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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 7:54am On Sep 04
I struggled to get a shot showing how close they are to the ocean...

This is the city were the Hurricane was projected to have it's landfall. Close to water doesn't explain the situation...

It is right inside the ocean. Last picture shows the ocean by the Left hand side of the tree.

School dorms are the buildings you see.

Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 7:58am On Sep 04
More...

School just reopened after the storm evacuation.

Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 8:04am On Sep 04
Someone just resumed school on Friday...

I nor fit laugh! grin

I have been here for 30+days and the workload is heavier than Superman can carry...

I deh 'pity' am sha. Accommodation + international office check in + grad school check in + open bank account + course advising before course registration and lectures are ongoing + assignments are pouring in...


I just listed like 60% of his troubles...

He even has his own orientation to receive as an international student.

The sweat no go be here..
Oluwa is his muscle. We are rallying to ease his pain... It will be well.


NB: I do not proofread, so pardon my numerous errors.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by gnykelly(m): 1:14pm On Sep 04
are those vehicle meant for lecturer of for students. ho w could they afford new vehicles when they don't have staedy job.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by ezzylee(m): 2:12pm On Sep 04
gnykelly:
are those vehicle meant for lecturer of for students. ho w could they afford new vehicles when they don't have staedy job.

Some of them must've saved up to purchase their vehicles (right from when they were young), some might have taken car loans and some might have had the cars bought for them by their parents.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by ferhyntorlah(f): 2:23pm On Sep 04
PDPGuy:
The reason why it looks easier to pass American school exams is that the professors get promoted (or get pay raises) if a majority of their students pass their classes with a C, B, or A grade.
If most of the students get Ds and Fs, that professor may be in danger of either not being promoted (to, say, head of department), or even laid off. So, it is always in the best interests of the professor to ensure that most his/her students pass the class.

Thanks for this expose. Unfortunately, the reverse is the case in Nigeria.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 2:34pm On Sep 04
gnykelly:
are those vehicle meant for lecturer of for students. ho w could they afford new vehicles when they don't have staedy job.
School population is over 10k, so this isn't up to a tenth of the cars present there.

Almost everyone has a car cos if you don't, trekking will kee you or at least a ba-ci-kul will suffice for basic moving around.

So thru loans, gifts or you even manufacture one yourself - just try to get a car.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by SkinnyDude(m): 2:53pm On Sep 04
MackyNaija:
I deh come, I am at a seminar.

I prepared some potty this morning. Lick your lips. tongue
Look at that naija scientific calculator.. I steal this one tire for my dept those days
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 2:55pm On Sep 04
SkinnyDude:
Look at that naija scientific calculator.. I steal this one tire for my dept those days
I used this one at work for minor calculations, brought it over and it has been serving.

You too bad, where that cane sef! angry

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by SkinnyDude(m): 3:00pm On Sep 04
MackyNaija:

I used this one at work for minor calculations, brought it over and it has been serving.

You too bad, where that cane sef! >sad
Haha. Biko. Even God won't flog with that huge cane..

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 7:02pm On Sep 04
SkinnyDude:
Haha. Biko. Even God won't flog with that huge cane..

cheesy See as you deh like crayfish when I flog you. tongue

When you been deh thief am you no remember God.

Full bunch of cane for you...
I find whip I no see, you get luck! angry tongue

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by SkinnyDude(m): 7:39pm On Sep 04
MackyNaija:

cheesy See as you deh like crayfish when I flog you. tongue

When you been deh thief am you no remember God.

Full bunch of cane for you...
I find whip I no see, you get luck! >sad tongue
Abeg no kill me. Na only me my mama born

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by PDPGuy: 9:53pm On Sep 04
ferhyntorlah:


Thanks for this expose. Unfortunately, the reverse is the case in Nigeria.
The mentality has to change..
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:11am On Sep 05
Today is TAMUK Engineering career fair..

2 lectures to attend and I also need to attend the Career Fair at College Station.


My assignment is due by Thursday when I will be 5hours away from school...

Thinking and hoping all my plans fall in place.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Eleniyan15(m): 9:15am On Sep 05
MackyNaija:

School population is over 10k, so this isn't up to a tenth of the cars present there.

Almost everyone has a car cos if you don't, trekking will kee you or at least a ba-ci-kul will suffice for basic moving around.

So thru loans, gifts or you even manufacture one yourself - just try to get a car.

Have you gotten one



First time commenting on your thread #GhostFollower grin
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by fruzzy: 2:44pm On Sep 07
MackyNaija:
I have verified the cost of wifi installation...

