Darshan wants to know, higher education in USA or Job in India?
I’m applying for USA Fall 2012, but I was placed this year and if I do join the company, I will have to sign a bond for 15months. So, I was wondering if you could suggest me what to do. Please do help me. Eagerly waiting for your reply. – Darshan
Higher Studies in USA vs Job in India
You are not the first person to ask this question.
Lets look at options available for you and my thoughts.
- Take this job and quit next August (still short of 15 months contract)
- Return on investments for MS in US is much more than what you I would have gain 15 months work experience.
- Value of Higher Education from USA is not comparable to working for IT consulting company (and for some client).
- If you don’t want to break the contract then apply for Spring 2014.
- Find another job without bond.
I don’t know about your family’s financial need. Also, you haven’t mentioned about your ability to pay for Higher Education in USA.
I know several families struggle to even pay for college expenses for BE in India. For such students, Rs15,000 monthly pay check is huge.
You have had plans to apply for Fall 2012, then I assume you are financially capable of paying the expenses for education in USA.
At end of the day, you have to do what is best for you and once you make a decision, don’t feel bad about it.
I know, its late to apply for Fall 2012 (if you haven’t taken GRE by now).
Education will pay dividends in long run.
But, you have to ask some tough questions.
Will you have interest for higher studies in USA after working for 15 months?
If I were you, I would keep my aim towards completing Graduate School in USA.
From my experience, knowledge gain in one semester from Grad school in USA is equivalent 15 months of work experience.
Even then your problems solving and analytical skills gained from Grad School will be way higher.
Read the following 2 articles.
Experiences like above shows the value of higher education from USA.
Try your best to study in USA. If it doesn’t work out, then take the job in India.