"Being a part of Algorizin is one of the best things that happened to me in the last few months."

Zahid Hasan Dipu
Business Analyst at American Honda Motor Company, Inc
Zahid Hasan Dipu

Hi! I am from Bangladesh. I came to the US in December of 2019 as an International Student. The pandemic began just after I arrived. Physically, I attended university for two or three months, and then everything became remote. As a result, I had a lot of difficulty networking because I didn’t get to meet many individuals throughout my stay here. Three months before graduation, I began looking for work. That’s when I discovered Algorizin.

What were your biggest struggles in America? How did you overcome the challenge and what did you learn from it?

I arrived in the United States just before the outbreak began. The pandemic started in March 2020, and I arrived in December 2019. As a result, I didn’t get many opportunities to meet new individuals. I believe this was the most challenging task for me. However, I tried to focus on my academics and objectives during this time. Furthermore, I didn’t know who to connect with was a significant source of frustration for me. I didn’t know many people to network with because I didn’t meet new individuals. So, I didn’t know how to expand my network. Another issue was that recruiters in this region prefer candidates with prior experience, which I lacked. It was heartbreaking for me since I tried to find a job that suited my skills no matter how hard, I could not do so due to a lack of experience.

How was your experience in algorizin?

My peers and the community on the whole in Algorizin were a blessing to me. I didn’t have anyone to share my ideas and experiences with when I graduated. However, when I joined algorizin, I expressed myself and asked questions. I also gained practical experience/real-life experience by observing how others landed jobs and by working on the projects I did here. I owe a tremendous sense of gratitude to Algorizin for their unwavering support and mentorship. One of the best things that have happened to me in the last few months is being a part of Algorizin. I had no clue how much mentorship might help me until I joined Algorizin. In my opinion, we should be more involved in obtaining mentorship and expert counsel. It is an open-ended world, and there is no simple solution to what to do after graduation. It becomes a lot easier if you have some professional assistance.

What does the American dream mean to you?

The American Dream is everything to me. Now that I have finally landed a job, I am looking forward to it. My goal is to keep moving forward and become a manager once I’ve gained enough experience and learned new abilities. So, for me, the American dream is to live a pleasant life with my rights and equality protected and have a stable career.

What advice would you give to a few months younger self?

Start the process early when you’re searching for jobs. That will give you more time to explore and learn what companies want. It would be best to concentrate on learning and honing your technical abilities. It’s great if you were committed to always being eager to learn more. When I started seeking work, I examined the job descriptions for required abilities. Then I began to concentrate on mastering those abilities and collecting appropriate experience.

Be open to new experiences. You must adjust to new situations as they arise. Join some Bootcamp! It’s a great way to gain experience and acceptable roles.

Do you have anything else to add?

I am grateful to Algorizin for the endless support and the mentorship that they provide. Being a part of Algorizin is one of the best things that happened to me in the last few months. I had no idea I could benefit so much from mentorship until I joined Algorizin. Let us be more involved in getting mentorship and professional guidance. It is an open-ended world, and after graduating, there’s no easy answer to what to do next. Once you have some professional help, it becomes much more manageable.

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