It was recently that I came across your blog and was highly impressed by the viewpoints you expressed about the study in US options. I am a Bachelor in Technology graduate from a renowned university in India, working currently at an IT consulting firm namely Mindtree Ltd in Bangalore. Well the interesting fact being, my area of study in B.Tech was Electronics & Communication Engineering but still I ended up in the IT sector. Speaking the truth, when I was mid-way my degree, I realized electronics isn’t my thing and I won’t blame that thought on anyone, it was my voice speaking from within. So next, I graduated well with very decent grades and joined this company.
So the next hurdle that I am set to encounter is my dream of higher education abroad. I always wanted to but the utter confusion being, what do I choose to pursue? M.S or MBA? For M.S, I won’t be able to go ahead with any electronics related subject because I am not interested, other option would be Computer Science that would be hell lot tougher. With very little exposure to computer science subjects during my bachelor’s degree, coping up with a master’s degree would be herculean. Now what next then? M.B.A, well that would require having 3-4 yrs of Industry experience with high GMAT scores. It has just been a year I joined the company, I don’t want to wait that long as well.
The other faint ideas that I have in mind, I would like sharing them as well. I like writing, I have a blog (sambitpattnaikblogs.wordpress.com) & I like photography as well. I am good at designing and creative stuff, photoshop and all , these skills self-taught. I always love to write articles, stories, and blogs, like reading books & renowned authors, a bit more crazy about it. Having said all that, now if I revisit my dream and think about pursuing a course or subject related to any of these fields which is obviously falling under the category of Arts, I feel like I would be doing injustice to my technical studies, skills & career. That wouldn’t make sense? And well even what are the job prospects if I say, go for literature? Faint! L This makes me totally sad and indecisive. I don’t understand what shall I choose to study abroad. I have tried searching everywhere and posting everywhere in forums, but no one came up with a solution, may be no one wants to. I thought I would get some guidance from you, any sort of suggestions would help. I request you to kindly revert back. It would be a real help. If you would ask me to improve my skills in any field required I would happily do that, I just need a direction, kindly help me out through this.
Thanks a regards, awaiting a reply.