The boy who wanted a job – Part I

Once upon a time, there was a kid in the year 2005 who dreamt of studying further. “Indian education system sucks”, he said. “I wanna go to the land of opportunity. U.S.A. Everyone gets a high paying job there and you get to learn a lot too.” Blissfully unaware of the what the future held in store, he studied day and night for his GRE and TOEFL exams. He also had to avoid any KTs (arrears, backlogs call it as you may) in his engineering college for the fear of not getting a good school in the US.

GRE and TOEFL were done. Decent scores were gotten. Now the dream was beginning. He thought, ” Not bad scores. Maybe I am good enough to study in the US.” He started searching for graduate schools online for his area of interest. He narrowed his search down to 9 schools. And then he applied to these schools and waited for those priceless admits.
“Wow, I got an admit. Am I lucky or what!!!!” The visa formalities and the flight tickets are booked. “USA here I come. I am one in a million. I love my country but I think I might like USA better.” And so he set off. Onward with his journey to seek a better life for himself.
He worked hard and hard. Never in his life would he have worked this hard for anything. But ofcourse, he knew he would get a job. Once he graduated with a coveted MS degree, he was looking for that high paying job. He looked here, he looked there, he looked everywhere. But a high paying job was no where in sight. “High-paying?? Bah… Anything will be fine now. I just want to be employed. I dont care even if it takes me 20 years to repay my loan back.”, sighed he.
Will he get that job he worked so hard for? Stay tuned for further updates. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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6 thoughts on “The boy who wanted a job – Part I

  1. So the land of opportunities has drained itself of it!!!After coming here you realize… the land of opportunities is on the other side of the ocean ๐Ÿ™‚

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