Subu posted the following comment in the blog yesterday. He certainly need lots of encouragement.
Currently I m pursuing MS in North Carolina State University. I m afraid as the university has less funding and keeps increases the fee every semester , now its 10000 $ per semester
I also feel the subjects like OS to be tough and thought that I can take in the 2nd semester. Now, hows the job scenario in US.. I heard like many(nearly 50% of ppl) will be working in contract positions after completing MS. Is this true?
Moreover, I m afraid of the expenses and the fear of getting a job.. I’m even thinking of discontinuing so that I can save the fee amount and get a job back in India..
Please let me know how will be the job scene in India in both cases , i complete MS as well as I discontinue now to get a job there in India. I have 3 yrs of experience in IBM, India..
Let me know the kind of salary that I shall get placed in.. Is it so that I can’t get a job if I don’t study subjects like OS ?
Wat do the companies target here in US? Please provide some suggestions. why is that “very few univs are giving aid in US now”. Suggestions please
It’s tough to get funding in NCSU and other universities, unless you know how to get funding. Also, NCSU is located in Research Triangle Park area and its easy to find internship and job around RTP. You can work as Full Time or Part Time intern for couple of semesters, which would give your money and experience.
It doesn’t matter which university you attend, courses will be tough. I have always said, don’t apply to schools that are above your skill level. It’s tough to survive in a school that is way above your potential. Everyone wants to study in top ranked university, but they don’t realize that it will be very tough to get through, when you don’t have problem solving and analytical skills to match with your peers.
You were admitted to NCSU and that implies you have sufficient background. Looks likes you have lost a bit of your mojo to continue to study in US. If I get it right, you came to US for Fall 2010 and I’m not sure how you got negative perspective within 2 months.
Get Tough – Mentally
Don’t whine about Operating System course being tough. It’s not just for you, every student have to face similar courses and overcome that. So, suck it up and study hard. Do you expect courses and education to be as easy as in India? I assume, you must have completed engineering and with 3 years of work experience, you can’t complain courses are tough.
You don’t grow in life and improve your knowledge by doing the same things again. You grow by solving problems that are bigger every time.
Salary or Knowledge
If you came to study MS just to get higher salary, then you will be constantly thinking and trying to take short-cuts to complete MS. I have seen similar instances with students who come to study MS after working for few years in India.
First comes education, then comes the job. If you have negative thinking written all over you, no one can help you. Take a break and work towards changing your mindset. Solve one problem at a time.
- You have come to study Masters in US. Try to get that done first.
- Start building your network.
- Good network helps with your intern/job search.
- If NCSU is expensive, get transfer to cheap schools.
- Start applying for Internship from second semester.
- Fear is not going to get you far in your life.
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