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Ambassador Q&A: How I picked Colleges to Explore? Kartikeye @ University of Wisconsin Madison

  By: on March 7, 2020, 9:31 a.m.

Q0: When did you start the college exploration process?  
A: After I had my standardized test scores sorted out. (Start of grade 12) 

Q1: Did you know what major you wanted to pursue before started looking at colleges? 
A: Yes 

Q2: Were you fami...

Re: If I am using say Khan Academy, should I still attend SAT-prep class?

  By: on March 5, 2020, 11:14 a.m.

Most of the SAT prep classes are a joke in India. Definitely do Khan Academy other than that UWorld and are great resources which one can utilise.

Re: What’s it like being an exchange student in the U.S? And how did you convince your parents?

  By: on March 5, 2020, 11:12 a.m.

Being a student here is amazing, it’s a lot of work unlike what a lot of people will tell you back home. But, in the end it’s all worth it. Be prepared to work a lot, learn a lot and have a lot of fun at the same time!

Re: What kind of jobs can international students get on campus?

  By: on Feb. 16, 2020, 5:09 a.m.

There are multiple options available depending upon your interests and the amount of time you have. You could become a housing assistant, a research assistant, even a teaching assistant! You could get a job at your colleges’s dining hall. You coul...

Re: How many US Colleges should I be applying to?

  By: on Feb. 16, 2020, 5:08 a.m.

If you need financial aid, 15-20 is a good number. Otherwise, less than 15 is fine. Make sure you apply to the right schools, though!

Re: Which schools are most compared with University of Wisconsin Madison?

  By: on Feb. 16, 2020, 5:07 a.m.

The schools that get UW gets compared to are Purdue University, UIUC, Penn State and U Michigan.

Re: What are the Pros and Cons of Computer Engineering versus Computer Science?

  By: on Jan. 31, 2020, 3:45 a.m.

There are no pros and cons while comparing CS and Computer Engineering. You should try do what you’re interested in and not what’ll make you more money. That said, Computer Engineering focuses on the hardware side of things while Computer Science ...

Re: Can I change the major once I am in college? If there is something I like more, or better suited for me...

  By: on Jan. 31, 2020, 3:44 a.m.

Yes! The process of changing majors is different at every college, but it is definitely possible. Once you're in college, you'll be assigned an academic advisor who can help you change or decide majors.

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