Please tell us more about your educational background.
BE in Electronics Engineering NIT Surat ,MS in Computer Engineering University of Florida
Please tell us something about your current college and course
The courses are really cool. You will get a different experience from your UG courses. You can choose the courses you want and you can plan it accordingly. Most of them that I took were video lectures which let me watch all lectures from home. I went to the University only for its Exams and administration activities.
Why did you choose to join your college? What were the other institutes that you were considering?
UFL offered me the courses that I wanted to do in my Masters. I even had a 40% waiver which made my decision easier.
The other universities I got admits were: University of Colorado,Boulder ,University of Souther California and George Mason University.
Which criteria must aspirants keep in mind while choosing/applying to Universities?
They should look for the courses and ongoing research in the universities. Nowadays RA/TA is difficult to get, considering the loads on Indians coming to US. Obviously the fees should be taken into consideration.
Did your Extra curricular activities/ co curricular activities help you in getting an admit?
Extra curricular activities/ co curricular activities did not help me.
How did you prepare for GRE/GMAT/TOEFL/IELTS? What were your strong and weak areas? How much time did you allocate for your preparation? Tell us in detail your preparation strategies for GRE.
This is what I did for my GRE preparation: In 30 days I Finished Baron’s and for 14 days I practiced some online tests and the tests available in Baron’s
What was your score,What would you advice an aspirant to focus on while preparing for the exam?
My score was 1360(M-780,V-580). Most of the Indians would find the Math section easy. So concentrate more on the verbal section during preparation.
Now that you have made it to a foreign university, how do you find it? Has a Foreign degree turned out the way you thought it will be? How good are the foreign universities compared to Indian ones
It worked out well for me and I have a decent job now after my graduation. Studying here gives you a lot of exposure. It’s completely different from Indian studies. I had fun doing my Masters.
What are your future plans?
Work Work Work!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Student, University of Florida