A bit more than a month ago I moved to Santa Clara in California and started my program in Software Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University on the Silicon Valley Campus. I would like to share some of my experience that I gained after three weeks of an graduate student at CMU and in the Silicon Valley. To some degree, it is the kind of blog post I was looking for, when applying for programs and when preparing to move here. To another degree it tries to answer a common question I get from people back home: “How is studying over there?”
With all my efforts getting into a US master’s program finally coming to a successful end it seems like it is time to share the experience of the last couple of years. From a simple trip to San Francisco in 2011 to a admission in the Software Engineering program at Carnegie Mellon University in the Silicon Valley.