Originally Posted by crazyghoda
I'm in a similar sort of boat as you. I'm thinking of doing an MBA as well. However, my situation is a bit more complicated. I got laid off last month and am currently looking for a job. Thankfully I do have a valid EAD (from 485 filing) so atleast I don't have to worry too much about the whole H1B transfer crap.
However, good MBAs are almost 100K or more and with a baby on the way, a mortgage to pay, etc. I dont know how long my savings will hold out. I'm probably living more like a student than most actual students
But if you can afford your education and don't have things tying you down, go for it. Its the best time to upgrade yourself. Just make sure your current firm keeps your 140 active (promise them that you will return back after Grad school, etc) and who knows, you may even get your GC while still in college.
Can you be in school studying and not having a job when you get your GC ? Or does that depend on case by case basis, if you are NOT picked for an interview then your current status during GC/I-485 approval does not matter. If one is called for an interview during the final approval then you need to be on a job ?