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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by LagosismyHome(f): 2:40pm On Aug 13, 2016
adeyinka09:

Its a new page, a new dawn. I av been a silent follower of this thread and I think its time to ask a vital question about US universities. I used WES evaluation procedures explained by bigfrancis (kudos sir) and discovered that my gp is 3.53/4.0. According to warriboy (I hail boss) post on his school, I wish to ask if I can get a sch of such low tuition fee and various opportunity to complete my study as i'm on a budget of #500k Toefl fee exempted? My field of study is food science.i will also welcome any suggestion or advice on this. Thanks 4 ur time

Depending on what ur degree is with 3.53 u can write GRE score high and be able to get GA . Targeting fall session .... that better than aiming for for a low tuition school . Because however low the tuition is, with this exchange rate that is not smiling. It still amounts to been high

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by qhutetomsel(f): 2:44pm On Aug 13, 2016
I woke up to see the thread locked so I will reply my mentions here..

@ safex101 I applied for undergraduate Studies so there was no need for me to evaluate My scores or something I think the major requirement for MNSU is to register With EducationUSA

Walspring: It was a risk worth taking. But contacting the sevis office was the best thing to do cos I was trying to avoid any problem in future. Things went quite smooth at the office.
Well, maybe my age played a minute factor cos she kept on telling her colleague"she's a minor". All the same, God was in control. Thanks for your help!

Kenniez26: Their system showed MNSU cos I contacted the fmjee to transfer my receipt to MNSU. The POE officer got to know cos my visa was showing CSUN and I presented the I20 for MNSU. They were particularly concerned about the fact that I came alone all the way from Nigeria undecided.
Just like lagosismyhome said and if you are not bold enough do the transfer. After you cross the POE biko! I took the risk,might not work out for someone else.

Endowlee,lagosismyhome.. Thank you!

I wish applicants in part 10 success and God's favor!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by damine: 2:47pm On Aug 13, 2016
LagosismyHome:


Thanks for sharing ... 15000 for 2 years deal is not bad ....However can u shed more light on recruitment drive on the school for students. Do they have a lot of career fairs or companies coming to recruit from the school ??

From what I have seen so far, the Career Centre organizes a job fair every term. Several companies were around for the last one in Spring- mostly local (headquartered in Frederick) or regional as well as a number of government agencies (law enforcement and military inclusive)- this is understandable as we are in DMV region. I don't have data on the success rates from the fairs though. I might have to make further enquiries on this.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by adeyinka09: 2:55pm On Aug 13, 2016
OluDare01:
Stop posting how much you have.
When will you guys learn
Don't worry till you start receiving pms.
Pinkytoes awaits you

Scammers are everywhere
Get that straight mehn
Thanks...modified
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by imperiouxx: 2:55pm On Aug 13, 2016
OluDare01:
Stop posting how much you have.
When will you guys learn
Don't worry till you start receiving pms.
Pinkytoes awaits you

Scammers are everywhere
Get that straight mehn

What's good with you in TN, right?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by adeyinka09: 2:56pm On Aug 13, 2016
LagosismyHome:


Depending on what ur degree is with 3.53 u can write GRE score high and be able to get GA . Targeting fall session .... that better than aiming for for a low tuition school . Because however low the tuition is, with this exchange rate that is not smiling. It still amounts to been high
Thanks much..I will think abt that.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by mrchemist(m): 2:59pm On Aug 13, 2016
Venek:

Why not switch now to nursing instead of going through MBA and later switch, I am a graduate from chemistry too, am applying for nursing spring 2017
Thanks for your advise, I'm doing that cause embassy will questions why after graduation going to do another degree . What name of your school I will apply also. Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Anthocracy(m): 2:59pm On Aug 13, 2016
Possibility is 1/2 but you have to get your admission first. Best![/quote]

Thanks for your contribution. I don't want to apply while still here in Nigeria, what do you think the implication would be?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by iCool(m): 3:06pm On Aug 13, 2016
Thanks for the replies Imperiouxx and warriboy21.

Points noted.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by LagosismyHome(f): 3:10pm On Aug 13, 2016
adeyinka09:

Thanks much..I will think abt that.

