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Upcoming Workshops for Fall 2019

Interested in Curriculuar (CPT) and Optional (OPT) Practical Training? Need more information to get started? Attend one of these workshops.

In the first half of each workshop, ISS staff will discuss CPT and the second half will focus on OPT. 19th presentation will be held in the Parlors on level 5 of the Kansas Union. ISS advising staff will explain the purpose, eligibility, and application procedures for F-1 Curricular and Optional Practical Training. Plan to attend both segments to learn about the full range of options for employment related to your F-1 academic program. These workshops will mention, but will not discuss in detail, the 2-year STEM OPT extension option.

Employee Workshops:

Curricular (CPT) and Optional (OPT) Practical Training for F-1 Students

(This 2-part workshop will be offered two times. Note that start time and location are different for each date.)

Tuesday, September 10, CPT 3:00 p.m. / OPT 3:30 p.m., Kansas Union Alderson Auditorium (level 4)

 Friday, September 27, CPT 11:45 a.m. / OPT 12:15 p.m., Kansas Union The Jay Room (level 1)

--- Feel free to bring your lunch and eat while listening

ISS Advising staff will explain the purpose, eligibility and application procedures for F-1 Curricular and Optional Practical Training. Plan to attend both segments to learn about the full range of options for employment related to your F-1 academic program.   (Note: This workshop will mention, but will not discuss in detail, the 2-year STEM OPT extension option – a separate session on that topic will be offered later.)

 

­­“Academic Training for J-1 Students”

Thursday, September 12, 4:00 p.m., Kansas Union Jayhawk Room (level 5)

An ISS advisor will explain how Academic Training can provide J-1 students with an opportunity for employment in order to obtain work experience in their field of study.  Covered topics will include purpose, eligibility, and the application process.

 

“F-1 STEM 2-Year Optional Practical Training Extension”

Thursday, October 3, 3:30 p.m. Kansas Union English Room (level 6)

ISS advising staff will present an overview of the 24-month OPT extension available to students with degrees in certain Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields.

 

“Writing Effective American Style Cover Letters and Resumes”

Tuesday, October 8, 12:00 Noon, Kansas Union Alderson Auditorium (level 4)

--- Feel free to bring your lunch and eat while listening

A well-crafted cover letter and resume are essential to securing an interview for a job in the U.S. Staff from the University Career Center will offer guidance on how to effectively compose these important introductory documents that are required pieces for nearly every employment application.

 

 “Job Search Strategies and Tips for Interviewing American Style”

Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 Noon, Kansas Union Jayhawk Room (level 5)

--- Feel free to bring your lunch and eat while listening

University Career Center staff will explore resources and strategies that will enable international students to conduct a successful search for a job or internship in the U.S. Next, knowing how to present oneself in the job interview is key to being hired. A discussion of what to expect in an  American style interview and how that may differ from other countries forms a major second focus of this presentation.

 

“H-1b and Employment-Based Permanent Residence”

Wednesday, October 30, 3:30 p.m., LEEP2 Room 2425

An attorney from Bordeau Immigration Law, LLC, a firm specializing in employment-based immigration legal practice, will explain the eligibility and process for obtaining H-1b employment status and acquiring Permanent Residence (“green card”) through employment.

 

(If you require reasonable accommodation in order to participate in any of these events, please contact the International Support Services office using the contact information shown at left by no later than 3 business days prior to the posted event date.)


 
 

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