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Girls who were on H4 visa- please share your stories

deepa l
4/12/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hello All, Little intro about me: I am on H4 visa with masters degree and last year moved to states. I am at present in the state of dilemma how to peruse my career and confused when and where I should start. Lot of my friend have asked me to join volunteer organizations or work in library. But seriously I am not looking something to "kill my time". I want to make proper use of my skills and education. I was wondering if you people could share your success stories/ or your friends, what they have done in past to progress with their career like studying - then in which stream, if volunteering- then with which organizations and if you/ they got work permit by changing status from h4-h1 visa (then where you/ they successful in finding job and how long it took to find one. Please share your stories or someone you know...May be the inspiration of your story could open doors for others and give them a lead in the directions. Please share!!

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j zala
4/18/2014
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi all, I m new to the forum but really enjoyed reading about H4 stuff and also want to make some frnds here.if anybody lives in columbus,oh Around a year back I came to US on H4 visa. As I hear from friends that USA is land of opportunities for software professional so I want to enter in the software field.my education background is commerce I do not qualify to take up masters degree in IT. Also bachelors degree will take another 4 yrs :( Please guide me which course/training to take so that I can enter in software field. Im open to testing / web designing / any other course which will give me job in software field.

Email: jalpaba.zala88@gmail.com  

Aparna Puranik
3/12/2014
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi All, Please go through below page and sign the pettition, and please spread this as much as you can. At least give it a try... https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/please-process-1615-ab92-employment-authorization-certain-h-4-dependent-spouses/bVQWwD7n


Samyuktha Swaminathan
3/7/2014
hi im looking for visa status change from h4 to f1. please share if you have any info regarding this. i would like to knw how long will the precessing take, wat all documents will be needed and any other information regarding this. thanks

Email: yuktha89@gmail.com  

Sw GN
2/12/2014
Via volunteermatch.org iI found few organizations calling in for volunteers one being blind service association. Even if it doesnt generate income its a positive way to channelize our resources.


srinivas k
2/10/2014
Member of DetroitIndian.net
Please all of you sign the petition at whitehouse.gov, there is a admin fix to allow H-4 to work. A petition has been created to get signatures to get the DHS rule DHS/USCIS RIN: 1615-AB92 Publication ID: Fall 2013 to be implemented View Rule Id request youll to please sign this petition. http://wh.gov/lRE7M And please spread the word.


tanu joshi
2/10/2014
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi all girls..I am too on h4 visa,same sad story.i am here in u.s for almost 4 yrs.i Hv done m.b.a from India and having 5 yrs of experience in banking sector, but unable to work here. Could anyone suggest how to make money from home and utilizing the time.


Hetal Patel
2/6/2014
Member of LAIndian.com
Hi all..I have same story but with different twist..i came here b4 few months on F2 dependent visa status..can anyone tell me that,do companies accept F2 visa holders??I have pursued engineering and MBA degree in india...

Email: hetalbhatt9@gmail.com  

K M
12/30/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi Girls I know being on H4 is very depressing. I am here on h4,visa too. We all go through these stages like depression,loneliness or boredom. Also no matter what one says everyone has to experience it individually. Couple of things that have helped me get out of these situation are mainly to get up and deal with it, give myself a push among other ideas. First thing I did after months of depression was to learn driving. I know everyone says Sure I all learn it when I go to work or have kids to drive around. Dont put it away. Learn it asap. Push your husbands to teach you till you get your license. Trust me that makes you so independent and feels great. May be you can drive your girlfriends around (casino, baby). Just go for it and get one. When you get your license drop your guy at work and keep the car for shopping. No extra car expense. Yoohoo. I know when you have kids you really get busy. I dont have any yet. I got myself a puppy. Hes 3,years old now. Never ever felt lonely after the day I got him. Made almost all my friends because of him. Volunteering is another thing I am into. But this wasnt to get a future job. I just thought I should give back to the community. Its super easy to find volunteer work. Just go to volunteermatch.org . There are many such volunteering sites around. I met so many people just with this experience. Try your hand at it. Other things that are easily possible is freelancing online. Computer programmers or otherwise, there are many sites that are genuine you can work in almost any field. Done that, check. Eventually if you are pretty adamant on getting a job, just find a consultancy who can sponsor you an H1 b. (Yes they sponsor almost anyone). The point is to get up and do something. I know most of us come from these great family backgrounds, back home, where almost everything was laid out for us. All we had to do was probably study or get a great job on a straight path. But out here we actually have to learn to stand back on our feet amongst all restrictions. My inspiration, loads of women who have no great knowledge, face language issues but made it to pretty cool stuff, out here. Find yours. You could always send me an email at Seattlefrens@gmail.com for any info Ive mentioned above or anything else. Ciao

Email: Seattlefrens@gmail.com  

Sw GN
12/26/2013
Hello all, I am Swetha and we just moved to Schaumburg from. Dayton,OH. Looking forward for any volunteering opportunities in downtown to keep myself busy. Anyone available to guide as to how it works out.


southie indian
12/18/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Anyone interested in making a little pocket money for yourself while at home? I have done this and have had many people known to me do it too.its easy and no strings attached, you dont pay anything out of your pocket, I havent been this happier.,I will be glad to help. Shoot me an email southieindian@rediffmail.com


Nasreen Khaleel
12/1/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Redmond hill apartments
Hi, i currently moved to Redmond near seatle and im a H4 house wife with 2and half year kid .im SAP FI CERTIFIED consultant with8+ years of experience in finance and accounts.im looking for part time or full time jobs either in SAP FI or in finance and accounts.if you have made it to finding a job pls help me out.i would appreciate if any of you can help me in guiding inprocessing H1 visa.since i dont have any idea from where to start and whom to contact.pls let me know wether i can face direct in terviewsfrom H4 status itself.pls help me.im badly in need of a job.pls

Email: naazu1@gmail.com   Phone: 4252163642  

Shai Rama
10/16/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi All, I know of a good opportunity which one can do in ones spare time. It is not a job. It is an opportunity to keep busy in a useful way. Suitable for H4 visa people. If interested, send me an email for details.

Email: goldensuccess12345@gmail.com  

myspace online
8/22/2013
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi all ,even am on H4 visa .I have completed my masters and having experience as HR in Hospitality Industry in Dubai .I am looking for part time or Volunteer jobs ...

