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Employment Workshops

Post-Completion OPT Application Workshop, Part 1 (for Spring 2023 graduates)

Zoom link
Password: 938418

  • Friday, March 10, 2023
  • 4pm PST

Part 1 of this  OPT application workshop is for students who are graduating the Spring 2023 quarter with a degree conferral of June 18, 2023. Part 1 focuses on making the endorsement request in Bechtel Connect, the online I-765, and the USCIS application packet. 

Post-Completion OPT Application Workshop, Part 2 (for Spring 2023 graduates)

Zoom link
Password: 220537

  • Monday, March 20, 2023
  • 4pm 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. 

Maintaining Your Legal Status while on Post-Completion OPT (for Spring 2023 graduates)

Zoom link
Passcode: 666903

  • Monday, May 1, 2023
  • 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.

Employment Basics for F and J Students

This workshop will provide information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) for F-1 students and Academic Training for J-1 students.

Zoom recording link 

  • Wednesday, November 9, 2022
  • 4pm PST

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Zoom recording and PowerPoint slides

  • TBD
  •  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

  • TBD
  • 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 recording link

  • 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.

Zoom Link

  • Tuesday, February 7,  2023
  • 4:30 pm PST

Hot Topics in International F-1/J-1 Student Employment: Tax Withholdings

Location: Bechtel International Center, Assembly Room

  • Wednesday, November 2, 2022
  • 4pm 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.