BUSTED! Biggest Myth About Studying in USA with Prashanth Udumula

Prasanth Reddy UdumulaThis interview with Prashanth Reddy Udumula will answer several questions about your  education in USA

  • Biggest Myth : Does location of university matter?
  • Is it ok to study in small university?
  • How to find a job  in USA?
  • How to change the degree and major?

Here is short bio about Prasanth

  • Working for Ford Motor Company
  • Internship at Brookshire Grocery Company Manufacturing
  • Masters in Industrial Technology Management  (University of Texas at Tyler)
  • Electrical Engineering ( Completed  3 semesters  before switching to Industrial Technology Management)
  • Bachelors in Electrical Engineering

Watch the Full Program Here

Interview Summary

  • Masters in Electrical Engineering
    • Spent 2 semesters in UTSA
    • Transfer to University of Texas at Tyler ( Low  cost, low student faculty ratio, personal attention from professors, scholarship opportunities)
  • Bold Decision
    • Why I switched to Electrical Engineering
    • How to change departments
    • Completed new degree in 1 year
  • Job Search Strategy
  • Resume
  • Value of University of Texas at Tyler in current work
  • Value Mentorship relationship

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  1. morteza tavancheh on March 27, 2014 at 3:33 AM

    Hello dear
    I am M.Sc graduated in the field of material science and engineering(metallurgy) from Iran. How can I complete my professional course and get job in Texas?
    I will be so thankful for your quick reply.

  2. Shruti on September 17, 2013 at 5:53 AM

    Hi, Thank you very much for the support you provide to all the aspirants through your blog. I’d be glad if you could answer a question for me. I am a graduate in Mechanical Engineering and would like to pursue my Masters with subjects in computational mechanics. Recently I’ve found a new interested in Biomechanics which also includes the application of computational mechanics. But my main interest is in Computational mechanics and I also have a paper published on the research project performed during my final year of Engineering pertaining to the same subject. My question is; Will deviating from my field of interest undermine the credibility of me getting financial aid?

    • Anudeep on September 20, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      Hi Shruti, I am a recent Mechanical Engineering graduate with Masters. My specialization in Masters has been in implementing computational mechanics to solve Biomechanical problems. From what you have mentioned, you seem to be having a fairly clear idea about what you wanted to do and my suggestion for you is to go with it. Look for professors who have similar interest in your area and then apply for those universities. As far as your question about financial aid is concerned, if you are good and the professor recognizes it, he will go out of his way to arrange funding for you.

  3. natalia harris on September 13, 2013 at 5:39 PM

    Raghu thanks a lot for an amazing video. I request you u arrange an interview with a student pursuing ms in electrical engineering, so that we get an insight of that field completely.

  4. Nawraj on September 13, 2013 at 1:31 PM

    Hey Raghu,
    Thank you very much for the video.I want to confirm do UT Tyler has a course like MIS?I checked there website but could not find relative information.


  5. Raj on September 13, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Is that kind of quality american ‘accent’ necessary to get a job in USA?
    How to get internship whilst studying?

  6. Prabhakaran on September 12, 2013 at 3:10 PM

    I am writing this comment as I am watching the video. Can anybody answer my question?

    Does Canada provide the same flexibility in transferring the field of study?

    • Raghuram Sukumar on September 12, 2013 at 3:34 PM

      I don’t know anyone who has done that, but education system is same as USA. So my guess is YES.

      • Prabhakaran on September 13, 2013 at 3:52 AM

        Thank you Mr Raghuram 🙂

    • Sri Harsha Bolisetti on September 13, 2013 at 7:12 PM

      @Prabhakaran. Changing major is very tough in Canada in most of the universities, US is the clear winner if you are looking to change your field. I changed my major from Electronics to Computer Science and UWaterloo is the only university which allowed me to do that.

      • Prabhakaran on September 14, 2013 at 10:02 AM

        @ Sri Harsha Bolisetti. Oh! Thanks for that information. I don’t know that. Most websites publish that Canadian education is so flexible. Glad that you told me, how difficult it is.

        I think you would have a needed very high grades to switch from Electronics to Computer Science. Is that right?

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