In a nagging pandemic, while there will be some regression when the dust from pandemic settles, online, remote and hybrid education seems to stay for good and is expected to maintain a substantial portion of education. Students chronic burnout continues with more questions raised every day than the answers and promises made. It is a known psychological fact that when a younger generation of students encounters life-threatening events, they tend to reflect on death and uncertainty and take stock of their lives with defining what to make of their lives and how to achieve that. We surveyed mental health, social life and its impact on academics of medical and engineering students in Azerbaijan and reported the following data. Out of 274 respondents were 51% female and 48.2% male. 86.5% were from the age group (18–25) and 12.5% from (25–35) years. Majority of the students found themselves juggling with too many balls at the same time, not everyone could keep the focus, skill set and training to succeed. Female students delayed their cultural-ordained marriageable age in pursuit of a well-settled career partner, while male students found themselves looking for an alternative career path. Majority of professional students burn-out by a loss of at least two years of their professional education. This seemed to play out more for medical students as they were not able to find experiential training and hospital residencies. This included medical and engineering students who were ambitious to seek western education but lockdowns and visa regulations held them hostage at their home countries. Azerbaijan students however, were resilient enough to withstand the dual trauma of war with their neighboring country while fighting a global war against COVID-19 pandemic.