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Georgia Tech | Student Feedback

  1. About the Course Georgia Tech | Student Feedback

[ Financial Engineering (Quantitative and Computational Finance) at Georgia Tech is a top 10 course currently with a great faculty and super strong placements happening over the last season. Course work wise if you haven’t done all three levels of CFA, it’s a great value add. But the Mathematical Finance part is very tough to get a hang on in the initial month, cause as a Mumbai University candidate your 4 semester of Mathematics knowledge is all thanks to Kumbhojkar, while you are competing with peers from IIT Bombay, Kharagpur, Madras, Delhi, Kanpur, BITS Pilani/Goa, NIT Suratkal, Delhi College of Engineering etc, who have their mathematical base of probability and statistics super strong. A genuine advice would be to take a refresher course in Probability and Differential Calculus before coming here. Also a short introduction to finance is very much suggested as to what are options, derivatives and other basic terminologies if you are not aware of. But, on the flip side one good thing Mumbai University has taught us is ‘Catching up towards the end of semester’, though the definition changes a lot here, in the times of intense pressure and need, you need to up your game and to play to your strengths while delivering quality work with every deadline which is every week during the semester.]

  1. How many % of student in your course are Indians? Need just an approximate.

[15%-20%, Majority Chinese, Apart from that Indians, Americans, Korean, Germany, Turkey, Pakistan]

  1. Which country people are most in your university?

[ China, American, Indians ] Georgia Tech | Student Feedback

  1. Does the university follow semester or trimester?

[ Semester ] Georgia Tech | Student Feedback

  1. Internship Opportunities

[ 3-4 Career Fairs ] Georgia Tech | Student Feedback

  1. What are the off campus opportunities available?

[Not Sure] Georgia Tech | Student Feedback

  1. In which month does the career fair takes place?

[ September, October (Department to Department varies), January (2), Companies come during GT Hackhaton also tend to hire ]

  1. Name 3 apartments close to university area.

[ AMLI, The Flats, Atlantic Station]

  1. The rent for the apartments in the area you stay.

[ $350 – $450 per person]  Georgia Tech | Student Feedback

  1. What is the approximate living expense excluding rent?

[ $150 – $200 if cooking food in the house, else around $350]

  1. List the name of 3 stores close to university or your home from where you buy grocery, milk and daily food products.

[ Halal Shop – 14th Street, Target, Publix ]

  1. What are the public transport options available in city? Does student have concession on student’s UniversityID for transportation?

[Georgia Tech is in the heart of the city, so everything is very close by, for Indian Grocery shopping, Patel Brothers is 20 minutes drive away and best way to get there is an Uber or Lyft. Public transport in Atlanta is skewed. Atlanta is more of a drivable city, than a walk-able city like other cities on the eat coast]

  1. Is there any Indian store close to university? If yes then please name.

[ Halal Meat Shop – Bangladeshi Store, but you get pretty much everything Indian there]

  1. Name the 3 restaurants available next to university or close by to place where majority of students stay.

[ Moe’s Mexican, Tindrum Asian, Umma Korean and Japanese, Panda Express Chinese, Cafe Spice Indian]

  1. What are the places to hangout on weekends?

[ Cafe Intermezzo, Vortex, Sweet hut, Antico, Rocky Mountain Pizza, Opera Lounge, Buckhead, Edgewood ]

  1. What is the minimum and maximum temperatures that city faced in a last year.

[ Best part about Atlanta is it’s weather, it’s quite above the sea level, and although Summers are sunny, the temperature is very much moderate and can be easily sustainable with just two layers of clothing in the winters]

  1. To describe your city climate for most of the time in one word, what would you say: sunny, winter, rainy, windy?

[ Bangaloresque weather, overcast, rains anytime of the year, semi Seattlish]

 

University of Maryland Collegepark

University of Maryland Collegepark

Hi, University of Maryland Collegepark

So here’s  my opinion regarding your questions. Take into consideration i have just completed 1 semester and have barely started the new one so all my answers might not be correct.

FYI I am currently doing MIS in University of Maryland. Most of my answers might be related to my course and may not pertain to other courses in the university.

  1. About the Course University of Maryland Collegepark

Good course so far subjects and professors are mostly pretty good. Not very happy with the career services Im happy with everything else.

  1. How many % of student in your course are Indians? Need just an approximate.

  50% maybe more.(Ya kinda sucks)

  1. Which country people are most in your university?

In my program(MIS) there are mostly Indians and Chinese not sure about other programs, I think CS might have better diversity.

  1. Does the university follow semester or trimester?

Semester University of Maryland Collegepark

  1. Internship Opportunities University of Maryland Collegepark

Haven’t got an internship yet but most if not all seniors had internships.

  1. What are the off campus opportunities available?

If ur taking about part time jobs u mostly will get some type of job if u start looking early n take efforts.

  1. In which month does the career fair takes place?

I think September or so basically early. Don’t know about other career fair might be one in this set as well.

