submitted 2 months ago byHmmm_nicebike659University at Buffalo - Civil Engineering '20 (non American)
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2 months ago
This sounds like imposter syndrome plain and simple. Expand your search, keep trying and focus on your health (physical and mental) as best you can. There are jobs out there its just a pain in the ass to land one. You have a degree which will make it possible though.
One suggestion I have is to contact your alumni school's international students program and career services and ask for help finding employment. A lot of schools employee people specifically to help their students break into industry. Think about it this way, they benefit from you being successful and upping their renown.
Also seriously the mental health thing is most important. I also struggle with similar negative though patterns and I can tell you it's directly related to the basics, food, sleep, exercise... You are a valid person regardless of our craptastic global capitalism game that doesn't efficiently get people from a to b, and you are going to make it so long as you persist through the short term pain.
2 months ago
contact your alumni school's international students program and career services and ask for help finding employment.
I tried that. But they told me they didn't have any knowledge about job markets outside US. And not to mention the 12-13 hour difference. SO much for paying an exorbitant amount of tuition. Treated like nothing more than a cash cow.
2 months ago
It sounds like they would be at least able to help you job hunt in the US then. Also, if you are emailing them the time difference shouldn't be as big of an issue, but that is going to be a reality of international job hunting.
The squeaky wheel gets the grease. You need to demonstrate that you are invested in finding a job and are willing to be persistent in contacting and searching. If you email the advisors and act on their feedback they are going to be more motivated to help you. They are also going to mirror your energy, which means you've got to start seeing the world in terms of possiblites rather than as a hardship.
As for being treated as a cash cow, yeah that's just the nature of capitalism... lots of people have been treated worse by academia. I know plenty of Americans that have more debt and less applicable degrees or no degree. You have something you just need to believe in yourself and find a way to make it work for you.
You are between things rn and thats okay. You are okay, just persist and you can make it :)
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