Students at Maharishi University of Management come from many countries and live and learn together as a world family.
by Maharishi University of Management, Fairfield, Iowa, USA, The Review and the Computer Professionals website
Coming from 26 different countries, 100 students arrived on Maharishi University of Management campus earlier this year to pursue an MS in computer science—the largest number since the spring of 2008.
Greg Clarke-Johnsen, head of computer science admissions, attributes the rise to his dedicated and experienced staff and to effective marketing strategies.
In addition, the improving U.S. economy also likely played a role, he said.
"More than 98% of our students have been successful in finding employment in paid practicum positions," he said. "Those who apply are encouraged by this high rate of employment."
Students in the Computer Professionals Program study on campus for eight months and then work in paid practicum positions in companies throughout the U.S. for two years. They complete their degrees via distance education during that two-year period.
Mr. Clarke-Johnsen said the social media marketing efforts of staff member Craig Shaw have been especially effective in recent years. LinkedIn and Facebook, in particular, have been effective tools for reaching potential students.
The group includes 23 students from Ethiopia, 13 from Nepal, 8 from Bangladesh, 7 from Egypt, 7 from the Philippines, 6 from China, and 6 from Mongolia. Other countries represented include Cambodia, Colombia, Eritrea, Gambia, India, Indonesia, Iran, Jordan, Moldova, Myanmar, Pakistan, Palestine, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the UK, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, and Vietnam.
Students from every country speak very highly of the Computer Professionals Program at MUM.
Lerrie Oblego from Philippines says, "I feel so blessed to have an opportunity to study in the US. MUM opens a life changing opportunity. I am a very shy person and my English is not so good. Studying at MUM helped me face my fears and challenged me to grow professionally. I met a lot of people from different nations and made close friends. TM is one of the important things that I’ve learned and experienced in MUM. It helps me to face stressful times, focus on my goals and live a simple happy life. Right now, I am working as an Application Developer. I thank God for everything, my family, my MUM family, and the people around me."
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