  1. Name 3 apartments close to university area.

Graduate Gardens, Graduate Hills, Parkside.

  1. The rent for the apartments in the area you stay.

$345 2 bhk 4 ppl University of Maryland Collegepark

  1. What is the approximate living expense excluding rent?

Depends on u not really sure main expense is rent. Take about $200 more i guess.

  1. List the name of 3 stores close to university or your home from where you buy grocery, milk and daily food products.

Target, Farmers market, CVS.

  1. What are the public transport options available in city? Does student have concession on student’s UniversityID for transportation?

University shuttles are pretty good and take u to most places n its free. You can also use the metro buses(haven’t needed to use it much) or the metro if ur going to DC

  1. Is there any Indian store close to university? If yes then please name.

Patels store is nearby. University of Maryland Collegepark

  1. Name the 3 restaurants available next to university or close by to place where majority of students stay.

Slices pizza, Blaze pizza, Panda Express, Noodle company, Chipotle.

  1. What are the places to hangout on weekends?

Mainly theres 1 road on which u find everything nothing else is there.Its a pretty much a village to be honest but there are 3-4 bars and DC and baltimore are close by.

  1. What is the minimum and maximum temperatures that city faced in a last year.

Temperatures varies a lot when u arrive in fall its really hot and sunny about 25-30 degrees and winters are usually fine not to cold but somedays have gone to -10–15 degrees

  1. To describe your city climate for most of the time in one word, what would you say: sunny, winter, rainy, windy?

Its pleasant sunny mainly. You can live here easily no worries.

I hope this was helping if u have any doubts feel free to contact me.

University of Illinois at Chicago

University of Illinois at Chicago | Student Feedback

Graduate studies are going good and first semester passed away smoothly and just doesn’t feel that 6 months have already passed. As for UIC, it has been a good experience till now if not great. University of Illinois at Chicago

For Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, the research is limited as UIC is facing some serious budget issues. There is a budget impasse in the Illinois State and that has hurt all State universities in Illinois, but no money coming in from the government. This has made the university bring in a lot of people, stretching its resources and infrastructure and increasing the number of students in every class. People need to fight for getting the popular courses. But people do get it eventually. Also not having specified tracks for the courses means, we had to take a few courses out of the field of choice to graduate. But the professors are good and very helpful, at least the ones I have interacted with. Industrial department has brought in new professors who aren’t that experienced and that might give mixed reactions from students. University of Illinois at Chicago

UIC is good with Data Sciences and fluids. Also, for the students coming in, I would recommend to contact the professors before hand and research well on the professors that they really wanna work with. Getting into research is tough and there are limited opportunities as most professors are short on funding. University of Illinois at Chicago

On-campus part times are hard to come by as being a city campus and comparatively smaller than college town counterparts. Chicago is expensive but a great city to live. University of Illinois at Chicago

As for job opportunities, the career fair at UIC is very small and limited, and most companies coming in don’t sponsor H1-B. So its like most places, you need to apply online. University of Illinois at Chicago

If you need info on anything else, definitely let me know. University of Illinois at Chicago

Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University | Student Feedback

My Experience @CMU Carnegie Mellon University

CMU is a fantastic place to be. Mech, ECE, CS, Robotics departments are one of the best in the country. Most of the students in Mech end up taking courses from CS and Robotics after taking minimum number of courses from MechE. MechE department is very good for Thermal Sciences, Design and Computational Engineering.

Courses : There some very good courses offered by MechE department. Engineering Computation, Linear Systems, Numerical Methods, CAD, FEM, Nonlinear Control, Artificial Intelligence for Machine Learning in Engineering Design are some of the popular courses here. Outside MechE, students also take courses like Computer Vision, Machine learning, Data Structures and Algorithms. MechE department has offered a new course in Special Topics in Advanced Engineering Computation which is continuation of Engineering Computation. I recommend students to take both of these courses to enhance programming skills in C++.

Professors: All the professors in the university are very helpful and knowledgable.

Research: There is a lot of research going around in the university. Some of the hot topics are Cryosurgery, Soft Robots, Biomechatronics, Fuel Cells, Geometric Modeling and Simulation etc.

Job Opportunities: MechEs’ usually have a hard time in securing jobs or internships. But eventually, almost everyone ends up getting a job. If you are more into software, you need not worry. There are plenty of those jobs here. Three career fairs are organized by CMU. One in spring and two in Fall. Many people get calls for on-campus interviews. This is also a good opportunity to network with the recruiters. All the top companies attend at least one of these career fairs.

Cost of Living : The average cost of living in Pittsburgh is between $500 to $700. Most of the students stay in Squirrel Hill or Shadyside. There are many good restaurants and grocery stores in these areas. The connectivity from these places to CMU via local transport is very good.

Good luck to all the students! Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University

Hope this helps! Carnegie Mellon University Carnegie Mellon University

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