American Dream: Indians in US urge students to reconsider their 'American dream' | Hyderabad News - Times of India
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By: The Times of India
Nirupa Vatyam / TNN / Updated: Feb 9, 2024, 09:54 IST
Golden age of the students' American dream over Many people back home seek advice from Indians abroad on whether it is a good option to move to the US now. They are cautious about making the decision and consider factors such as job prospects and personal interests.HYDERABAD: The current slowdown in the job market coupled with the rise in tuition fee over the last few years, have put Indian youth in the United States on the back foot. So much so that many of them are now advising aspirants back home to be cautious.
Especially if they are planning to take a hefty to loan to pursue a Master's degree in the US, in hope of fulfilling their 'great American dream'.In recent times, numerous posts on social media are doing the rounds where Indians based in the US are seen discouraging people from going there, amid the current situation. Lack of employment in the tech industry and the poor pay in jobs, are being cited as primary reasons for this concern.
Those living there expect the situation to remain the same, for the next two years."The golden age of living the American dream is over. It is now a waste of money and energy to come to the US for higher studies unless you intend to return after your degree. The reason is high fees, low wage, and less chances of being selected in the H1-B lottery and no chance of getting a green card," read a post on X.Another user pointed out how lakhs of people are going to the US for Master's every year and that it is not easy to get a job after their course.
"The situation is not very favourable now. If one has enough money and is in a position to afford the Master's education, they can try coming to the US. But it is not advisable to bet everything you have and come here," read another post adding that while extremely talented youngsters might get some decent jobs, the same will not be the case for all.Telugus in the US, who are either currently studying or working, said that students should self-evaluate and see where they stand before deciding to opt for higher studies — blindly following in the footsteps of friends or relatives.
They reiterate how the situation has become worse post-Covid-19. Along with these advisories, many back home are also seen seeking advice from Indians abroad to decide whether to move to the US at the moment. "Is it a good option to come to the US now? I have a decent job in India, but I am not interested in coding. Any ideas or suggestions on what my next step should be," asked a X user.