Graduate Virtual Fair 2018
Date: December 2017
Counter No: 28
Visa Interview Experience:
After a long queue and seeing many students getting rejected by the Visa Officer. I was quite nervous and finally my turn came up.
VO: Good Morning, How are you?
ME: Good Morning, Sir. I’m good, how are you?
VO: I’m Fine. So, what your going to do in the US?
ME: I’m going to study MS in Electrical Engineering. (Suddenly, I realized that the name was c in the i-20). I’m sorry, Electrical and Electronics Engineering. There was a bit confusion since did my undergrad degree in Electrical Engineering.
VO: (With a distressed look) In which year did you complete your engineering?
ME: In 2016. I gave my first attempt of GRE after that. I have good academics with no backlogs.
VO: Alright. Which University?
ME: Sir, Wayne State university.
VO: How many universities, you applied to?
ME: 5 Universities, from which I got admits from 2 and 3 rejects.
VO: Okay, So Why did you choose Wayne State?
ME: Well, Sir, First of all because they are offering me a scholarship of $3000 per semester (interrupted).
VO: But nothing is written over here (pointing towards the i-20) about any scholarship.
ME: Well, I got an award letter from the university, I can show it to you.
VO: Okay (Passed him the award letter).
VO: Okay. Who is funding your education?
ME: I took a loan of 20 lacs and my father is sponsoring my education and(interrupted)
VO: What does your father do?
ME: He works in Indian Railways as.. (told him the designation of my dad).
VO: Okay, Alright your Visa is Approved.
ME: Thank you, Sir.
VO: You are welcome.
Things that I observed,
It's okay to be nervous but be prepared to give confident answers as well as most importantly, don't lose eye contact while answering questions of the VO.
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