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Having a Kid and Studying - tips please!

Discussion in 'H4 Indian Ladies' started by H4saga, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. H4saga

    H4saga New IL'ite

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    Emotional depression

    is anyone having kids and is now deciding to study ? I have a 18 month old nad I am planning to do my M.S ... Wanted to know if anyone who has gone through this has any suggestions ?
     
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  2. wreena

    wreena New IL'ite

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    me too

    Hi dear,

    I guess iam sailing in the same boat. I have applied for MS and I have a 23 month old. while the thought of it was dreadful at the beginning but i now feel that the best way to deal with the dilemna is ignore the fear factor. Just do it!!!
    Its all in the mind i guess but if we worry abt it it will only get worse.

     
  3. Ponraj12345

    Ponraj12345 New IL'ite

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    Hi,

    When I started my online MS , my baby was 13 months old and I used to study whenever she sleeps ( 2 hrs in the morning, 2 hrs during day time and 2 hrs during night.)

    Hope this helps.
     
  4. H4saga

    H4saga New IL'ite

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    Hi ,
    Thanks for ur replies gals!!
    Even I am thinking of doing an online MS. Can anybody tell me how to proceed with it ? if a GRE is necesary and wat are the good universities?
     
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    Hi Gals,

    I am new in US and new to this site as well. I am married for two years and want to go in family way soon. SInce I am on H4, I want to utilize my time by doing MS. Please let me know whether I can do MS on H4, if yes, how and where can I apply for it?

    Looking forward to your valuable suggestions!
     
  6. vaishnavilakshmi

    vaishnavilakshmi Bronze IL'ite

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    Hi ,

    I passed my MCA in 2003,got married same year and came here .I had boy in october-2004 .I have a 2.5year boy now.I tried applying for H-1B visa this time.My sponsorer didnt send me the list of documents which he needed from me before 2nd April.He emailed me on 2nd april asking for the documents and no use..I sent but..not use..Finally I missed..

    Now the question of what to do sitting at home ????????My husband suggests me to change my h4 visa to f1 visa ,do my MS here in USA so that i can get H-1b visa easily since there are more opportunities for the people who earned masters degree from USA.

    So if anyone can suggest me here:Iam scared to give GRE exam..having a naughty kid,how can i prepare for that..Is there any facility wherein we can convert to f1 visa and study MS here without giving GRE exam.?????Or any other education which can be done on f1 visa and which would fetch me h-1bvisa atleast next year..

    Plz suggest me friends..Iam in hurry now..

    awaiting for ur golden suggestions,
    vaishu
     
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  7. MeenLoch

    MeenLoch Silver IL'ite

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    Ladies,
    I apprecaite the fact that you all want to pursue MS after childbirth. Do you guys have some support system, like can you have your mothers or MILs here ? You cannot compromise on taking care of kid. I am sure you all might have considered this option. Or if there are any day care centres or if u have distant friends whom you can pay for hourly care, that s a great option too.

    An MS will give you lots of exposure, career and money. So just dogheadedly pursue this ambition. Imagine 10 years from now. You do want to stand on your own legs. The smell of independence financial and otherwise, is too good. If you stay strong with the goal, the solution will take birth, something suitable to you. Remember it's only 2 years sacrifice which will be so so beneficial.

    If MS is just an option among other ideas, evaluate them well. I mean you would like to work from home or do some back end jobs from home etc.
    We women take people around us so seriously that we give up all of what we have, time, career etc...Something worth going for never comes without a price.

    I may not perfectly empathize with you all, but all that I can tell you is, make sure your career doesnt take backseat too long. Your older self will thank you for the steps you take now.
     
  8. sundari77

    sundari77 Senior IL'ite

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    Hi

    I read thorugh the thread.. Have anyone succeeded in getting the MS degree. Iam alos in the same boat now. iam currently in bangalore. i have nearly 9 years of expereince in microsoft technologies. working in a MNC in INDIA. my hubby recently moved to california. my H1B for the year 2009 is denied. i have a kid 5 years old. iam planning to have anotehr kid next year. so the best option for me to go there is H4 but i want to unitize that time to get my MS. Iam an MCA graduate.

    I wnat to do an Online course in MS. i have the following doubts

    1. IS GRE is required for that.

    2. what would ebt eh total spending..

    thanks in advance..

    please help me with some advice.. should i come there or should i stay in india only... iam totally confused..My hubby is very particular to be in USA for atleast five years..
     
  9. MeenLoch

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    It's one year since I made the previous post here. I shall be in the same shoes very soon expecting a a baby and planning to do MS.
    Sundari,
    Yes you need to tak GRE and TOEFL. You can browse around threads here. Also you can send me private messages to know about GRE and TOEFL further.

    Total spending - Varies from univ to univ. Are you on lease. Find out if you will come under an in-state tuition fees. If so, total MS might cost you $9000. You also can get waivers on course, because of your long professional experience, in which case you will need to complete lesser courses and hence pay lesser fees.
    A trip to university after fixing an appointment is best to start with.

    As you would have already seen, you will find myriad number of courses suitable to your career path. If you are on orkut or facebook try finding people who have already graduated doing those courses.

    Once you are done with GRE and TOEFL typically, you will need 3 recos from workplace or universities you did your previous course in.
    Next you need a Statement Of Purpose.
    Once you have decided on the university, meet the department and the professors who do research of your interest and decide on a degree plan.
    Apply for H1 again next year. 9+ years of experience is a lot in my opinion.


    Hope that helps.
     
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  10. Manaswini08

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    I applaud every mother's efforts on going back to school. Since I was in the same boat as many of you I can understand the fears and concerns and sometime the sheer loss of energy. In my case, my husband was my support system in taking care of our 2 girls....the youngest being 12 mos when I started. It helps if you have the support of hubby, or even better if mom or mil can help. It's also a good idea to cook in large quantities and freeze portions of it for later use. Although it may not be fresh at least your husband has something that he can nuke (if he doesn't cook) and u both can have a decent meal. Good luck in your learning endevours!!
     

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