have applied for secured card.
I am back on track and classes so going good.
There was career fair which seemed new and different and they have started recruiting for Summer Internships.
I have attached my resume here can you evaluate that and point where I should improve.
It would be very helpful as you are here for many years and would have come across different recruiters and their expectations. As this would be very helpful for me as i am planning to apply to internships.
Santosh, I will work your resume later today. Good to see you are on track. Sometimes, you have to quit part-time jobs, when it’s affecting your academic performance.
For some students, its impossible to quit the job due to their financial situation. They end up living with under lot of stress.
One of the things you will learn while in USA is when to quit. It’s an important skill to posses. Something ar not right for you, but if you know when to quit, you can limit your losses.
What you can learn when to quit from everyday experience and encounters. You might be missing the income from pert time job, but good academic performance will help you in long run.
Another skill that you will learn due course of time – How to Quit.