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Upcoming ISO Events

The International Services Office (ISO) hosts educational and social events for international student and scholars. Below is a list of current events.

For presentation materials from past events, see our archived presentation materials page.

Employment Authorization Workshop Series

International Student Services, Simon Career Management Center, and the Gwen. M. Greene Center will be co-sponsoring three employment authorization workshops during Spring 2019. During the presentations we will be addressing employment options for international students in the US, will highlight relevant issues for both continuing and graduating students, along with discussions of other work-based immigration categories. If you are thinking about employment options for either after graduation (OPT) or over the summer (CPT), we encourage you to attend an employment workshop. Sessions will help students learn more about eligibility requirements and the application procedures for both OPT and CPT.  

Work After Graduation & OPT Application Procedures 
Monday, February 18 - 5:00 to 6:30 pm
1400 Wegmans Hall, River Campus 
or
Wednesday, March 6 - 12:00 (noon) to 1:30 pm
321 Morey Hall, River Campus
This workshop will cover work authorizations available to graduating F-1 students, including Optional Practical Training (OPT) and the transition to H1-B, extensions to OPT, unemployment, and travel. This workshop will also offer detailed guidance on applying for OPT. If you will be graduating this May or June (or even earlier), this is the time to start preparing your application materials!  

Academic Internships & CPT Application Procedures
Friday, March 1 - 12:00 (noon) to 1:30 pm
321 Morey Hall, River Campus
This workshop will cover work authorizations available under current F-1 and J-1 regulations, along with alternative options for those with limited eligibility, which will allow students to pursue internship opportunities this summer. This workshop will also offer detailed guidance on applying for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). The Greene Center and the CMC will also be available to answer employment related questions and to help determine how career offices at UR can be resources to you!

 

Canadian Consulate Presentation

Thursday, February 28 - 5:00 to 6:00 pm 
1400 Wegmans Hall, River Campus
Representatives from the Immigration section of the Consulate General of Canada will be at the University of Rochester to conduct a presentation and cover a wide range of topics, including the process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program and opportunities to work in Canada.  Current students and alumni, as well as both international and domestic students in any discipline are welcome to attend!  This will be valuable for anyone interested in future work or study in Canada.

 

Rochester Global Connections (RGC)

RGC events allow international students to engage with the local community and one another through cultural activities. Past events have included picnics, square dancing, and traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

View RGC’s upcoming events. Please note that RGC is not affiliated with the University.