As the trend of going abroad has had a great impact on the minds of Indian students, it also brings them a lot of struggle and in a recent viral post on LinkedIn, an Indian student in UK opened up about the same.
According to Sreepranavi Samudrala, who is a student in the UK, pursuing a master's and bachelor's degree are not enough to get a job in the country.
"Looking for a job as an international student (graduate) has been extremely heartbreaking. There has been no value for me, my degree, or capabilities. I have applied for more than 300+ jobs and got a handful of useful feedbacks," said Samudrala in a LinkedIn post that's going viral.
Sreepranavi Samudrala's LinkedIn Post | LinkedIn
In her LinkedIn post, she also mentioned about how it gets difficult to manage life all alone facing "unimaginable" issues. Moreover, Samudrala stressed on how hiring managers are non-responsive and the never-ending process of job applications.
She wrote, "At times, I had to wait for months together after an interview only to have no reply or feedback. Hiring managers need to understand that these are not just job applications but that there are actual people behind these applications! We are talented and put a lot of effort into our applications and would really would really appreciate some feedback!"
Indian Students in UK:
As per reports, 770,000 Indian students went to study abroad in 2022, and that number is growing by about 10% every year. Out of those last year almost 140,000 went to the UK. In addition, The British High Commission granted 1.27 lakh student visas to Indians between September 2021-2022, which brought a rise of 273 per cent from the same period in 2018-2019
On the other hand, the UK government has announced a new immigration crackdown targeted at overseas students, wherein the ones pursuing certain undergraduate and postgraduate programmes won't be able to bring their dependents to the country.