Is it really worth studying at U.S. universities ranked 50th and above? Is it possible to get jobs after graduating from these schools?
First of all, don’t completely believe in any form of rankings. In the US, all that matters is exposure.
If you put extra efforts to prepare and equip yourself with the necessary skills during your graduate school studies, you will not have much trouble finding jobs.
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In India, entry level students get jobs through campus or walk-in interviews. The number of students who have heard of LinkedIn and similar sites is very low. The impact of job search sites, such as LinkedIn, Twitter, etc., is very low in India.
However, that’s not the case in the U.S. If you need a job after completing your degree (B.S, M.S. MBA, etc.), you need to have good network established already prior to graduation.
You cannot create a network in just 10 days before an actual job search and then expect to find a job within 90 days of OPT. It will take lots of time and effort.
Almost everyone in India use Orkut and spend tons of time writing scraps, playing games and scrapping. Some have accounts in Facebook, but they use them to upload pictures and play games, quizzes, etc.
Build Your Network
The very first thing you have to do when you start your studies in the U.S. is to learn how to build your own professional network. There are so many books, blogs, and other sources that teach you exactly that.
However, you can use similar social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc.) to build your professional network, it will help in long run.
When you are ready to start looking for jobs, all you need is to send messages to your network and ask your contacts to help refer you to any available position they know.
Things don’t come easy in life, so you have to fight to get for what you want. For some unbelievable reasons, if you get everything that you want, you will not realize the true value and beauty of life.
The USA provides lots of opportunities, but you must be willing to fight to get to it.
So, don’t worry about studying in Universities ranked 50+, try to study well in university where you got admit and visa admit and take it from there.