Student Speak 7 - How Ganga Barani Planned his MS from the SUNY Buffalo US

    Updated on: 27 Sep 2022

    We invite all our customers to a short interview, and a few of them are kind enough to oblige. This is seventh in the series of such interviews.

    1. What were you doing before you decided to study abroad?

    I was working as a software developer at a product based MNC

     2. What motivated you to pursue your course abroad?

    To be honest, I wanted to see the world. I didn't want to be confined to a single country. Pursuing a course abroad is the clearest way of doing it.

     3. How did you shortlist colleges for applying?

    I looked at all the college rankings, picked out the public schools; I had a chance of getting admission and then filtered out based on course interest and affordability.

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    4. Is there anything you wish you knew when you were applying?

    Lots of things, I have learned a lot through experience. And it's all part of studying abroad. But, I don't have regrets about not knowing something.

     5. Which services did you use at different stages during your application process?

    I used Yocket app (quite helpful), GRE prep tools (Kaplan, Manhattan, etc), the college rankings website (QS), and the University website themselves. I did mostly Google search to get common knowledge on the application process, GyanDhan came as (a lifesaver in the end).

    6. How was your experience at your university? Will you recommend this course to your juniors?

    My University experience at SUNY Stony Brook was excellent, had my share of ups and downs but by far the most enriching experience of my life.

    7. Have you finished your course? If so, what is your next pursuit?

    I am currently working as a software developer in Seattle. I networked on (LinkedIn) to find a recruiter, and they got me a job.

    8. What advice can you offer to your juniors to improve their chances of finding the internship/job of their choice?

    Since I am a computer major, all I can say is it's never too early to improve your coding skills. University doesn't wait for you to get back on your game, so always be prepared. For other majors, carefully choose the University you apply, it is hard to get a job otherwise.

    9. What do you miss most about India?

    I miss my Family, Food & Friends.

     10. Are you open to juniors reaching out to you for advice? We have started a discussion forum, may we list you there as a mentor?

    Yes, happy to help.

    11. Which areas can you help them out?

    For a computer major, I can help with the entire process. And for other subjects, I can assist them in the application process.

    12. How was your overall experience at GyanDhan? 

    It was amazing. My loan application was processed smoothly because of the GyanDhan

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    13. Did you face any problem during the loan application, and if so, how GyanDhan assisted in redressing the issue?

    I had an issue with too many conditions listed on my loan letter; Jainesh from Gyandhan helped me out a lot.

    14. Would you recommend us to your juniors for education loans? If yes, then why?

    Of course, you guys do a great job.

    15. Having experienced the whole process yourself, would you like to add anything else or give a piece of advice for future students?  

    Always be focused on your goal, and be proactive. The competition will be tough to be prepared.
     

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