Email: hotelcareer2012@gmail.com  

svetlana dsouza
8/13/2013
Member of TNIndian.com
Hey all, Im not on an H4 visa but I am interested in the work from home opportunities Ive read about here. I do have my Ead and everything in place. If anyone knows of any employment I would really appreciate it. Im in the Nashville area and my email is is svetlanadsouza84@gmail.com. thanks!!


Shaila S
8/1/2013
Member of IndianaIndian.com
Hi All, I know that being on H4 can be difficult. We all want to spend our time usefully in the best possible way without getting bored. I know of a wonderful, beneficial and useful opportunity which you can do and which might be of interest to you. If interested to know more, please send me an email and I can send you some details. Email: shaila2004@gmail.com

Email: shaila2004@gmail.com  

iloveindia 13579
7/27/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
if anybody willing to do work from home opportunity mail me mail -iloveindia13579@gmail.com


Surabi M
7/25/2013
Member of SFIndian.com
Hi Everyone... Its 2 months over since we moved here. I was working in India and I have done chartered accountant but now I am in H4 visa and cant work here. I am also very much interested in some job where I can use my skills and education. If anybody is having information regarding this then kindly send me e-mail.

Email: surabi20@gmail.com  

Rashmitha Kotian
7/23/2013
heloo evryone , evn m on a h4 visa, m a civil engg graduate was working in india. We moved to US last month.Any civil engineers in this group?? If u have made it to finding a job ... plzz help me out :)

Email: kotian88@gmail.com  

Sowmya P
7/22/2013
Hello people !!! I am a newbie in Chicago. Nice to see so many girls wanting to make friends. Keep posting updates on how to get through this boredom.

Email: sowmyap0413@gmail.com  

Priyanka Kumar
7/20/2013
Hey there !!! I too am on H4 and I just got married and came to Chicago straight away. I had been working as a QA analyst in an MNC till now. now I am also looking for some job here . Please let me know how I can find a company to sponsor my h1 . I would also like to make some friends in Chicago as I am new here


Shaila S
7/16/2013
Member of IndianaIndian.com
Hi All, I know that being on H4 can be difficult. We all want to spend our time usefully in the best possible way without getting bored. I know of a wonderful, beneficial and useful opportunity which you can do and which might be of interest to you. If interested to know more, please send me an email and I can send you some details.

Email: shaila2004@gmail.com  

Mugdha Galande 
7/16/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi gals, I have a Ph.D from US and I am on H4 due to bad market and limited opportunities for people in my field. Its been almost 10 years I am in the US and it feels very frustrating that I still have no stable job. What a waste of my skills. I have done volunteering for about 3 years but I am tired of it now and feel like I need a real job. I will be starting a excecutive degree program at UW this Atumn so get some tech training and exposure.

Email: mugdhagalande@gmail.com  

Suprita Naik
7/13/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi guys, iam on H4 visa and currently working in India for a IT firm with a life science background. I visited atlanta in march but was bored just in 20 days, i badly want to accompany my hubbi in georgia but unemployement scares me!!! Can anyone advise me what stand should I take???


Raga Raga
7/11/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi , I am on H4 visa in Schaumburg area , illinois looking for some volunteering jobs or universities to pursue Masters and fees. Please let me know if any one can help me


niti dangwal
7/9/2013
Member of SFIndian.com
Hi All, We all have the same stories.But i am working now i own my own business and can help couple of you guys to join me and to have independence and utilize your professional degrees and attitude in the proper direction.So if anyone is interested Please mail me back

Email: nbhatt1234567@gmail.com   

Meenal S
5/30/2013
Member of LAIndian.com
Hi Deepa, I came here on H4 and was a long journey for me till I got GC. But it never stopped me from applying to various companies. If they like you, they work around your status. Like I did, I told them at the time of my interview about my status and how willing I am to work for them and work towards making things in their favor. The status is never an issue. It is just a block in our mind.

Email: minul25@yahoo.com  

Vanjaxi S M
5/24/2013
Member of UtahIndian.com
hello friends, i am in Layton , on H4 visa. I am willing to volunteer in organisation or firm. I have done BCA and willing to work along. I also want to know how can I do further studies in the universities here. If any Indian familiar to such situations , i would like to get in touch with. Any family get togthers carried out, would like to join.

Email: vanjaxi.sm@gmail.com  

bharati deshpande
5/24/2013
Member of LAIndian.com
http://www.change.org/petitions/gang-of-eight-1615-ab92-employment-authorization-for-certain-h-4-dependent-spouses?utm_campaign=petition_created&utm_medium=email&utm_source=guideshis Plz check tand support to get EAD to H4 . It requires some more 25,000 supports and upload on ur facebook to collect as many as you can....Plz support very earnest request to all....


EAD ToH4
4/24/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hello Friends While the Senate debates around 800+ page bill for immigration reform and President eagerly waits to get the bill approved....as part of immigration reform - EAD can be issued to certain H4s...this does not require a bill but a president signature to make it applicable. Please sign this petition and show your support. We are taking this on news channels. www.tinyurl.com/EADtoH4Petition

Email: eadtoh4@gmail.com  

Deepti Behara
4/24/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi Frenz..Good to see such forum where we can share our ideas and experience.I have 3yrs of software exp in India.Ive come here on H4 visa last year.First few months were good but then started getting bored.Was planning to apply for H1 this year but unfortunately the cap reached within 5 days.No idea what to do now.Does studying in a community college(few months course) help me in my career?Please advise.Is anyone there from Minnesota?


P rohini
4/22/2013
Member of SFIndian.com
@Richa kumar @ sharma.,, Hey, thanks for your post,,,You said education is not a good idea. ya I agree too...its very expensive and duration also matters... right now am looking for volunteering jobs nearby my area.... dont have any idea about work remotely for indian firms ...Is any of your friends are doing liking that...If you have any details pl share about that... and also abt joining non-profit or volunteering jobs... my mail id is rohinikamali@yahoo.co.in thank you

Email: rohinikamali@yahoo.co.in  

Richa Kumar
4/16/2013
Member of SFIndian.com
Hello there...I have recently moved to fremont, california....I am currently on H4...need to know if anyone went for any short term courses in any local institute or community college? Also, does anyone have any idea on volunteer work and non profit jobs? Waiting for ur response.....


s sharma
4/16/2013
Member of AustinIndian.com
Hey,I think i am the only victim of H4 but now i have seen many as me.now my mind is has cleared from one thing ,I have completed my double masters in Finance, so i was under this impression that i am not from IT background that why i am not getting any job .but now i have seen many victims who is having more experience and they belongs to IT background but they are not having H1B. Believe me this will be not be a good idea to start your education.the reason being we have already completed our masters and earned a lot of experience. What i am thinking you can do some work remotely for Indian firms,which is located in India. Guys use your contacts from India and get some work from there. I know you will not get the same amount or Currency rate.It would work if you can sit home and do this. But like as me I cant sit home in front of this stupid screen.So the second option is to apply for non profit organisation.they can only help us and allow us to move out LEGALLY.


