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

Do you know the rules about what kind of work or internship you are allowed to do 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 give you an overview of your employment and internship options as an international student in F-1 status.

Autumn Quarter Info Sessions – Arrive early, as space is limited.

Thursday, October 11 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

Tuesday, November 6 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

More Dates & Times Coming Soon!

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.

Autumn Quarter Info Sessions – Arrive early, as space is limited.

Thursday, October 18 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

Wednesday, November 14 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

More Dates & Times Coming Soon!

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?

If you are graduating Autumn 2018, Winter or Spring 2019, please attend our 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.

Friday, October 12 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

Arrive early as space is limited.

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. 

Autumn Quarter Info Sessions – Arrive early, as space is limited.

Tuesday, October 16 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

Tuesday, November 13 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

Tuesday, December 18 at 3:30-4:30 pm (Schmitz Hall, Room 490)

More Dates & Times Coming Soon!

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.