Identify your interest before choosing

Dear Sir,

I’m a third year student of Information Science. I've been a nine pointer through all semesters but I’m intimidated by the pursuing further studies in coding.  But I want to pursue a master’s in the same field. What are the areas of Information Science that do not involve coding? Is it too late to start preparing for GRE exams?

Sahana

Dear Sahana,

Knowing your likes and dislikes helps you narrow down your interests within the same stream. As you cover more ground with each semester, you will be able to identify your long term interests other than coding. Perhaps doing a master’s in Management of Information Systems could be an option where you will not be expected to do coding. Since you plan to go to the US for further studies, the choice is wide but you need to narrow down your options going by your interest. Your choice of university depends mainly on your academic performance, GRE scores, TOEFL scores, recommendation and transcripts, and your Statement of Purpose. You can browse through the following websites: www.petersons.com, www.fulbright-india.org, www.educationusa. state.gov, www.nafsa.org, www.infozee.com, www.degreesabroad-cis.com

Dear Sir,

I am in the third year of an engineering degree (Electronics and Communication). Should I work for two years and then pursue a Masters or should I do it immediately after my degree? What are the courses available abroad? I am hoping to score an aggregate of 80 per cent by the final year.

Aryan Raj

Dear Aryan,

These days, career options are wider for those who have specialised in their field of interest. As you have maintained a good academic record, it will be easy for you to pursue higher studies. Since you wish to continue in technology, be sure that a two-year break from studies will not deter your plans. Once you start working, it is difficult to getting back to education is difficult. An immediate higher course that you can follow is a Master’s programme. If you aim to go to the US, you must prepare for GRE and TOEFL. For further details to take up these tests, browse through the following websites: www.gre.org, www.toefl.org, and ielts.org.

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