P rohini
4/8/2013
Member of SFIndian.com
Hi...i am on h4 came before two months..like all i dont know how to keep myself busy here,,,simple sitting in home is really annoying,,,i did mca..and worked in india... planned to apply for h1 ,my husband tried for tat but the slot was already over for this year ..tat too will not be so easy...thinking of studying sumthing...is anyone is planning to study i need more info abt studying on h4...like course,,duration,,fees...short term courses is better i think...pl let me know abt this


southie indian
4/5/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
If anyone is interested in a work from home opportunity, email me.I have been doing it for months now and am happy about it.

Email: southieindian@rediffmail.com  

Sudha  devadoss
4/1/2013
Member of UtahIndian.com
Hello , I am sudha.Currently residing in utah salt lake city.Kindly let me know if there are any sponserships or ways to pursue our studies nearby my place.Im also on h4.looking for some sponserer

Email: sudha.devdass@gmail.com   Phone: 8014255582  

Dhara Pandya
3/28/2013
Member of LAIndian.com
Hi Girls. I am Dhara and i am on H4,i live in LA. Been here for 2 years now. Currently i am pursuing certification from UCI. It will be great to know you all more. I have created a group on facebook called "Girls on H4". Please join it so we all have a common platform to talk about ourselves , hobby ideas, volunteering opportunities, job serach etc etc


yashanjlee mane
3/21/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi!! I have same problem. I came here in USA in last year almost 6 months now. I am also on H4. but really its very boring for H4. I have completed my BE (computer science) in India. So can anyone suggest me for job search. or how I can apply for H1. As I want to do something. please suggest me..

Email: yashanjleem27@gmail.com   Phone: +15109364530  

swarnima singh
3/20/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
hello all, i am in states since a year on H4 visa.i have done masters and currently i am volunteering in a research institutes to have some experience before applying to school next fall. i was wondering if anybody is interested in preparing for GRE/TOEFL with me i am planning to write GRE by june/july, studying would be fun then. please contact me at iswarnima0202@gmail.com thanks!!


Vandana Mishra
3/20/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
You can contact me and we can go from there.

Email: vp_mishra@hotmail.com  

S S
3/15/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi h4 girls, I am on h4 too but I am utilizing my time, knowledge and skills for a cause. I have taken a volunteer job and enjoying my time/work. We are having some openings in our non profit organization. For more details please email me at ss161211@yahoo.com

Email: ss161211@yahoo.com  

S S
3/15/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi all h4 ladies, If you are interested in a volunteer jobs Chris Elliott Fund are having some openings. For more details please contact ss161211@yahoo.com

Email: ss161211@yahoo.com  

ime myself
3/14/2013
Member of IndianaIndian.com
Hi All, I am new to usa, Indianapolis. Iam on my H4. I have 4 years of IT experience in India. Im glad that i get to check this website. Sharing the ideas/boredom is a great idea. Few of you have mentioned that you have tried for a full time job even though you are on H4. Thats a fabulous idea. Thanks for this idea, i dont know that one can start looking for a job even with H4 visa. Congrats to Krithika, who is trying to pursue a study course. Im very happy to meet you all on this portal.

Email: imemyselffff@gmail.com  

Harpreet Kaur
3/14/2013
Member of SFIndian.com
Hi... Um also in the same dilemma... Um also Masters with exp but dont knw hw to use my time..!

Email: Rpelly24@yahoo.com  

Raj B
2/23/2013
Member of PortlandIndian.com
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/work-permit-h4-visa-holders/LyJ0rTv3


kiruthika Sivasamy
2/21/2013
Member of AtlantaIndian.com
Hello all.. I am kiruthika sharing almost the same story.. I am currently living inAtlanta, GA. Have 4 yrs of exp in software configuration management. Took GRE on oct 2012 and waiting for admission now.. Its nice to have a forum for us. But, i think it would be better to have a page in social network site as one our friend suggested already. If you need any information on GRE/TOEFL please do not hesitate to contact me. Mail :kiruthikasivasamy@gmail.com


Payal Sen
1/27/2013
Member of DallasIndian.net
Hello,its a nice place to share,am on H4 visa for about one and half year, i am near Dallas Texas i tried hard and contacted universities and professors for volunteer work and i did some work in a lab for a few months it was nice,now am looking for some volunteer opportunity in designing and web page development please let me know if someone knows people around.one thing that i have recntly found that you can really gain by doing community service,you get to know real people,tell them about your skills and you never know there can be someone who is actually in search of a person like you.Places like library, recreational center are great to associate with people,networking is the key no matter what visa .You need contacts to get up the ladder,the early you realize that the better for you. One more thing i would like to suggest why dont we connect ourselves with an social networking site it would be wonderful to make friends and keep in touch.

Email: payal.sen@hotmail.com  

Aishwarya Thilip
1/22/2013
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Its been two months since I came to renton on H4 visa.. I was workin in Chennai for a year in IT.. now have posted my resume in dice.com ..got cals from few companies .. so don lose hope ladies...keep trying...there are companies which sponsor h1 b ...

Email: aishu.sri90@gmail.com  

Niralee Trivedi
12/26/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi all, I am Niralee, came to states on H4 about 10 months ago. I am a Chartered Accountant and used to work in India since i was 19. So coming here on H4 and spending the entire day at home is killing me. But on the other side the best part of being on H4 is that i get so much time to learn new things and give time to stuff i really enjoy doing. So i have to admit sometimes i kinda like being on H4. But being new in the city, I would love to make some new friends here. I live in downtown seattle near Pikes Place..so dont find many Indians around this area like bellevue :( would love to meet some lovely ladies over a cup of coffee...

