Is doing engineering abroad worth it these days?
Asked by Ganga Singh almost 2 years ago
Hey Ganga, how are you doing?
So doing engineering from universities abroad is definitely worth it because there are a lot of opportunities in foreign countries as well as the curriculum is more relevant to the industry. Those universities have more expert and trained faculty who can help you in giving guidance in the right direction. They will give you space to not just gain theoretical knowledge but their industry experience will also boost your practical skillset and give you an insight on how you can put to use each learning on a daily basis.
Universities abroad do not tend to focus on just giving out degrees, rather they focus on making their students industry-ready which is the most important thing these days in a time of such tough competition and limited employment.
There are various benefits of studying abroad, one of which is that the USA will give you years of stay-back STEM courses and a fantastic ROI if you choose to study abroad. You will get a lot of opportunities as various recruiting companies back upon universities like Stanford and MIT for talented students. So you never have to worry about the scarcity of opportunities.
Studying abroad will only pay off if you join the right university because only then you will get the required training. It will help you in getting a good job and eventually make your study abroad expenses worth it.
You should consider pursuing engineering abroad only if you are really passionate about it and are willing to learn and upgrade your knowledge and skill set on a daily basis. If you are somebody who is just considering the option of studying abroad because of a fantasy that foreign countries provide you with freedom, lifestyle etc, then you should maybe reconsider your approach because those advantages will only be available when you have made a mark for yourself and bagged a decent job, for which rigorous hard work is required in the beginning.
Universities like Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Stanford University, California Institute of Technology, University of Oxford will give you a platform to hone your personality while learning new skills, appreciating diverse cultures and giving you opportunities to interact with the industry in their events, workshops, seminars, industrial visits etc.
Hello Ganga, hope you're doing good!
I agree with Divyakshi, and another important thing to consider is if you’re planning to stay abroad after your education or you’re planning to come back.
I suggest you go abroad for studies only if you are planning to stay and work there for a minimum of 2-3 years because only then you would be able to grab ample opportunities and make your studying abroad actually worth it.
Who knows, maybe you could be the next Sundar Pichai. So don’t contemplate your decision of studying abroad and start working on applying to these universities.
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