International Student Services

Information Sessions

Information Sessions

  • Information sessions are like a class.
  • An ISS adviser presents a “lesson” about a topic, usually with a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Students should arrive before the Info Session start time. Late arrivals usually cannot be accommodated.
  • There is opportunity for questions and answers at the end of the set presentation.

Introduction to F-1 Employment & Internship Rules

Take this opportunity to learn the rules about what type of work or internship are allowed in the U.S. as an international student in F-1 status.

  • Are you allowed to work?
  • Volunteer?
  • Do paid or unpaid internships?
  • Do you need a Social Security Number to apply for jobs?

Learn the answers to these questions and more. This information session will provide an overview of employment and internship options for international students in F-1 status.

Winter Quarter Info Sessions

All info sessions are in Schmitz Hall, Room 490. Arrive early, as space is limited.

  • Thursday, January 30: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, February 27: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Monday, March 16: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Are you interested in getting permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Are you planning to find an internship (paid or unpaid)? If so, you will need to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), a form of work authorization for current students. Learn who qualifies for CPT as well as how and when to apply.

Upcoming Info Sessions

All info sessions are in Schmitz Hall, Room 490. Arrive early, as space is limited.

  • Tuesday, January 14: 3:30 – 4:30 pm *CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS*
  • Tuesday, February 11: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 26: 3:30 – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 10: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Final Quarter Info Session

Will you graduate in the coming academic year? Are you interested in learning if it is ok to be part-time your final quarter?

International students graduating Autumn 2019, Winter or Spring 2020, please attend the Final Quarter Info Session. Learn who qualifies for part-time status as well as how and when to apply. For further information, please see the Graduation: Final Year Checklist.

All info sessions are in Schmitz Hall, Room 490. Arrive early, as space is limited.

Wednesday, January 29: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Are you interested in obtaining permission to work off campus in a job related to your degree? Learn about Optional Practical Training (OPT), a form of work/training authorization for current F-1 students and students who will graduate soon. Learn who qualifies for OPT as well as how and when to apply.

Upcoming Info Sessions

All info sessions are in Schmitz Hall, Room 490. Arrive early, as space is limited.

  • Wednesday, December 18: 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 8: 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, January 22: 4:00 – 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday, February 12: 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, February 19: 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 11: 3:30-4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 25: 3:30-4:30 pm

Tax Workshop Schedule

Visit our Tax Workshops page for a schedule of ISS tax info sessions, Q&A sessions, and Student Fiscal Services tax overview sessions.