Email: niraleebhatt@gmail.com  

Deepika Suresh Kumar
12/16/2012
Member of AtlantaIndian.com
Hi All, I am Deepika i was working in Chennai for nearly 3 years and now here in H4 in US without job.Sitting simply at home really sucks.Please suggest me how to Volunteer my self so i can spend my time usefully.I am in Atlanta ,GA my mail id is dipikasureshkumar@gmail.com


ann j
11/19/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi Friends Please see the petition to the white house on the below link and vote for allowing work permit for H4. Hope this will help us. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/grant-work-authorization-ead-h4-visa-holders/ddwvDFPR

Email: ann.just2010@gmail.com   Phone: 503 333 1542  

sharanjeet kaur
11/16/2012
Member of AtlantaIndian.com
Hi friends....like you all i am also on H4 visa and trying hard to find some way to get busy.I know it SUCKSS!!! when you desperately want to do something but dont know the way. just needed some help am trying to get admission in some university, got the confirmation too ,but facing problem with transcript procedure....if anyone can suggest me some good consultant for admission process will be great.

Email: sharankaur99@gmail.com  

sree v
11/10/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi Friends, I am joining the club… I came to US in 2011 after getting married. I worked for a reputed IT company in India for 3.5 years in a development project but now here in US h4 visa without any job. I also tried to get h1 but my bad time it got denied. This H4 visa really makes me sick :( . I always wanted to make use of my time but not to kill my time.

Email: sreeh4@yahoo.com  

ishika reddy
10/2/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Iam on h4 visa.So can anyone suggest me that can i work basis on my education qualifications or i need to apply for h1 for job?

Email: impressionzevents@gmail.com   Phone: 9849631848  

Apoorva Komarraju
8/27/2012
Member of AtlantaIndian.com
Hello Friends, I am planning to give GRE in Oct. I am looking for the GRE material. If any of you have got the material and are willing to share with me, can you please drop me a mail at apoorva88.komarraju@gmail.com. Thanks, Apoorva

Email: apoorva88.komarraju@gmail.com  

MENAKA SAMPATH
8/16/2012
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi i know it is an bitter experience to stay at home after all being busy before travelling to US.I know one of my friend of friend has an opportunity to help out the candidates who is really enthusiastic and workholic. He is the right person to put up all your queries and i can gurantee that he would help to over come the current situation. To discuss further u can drop me a mail to minu.mickey@gmail.com or ring me to 9713440126

Email: minu.mickey@gmail.com  

Ruju K
8/12/2012
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi Neetha. You can avail loan from US, but it is mandatory to have a co-signer who is a US citizen or green card holder. If you have a co-signer it is better to take loan in US due to low interest rates. Your interest rate would also depend upon the credit history of your co-signer. Good Luck!!


Neetha Patel
8/12/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi Everybody , I am currently in India working for IBM , in the month of november i am getting married (he is having H1 visa ) and moving to US . I will come on H4 visa . I have some questions , can you please help me by sharing your thoughts . I am planning to do MS 1) Can i get education loan in US ? which would be better to get in India or US ? 2) I will stay in providence ,rhode island .which would be near and best institution for that ?

Email: neetha2214@gmail.com   Phone: 9900589944  

Yasmeen Akhtar
6/24/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi, Im on H4 and want to make some friends. Anybody in Concord, CA?


Amrutha P
6/22/2012
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi all, I am on H4 Visa from past 2 years..I have recently moved from Portland,Oregon to Atlanta..I am staying in Dunwoody.. I would like to know any voluntaries work or I have experience in HR recruiting and training process in India..I am looking som one can help me or I would like to learn testing.. I pursed my M.Sc computer science and also I have an experience in Teaching software skills ..I am looking to learn some new things .. not to feel depressed by sitting in home.. Please help me to make my day beautiful not boring to be a boring day.. I heard here there is a lot of opportunity but i have no idea about this place and no frnds yet...:)

Email: parasu.amrutha@yahoo.com  

Sanjana Rao
5/17/2012
Hi Any one doing Ms course from any university in chicago on H4 and later converting to f1. Please let me know, i am planning to do the same.. My mail ID sanjana4366@gmail.com

Email: sanjana4366@gmail.com  

Nidhi Gupta
5/10/2012
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi ,I am Nidhi recently relocated to Portland for 6 months..Can some one please help me out with the process for the Voluntary jobs.. The site which I can go and check.. Thanks for your valuable time..

Email: nidhig1983@gmail.com  

Deepthi Devireddy
4/25/2012
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hai I am Deepthi, Iam here on L2 visa, Am a post graduate structural design engineer. Any one here from the civil engineering field? Just wondering about how the job opurtunities are in this area, If any one has any information or suggestions please help

Email: deepshanththota@gmail.com  

gunjan Garg
4/20/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
hi snehal mantri, Saw ur post. just wanted to know sum more things from u. I almost also share the same story.I have pursued b. arch from India and is looking for a job in states. I thought u are also a design student and might be able to help me better. I just wanted to ask how did u got engaged in the course? like via sum exam (GRE or TOEFL). Can u provide with ur email id if u dont mind


Deepakovelamudi kess
4/10/2012
Member of VirginiaIndian.net
My dear friends how are you ? I recently joined this community Im on h4 & Im looking for any friends who are on h1 working in testing in new jersey. I need employer who can file h1, if any body are working in testing please let me know. Really being on h4 is boring, but we should be interacting with people and have some hobbies so we dont feel bore at home. Even im in same situation few months back I also felt the same way. I have read so many stories but we should enjoy our free time and do volunteer service then we will not feel bore. Please let me know if any one working in testing. Share your mail id and you mail me at deepa999k@gmail.com


MUKESH CHOPRA
4/9/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
I have a part-time e-commerce oppurtunity which you can do from home. Call me at 425-802-6591 and will give you more details.


Apy Alice
4/5/2012
Member of AtlantaIndian.com
Hi Everyone, I will be joining this H4 brigade very soon at Atlanta,as my husband recently got his H1B visa. Even I was offered by my employer H1B but i refused as i was newly married and flying on H1B will take another 8 months. Now i am confused after reading all H4 sad stories. Have i made the right or wrong decision??? Please suggest as i can still apply for H1B.


Tarika Nagp
3/31/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi, I was on L2 for last 3 half yrs and recently my husbands visa changed to H1 so my visa changed to H4.I did M.Sc(physics) and B Ed from India and was working in India and worked here as well as a teacher for almost 2yrs.now as i am completly at home so please any can suggest options IF by any chance i can work or there is any scope i can get H1 visa?? need inputs.


