Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My Life at Cornell University

Pracheer G. Shares his experience at Cornell University

Q :- Please tell us about which course is you doing and why did you choose that course?
A :- M.Eng. – Computer Science. I wanted to study more about Computer Science, specifically the fields I am interested in. A professional-oriented course was an added plus.

Q :- Why did you choose the USA for higher education?
A :- Because of the standard of education here. It is an experience in itself. There is no doubt you won’t regret studying in US.

Q :- How is Cornell Univeristy different than any other USA University based on whatever you have heard from your friends about
A :- I would again like to point out to the fact the faculty of here is among the best in the world. They are the thought leaders in their field. Plus I was interested in all round development for which Cornell seemed an obvious choice. Not to mention the university has some breathtaking views!
You would find all sorts of people from all over the world sitting with you in the class.

Q :- Are you happy with your decision?
A :- Hell Yeah!

Q :- Please share some of your experiences of the USA for aspiring students
A :- You would always be exploring provided you have time! Soon the pressure of studies would dawn on you. To use a cliché, it is better to work hard, play hard. The level of teaching is way different (in a better way) so it may take some time to adjust.

Q :- What’s your advice to students who aspire to go to the USA for higher studies?
A :- The process of applying may seem complicated and tiring. Don’t get bogged down by that. The effort would seem worthwhile once you arrive here and enter your first class!

Q :- Other than academics, what else did you learn from the country USA ?
A :- Punctuality! You are supposed to submit your assignments by 11:59:59 PM always!

Q :- How are the studies in the USA different than the studies in India ?
A :- You have to think more in your assignments. Method of teaching is more practical rather than theoretical like that in India.

Q :- Is it worth spending so much money to get a degree from the USA as compared to similar degree in India with lower costs?
A :- IMHO, yes. It is worthwhile.

Q :- What’s your advice to parents of aspiring students?
A :- Initially, it may sound scary to send your kid half way across the world spending so much money. But you would soon realize it was the best investment you ever made. And education can never be waste.

Q :- What are you future plans?
A :- Am giving interviews right now and side-by-side applying for a Ph.D. programme.

Q :- How did you fund your higher education?
A :- Credila

Q :- Why did you choose Credila?
A :- Because they were the only loan providers who were responding properly to all the questions I had! Plus since their sole purpose is educational loans, they seemed to be the choice.


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