Router $6, one time rent fee
$40 monthly, promo price for first 3 months.
$25 Deposit, in case you do not return the router.


Setting up oneself here costs about $1000, + or -$300.
Initial rent, furniture, utensils, cutlery, mattress and frame etc etc.

So, even with a GA and full tuition waiver from naija you still need like $1k for accommodation and other small items before you receive your first salary.
plsss kindly add me up,need some advice from u.i sent u a PM.thanks
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Satansadvocate: 2:55pm On Sep 07
fruzzy:
plsss kindly add me up,need some advice from u.i sent u a PM.thanks



bros calm down


mackynaija made it known from the onset that he does not reply PMs but can help you answer your questions here on this thread


hope i didnt instigate any hard felling? Thanks

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by etiosa97(m): 7:04pm On Sep 07
Hushee:


I'll advice you to use the free WES calculator to know what your gp is on the 4 point scale, after that you should decide whether to evaluate it or not.


Hushee howfar long time. Message me for whatsapp
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 1:52am On Sep 08
Eleniyan15:


Have you gotten one


First time commenting on your thread #GhostFollower grin
grin First ask me weda I don fit chop food belle full.

You are welcome Sir. smiley

fruzzy:
plsss kindly add me up,need some advice from u.i sent u a PM.thanks
Sorry, no additions. Ask me here so I'll see if I can be of help.

Satansadvocate:

bros calm down

mackynaija made it known from the onset that he does not reply PMs but can help you answer your questions here on this thread

hope i didnt instigate any hard felling? Thanks
Thanks for the reminder Sir.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 2:00am On Sep 08
Kai! It has not been easy...

I don't know where to start from.
I still have updates from my experience trying to get a driver's license and most recently I attended an engineering career fair at Texas AnM College Station. 4hrs 30mins from here.

I have from pictures but due to size restrictions, I have to compress them first before uploading and that's difficult.


The career fair was to test what job hunting here feels like. See people.... lots of them all hustling for limited job and internship positions.
Please o, people that get multiple job offers at graduation, how do they do it?

Cos wetin my eyes see for the fair ehn undecided
After I talk all the thing wey I sabi, dribble them both ways, dazzle them with eveything I have got (only thing I didn't use was juju) - I still heard thanks for visiting us, 'please apply online'.
Then why did I go to the career fair?? undecided or is the online application an addition to all the saliva spent talking?


I would have simple stayed in my room and applied online.
Anyway, I am still hopeful - the heavens know I will throw atleast 500 applications online.... Shey na 'apply online na'? undecided

Hopefully, resumes I could had to recruiters will come out with positive results.



Next month is the Women in Engineering Conference... Make I go find skirt suit buy because - I will be there! cheesy

Kai, I have assignments o. Lemme see if I can resize some pictures...

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by dustydee: 8:16am On Sep 08
MackyNaija:
Kai! It has not been easy...

I don't know where to start from.
I still have updates from my experience trying to get a driver's license and most recently I attended an engineering career fair at Texas AnM College Station. 4hrs 30mins from here.

I have from pictures but due to size restrictions, I have to compress them first before uploading and that's difficult.


The career fair was to test what job hunting here feels like. See people.... lots of them all hustling for limited job and internship positions.
Please o, people that get multiple job offers at graduation, how do they do it?

Cos wetin my eyes see for the fair ehn undecided
After I talk all the thing wey I sabi, dribble them both ways, dazzle them with eveything I have got (only thing I didn't use was juju) - I still heard thanks for visiting us, 'please apply online'.
Then why did I go to the career fair?? undecided or is the online application an addition to all the saliva spent talking?


I would have simple stayed in my room and applied online.
Anyway, I am still hopeful - the heavens know I will throw atleast 500 applications online.... Shey na 'apply online na'? undecided

Hopefully, resumes I could had to recruiters will come out with positive results.