Gitu Singh
3/30/2012
Member of DallasIndian.net
Hi, I am facing same issue. I having 5+ years of experience in IT. But can not utilize those skills at all. The only way I can see is to study, change visa status from H4 to F1. Has anybody some idea about community colleges where I can take direct admission and go on F1 status.


Indian Belle
3/22/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
My dear friends from India and now suffering from stuck-with-H4; syndrome :) This is my story that I had posted a year ago in this forum as my introductory message on this forum: "I came to this country a year back and had similar problems as what everyone has stated. I was very depressed since I was working in India and now I could not do so since I was on H4. The BIGGEST thing about getting jobs is (a)Dont ever get in touch with any consultant. they are useless people. (b)Study and clear interviews for full time position. The assumption everyone has is that I am on H4 and so no one will give me even an interview I cant tell you how wrong that assumption is. The market is booming and there is always a place for you. Programming is no rocket science and trust me there are more dumb people working in top corporations than you can imagine... I used to speak with consultants and each one turned me down or spoke rudely. Finally, I boycotted them and picked up the books and studies for 10 days straight after posting my profile on job sites. you will not believe this, but within one month I got two full time job offers and am currently employed as a full time employee of one of the bigger corporations in the Seattle area. bigger companies dont have any qualms sponsoring your visa, its a problem only for the small consultancies. So go for it girls! coz you are so worth it!" sp please take heart and START PREPARING FOR INTERVIEWS! I have mentored several women who got in touch with me at: theaffordablecoder@gmail.com. I have only one thing to say to you all-->Zindagi mein hamesha fight marne ka! Thats all! This is what my husband used to tell me everytime I would cry. And hearing this I would start afresh again. Rone-dhone se kuch nahi hota my dears. Rise up and work towards your goal because that alone can help anyone, be positive, shrug off all negativity and for christs sake, PLEASE GO TO THE LIBRARY AND START READING YOUR BOOKS!


Neeta Bellevue
3/22/2012
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi all, Im new to the forum but really enjoyed reading about H4 stuff. I was a statistical analyst back there in India. Around a year back I came to US on H4 visa. As I hear from friends that USA is land of opportunities for software professional so I want to enter in the software field. But being from life science background I do not qualify to take up masters degree in IT. Also bachelors degree will take another 4 yrs :( Please guide me which course/training to take so that I can enter in software field. Im open to testing / web designing / any other course which will give me job in software field.


Krishna Mukka
3/21/2012
Member of LAIndian.com
Hi all currently I am on H4 visa for 2 years now.I did my B.tech in India and I feel bhor at home,Have been living in LA for 6 months?I want to do job but it is difficult to do on h4.Finding difficult to find friends in LA,I hope to hear from some of you! Thanks!. krishnamukka@yahoo.com


tina madu
3/19/2012
Member of VirginiaIndian.net
Hi all currently I am on h4 for 6yrs now.I did bachelors of engineerig in india and masters in systems eng in London and got married right away after masters.the first year of marriage was fun and eventually started getting bored and applied for h1 in 2008, i was picked in lotteryand later the story went tragic and my h1 petition was rejected(b/c my sponser company didnt provide sufficient docs)later I got pregnant but then due to recession I couldnt file for h1b but didnt give in hoping everything would be fine.....but currently I feel hopeless and losing confidence in myself.I am trained in software testing,business objects and recently started asp.net I am willing to do volunteer software job or go to community college or another masters degree(I am worried about transcripts and college letters back from India)have no idea how to find volunteer job. Can anyone help me in finding answers to above questions, also is there any chance for h1 filing with no rfe.you can E-mail me at skmaduguri@gmail.com.


Ramya G
3/7/2012
Sorry i forgot to give you my id.. here it is- ramyarun.grs@gmail.com send an email to me. I will reply you with some options you can try. Ramya


Ramya G
3/7/2012
Hi there, I am on H4 too from past 4 yrs. I know how hard it is to be on H4 visa when you are career oriented and have done masters. I have done M.tech from India. my first yr was good as i enjoyed staying home, learning cooking, sleeping, watching movies but after that it was so boring. I tried attending dance classes, jewelry making classes. It worked for sometime but later it got boring as well and back in my head i was thinking about working all the time. Then i worked as volunteer .net developer which took most of time and i enjoyed doing it as i got to learn things and it was work from home job. if you want to know more about it, give me your email id i will send how you can try something like that.- Ramya


Megan Sweas
2/13/2012
Member of LAIndian.com
Im a journalism student at USC who is writing about the Indian American community for a religion reporting class. Well be going to New Delhi over spring break. I find the outpouring of similar stories on this discussion thread fascinating, and I would love to write about this issue of educated, experienced professional women moving to the States with their husbands and not knowing what to do with themselves. I have emailed some of you that provided email addresses, but please feel free to contact me if youd like to tell your story: sweas@usc.edu. I will happily talk to anybody by phone, but if youre in LA, perhaps we can meet up! Since this is a religion reporting class, Im curious to find out if any of you take solace in religion, turn to temples to fill your days, or perhaps on the other hand, you feel that religion is irrelevant. I think there could be a fascinating story about H4 visas here. I hope to hear from some of you! Thanks! Megan Sweas sweas@usc.edu


ash vad
1/23/2012
Member of AtlantaIndian.com
hi everyone, my name is ashwini, im on h4 visa.i did mtech in electronics, i want to do job, i learned informatica,sql. i dont know what is current procedure to convert h4 to h1. many people are confusing me by telling if you get job only then it is possible to convert h4 to h1, but some vendors are asking h1 to get job. no consultancy is converting h4 to h1 without job, no companies are hiring without h1. can anyone please help me how can i get h1? what is procedure? is there anyone to help. your valuable suggestions are welcome


priyanka nimmagadda
1/2/2012
Member of LAIndian.com
hi everybody..so nice get people who r on h4.... jus hate the complications involved vth this kind of visa...can ik find anyone from irvine or newport beach..please...?


Swarna Gunasekaran
12/21/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi, I am Swarna, and I am eventually joining the club. My story is not very different. its been a few months since I have been in Seattle... Previously working, back in India as an IT Professional... Currently in H4 Visa and starting to forget things I have learnt in the past... But anyway... its nice to find company and getting to know ppl who suffer my same fate sounds comforting... kidding ;) :). So my id is swarnagunasekar@gmail.com . Feel free to drop a mail so that we could spend sometime lamenting and cursing about our Visa Statuses... we might even pour in some ideas to make the best use of our time or even help each other get back into employment. looking forward to getting to know u gals!


janani shankar
12/19/2011
Member of LAIndian.com
Hello all , I am janani . i moved here to culver city from chennai . Im on L2 visa . I got my EAD to wrk here but not able to find a job around here . I am an architect and Interior designer with 3 yrs of exp . im looking for some job here to keep myself occupied . Ill be glad if anybody can help me on this .


