> Following post was shared by Abhinav Mahajan
- University Selected– Northern Michigan University, Marquette,MI.
- Course- MS. Exercise Science & Kinesiology.
Friends my interview was on 20th june,2012 at Mumbai embassy at 07.45am.
- Student F1 Visa at Chennai (1 Minute Interview)
Here is my journey to US visa started-
I reached embassy at around 7.30 am and there was a long queue there on the road outside embassy and it was raining, I was completely wet and trying to preserve my documents.
Then Security people called everyone inside, done with security check, passport token collection and finger print. My token number was N435. Interview at 24 number counter, it was a middle aged American lady.
Finally my token number displayed on screen at around 9.35am at counter no.24.
Here is the start—–@9.46 am
VO.-Hello Good Morning!
Me- Good Morning Mam.
Vo- Pass me your documents please.
Me- Passed only passport and I-20.
VO- Looked at I-20 & said ok…..
VO- What you are going to do in this program kinesiology?
Me- Explained her everything about course, its structure and content.
VO- ok ok sounds good.
VO- How you are going to fund your studies?
Me- Mam I have a liquid funds worth INR x,y,z & I have a bank loan also worth INR x,y,z.
VO- What are your parents?
Me- My father is a retired bank official and mother is a housewife.
VO- So whats your fees?
Me- Mam its 21,000$ a year.
VO- Looked at the I-20, ok so its gona to be a 42000$ for 2 years right?
Me- Yes mam.
VO- You are working also it seems?
Me- Yes Mam, I am working as a resident Physiotherapist since 2.5 years in Pune.
VO- oh okie?
VO- What are your clients in job?
Me- I answered accordingly.
VO- Why you want to leave your job and study?
Me- Mam I am working since 2.5 years and it feel that my UG degree in PT is just a basic learning about patient Rx and Clinical skills, but now in order to take much compititive role in the health care society and to become a masters in my field, I really need a masters degree and according to me US is the only country which can provide me world class degree in PT and also…………
VO- Interupted me and told me whats your monthly income?
VO- Typed something in computer……
VO- Is this your only top class university?
Me- pardon Mam.
VO- Is this your only top university, u r not me???
Me- I applied to California Baptist Univ also but I prefers this univ because[Explained everything about university]
VO- Oh good, u read a lot about univ.
Me- Thnx mam.
VO- What you are going to do after masters?
Me- Explained everything about my plans.
VO- Hold my passport in her hand and type something in computer with very tensed expressions and the wait for some time.
VO- Returned me my I 20 from the window.
Me- What happened mam? Any problem with I-20.
VO- No Mr. Mahajan, I granted you visa for 5 years, make your travel plans soon.[@ 10.3am]
Me- Thanks a lot mam!
VO- Your Welcome, I cant really deny it for you, Good luck.
Me- Many thanks to you.
Friends what I observe from my interview is they only judge your confidence, way of answering and your knowledge about University, course etc, nothing else.
I have only 84 score in TOEFL and no GRE but my GPA is 3.81.
She has not even seen a single document of mine.
And before me she has rejected 3 visas of the persons who are in queue before me.
Thanks to God and HSB.
If any1 else going to same university, please let me know.