Balaaji S. shares his experience at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
Q :- Please tell us about which course you are studying and why did you choose that course?
A :- I am doing Computer Engineering and my area of interest is Networking. Virginia Tech has good course work and research in this area.
Q :- Why did you choose the USA for higher education?
A :- Highly competitive student community & Best Quality of Education.
Q :- How is Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University different than any other USA University based on whatever you have heard from your friends about
A :- For Computer Engineering, Virginia Tech is highly ranked. It has world class research facilities and faculties.
Q :- Are you happy with your decision?
A :- Yes!
Q :- Please share some of your experiences of the USA for aspiring students
A :- A total experience that would certainly enhance your knowledge and present opportunities to horn your skills in a specific research area that you are interested in.
Q :- What’s your advice to students who aspire to go to the USA for higher studies?
A :- Spend time in identifying the area of interest and find the right match of schools.
Q :- Other than academics, what else did you learn from the country USA ?
A :- I learnt about Time Management, Research Motivation and Research writing.
Q :- How are the studies in the USA different than the studies in India ?
A :- Again, Research focus is high here in USA. Good facilities and appropriate funding.
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 :- Yes. It is worth the learning experience.
Q :- What’s your advice to parents of aspiring students?
A :- Prepare well in advance about the process involved and improve your awareness about higher education outside India before making decisions.
Q :- Key things to remember for parents and students while planning for the studies in the USA
A :- Relevance of the study, future goals and necessary preparation. It is a challenging task to complete a Master's or PhD course successfully.
Q :- Any other advice to students and parents?
A :- Students could work in groups at their 3rd and 4th year of under-graduation, in preparation for higher studies.
Q ;- What are you future plans?
A :- Get back to industry and be successful as a lead engineer.
Q :- How did you fund your higher education?
A :- Through Credila Financial Services and Personal funds.
Q :- Why did you choose Credila?
A :- HDFC brand value and Best customer interaction. Fast and clean processing.