If u dont get funding then a budget of 500k is not even possible to run any master program . If ur budget quoted is in naira ..... half of 500 will go into one way ticket.....2 way ticket will gulp all that money self. Another half of that will go into sevis, test, visa and all...so u left with like 200k ...that barely even 1000 dollars.

Not possible sir
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Pelaiye2703(m): 3:11pm On Aug 13, 2016
bigfrancis21:


What's your gpa on the Nigerian scale?

No, WES does not approximate GPAs.

ND result 2.64, while HND is 2.61..#thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by bigfrancis21(m): 3:16pm On Aug 13, 2016
Pelaiye2703:


ND result 2.64, while HND is 2.61..#thanks

If I'm correct, OND and HND results are over 4 points, not 5 points?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Pelaiye2703(m): 3:32pm On Aug 13, 2016
bigfrancis21:


If I'm correct, OND and HND results are over 4 points, not 5 points?

Yes you are. Its over 4.0.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by adeyinka09: 3:37pm On Aug 13, 2016
LagosismyHome:


If u dont get funding then a budget of 500k is not even possible to run any master program . If ur budget quoted is in naira ..... half of 500 will go into one way ticket.....2 way ticket will gulp all that money self. Another half of that will go into sevis, test, visa and all...so u left with like 200k ...that barely even 1000 dollars.

Not possible sir
Thanks for the comment but the money is for sch admission, visa and other payment needed to be made. Just need suggestion on schs with low initial deposit to process visa with job opportunities in form of GA, campus jobs and other as study support.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by OluDare01(m): 3:42pm On Aug 13, 2016
imperiouxx:


What's good with you in TN, right?
Yeah it's been a nice time here.
A Nigerian(nairalander) accommodated me and he's been showing me around.
Just that there's no public transport so one has to be mobile
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by kenniez26: 3:43pm On Aug 13, 2016
Warriboy21 and imperiouxx .I have sent u people PM concerning the dollar.i don't know if it is still available cos am interested in part of it.am in Nigeria and not in USA.I don't know if it possible. Thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by Venek: 3:44pm On Aug 13, 2016
My people in the house, please who did a second degree in nursing in USA after acquiring first degree in any science course like chemistry, biology, physics, microbiology, biochemistry etc..IN NIGERIA
Please indicate so I could pm you, I have questions please....God bless you as you be of help to som1 Di's day

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by MsNas(f): 4:12pm On Aug 13, 2016
I'd like to chip in something here though,

Getting a degree in IT does not automatically hand you a job or does not make your job search easier. You still have to work twice as hard or even triple harder than an American to land a gig because your international student and OPT status will be a huge stumbling block. Some emoloyers don't want to hear OPT EAD. Resilience, Luck, Location also plays a huge role in that as well. Like I tell people, I applied to more than a 100 jobs and I have even lost count of the number of interviews I've had. No joke! And I also started my application way early before I graduated.

Again, getting a degree in IT is no free ticket to a job (Many of my my classmates who are international students like me are jobless). Make sure you're well versed in the course, take certification courses in IT, try to get an American work experience even if the pay and the conditions are crappy, move to a state that has more IT opportunities and most of all, tailor your resume all the time to fit the job requirements of the job you're applying to (don't submit the same generic resume over and over again, tailor it to suit what skills the job you're applying to requires) and like I said before, try to get that American work experience even if the pay is crappy. And lest I forget, ditch that crappy Nigerian "CV" that has horrible formatting and unnecessary information like Date of Birth, Sex, Local Government Area, Marital Status, Religion and all that crap. Trust me, I have seen tons of Nigerians here trying to get a job with that kind of resume and I just cringe internally.

A lot of recruiters like seeing an American work experience on your resume. It opens doors for more opportunities. My first job right out of college was not the ideal one I wanted. But I took it cos I needed the experience on my resume. I got my dream job with all the peeks you can ever think of 6 months later. God help us all.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by warriboy21(m): 4:51pm On Aug 13, 2016
adeyinka09:

