Thursday, December 30, 2010

My Life at The Pennsylvania State University

Chethan G. shares his experience at The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Q :- Please tell us about which course is you doing and why did you choose that course?
A :-Energy & Mineral Engineering, my background and my interest pulled me to it.

Q :- Why did you choose the USA for higher education?
A :- I had enough schools to select here.

Q :- How is Pennsylvania State University(THE) different than any other USA University based on whatever you have heard from your friends about
A :- One of the big ten school, biggest alumni in the world, more chances of getting jobs all around the world

Q :- Are you happy with your decision?
A :- Yes, definitely.

Q :- Please share some of your experiences of the USA for aspiring students
A :- Study here is different in many ways when compared with India. As many people in India think that US has better infrastructure than India, it is absolutely true in many cases. So come and utilize and get placed in a good position.

Q :- What’s your advice to students who aspire to go to the USA for higher studies?
A :- I think coming to USA is one big thing, but making a correct choice is what matters. I think selection of a better school is also critical before applying to any other university.

Q :- Other than academics, what else did you learn from the country USA ?
A :- Nothing much, regarding the people here, they are very helpful and nice

Q :- How are the studies in the USA different than the studies in India ?
A :- As I said earlier, infrastructure cannot be compared at all. Talking about Pennsylvania State University, some websites say that it is one of the top 10 Universities for engineering in the World. I can understand that by seeing the facilities here.

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 :- I only agree this if you have a degree from a better university when compared to an institution in India. Coming to US and studying in some ABC college is not at all worthy.

Q :- What’s your advice to parents of aspiring students?
A :- Just close your eyes for 2 years, do not worry.

Q :- Key things to remember for parents and students while planning for the studies in the USA
A :- One of the major thing is getting a bank loan, and you have CREDILA.

Q :- Any other advice to students and parents?
A :- Make a correct decision in selecting the university.

Q :- What are you future plans?
A :- May be PhD

Q :- How did you fund your higher education?
A :- Maximum part from Credila Educational Loan.

Q :- Why did you choose Credila?
A :- I first came to know about Credila from VISU Intl Ltd. Later even though I applied myself to the universities, I approached Credila and found it much different from any other state bank, etc. Mr. Ashutosh P. was very helpful. I really have to thank him.

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