Next month is the Women in Engineering Conference... Make I go find skirt suit buy because - I will be there! cheesy

Kai, I have assignments o. Lemme see if I can resize some pictures...
Hi,
From my experience attending job fairs in the UK, you usually don't get offers on the day. It is mainly a networking and information gathering event. I found out about many companies that I had not heard of before. Interestingly I got my job with one of those companies before graduating. I didn't visit the company's stand but my wife did and she brought the brochure home. I had a look and saw a role I liked but wasn't keen on applying. Several months later, I applied and the rest is history. I will advise you do not limit your search to the big, popular companies only but also the small relatively unknown ones. Some of the small companies pay well and you could develop faster.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by MackyNaija(m): 6:22pm On Sep 08
dustydee:

Hi,
From my experience attending job fairs in the UK, you usually don't get offers on the day. It is mainly a networking and information gathering event. I found out about many companies that I had not heard of before. Interestingly I got my job with one of those companies before graduating. I didn't visit the company's stand but my wife did and she brought the brochure home. I had a look and saw a role I liked but wasn't keen on applying. Several months later, I applied and the rest is history. I will advise you do not limit your search to the big, popular companies only but also the small relatively unknown ones. Some of the small companies pay well and you could develop faster.

Thanks for the input, I learnt a lot from the fair.

I especially targeted the smaller ones willing to offer people the needed experience.

I am changing fields so I know it wouldn't be all rosy. I am following up with the leads from the fair and I am glad I attended it.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Powerbroker: 1:48pm On Sep 09
@MackyNaija, thanks for the pieces you have shared so far.
I want to know if Texas A and M admits HND in Engineering for Graduate Studies.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Powerbroker: 1:54pm On Sep 09
Please can you send the IP address of the school? Google gives several results. One does not really know which is credible.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by funkyfrevy(f): 1:58pm On Sep 09
Good information u have shared so far. I want to know if AnM require u pay for application fee cos some schools demands it. Also I want to know how the other 9ja guy u met got an accommodation scholarship. Thanks
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Propene: 10:21pm On Sep 09
MackyNaija:


I cannot tell, it depends on several things like what your school charges, what waivers or scholarships you got or if you get an on campus job to Support you.

My school requires $27+k for 1st year Msc for my program. I am working towards reducing this to as low as I can.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by sonnie10: 10:36pm On Sep 09
MackyNaija:
Kai! It has not been easy...

I don't know where to start from.
I still have updates from my experience trying to get a driver's license and most recently I attended an engineering career fair at Texas AnM College Station. 4hrs 30mins from here.

I have from pictures but due to size restrictions, I have to compress them first before uploading and that's difficult.


The career fair was to test what job hunting here feels like. See people.... lots of them all hustling for limited job and internship positions.
Please o, people that get multiple job offers at graduation, how do they do it?

Cos wetin my eyes see for the fair ehn undecided
After I talk all the thing wey I sabi, dribble them both ways, dazzle them with eveything I have got (only thing I didn't use was juju) - I still heard thanks for visiting us, 'please apply online'.
Then why did I go to the career fair?? undecided or is the online application an addition to all the saliva spent talking?


I would have simple stayed in my room and applied online.
Anyway, I am still hopeful - the heavens know I will throw atleast 500 applications online.... Shey na 'apply online na'? undecided

Hopefully, resumes I could had to recruiters will come out with positive results.



Next month is the Women in Engineering Conference... Make I go find skirt suit buy because - I will be there! cheesy

Kai, I have assignments o. Lemme see if I can resize some pictures...

For most part, when you apply online, there is a part that ask, how did you hear about us? Then you answer, the career fair.
It then takes you to another section that would need you to put in the name of the person who interviewed you at the fair.
Internally, the company's HR would contact the person to brief them about your recent interview at job fair with him.

Depending on how well you did and the feedback they get, these might inform their decision to move forward with your candidacy.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Propene: 11:46pm On Sep 09
MackyNaija:

You will need to show 28k though most people don't have access to that much money when they arrive at school.



Approx. 26k estimate is for a year for everything; down to the tinniest pin you would need in school.

17+k if you are granted an in-state tuition payment eligibility.
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Afam4eva(m): 6:57am On Sep 10
PDPGuy:
You could also attend an LFL game..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lD7BPSJlzEY
This sees like p0rn to me.

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Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by nelem: 12:36pm On Sep 10
MackyNaija
hi bro. how're you doing.am sure you're already acclimatizing. i got some questions ooo. abeg permit me to ask wrt graduate studies
1. want to know if tamuk accepts evaluated transcripts from wes or should it be the same one from naija uni. if not what's the alternative. cos am thinking wrt the best option
2. budgeted annual school fees (i.e 2 semesters).
thanks in earnest
Re: Naija to Yankee Thoughts And Experiences by Shinery0123(m): 1:11pm On Sep 11
@Mackynaija. I have been a ghost reader all d while. I must thank u for a very great and helpful tread u put up here. Thanks to Seun too. I don dey estimate about 5million naira for the graduate studies o. Chaii neither my parents nor I can get that money so I sit with d crew at home. Once again thanks

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