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Employment Workshops

Post-Completion OPT Application Workshop, Part 1 (for Summer 2022 graduates)

Zoom link

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2022
  • 4pm PST

Part 1 of this  OPT application workshop was for students who are graduating the Summer 2022 quarter with a degree conferral of September 29, 2022. Part 1 focuses on making the endorsement request in Bechtel Connect, the online I-765, and the USCIS application packet. June 21st is the earliest Summer 2022 graduates can request a Post OPT endorsed I-20 in Bechtel Connect.

Post-Completion OPT Application Workshop, Part 2 (for Summer 2022 graduates)

Zoom link
Password: 220537

  • Friday, July 1, 2022
  • 10am PST

Part 2 is for students who have completed the application packet and will focus on reviewing your application as well answering application questions in a group format. Part 2 will not be recorded. July 1st is the earliest that Summer 2022 graduates can submit an OPT application to USCIS.

Maintaining Your Legal Status while on Post-Completion OPT (for Summer 2022 graduates)

Zoom link
Password: 666903

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2022
  • 4pm PST

This quarterly session covers how to remain compliant with F-1 rules and regulations while on Post-OPT. Topics include using the SEVP Portal to report employment and address changes, travel while on OPT, renewing visa, applying for the STEM Extension, and more. There will also be a Q&A at the end of the session for you to ask your questions.

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Zoom recording and PowerPoint slides

  • Wednesday, January 26. 2022
  •  4pm PST

    Have plans for a summer internship? Want to do an internship or off-campus employment during the fall, winter, or spring? BTW, when do I have to get CPT for off-campus employment? How do you answer that pesky question about needing visa sponsorship now or in the future? This workshop covered all aspects of CPT as well as answered student questions.


J-1 Employment Workshops

Zoom webinar link
Passcode: 045277

  • Thursday  Oct 21, 2021
  • 3pm PST

Review the following information before attending the workshop:

SSN/ITIN workshop

This workshop will provide details on how to apply for a social security number (SSN) and indiviudal taxpayer identification number (ITIN)

Zoom link
Password: 117708

  • Monday, October 31, 2022 
  • 4pm PST

Visas Beyond Stanford workshops [H-1B, O-1, Permanent Residency, etc.]

These workshops are offered by Bay Area immigration lawyers. They are intended for international students who may be interested in knowing more about employment visas once their stay at Stanford is completed. Bechtel is not liable for the advice and information provided in these workshops.

Registration link coming soon

  • Thursday, November 3,  2022
  • 4pm PST

Hot Topics in International F-1/J-1 Student Employment

Zoom link
Password: 388871

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2022
  • 3pm PST

Covers trending topics in international student employment with special guests as well as a Q&A period for students in F-1 or J-1 status.