Its a new page, a new dawn. I av been a silent follower of this thread and I think its time to ask a vital question about US universities. I used WES evaluation procedures explained by bigfrancis (kudos sir) and discovered that my gp is 3.53/4.0. According to warriboy (I hail boss) post on his school, I wish to ask if I can get a sch of such low tuition fee and various opportunity to complete my study as i'm on medium or average budget Toefl fee exempted? My field of study is food science.i will also welcome any suggestion or advice on this. Thanks 4 ur time

we dont food science msc....wat was ur bachelors on?
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by warriboy21(m): 4:53pm On Aug 13, 2016
mrchemist:

Hi thank for your urgently respond. I'm I'm graduate of chemistry I want apply for MBA. I'm going to send my transcript to eduusa in lagos Next month. But my aim is to switch to nursing. How easy can switch happen When landed . Also What is meaning of "lor". My gre will also be next month,
nice to be thinking of writing gre...i also did gre ..add 287....
lor means letter of reference....the schools gives two lor froms to be completed by your professors in ur school. den scan and submit.

also ..switching is very easy ere..might take 1-2days

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by masquellett(m): 4:57pm On Aug 13, 2016
MsNas. Thanks for the tip. Can you please forward a sample CV to my email address (noob_ig@yahoo.com). Thanks in anticipation. I sent you a PM but you are yet to acknowledge. Kind regards.
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by nellyalph: 4:57pm On Aug 13, 2016
My Short travel experience

I took off from Lag with Qatar on 11th, 2:30pm Nigeria time.
We stopped at Doha and 2 hours after we kicked off to new york. 13 hours journey no be moi moi. They kept giving us food and drinks... Meanwhile pls and pls, when those oyibo FA ask what you want, make sure you hear well oooooo. because I heard rice in what they mentioned I quickly jumped to rice cos I believe nobody can go wrong in making rice not knowing its a vegetarian food.
They usually have two foods:one veg and one non veg. And they give you want. I drank enough Juice and cola to compensate their nonsense food. There are thousands of movies to watch.
I heard Ethiad dey serve peppersoup(someone should confirm tho)

Whoever brought the fear of POE should be flogged and jailed. DO NOT PANIC!!!

They don't even have time to drill you cos they know you had a long journey. they are just doing their job. I didn't spend more than five mins with the official. Showed them my passport, 1-20, scanned my finger prints and prolly took my pix and off I went.

And America is organized. In fact those people no like stress. Everything was spelt out in the airport. You can't get lost and even if you do, ask question. It was in Naija airport that the search was real but other airports had scanner or so. They didnt use their hands to search our carry ons.

Finally going to America was a mixed feeling. I wasn't excited and I wasn't sad either but I just knew it was a "start of something good".

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by warriboy21(m): 5:03pm On Aug 13, 2016
kenniez26:
Warriboy21 and imperiouxx .I have sent u people PM concerning the dollar.i don't know if it is still available cos am interested in part of it.am in Nigeria and not in USA.I don't know if it possible. Thanks

honestly bro..i dont understand wats going on o.... grin...can u rebrief me...thanks
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by femi321: 5:03pm On Aug 13, 2016
fizzile:
That means you and mekeurexx might have used same flight without knowing. He's right there too
No. he left a day before me. he was in Casanblanca when I was at MMIA. he should be in New York now
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by adeyinka09: 5:14pm On Aug 13, 2016
warriboy21:


we dont food science msc....wat was ur bachelors on?
Ok....food science nd tech
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by OluDare01(m): 5:18pm On Aug 13, 2016
warriboy21:


honestly bro..i dont understand wats going on o.... grin...can u rebrief me...thanks
No mind the guy
The grammer gunther6 wrote was too much for him

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by imperiouxx: 5:19pm On Aug 13, 2016
MsNas:
I'd like to chip in something here though,

Getting a degree in IT does not automatically hand you a job or does not make your job search easier. You still have to work twice as hard or even triple harder than an American to land a gig because your international student and OPT status will be a huge stumbling block. Some emoloyers don't want to hear OPT EAD. Resilience, Luck, Location also plays a huge role in that as well. Like I tell people, I applied to more than a 100 jobs and I have even lost count of the number of interviews I've had. No joke! And I also started my application way early before I graduated.