Someeni Vasani
12/14/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Greetings to everyone!! Little introduction about me: I am on H4 visa,since 4 months.I have completed my B.E in Electronics and communication from India.i was working with IT software industry in India, before marriage and have a work experience of 2.5 years. Seriously,H4 Visa has strange ways of driving a person insane....:) Im giving my best shot trying all ways to kill my time @ home ..but, I want to make proper use of my skills and education. Please help me find a way to start earning for my skills and education..any ideas? I would also love to start with a bit of volunteering too... Well... currently i am put up in Bellevue :-) pop me a hi here -> shomini_86@yahoo.co.in


Hemal Morlidhar
12/8/2011
Member of AtlantaIndian.com
Hello,I am Hemal Patel(Morlidhar).I am in USA on H4 visa since 4 months.I have completed my B.E in Electronics and communication from India.Also I have completed my masters in Communication engineering from India. Because of certain disadvantages of H4 visa,I researched about and decided to go to college and doing masters again in my field.I think degree from USA would help me in my career.I can get an exposure to this new country which was not possible by staying at home. And I cleared TOEFL exam in USA and I already appeared for GRE in the year 2007.On that basis I applied to one University in USA. I got admission in Southern polytechnic state university in MS in Electrical engineering course and my college starts from January.College is just 20 mins away from my place.I live in Atlanata,Georgia...I would like to make new friend who live around me...You can contact me on my email: it is patel_hemal86@yahoo.in and sweethemal_2006@yahoo.co,in I am confused now to continue my study on H4 or should I convert my status to f1(student),And I will be paying In state tution fees in my college.What are your suggestions for me....Anybody is having a case like me....Got admission and then converted the status to student(f1),,I would like to know the procedure....I am also looking for someone who can sponser my h1...i can email my resume also..Thank you


Deepthi Vadlamudi
11/28/2011
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Deepa, I appriciate your interest. I came to Us after my marraige on h4 visa, after that immediatly i was pregent, I was also planned about my carrer that time, but i was pregnant i cannt apply h1 and also matket also bad that time. SO i started learning Testing tool(QTP) and did some volunteer work at schools and library. with my husband help and frds help, I came to know how to apply jobs here, how to talk with vendors... etc. I got deliered and after 5 months i got job in another place( that time i sent my kid to india along with my mom), i worked for 3 months there, and i started looking in Portland as mu hysdband is working here. I got long term contrat and moved to portland , still contuning my job now. :)


saratha ravi
11/21/2011
Member of PortlandIndian.com
hi... I am currently a homemaker with a 2 and a half yr old kid. on H4 visa.. No complains as of now but would certainly like to look out for opportunities that can make me bring in some bread to the family and financialy help my husband around. I am a BE graduate and was working with BPO industry in India way before marriage. To be more precise, was working for AT&T networking that was outsourced to India. But I do not have any paper work that shows that I have experience. please help me find a way to start earning for my skills and education..any ideas?


swathi varma
11/7/2011
Member of LAIndian.com
M new in la just 5mnth old on h4 visa back in India I was working as entrepreneur working with tribals all over d country fighting for their rights n promoting small scale industries for d sustainabilty of the tribals n also eco tourism n women n child health n education programs n after coming here m dam bored here jobless and no friends - n as i cant work on h4 visa m planning 2 join university next yr 2 avoid boredom - as v know d saying - an idle brain is a devils workshop, lol I dont wanna fall into it so wanna study n start working - n also wud b get to connect with new friends from India near by long beach or la .. c ya guys


swathi varma
11/7/2011
Member of LAIndian.com
Hi


varsha sheth
11/3/2011
Member of VirginiaIndian.net
Hi Everyone, Me and my husband are planning to move to Chicago. Would love to make new friends. You can contact me at varshamehta5@gmail.com Cheers


Hem Ramachandran
10/27/2011
Member of AustinIndian.com
Best way is to register as a student, not necessarily in a college, a community college is fine, once you have an F1 visa, it gets easier, at the end of your college you can work one year on OPT (Optional practical training), than then go from there. If anyone knows how to set up Microsoft Dynamics CRM software on a Windows server, let me know, I can pay you to do that! Hem Ramachandran 512.970.6336 hem@indusrealty.com


Vandana Mishra
10/19/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Call at 425-867-1350 and ask for Vandana. We are always looking for people with potential.


kashish sawhney
10/17/2011
Member of PhoenixIndian.com
Hello all i am kashish sawhney from ludhiana, punjab, India. I want to come to USA . I need help from u all -actually the situation is like this My best friend wants to go to either phoenix or vancouver(Canada) as his relatives live there. He asked me to come with him. I want to go to either of the place to do some job as i am under a huge loan of 15 lakhs. But i dont know whether i will get a job there or not. I am an MBA marketing. I have an experience of 1.5 yrs. I want to do job there in USA. bt dont know whether i will get a visa or not? second this, if my friends relatives sponsor me, should i look for a job first before entering your country or find the job after reaching there?? what is the possibility of getting a work permit?? should i come or tourist visa and find a job or work permit??? I can work anything there. But is confused with all these questions??? how much money will be involved in all this, because i will stay there at someones house and dont need to pay the rent. so only visa and passport and flight fees will be there for my reach?? highlight on this too?? plzz some one guide me on my questions???


Mamtha Kashyap
10/6/2011
Member of SFIndian.com
Hi... Im Mamtha, living in Santa Clara, Bay Area California... I moved in the US jus abt 3 months ago... Ive not really made any friends here except for my husbands friends, and am damn bored... i would like to make friends wid fellow H4 gurls, preferably from my area, as i can catch up wid them anytime.. but i wud also love to know u all too... Ive completed my bachelors in CS from India and used to work in the UAE... i also look forward to getting a job, but dunno how to... I wud also love to start wid a bit of volunteering... Well... currently im only looking for friends :) pop me a hi here -> rudramatangi@gmail.com


Smitha Sharma
9/22/2011
Member of PhoenixIndian.com
I can understand how it is to stay home and do nothing after working in India. Working for volunteer orgs is probably ok but if the motto to work is to make money and keep busy, then there are lots of avenues to work even while being on H-4....trust me, I have lived in the US for 10+ years. I am in a different situation than any of you ladies. I have been working for the past 10 years but after I had a baby, I wanted to stay home with the baby, so I started working part-time. I do get bored at home and found other ways to keep myself busy. If you are interested in knowing me, shoot me an email at smitha0186@gmail.com with some info about yourself, background and what city you reside in so I can get an idea of what may work for you. Good luck ladies!


fleur sam
8/5/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Companies like Amazon and Microsoft process H1 visas.Prepare well and apply jobs in their portals. They consider any candidates who are capalble.


