At Kenznow we have observed that there is one section of our International students and their parents who are finding themselves helpless with the Covid19. With the "Sound your Voice" initiative, we requested a few Kenznow students abroad to express their thoughts on Covid19 situation in their country of study for the larger benefit of students and their parents.
At Kenznow we are sure that if we collectively maintain social distancing, we shall tide over this situation.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Due to the current unfortunate situation, we mostly stay inside home. We got outside only to get essential items for home. Since I recently graduated and am waiting to start my job in May, I am idle and spend my time learning from online courses, interacting with my roommates, searching for better opportunities Over LinkedIn or trying to improve my cooking skills.
Our college Drexel university and U Penn is very close by and heard some cases where some students from both universities got affected but hopefully they are fine. College buildings and all other facilities including gym, swimming area, outdoor playing coats are closed. Spring quarter classes are conducted live online.
College is strict and is taking all precautionary measures to avoid such cases. They timely notify us via emails about current updates if there is any case found near our college. Even the career counselling ( final year students seeking jobs) is conducted virtually.
I know you all must be scared and worried but this shall pass too. Students should take care. One advice I would like to give is to not plan masters this Fall term but next session. There are too many layoffs that we keep on hearing on LinkedIn and we are facing issues in finding jobs. The inflation has come and it’s not the right time to invest so much for education in the United States. Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
Situation is the same as every quarantined person. Locked in the home for days and only going out to get essentials. Playing card and board games with roommates and watching movies amongst other activities occasionally relieve the mind from boredom.
Relatively less scary but still risky place to be in. University has been shut since weeks. Everything has been seamlessly moved online.
No direct support from the Government or the Indian embassy apart from instruction emails to stay home, wash hands etc.
Since everyone is in the same situation as you are, don't fret about your career much. It's a global pandemic and any blip on your career path would be well understood by a sane person.
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
I have been in New Jersey since February 2020 and I work in New York City. The situation has turned upside down in the past few weeks/month. A street which was filled with people, is now filled with worries. I have been following social distancing guidelines and I am safe even being in the epicentre of this pandemic (NYC/NJ).
No matter where you are. Stay indoors. Use this time for all the things you were planning to do with your family. Use this time to learn new things online or cooking. Use this time to plan the next few years of your life. Stay indoors. Stay safe.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Headington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Lockdown is also been implemented in UK. Locked in home since a month and i go out only to get essential goods and medicines ( if required). I study from home since the university is closed, preparing for the exams assignment, watching movies, spending time with roommates having some talks and casual discussion, preparing some good foods to get my self some relief.
Situation here is getting worse day by day, but nothing to fear about unless your take really good care and prevention measures for yourself.
Indian Embassy are working to get back their students who are stuck in UK but no message from them since long but keep a hope, because everything will be fine.
Do not panic more about your career and studies because this is the same situation that everyone is facing all over the world, just make sure you complete your things and assignment as per the dates, and the deadlines are been postponed for some week ahead. And take preventive measures to keep you and your surrounding safe.
I just loved it. Kenznow Team was too friendly and very supportive. They asked multiple of questions and then analyzed what course should I take. I felt very motivated because they appreciated my ideas..
Kenznow made me clear about each and everything. It was great to clear all the doubts from you. And you were so helpful in everything. Thank you
Great! I believe this is sufficient. I loved the way you updated me with everything. Thankyou for your concern also. I'm sure that whenever I need some guidance I'll contact Kenznow.
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