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Immigration Workshops

If you would like to learn about living and working in the United States after graduation, the Office of Global Learning offers a variety of workshops and talks.

Watch our homepage for upcoming events and this page for the semester’s presentation schedule.

Visas after Graduation

This presentation for international students covers the procedures for working in the U.S. immediately after graduation, working long-term in the United States, and eventually becoming a permanent resident (green card holder), if you desire.

Spring 2020 Live Presentation

March 6: 5:30 in MCG165 McGrath

Work Talks: Work Authorization for International Students

Office of Global Learning staff will discuss the work authorization process for F-1 and J-1 students as you get close to graduation, as well as options for summer employment while you are still enrolled. Presentations are held weekly 

Spring 2020 Schedule 

Mondays (3:00 to 4:00) via Zoom

February 10
March 2
March 16
March 23
May 4 

Thursdays (3:00 to 4:00) via Zoom

February 6
February 20
March 12
April 16 
April 30 

Videos of Our Popular Workshops

Here are some presentations that provide information about living in the United States after graduation.

Visas after Graduation

This presentation for international students covers the procedures for working in the U.S. immediately after graduation, working long-term in the United States, and eventually becoming a permanent resident (green card holder), if you desire. We offer the presentation live every February and October.  Also check out our Visas after Graduation page.

F-1 CPT

Find out about Curricular Practical Training and how to get authorization to work in your major field while you are still a student.

F-1 OPT

Learn about Optional Practical Training after graduation and OPT with STEM extension.

Through OPT, you can be authorized to work in the United States for 12 months, which can be extended for up to 24 additional months if you have a degree in an approved science, technology, engineering, or mathematics field.

 

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