|Georgia Tech is a complete waste of time for International Students.
Why the fuck do I need to take US politics and history electives even though I am an international student?
You don't get a pass just because you're an international student. Did you not know this when you applied to this school?"There are no job opportunities for international students after Bachelors. Every company that recruits on campus only asks for US citizens and GT degree is worthless when you are applying for jobs outside USA (for that fact even outside Southern USA)."Which companies ask for US citizens only? Hmmm… could it be the ones that require employees to obtain security clearances? Wanting their employees to be US citizens so they can entrust them with information vital to national security… such blatant discrimination…"The undergrad research they mention is a complete joke. The only thing you will be able to work on is building some stupid software that will never be useful unless you are a biomed major or by aiding PHD students by doing the dirty work they do not want to do."I wish there were more people like you capable of solving the world's problems as an undergraduate student. Have you never taken the time to think why it works out that way? If you took the extra time to go above and beyond, and prove to your advisor that you are capable of more, would they continue to give you dirty work? People in your situation end up there because they sit around expecting to be told what to do instead of taking initiative."The course work in engineering courses is filled with completely outdated stuff. You never learn any skills that are useful in real world unless you learn them on your own. Some of the professors in Engineering are so unfamiliar with the practice of the art that they cannot do the basic engineering stuff from real world."Academia and industry to two different worlds. Want to know what goes on in the real world? Ask someone in the real world. Want to know what happens in academia? Ask someone in academia."Oh do not believe all those comments about engineering classes being hard at GT. They are damn easy if you are someone from India or China or from a country where there is an emphasis on Maths during high school education. Only the instate students who get into GT just because they are from Georgia find the classes hard."Which is why India and China have the best universities in the world, with students all over the globe begging to attend their universities."You never get any advice regarding courses and career paths. Professors always give neutral answers on these. For example, even if a professor knows that DSP (subfeild of EE) does not have many jobs he/she will still say that there is bright future for it."For one, there is a lot going on in DSP. Secondly, get advice from more than one person. Again, how is a professor supposed to be an authority on what goes on in industry, when their specialty is academia?
Social life sucks. GT offers diverse population. But most of these people never interact with each other.
Welcome to Georgia Tech. People are actually here to work. If you want a social life, feel free to explore Atlanta. The city isn't exactly a farm town in the middle of no where. If you can't find anything to do in the city, then you simply aren't trying and expect everyone to come to your doorstep to party.
Institute policies, especially those pertaining to the dead week and exams, are most often not followed unless they have something to do with the office ladies in your department or Registrar.
A lot of people in my classes thought that, until they read the regulations more carefully and realized they were wrong. I haven't had a problem yet."Overall, GT does not make you a better engineer or add to your social life. You can and will become a better engineer if choose a college that does what it boasts about. GT does not do or provide even 1% of the things it boasts about to its international student."Conclusion: You come across as a complainer. Be it Georgia Tech, or MIT, you will always have something to complain about. To those reading this person's comment, take it lightly, because as someone who has been in the military and had to pay my own way through college, I can say that this school is not as bad as this whiner makes it out to be.