Rati asdf
7/27/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi girls .. I am on h4 visa too. and a software engineer.. I believe I can help someone who has software industry exp and looking for work. Contact me at neetusoni021@gmail.com


varsha sheth
7/26/2011
Member of VirginiaIndian.net
Hi DSP, yeah i stay in Rutherford NJ. would really like to get to know more people and make some friends. Let get along and do something.


Anusha Ramachandran
7/24/2011
Hey, My name is Anusha Ramachandran. Moved in from India to Chicago 7 months ago. Completed a Masters in Marketing post my Engineering and have a work experience of 3 years. Needless to say, the H4 Visa has strange ways of driving a sane person insane....:) Im giving my best shot in bagging some job over the last 7 months, am still to strike some luck....Would be great to make new friends....Anybody in Chicago?? Do share your details and we can connect.:) All the best gals on H4 who are job hunting!


anju k
7/20/2011
Hi All,I am new to this site,but its really good to see some optimistic people.I will complete first year of H4 in Oct,but still dont know what to do?I am having 4 years of experience in Market research and MS degree in stats!!Please advise me what would be the best thing for me!! Or I am looking for friends also so do contact me at anjugd4@aol.com please.


kanika baisla
7/19/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
hi guys, i am also on h4 and i have done my graduation in engineering(computers).these days i am killing my time and its a kindda frustrated.can anybody please suggest the name of some ngos or oraganisations where i can volunteer? thanks


Sindhu B
7/18/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Heyloo all I am sindhu from hyderabad.. moved in couple of months ago on L2 visa... applied for work permit EAD and itseems to make my wait neverending...:( trying all ways to kill my time@home ...kinect is the best way i opted :) I stay at ONYX Redmond.. would really like to get to know more ppl and do more intersting fun stuff....


Pallavi DS
7/18/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi Varsha.. R u in Neew Jersey? people in bellevue/seattle lets meet up n find some solution to our common problems..


saritha raj
7/17/2011
Even i am on h4 visa ,Anyone from chicago ?


varsha sheth
7/11/2011
Member of VirginiaIndian.net
Hello everyone, nice to find similar people and similar stories around. I just moved few months ago with my husband. currently on H4. Looking for jobs. The feeling of not doing anything and not able to do anything is bad. I want to help myself by not getting depressed and find new ways to busy. I enjoy cooking. spend loads of time in kitchen experimenting. currenly I residing in rutherford NJ. Would love to make some new friends.


Pallavi DS
7/11/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi All, I am MBA in International Business from India and moved to Bellevue sometime back on H4, can anyone please suggest about some openings for voluntary jobs..


varsha sheth
7/11/2011
Member of VirginiaIndian.net
Hello everyone, nice to find similar people and similar stories around. I just moved few months ago with my husband. currently on H4. Looking for jobs. The feeling of not doing anything and not able to do anything is bad. I want to help myself by not getting depressed and find new ways to busy. I enjoy cooking. spend loads of time in kitchen experimenting. currenly I residing in rutherford NJ. Would love to make some new friends.


cema reddy
7/8/2011
Member of SFIndian.com
I have over 10+ years experience in IT as technical writer. Please let me know if any openings?


geethaa rajkumar
7/7/2011
hai sridevi, i reside in newjersey,i m an MCA graduate. i called u but u r not picking up the phone. i will give u call 6 pm today


sreedevi Pundru
7/1/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Where do you live. I can talk to you regarding career opportunity. Contact me at 425-233-7536


geethaa rajkumar
6/28/2011
can anyone help me to find a job.i m in h4 visa


geethaa rajkumar
6/28/2011
good site


Raji A
6/27/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
If you are young and want to spend the money and effort then you could go to school here. Volunteering at school and other places is not to kill time. It is actually something you could put into your resume when you find a job. It looks better in your resume then saying that you did nothing in those years you waited for your visa and job. I came here on a h4 went through a lot of frustration before I finally found a job and got all happily settled.


sea123 R
6/21/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
hey , has anyone taken any trainings in bellevue college/ univ of washington ? can u give me the feedbacks of the course . Is any one planning to take any courses . Feel free to contact me at lovelylf6@gmail.com


Komal Puranik
6/18/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
MS Biotechnology,3 yrs industry experience and on H4.please let me know about suitable opportunity.


sea123 R
6/18/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
@Indian . I was reading abt the h4 cases and the job issues and ur note was very +ve , like a ray of hope .i find that there are ots of opportunities in seattle but its competitive as in , we need to know the coding part etc to land in an IT job . I am new to coding , aprt from the basics of Engg college .Did u go to any community collegge ? I see that bellevue collge and univ of WA offers courses ,has any one in the group tried out any of those ?


Indian Belle
6/17/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Contact me at:theaffordablecoder@gmail.com


asha v
6/7/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
@Indian... thats really great and impressive work from u!!!!!! would like to connect with you.Can u pass on ur email-id Thanks Av


Flavia P
6/5/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
@ Indian..whats ur email id!


Indian Belle
5/27/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
I came to this country a year back and had similar problems as what everyone has stated. I was very depressed since I was working in India and now I could not do so since I was on H4. The BIGGEST thing about getting jobs is (a)Dont ever get in touch with any consultant. they are useless people. (b)Study and clear interviews for full time position. The assumption everyone has is that I am on H4 and so no one will give me even an interview I cant tell you how wrong that assumption is. The market is booming and there is always a place for you. Programming is no rocket science and trust me there are more dumb people working in top corporations than you can imagine... I used to speak with consultants and each one turned me down or spoke rudely. Finally, I boycotted them and picked up the books and studies for 10 days straight after posting my profile on job sites. you will not believe this, but within one month I got two full time job offers and am currently employed as a full time employee of one of the bigger corporations in the Seattle area. bigger companies dont have any qualms sponsoring your visa, its a problem only for the small consultancies. So go for it girls! coz you are so worth it!


