This is the first episode of “Making It In America”, a web series/podcast covering stories of new immigrants and ex-international students.
Meet Tanjima Ferdous, a Principal Software Quality Engineer at Dell, a painter, a dancer, and above everything else someone who loves taking challenges. Funnily enough, her motivation to get settled abroad was that she wanted to run away from the peer pressure from her family to get married. While going for higher studies, she had the highest GRE score among all the applicants who applied in her college, and she switched her track from Electrical Engineering to Computer Science. She overcame several difficulties throughout her journey in the US, starting from language barrier, cultural shock, teaching a class that is not related to her undergrad major, and finally, finding a full-time job. Throughout this podcast, you will come to know about the importance of learning and networking for securing jobs and other opportunities in this country. Learn about how she started off as a consultant and landed on Dell, how to overcome struggles, and what she would do differently if she had the chance!