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what is proper experience?

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Dear javaguru's,
I wrote following letter to US based Immigration Attorney on work permit related issues.
I am working on small projects for the past 2 years. Since last 6 month I am working on a project in java for (Inclen USA) .But I was not directly consisder or recruited by company.I got these
projects though some individual(A professor in medical college) who hire programmer just like me and work in India .So whether these projects experience would count or not .Or should I go for a job in proper company for my next work.
If these experience count any way then how can I show them (means what documents are needed to show proper experience).
She replied "
These projects will probably not count as work experience, so I also suggest
you get a job with a tech company and start with them. How do you prove
experience, by experience letter from the company stating date of
employment, designation and responsibilities. Thanks.
Nandini "

As I am science graduate with three year degree course, I need 3 year experience also to qualify for H-1B visa.I am also doing MCA(masters in computer application) from IGNOU( which is a three year distance learning program.She replied " Correspondence degree has no value in US to qualify for H-1B visa. "
Well when I read the job discussion I got that "java guru's" encourage entry level programmers to do project even made by themselves and post it to the net.Some java programmer even work from home.
I should quit my job where I am programming using jdbc,swing,jsp,servlets and start from a tech company as a "tester".
kajal sharma
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hi kajal ...
what ever you might be hearing from tom ,dick or harry might not be true but one thing is for sure that is IT exp . is more important than a degree .
You are , as you said a graduate in science , thats good enough ... why are you wasting time at institutes at ignou ..... i know that the stamp to be an mca is reqired at leeast in india .
look 10 years form now when there will be 10000000000000...... mca's ..... then the people will exp will be advantageous ....i hope i,am clear .
if you are still unsatisfied , you are free to discuss it with me or anybody else .... you can nail me at
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