Snehal Mantri
5/26/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
its sneh09@gmail.com. Feel free to get in touch


hari priya
5/25/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi girls, I am on h4 too but my story was kinda different. I came here in may 2010. I got pregnant and all the year went on taking care of health, making to appointments etc., Mean while i studied for my GMAT and Toefl and applied to UW. I got admission this year. My school starts in sep. Now i want to stay at home like and take care of my 3month old and at the same time i dont wana miss this opportunity. nOw I wish i were you. I think going to school is probably the best idea that one can do if you are not bored of studies:) BTW snehal M , I have some questions regarding uw & visa things,can you please give me your email.


Navya Navya
5/23/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi, If you are from IT background I have a good opportunity for you. Please feel free to contact me on navya1115@gmail.com


Snehal Mantri
5/23/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Its great to share stories and get some inspiration :) I moved to Seattle more than an year back on an H4 visa with a Masters in Design from India. My husband pushed me into applying for another masters at UW though I wasnt interested in going back to school at that time. After I moved here, I started doing volunteer jobs in my discipline (i.e. design work),so that I could pursue something productive. Though volunteer jobs sound like a time killing activity, but its better to be involved in something rather than sitting at home and doing nothing. Its also a great place to make contacts, meet new people and looks great in your resume. I have realized people in the US appreciate it if you have volunteered before. Anyways, once I got an admit from UW, I decided to pursue another Masters (I will graduate in June 2012). Going back to school has been a great experience for me, education here is very different from India. I moved to F1 visa when I started school, got part time job offers from my faculty and a summer internship in Seattle. All in all, I am sponsoring my entire education by myself and making a career too. I dont mean to boast by saying all this, the point is that you have to pursue something if you want to advance in your career. It could be volunteer jobs, going back to school or something that you are interested in. But sitting at home with nothing to do kills your motivation for living here in the US and also affects your married life!


Kals Jh
4/30/2011
Member of SFIndian.com
Hey guys, I came to the States about 6-7 years ago. I was in the same situation (H-4 with Masters in English and a B.Ed.). I knew I wanted to pursue a career in teaching so I started researching online. It took me almost two years to get into a Masters program in Secondary Education. However, during this time I took a couple of tests that were necessary to get credentialed i.e., certified to teach in the state of CA, and also, I volunteered as a tutor in a local tutoring institute. Researching online courses, applying to universities, getting recommendation letters, writing your SOP, taking GRE and TEOFL and much more takes tons of time and energy. I was lucky to get a 100% support from my husband. So after two years of prep. I finally got in to a prestigious university and moved from H4 to F1 status. It was a one year intensive course after which I got a 1 year OPT (optional practical training) visa which helped me get a job without worrying about sponsorship. After that again was lucky enough to get a EAD (went back to H4) and now have my green card. Do not be disappointed or dejected. Volunteering will not be a waste of time as you could add that to your resume and your essay if you apply to a univ. Keep working, keep researching, keep talking to people, go for a counseling session to your local community college and get an idea about the available course/s and which one/s will suit you best. If you have prior degrees from India, get your credentials evaluated from accredited organization like WES and get them converted to the US standards (GPA) and all. Good Luck!


sabitha pediredla
4/25/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Anybody on H4 and did Masters here , please let me know .


MUKESH CHOPRA
4/25/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
I have an i-commerce oppurtunity.Call me at 425-80-6591 for more details.


fanaa k
4/24/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Just Chill , dont get stressed.


KK A
4/18/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Same here I have Post Graduate in Commerce.. I did some Volunteering work but the opportunity was for a short while..back to square one:(.


veena jain
4/17/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi, I have a friend who has part time opening if you interested in contact veena 425 306 4517


Ami Patel
4/15/2011
Member of PortlandIndian.com
@ yourfriend and @ manojmact, can you elaborate on how to go ahead with helping NGOs and volunteering?


Sre Sha
4/15/2011
Member of SFIndian.com
Hi all,good to see this discussion here as even I am in same situation.I have been on H4 visa for 3 years and have done some volunteer work with 2 organizations related to my field.But I felt doing such volunteer work will be of no use after few days because more work you do the more they make use of you and inturn pressure you esp desi consultancys.Even i had worked in India for almost 2 years and I understand how it would be for anyone to be on H4 visa.So now I started taking rest and enjoying with friends at home and if we want we all can form a group of friends here in CA.I live in Dublin,CA and if anyone is interested we can share our contact details and get in touch with each other.


e business
4/15/2011
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi Friends, I am looking for volunteers, mail me your details if you want to make use of you time productively lumiere.pdx@gmail.com


bs n
4/14/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi gals,I am also in same boat.I have 3 yrs of experience as a software engineer from India and I am here in states since feb2010. Due to my visa status I am not able to get through any job. Please do let us know how to find a employer who can sponser for H1B. Thanks, Smia


Archana badrigari
4/14/2011
Member of LAIndian.com
Hi iam Archana..Iam in Confusion from last 2 & half yrs..My husband is a contractor so keep moving once his project is done,so i culd even join a college..but final last year i joined a online college,its Trivalley University,u might of knwing abt the university ,its been closed by the immigration ppl for sm visa issues..i discontinued it..nw my confusion started again..So finally i thought to plan kids this yr atleast i vl b done with smthg..


e business
4/14/2011
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi Friends, I too have faced the same problem. But then i started engaging myself by learning new skills, helping non profit organisation, attending classes in Community colleges,then i realized we can do lot of things if we are willing to do. Its always good to keep us occupied in this weather.


manoj jain
4/13/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Doing volunteering is not just killing a time and lib is not only option. You can volunteer in any field In which you have studied. This way you can be in touch with what you have studied and what new is going in that feild. Atleast when you will go back to India you can continue your job there.


Gharkul G
4/13/2011
Member of SeattleIndian.com
Hi Girls, The only option to work in US is get an H1 visa. Find an employer who will sponsor.


ajay gos
4/13/2011
Member of PortlandIndian.com
HI, I have been in a same situation and found a very appropriate opportunity, let me know at noton666@gmail.com if you want to know more


Ami Patel
4/13/2011
Member of PortlandIndian.com
Hi there, I am in the same situation. Killing time doing nothing. I am sure lots of girls are facing the same problem. Would love people to throw some light on this topic.

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