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|Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by SilentPistol: 3:37am On Mar 14, 2020|
Actually, once you acquire your Master’s degree, less weight is placed on your Nigerian Bachelor’s degree. Employers don’t really care for your Nigerian Bachelor’s based on experience.
I’ve seen people who studied Food Tech, Biology, Sociology, Political Science, come to the US & graduate with MS degrees in Industrial Management, Management Information Systems, Data Science, Data Analytics, etc. Many of them now work for GE, Cummins, Apple, Microsoft & other fortune 500’s. Go to LinkedIn and search for yourself.
Look for the right schools & research! Like I said, many won’t understand till they come here & see their mates getting internships and jobs left and right, & their only option is to opt for a PhD cos they can’t find jobs.
|Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by SilentPistol: 3:25am On Mar 14, 2020|
No course is useless but some would afford you more opportunities than others, tell yourself the truth.
At the end of the day, your success or failure doesn’t affect me in any way. I can only offer my opinion(s), you’re completely at liberty to do whatever pleases you.
By the way, on the contrary, I’m not discouraging anyone. The way I see it, I’m actually motivating whoever cares, to do things the right way, & take steps that would present them lots of opportunities.
Of what use is getting your Master’s in something blue chips don’t care for, then you start looking for a job but can’t find one so you opt of a PhD or a second Master’s?
If your life’s goal is to be in academics, fine. By all means study whatever you want. But if you hope for a career in a fortune 100, study something a fortune 100 would care for.
|Travel / Re: General USA Student Visa Enquiries-part 15 by SilentPistol: 11:56am On Mar 10, 2020|
I see a few people here applying for courses that would barely provide opportunities here in a bid to just leave Nigeria.
I understand we all have our goals and aspirations. However, If you’re paying out of your pocket, I’m not sure a Master’s degree in Biology, Public Administration & co. puts you in the best position of opportunities here in the USA. Even if you aren’t, you may need to have a rethink and properly strategize.
Arriving the US is only the beginning. You’ll need internship(s) at some point. You’ll need a job at some point. And as we all know, things are getting more & more stringent.
To work full time, you’ll need to find a company that’s willing to file a H1-B petition for you & that does not come easy, especially in non-competitive fields. It can even be very challenging finding a company that would let you use your OPT as work authorization.
If you also think you can arrive the US, get married to some citizen within a few months & have your work authorization, please have a rethink & do your due diligence. Every PR filing now has to be accompanied by a I944 (Declaration of self sufficiency) & this document has been designed to easily detect sham marriages & reduce number of qualified applicants.
It’s better paying through your nose for decent courses in engineering (Industrial, Electrical, Mechanical), IT, select management sciences, than being fully funded in Biology, Public Administration, etc. You won’t understand the implications till you’re stuck & forced to start all over. Look for cheap schools & do something that would afford you a lot of opportunities.
A word is enough for the wise.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 10:14pm On Mar 19, 2018|
Based on my stay here so far, I've come to understand a few things:
Your choice of school isn't as important as the course you opt for: Before anything, write a list of courses that pique your interest & logon to www.indeed.com & compare available openings for each course of study & their earning potential. Also check www.myvisajobs.com & see how well companies file for these courses. Obtaining your Master's is a huge investment in which you deserve a return! Don't be sentimental with your decision.
Ivy leagues won't automatically open more doors: As long as you're not attending an outrageously ranked school, gunning for a Master's in Havard or Yale is great, but it won't necessarily create more wealth, and may only afford you very few more opportunities than the average joe. For a PhD, it might be different. Had an internship last Summer in a fortune 500 company, & I worked with people from various classes of schools. Most employers won't pay you any higher than the standard set for your position regardless your school. But they can only hire you if you have a degree they require.
I'll write more but I'm busy & only took some time to write this because of a few posts I saw. Focus on the things that matter! Your choice of course, funding, then the school in that order. When you get here, you'll face other set of challenges but getting those right will make things a lot easier for you than others.