Again, getting a degree in IT is no free ticket to a job (Many of my my classmates who are international students like me are jobless). Make sure you're well versed in the course, take certification courses in IT, try to get an American work experience even if the pay and the conditions are crappy, move to a state that has more IT opportunities and most of all, tailor your resume all the time to fit the job requirements of the job you're applying to (don't submit the same generic resume over and over again, tailor it to suit what skills the job you're applying to requires) and like I said before, try to get that American work experience even if the pay is crappy. And lest I forget, ditch that crappy Nigerian "CV" that has horrible formatting and unnecessary information like Date of Birth, Sex, Local Government Area, Marital Status, Religion and all that crap. Trust me, I have seen tons of Nigerians here trying to get a job with that kind of resume and I just cringe internally.

A lot of recruiters like seeing an American work experience on your resume. It opens doors for more opportunities. My first job right out of college was not the ideal one I wanted. But I took it cos I needed the experience on my resume. I got my dream job with all the peeks you can ever think of 6 months later. God help us all.

Employers don't want to hear opt work permit, which makes OPT a waste of time. Actually it's more of time for one to think of what to do next and to remain legal in US rather than a period of getting jobs. People should know that foreigner is foreigner. An international student is a foreigner, Americans weigh this well when it comes to hiring anyone. The only field that I've see foreigners getting instant jobs within a month of graduation is nursing and other lucrative healthcare courses. But I don't know if those without green card benefit the same way or not. Also I won't recommend wasting money on healthcare if one knows nothing about chemistry, anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, pathophysiology etc or simply lazy to study. Tuition for healthcare fields is damn expensive.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by kenniez26: 5:26pm On Aug 13, 2016
@ oludare.u know say I no sabi English language. @warriboy21. U name was mentioned in page 396 .part 9.so I was thinking may b u are d middle man between the seller and d buyer of d dollars. Please check page 396
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by sureb0y(m): 5:31pm On Aug 13, 2016
Since y'all are marketing schools, lemme market my own sef.
We no dey shout too much... if you want girls wey get big yansh... this is the right place to come. Everybody dey drive dodge, cardillac and benz. Yansh dey flow up and down. Party school, free pizza, free faaji, and darn... girls with big yansh full everywhere. you go fear graduate assistant with mad ass yaaansh and tattoo all over her body. na yansh we get for here, we no too get time for books. People are tooo nice here too, chei. I go buy something downstairs, ask the sales clerk to direct me to post office, the guy explain sotey as I no get am, he felt so bad. picked up his phone and called a friend say make that one pleeeeeease come carry me go and back. guess what? The friend agreed. Na so I see one picanto-like car pull up after some minutes. guess wetin come out of the car... YAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNSSSSHHHHH!!!! About 5ft 6" with hips wey wan send me back to my village. her yansh no be from here. I just dey come back from the post office, chei. Don't waste 2 years of your life studying like ode. remember you have little time before you get married and miss out on all the fun Yansh.

I just secured apartment. Private student housing, guess what? I chose the co-ed option. boys and gehs, 4 bedroom flat with private baths and shared living room. Na new facilities, swimming pool, gym, club, lounge, etc. For the next two years, na yansh go surround me. cheesy cheesy cheesy Make all of una dey chase cgpa and nonsense STEM. me I go dey here dey enjoy my life dey go. Awon ti furo iyeneme cheesy girls wey dey squat die for gym. chei... This is the place to be.

On the academic sense... I don't know so much cos lectures never start. Don't pm me and be asking me for OPT/STEM and all those efiko things abeg. Let's leave the "sadness" for mid-semester. Right now, iyalaya won. make we dey flow dey go.

Peace out!

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by warriboy21(m): 5:36pm On Aug 13, 2016
kenniez26:
@ oludare.u know say I no sabi English language. @warriboy21. U name was mentioned in page 396 .part 9.so I was thinking may b u are d middle man between the seller and d buyer of d dollars. Please check page 396

oh middle man tinss....hwmuch be my cut grin
Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by sureb0y(m): 5:37pm On Aug 13, 2016
oh, and for tips on post-graduate plans, Always have at least two fat friends of the opposite sex. smiley Get close to them... really close. Thank me later.

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Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by warriboy21(m): 5:38pm On Aug 13, 2016
adeyinka09:

Ok....food science nd tech

if u can convince the vo on the food science msc and try to relate it to food safety in africa about germs bla bla bla..den u shud b fine...else.....try other major in msc relating to ur field that would sound convincin to the vo

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