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Planning Ahead: Maintaining Your Visa Status After Graduation

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Maintaining Visa Status After Graduation: Overview of Options

DATE: Tuesday, May 18th, 2021

TIME: 5:30 - 6:30 PM PST 

Learn about your options to remain in the U.S. after graduation. It’s important to understand this now as each student’s timeline may be different. Join us for a webinar to understand your grace period, applicable deadlines, options to work, pursue graduate studies, or depart the U.S. Hope to see you there!

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Working in the U.S. After Graduation: 12-Month Post-Completion OPT

DATE: Wednesday, May 19th, 2021

TIME: 5:30 - 6:30 PM PST 

Are you an F-1 international student graduating from UC San Diego soon and hoping to work in the U.S. afterwards? Come to this session to learn all the ins and outs of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT)! We will also briefly cover changing to H-1B visa status after OPT, what the Cap-Gap Extension is, as well as the 2-year F-1 STEM OPT Extension. We hope to see you there!

 

 

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Pursuing Graduate Studies: Transferring to a Higher Level Graduate Program

DATE: Thursday, May 20th, 2021

TIME: 5:30 - 6:30 PM PST 

If you are graduating and going from a Bachelors to a Masters or PhD, or going from a Masters to PhD, come to this session to learn about your options! We will cover whether you are starting a new higher level program at UC San Diego or transferring to another school. Hope to see you there!

 

 

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F-1 OPT Work Authorization Info Sessions

 

 

For more information on F-1 OPT work authorization, visit our opt.ucsd.edu page.

OPT and Beyond: Navigating the U.S. Immigration System

DATE: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 PM (PST)


Sponsored by the International Faculty and Scholars Office (IFSO) and international Students and Programs Office (ISPO).

Join student and scholar advisors and Claudia Martorell, an immigration attorney with Larrabee Albi Coker LLP for information related to OPT, STEM OPT, changing to H-1B.

 

 

Hot Topics in Immigration with Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP Immigration Attorneys

DATE: FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2021, 12:00 - 1:30 PM (PST)


Sponsored by the International Faculty and Scholars Office (IFSO) and international Students and Programs Office (ISPO).

Join us in a discussion of current topics in the area of immigration, including the current status of travel bans, proposed changes to H-1B (cap, prevailing wages, specialty occupation), public charge, duration of status, STEM OPT program, and Biden’s immigration plan.

 

 

Navigating Employment During COVID-19

Navigating Employment During COVID-19
Original Webinar Air Date: Wednesday, May 20th 12PM PST

About This Webinar: The Career Center and ISPO are teaming up to answer your most pressing employment questions during this pandemic. During this webinar, you will learn what to do if you're on OPT and can't find a job, definitions of the terms furloughed and laid-off, how remote work impacts your reporting requirements, government office closures impact on employment eligibility and your immigration status, and how to communicate these changes to your employer.

Resources for Job Searching: OPT, CPT & Beyond!

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Original Webinar Air Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2021 3PM PDT 

About This Webinar: Learn about all the resources available to you in your job search as an international student. Get advice on important topics like how to answer questions related to work authorization and sponsorship, what types of employers are likely to hire international students, and more!