Pursuing your undergraduate studies in the US is possibly the best career decision you will make. Known for their exemplary courses, qualified faculty, emphasis on practical learning and vibrant campuses, universities in the US offer an unparalleled educational experience. Good industry-academia connect and campus job fairs present plenty of job opportunities at the end of course.
Bachelors in US is typically a four-year course requiring the completion of 120 college credits (approximately 40 subjects). Most undergraduate admissions committees make their decision on the basis of your class 9-12 GPAs, SAT, SAT Subject Test and TOEFL scores, school report from a senior school official, and meaningful essays citing hobbies, internship experience, and volunteer work to name a few.
Why opt for UG in the US? Let’s take a look:
Undoubtedly, American universities aim to embed latest electives in curriculum related to Engineering, Finance, Medicine, and the Liberal Arts. You’ll gain an opportunity to study cutting-edge electives such as AI, Business Analytic, Genetic Engineering among others.
With the help from your academic advisor you have a vast array of majors and minors to choose from which gives you the opportunity to explore various courses before declaring the major(s) you are attracted to the most.
A good American university will have professors who are the best in their field. It is highly likely that they are directly involved in continual industry-funded research projects and as such would be able to give you practical and research oriented experiences.
Getting your bachelor’s degree in the US is expensive. However, thanks to several funding organizations—public and private sector banks, NBFCs and crowd-funded companies—it has lately become a possibility. Download Jamboree’s Study Abroad Loan Guide to know more.
Because the USA welcomes talent and diversity with open arms, there are a number of scholarships available for international students. While some may be funded by the government, others are funded by the institute. Likewise, many private organizations offer grants and bursaries. We have had many students who were able to secure scholarships worth 100% of their course fee.
Given the amount of investment you make, you expect high returns. Fortunately, most universities organize career fairs on their campuses where students can meet and interact with company HRs and set up an interview with them. Stay in touch with the career center at your university for updates, mock interviews, enhancing your CV and more.
Most universities in US have a rich student diversity and a strong alumni network. You can be sure to meet and forge lasting personal and professional relationships that would enhance your standing for internships and jobs.