International Students: Workshops & Webinars

Academic Workshops

Employment Workshops

International Student Employment Series

Presented by the Career Center and ISPO

  • “Working in the USA for International Students: J-1 Students”
    • Covers Academic Training for J-1 international students (on campus and off campus employment) and resources offered at the Career Center.
    • Date: Thursday, January 26th at 12pm-1pm
    • Horizon Room, Career Center
  • “Working in the USA for International Students: F-1 Students”
    • Covers on campus employment, CPT, OPT, and resources offered at the Career Center for F-1 international students.
    • Date: Thursday, February 2nd at 2pm-3pm
    • Horizon Room, Career Center
  • "Leadership Opportunities: Preparation and Interviews”
    • Part 2 of a presentation by the Career Center and the College Outreach Coordinators.
    • Date: Friday, February 3rd at 12pm-1pm
    • Horizon Room, Career Center
  • “F-1 Optional Practical Training and The Job Search”
    • Covers OPT for international undergraduate and graduate students and resources for international students hoping to find long-term positions.
    • Date: Thursday, February 16th at 1pm-2pm
    • Horizon Room, Career Center
  • “F-1 Curricular Practical Training and The Hunt for Internships: Undergraduate Students”
    • Covers CPT for international undergraduate students and how to find part-time internships that are integral to their major.
    • Date: Tuesday, February 21st at 1pm-2pm
    • Horizon Room, Career Center
  • “Working in the USA for International Students: J-1 Students”
    • Covers Academic Training for J-1 international students (on campus and off campus employment) and resources offered at the Career Center.
    • Date: Thursday, February 23rd at 5pm-6pm
    • Large Conference Room, Student Center B
  • “F-1 Curricular Practical Training and The Hunt for Internships: Graduate Students”
    • Covers CPT for international Graduate students and how to find part-time internships supplemental to their program or research.
    • Date: Friday, February 24th, 12pm-1pm
    • Horizon Room, Career Center
  • “The Graduate School Transition for F-1 Undergraduate Students”
    • Covers resources for finding a graduate program, the option of apply for OPT between programs, and the importance of the Change of Level.
    • Date: Thursday, March 2nd, 12pm-1pm
    • Horizon Room, Career Center


F-1 Employment Workshops

OPT Sessions

OPT Application Review Sessions will be on Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m. Come to the Big Conference Room (2nd floor) in Student Center B. Before coming to this session, please read the information below and print out the required application documents, complete as best you can, and come to the session with any questions.

OPT Application Submission Sessions will be on Thursdays at 1:30 p.m. Come to the Big Conference Room (2nd floor) in Student Center B. Bring your COMPLETED OPT application for review by an advisor, first come, first served.  Your OPT package will be ready for pick up by Friday of the following week (6 business days instead of 10 business days for regular processing).  Your application must be complete to be accepted.

***Do not be late to sessions. The length of sessions depends on how many students are present at 1:30pm.
 

For most up to date OPT Review Session and OPT Submission Session dates, please see the OPT webpage. 



J-1 Employment Workshops

Are you a J-1 international student who wants to work in the U.S.?  These sessions will focus on the types of employment J-1 students can do while a student and after graduating. 

Working in the USA for International Students: J-1 Students
Date: Thursday, February 23rd at 5pm-6pm
Location: Large Conference Room, Student Center B

Pre-Arrival Webinars

International Education Abroad Program Pre-Arrival Webinar (presented: November 10, 2016)

A copy of the presentation slides can be found here:

Pre-Arrival Webinar: EAP

International Graduate Student Pre-Arrival Webinar (presented: July 20, 2016)

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A copy of the presentation slides can be found here:

Pre-Arrival Webinar: Graduate

International Freshmen Pre-Arrival Webinar (presented: July 21, 2016)

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Pre-Arrival Webinar: Freshmen

International Weekly Webinar Series

The iStudents Weekly Webinars is a series of webinars to update and inform F-1 and J-1 students on topics that may impact their visa status while they are in the US. Each week during the academic year, ISPO advisors will be available online to present on the topics below. Students will have the opportunity to submit general questions through the webinar platform for response from the advisor. This is not meant to replace walk-in or appointment advising for complex issues.

Webinars will start promptly at the times indicated.

Optional Practical Training for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, January 24

Post-Completion OPT is a type of work authorization for F-1 students in the period after they have completed their program of study at UC San Diego. Learn about eligibility and requirements.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

Webinar Recording for Post-Completion OPT for F-1 Students: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/6223023987708190472

Reduced Course Load (Tuesday, January 31)

F-1 and J-1 students are required to maintain full-time enrollment (12 units) each academic term however there are a few exceptions to this rule. Learn about eligibility to enroll in less than 12 units for specific academic or medical reasons and learn about the steps you will need to take to receive reduced course load authorization from your college (undergrads) or department (graduates) and ISPO.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Graduate International Students (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

Webinar Recording for Graduate RCL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/5630220094724305420  

8:00 – 8:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Undergraduate International Students (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY) 

Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students (Tuesday, February 7)    

Learn about on-campus and off-campus work authorization for F-1 students. This webinar will include general information about your options to work while you are still a student and after you have graduated from UC San Diego. This webinar is intended for graduate and undergraduate students in F-1 status.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Overview: Employment Authorization for F-1 Students

Webinar Recording for F-1 Employment Authorization Overview: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/1043921799937115650

Academic Disqualification or Suspension and F-1 or J-1 Status

 Date: Tuesday, February 14

This webinar is for students who may be subject to disqualification or suspension. Learn about how this may impact your F-1 or J-1 status.  

7:00 – 7:30pm    F-1/J-1 Students and Academic Disqualification or Suspension

Webinar Recording for Academic Disqualification or Suspension and F-1 or J-1 Status: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/recording/2884528454244936460

Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday, February 21

Post-Completion OPT is a type of work authorization for F-1 students in the period after they have completed their program of study at UC San Diego. Learn about eligibility and requirements.

7:00 – 7:30pm     Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 Students

Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7078078996690245378

Reduced Course Load

Date: Tuesday, February 28

F-1 and J-1 students are required to maintain full-time enrollment (12 units) each academic term however there are a few exceptions to this rule. Learn about eligibility to enroll in less than 12 units for specific academic or medical reasons and learn about the steps you will need to take to receive reduced course load authorization from your college (undergrads) or department (graduates) and ISPO.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Graduate International Students (GRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

To register: registration link coming soon

8:00 – 8:30pm    Reduced Course Load Requests for Undergraduate International Students (UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS ONLY)

To register: registration link coming soon 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

Date: Tuesday March 7

CPT is a type of work authorization for F-1 students while they are in the academic program of study at UC San Diego and will participate in a paid position off-campus. Learn about eligibility and requirements.

7:00 -7:30pm      Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for F-1 Students

To register: registration link coming soon

Travel and Reentry into the US

Date: Tuesday, March 14

This webinar is for students who are planning to travel outside the US and will reenter in F-1 or J-1 status to resume their studies. Learn about the documents you will need to reenter the US and steps you should take once you have reentered.

7:00 – 7:30pm    Travel and Reentry into the US for F-1 and J-1 Students

To register: registration link coming soon

Academic Disqualification or Suspension and F-1 or J-1 Status

Date: Tuesday, March 21

This webinar is for students who may be subject to disqualification or suspension. Learn about how this may impact your F-1 or J-1 status.  

7:00 – 7:30pm    F-1/J-1 Students and Academic Disqualification or Suspension

To register: registration link coming soon

Webinar topics and times are subject to change