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|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 9:49pm On Mar 19, 2018|
MS in Food & Nutrition. Fam, anybody that tells you this is a good idea doesn't have your best interest at heart. Industrial Management would place your foot on a way higher pedestal. You can still work in a Food & Beverages firm as a Safety Engineer/Advisor or as a Quality Control expert.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 9:43pm On Mar 19, 2018|
Just go for Industrial Engineering or Management & have better value for your money. Don't take this the wrong way, but of what use is your interest if it doesn't put food on your table?
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: 6 Part-time Jobs Upcoming Musicians Can Do To Earn A Living (A Must Read) by SilentPistol: 2:53pm On Jan 29, 2018|
Tekno can actually teach music, ignore his watery lyrics. He's a great instrumentalist.
|Celebrities / Re: Adewale Adeleke Reacts To Dorcas Shola Fapson's Rape Story by SilentPistol: 8:53pm On Jan 26, 2018|
Guy, you wicked.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 6:51am On Jan 25, 2018|
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 10:24pm On Jan 24, 2018|
It doesn't matter the school I'm in. Tailor your search for schools to your program of interest. Ace your standardized exams, contact these schools beforehand about funding & get some funds before coming.
Don't put your hope on loans. You stand a chance of being assisted by a stranger than your African family members when you're stranded. That's how difficult it could be.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 8:42pm On Jan 24, 2018|
Loans are not advisable. Nothing beats having enough personal funds that can last you for at least two semesters, or being fully funded by the school or any other organization.
However, if you're still interested in loans, you'll need a US citizen or sometimes a permanent resident to stand as your guarantor before you can be issued a loan. It's usually payable only to the school towards tuition & other academic expenses. That means typically, you will still have living expenses to worry about if you aren't funded or working here.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 9:49pm On Jan 23, 2018|
You're issued I-20 by the school that has conditionally or unconditionally offered you admission.
Whether you need standardized tests before admission or after (which is highly unlikely, save for English tests) solely depends on the school. Log on to the websites of the schools you're looking at & check the requirements.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 8:00pm On Jan 23, 2018|
That's the Femi I know. Warm hearted & always willing to assist. God bless him abundantly!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 1:35am On Jan 23, 2018|
And because it didn't work for someone else doesn't mean it won't work for him.
Does he stand a better chance preparing for the standardized exams & gathering his documents against Fall 2019? YES!
Can he still be admitted for Fall 2018 by some schools? YES! Only with much less probability. The earlier, the better. Not the end.
A lot can happen in one year, much more one year & 7 months! If he is really serious about coming here, can ace the standardized exams in few weeks, then I see no reason why he shouldn't give it a shot.
At the end of the day, we're solely responsible for our actions and inactions. I just want the man to reach a final resolve being aware that Fall 2018 is still possible. Inadequate financial planning is a totally different argument.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 10:48pm On Jan 22, 2018|
I was in a similar situation, I wrote my exams & had full scholarship to study here. Not everyone gets funding while in Nigeria; not everyone needs funding & that's the bitter truth. At the end of the day, it all boils down to the circumstances we're in & our individual strengths.
For example, igbonerd got funding after he got his visa, two days before he travelled. Many of my friends got funding only after they resumed. At times, we think we know but we don't.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 5:42pm On Jan 22, 2018|
Yes, you can. While many schools may have reached their application deadlines, some few ones still have theirs around March, May & even July. Come to think of it, there's still a Summer semester before Fall. It all boils down to how prepared you're for the standardized exams, & what schools you're look at.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 2:37pm On Jan 20, 2018|
E say top tier Nigerian university Lmaooo! You're funny, bro.
You've answered your question anyway. If your degree can only be used in the US, it means you have no intention of coming back. Bear in mind that it's bad intent to apply for visa with a different program & switch when you arrive the US.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 3:13pm On Jan 19, 2018|
Data Science is great, I wouldn't change it if I were you. During the course of your PhD, apply for NIW. You'll most likely get it & not have to worry about green card anymore. The job prospect is good too! Companies like KPMG, PWC, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, Ford, Cummins, Lockheed Martin & even oil companies hire data scientists. Your concentration is in National Security doesn't mean you have to work in that line. UTK is a good school too. You will be very alright.
