My Journey so far!
It all started more than a year and a half ago when I booked my exam date for GRE and TOEFL. Amidst my busy work schedule I had to make time for preparing for these exams, and I finally did. I had tough time managing time between my work and completing the application procedure, as I had to find time to fly to my undergrad university (which is more than 1200 miles away from the place I worked) for my transcripts and all. But then everything happened very quickly – the application procedure, receiving my I20 followed by the visa interview at the US Embassy. Now, here I’m with my status updated to the Graduate Student at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering in the University of Minnesota from a Prospective student.
And I’m indeed very happy with the update in my status because the University has met all my expectations, infact surpassed. The excellent computing facilities in my department, various research labs, professors and their interests everything is widely distributed matching the requirements of any student who joins the department. More to this, you can enjoy your social life also. The U is such a happening place, with lots of student groups and activities going on. We have Coffman Memorial Union, the center of almost all the activities. And being a part of a reputed U like this, I got a chance to attend lectures by Richard Stallman (the controversial free software advocate), Prof. Mikhail Atallah and many more famous people in the field of Computer Science. So far the journey has been good, and hope it will be the same till it ends.
On the ending note: Life is good, infact *awesome*!