I am currently working under my professor on a project. We are developing the X companies product. Will this count as my work experience. More specifically If I work under my professor as RA for lets say 2 years after I complete my masters can I say I have two years of experience ? I am planing to go back to India after completing my Masters. Companies like Infosys, Wipro will they count this as my Work Experience and give me a position accordingly.
If not India what will American companies think of my RA will they count it as work experience.
I am a 2011 BTech pass out and I will be completing my Masters in 2013.
I am really thankful to this blog for showing the exact picture of America even before coming here. It helped in a huge way.
Research Experience as Work Experience
Simple Answer – No.
Research experience that you get as part of a degree doesn’t count as work experience.
Will Internship experience count as work experience?
Thast’s question is debatable. But, during job interview, your internship experience from a company will have higher value.
I am planing to go back to India after completing my Masters. Companies like Infosys, Wipro will they count this as my Work Experience and give me a position accordingly.
That really depends on the company. But, they will give higher value for your Masters degree. But, I doubt your research experience will be counted as work experience even in India.
You will be still applying for Entry level jobs, but you will get higher preference compared to another entry-level candidate with B.E.