We should not judge people by their peak of excellence; but by the distance they have traveled from the point where they started.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

1. Early thoughts back in India....

Is Post Graduation necessary?

We are getting loads of money. Money which neither of our parents saw before. Son/Daughter getting better salaries at age of just 23. Parents are happy. Son/Daughter is happy. IT is bringing new thinking ideology in Indian youth. I worked after my undergraduate computer science degree for 3 years in India. Changed 3 companies. Got more money in each shift. I could satisfy all my fancies, be it a bike, a good camera, hotelling....in short life was cool. And I was enjoying it to its fullest. Money gives confidence. Money gives power.

But slowly I was understanding that there is something wrong. My brain is not being used to the capacity to which it should be. Ha,ha, not that I am some great techie or great intellectual fellow. I have seen some of my friends who are really wizards. Who deserve to be called geeks. I am a moderate fellow with high ambitions. There is money. But how much is enough? Does it brings the satisfaction which helps in building careers? What is difference between a job and a career?

MS happened out of this dissatisfaction. And I feel lucky that it happened.And its changing the way I think. Big questions remains money is important, it is support. But better education can bring better money while helping you grow in your career. Some questions I faced while I was doing job.

1.What are my priorities towards my families and to those who I love?
2. From where would money for a MS come from?
3. Why do I want to do a MS?
4. Is it money or is it a new experience?
5. How does MS differ from doing a MTech from IIT and from a MBA?
6. Am I capable of achieving what I dream?
7. Will I achieve my dreams by sticking to the current job?
8. Do I really have to leave this comfy life, the comfort zone and get into study mood again?
9. What about settling in life?
10. What about marriage?
11. Will I get admission to a good school for doing MS?
12. The last question again was Money?

Everything revolves around Money even if one does not want it that way. In these series of blogs I would narrate my experiences about a new life I started. Life of a Graduate student in America.

Outsourcing as seen by Americans would be one of the topics I would like to tell you as I could see here. How is a graduate degree from a good school necessary, how it is different from what job we do back there in India and how it changes the way you look at things.

Happy reading...

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