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How is the work environment in US different from India? Or is it all same evrywhere in IT field?

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how good are co curricular activities in NEU? Like sports(cricket obviously) , gym, swimming pool e.t.c

i am reaching boston on 17 aug but 1st semester fees paying due date is 15aug. Can we pay the university 1st semester fees after reaching university after due date of 15august? Is there any late payment fees?

what is the best chance to get TA/RA in 2snd semester? what should we do? how to contact professors?


if you have a 6 month coop, what will you do for remaining 2 months which is left for next sem to start?

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Hi Shobhit,

I had recently applied for MS in CS to the Northeastern University. But due to more eligible candidates they couldn’t provide me admit for MS in CS. However they suggested me to consider MS in Cybersecurity and gave me admit for the same. My professional experience of 2 years was that of a software developer/coder that had very little or almost no experience in the field of security. With NEU having one of the best Cybersecurity programs in the US, i don’t want to let go this opportunity. I was only concerned about the job/co-op scenario where i will be competing against cyberseurity students who would already have some professional experience prior to their graduate studies. So my queries are:-

  1. Does having a software developer/coding experience give me an edge over others who don’t or will it
    be the other way round.

  2. Will it be a wise choice to switch my career as a developer to that of a cybersecurity expert.

Hi @jhuku, we have sent your query to Shobhit. We will answer your query as and when we receive his reply.

UG-7.8(15 backlogs)
GRE- 333 Q-166. V-167 AWA-2.5
1 research paper
Can i get admission at northeastern for mis?

Hi @Abhishek123

I checked your admission chances with the GyanDhan Admit Predictor tool and this is the result I got -

These are the universities that showed up as Safe Schools, Moderate Schools, and Ambitious Schools for your profile -

You can check the results for yourself here -

A few points that you should know -

  1. There are other aspects of an application that carry equal weightage as your GPA and GRE score - such as SOP, LOR, Resume, extracurricular activities, short courses, and work experience.
  2. Statement of Purpose - it is a personal essay that showcases to the admission committee your skills, work experience, passion, and your reasons to pursue the course in this particular university. You can get it reviewed here for free - Statement of Purpose | Free SOP Evaluation Online | GyanDhan
  3. Letter of recommendation - This is important. You need to choose the person carefully to write this letter. A tip - instead of asking your professor to write you a letter, ask them if they are willing to write you a positive and strong letter of recommendation. A negative or an average letter could very much ruin your admission chances.
  4. Resume - SOP and resume are different. Please do not confuse the two and do not repeat the points. A resume is a summary of your professional and extra-curricular activities. SOP gives you a chance to expand on other aspects of your application - for example, you mentioned you have 15 backlogs - you can explain in a line or two the reasons for this. It will give the committee a chance to see more of your personality.
  5. Extra-curricular and short courses - These are not mandatory, however, will only add to your profile. It shows that you are willing to make an effort and expand your horizons beyond your formal education.
  6. Work experience - Mention the skills you acquired during your job, how you contributed to the organization, and the responsibilities you undertook.

I hope this information will help and guide you. If you need any further help, do post on this thread. All the best!