Optional Practical Training Seminar for Graduating F-1 Students

William H. Thumel Sr. Business Center

Optional Practical Training Seminar for Graduating F-1 Students

Are you an F-1 student who is graduating in Fall 2017?

Learn about Optional Practical Training (OPT), a type of post-graduation employment authorization available to F-1 visa students through US Citizenship and Immigration Services.

We will discuss:

  • -- How and when to apply
  • -- Your SEVIS reporting requirements ro UB while on OPT
  • -- New STEM OPT Extension regulations
  • -- Basics of H-1B Temporary Worker status 
  • -- Q&A session
  • -- Job search tips
  • -- OPT application packets will be distributed and reviewed

Graduating students are required to attend.

All F-1 students are welcome to attend.

Presenter: Wendy Burgess, Director, Office of International Services


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Wendy Burgess
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Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities will be provided upon request 10 days prior to a campus event and 30 days prior to an event requiring travel.

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