The ISSO offers sessions covering important immigration topics throughout the year. In addition to Orientation sessions, other sessions include may OPT, other employment authorizations, taxes and additional special topics.
All students interesting in applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT) after graduation are required to attend an OPT workshop. We offer OPT workshops each month throughout the academic year. Fall 2016 OPT workshops will take place as follows:
Wednedsay, September 14 at 3:00 PM (Lurie Conference Room in the UC)
Thursday, October 6 at 6:00 PM (Lurie Conference Room in the UC)
Monday, November 14 at 12:00 PM (Lurie Conference Room in the UC)
Friday, December 2 at 1:00 PM (Lurie Conference Room in the UC)
After attending a session, students may schedule an appointment with the ISSO office to prepare the application packet. OPT applications are approved by the US government. The average processing time is 2 months.
During Fall 2016, we will be offering the following "Special Topics" workshops:
Wednesday, September 28 at 2:30 PM - Document Primer (what your documents are, what to keep and for how long, how to store, etc); (Grace Conference Room in the UC)
Wednesday, October 26 at 2:30 PM - Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and other employment options (Grace Conference Room in the UC)
Wednesday, November 30 at 2:30 PM - STEM OPT Extension (Grace Conference Room in the UC)