If you doubt me, log on to www.indeed.com & search 'data scientists'. You're on a good path.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 3:42pm On Jan 18, 2018|
There are typically two routes to a Nursing degree since you have a Bachelor's degree. You can either apply for a Master's in Nursing, having fulfilled all prerequisites needed for admission, or you can apply for an accelerated Bachelor's degree in Nursing which would take you an average of 18-24 months. For a direct Master's in Nursing, the general requirements are a Bachelor's in Nursing & a registered nurse (RN) license. Though this may slightly differ from school to school.
For an accelerated BSN, the general requirement is a Bachelor's from any field. You may need to have fulfiled basic biology, human anatomy, chemistry (& so on) requirement based on the school. You will need to write the Health Education System Incorporated (HESI) exam & obtain good scores on the test. Your HESI, undergraduate GPA, and perhaps in some schools, your essay, will be used in making the admission decision. Getting into a good nursing program from Nigeria can be a bit tricky.
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|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 8:19am On Jan 18, 2018|
First name & middle name? May I ask why? I have no experience with this, but I'll like to think a sworn affidavit should be your first step. Nothing is impossible.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 8:16am On Jan 18, 2018|
How is not having papers denotive of being an illegal immigrant? Generally speaking, when people say they don't have papers, it means they don't have green card, but that alone doesn't confirm the legality of their stay. They could be on a student, tourist or any kind of visa. Please stop being rude to people, especially based on ridiculous assumptions like this one.
Humble yourself before life humbles you.
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|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 13 by SilentPistol: 12:32am On Jan 14, 2018|
Apply for an expedited appointment stating your reason for applying. Refer to this link: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/ng/ng-niv-expeditedappointment.asp
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Vacancy: Graduate Trainee Recruitment At Cummins Inc by SilentPistol: 8:00pm On Jun 15, 2017|
I hope you get an offer. I'm a currently a Trainee at Cummins, though at the HQ in Columbus. I testify it's been a great experience so far. Wish you the best.
|Culture / Re: At A Crossroad- Should I Remain In America Or Come Back To Nigeria by SilentPistol: 2:34pm On May 04, 2017|
Justwise, can you please move this to the travel section?
|Jobs/Vacancies / Re: Vacancy: Graduate Trainee Recruitment At Cummins Inc by SilentPistol: 2:18pm On May 04, 2017|
Please take it serious!!! They pay well in the U.S, & I don't think it's going to be any different for their international branches.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by SilentPistol: 5:19pm On Jan 02, 2017|
The guy is coming to Kingsville. Book a flight to Houston Kelvin, then take a greyhound from Houston to Kingsville.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by SilentPistol: 4:02pm On Nov 09, 2016|
Which one is "he will cancel I-20" again? LMAO. You people shouldn't create unnecessary tension abeg! Hian!!!
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|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by SilentPistol: 3:57pm On Nov 09, 2016|
Which general tension? Biko chief, speak yourself.
Everyone, please endeavor to stave off negative vibe as much as you can, & focus on your main reason for being here or wanting to come here. Utilize every opportunity you've got, try to remain in status & maintain a good relationship with your creator. He wouldn't bring you this far to fail you.
A lot of things would be said against your staying here or decision to come here, don't listen. If you're funded & your intentions are true, please come. Nothing is more fulfilling & emboldening than setting goals & bringing them to fruition regardless surrounding negative energy.
It shall all work out together for our good!
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by SilentPistol: 3:51am On Oct 07, 2016|
Nope, with mine. I get to download them easily using the school's system. I was wondering if there are ways to download them on my laptop, with my connection, at my own convenience lol. I'm not really a Library person. Thank you for the reply.
Thank you everyone.
|Travel / Re: General U.s.a (student) Visa Enquiries-part 10 by SilentPistol: 8:44pm On Oct 06, 2016|
Hi guys, hope you all are doing great? I am.
Please guys, how can one gain free access to journals? I've tried a few alternatives, but all efforts have proven futile.
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