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The Bechtel International Center offers a variety of live and recorded workshops designed to answer any employment questions that you may have. Please review these resources and schedule an advising appointment if you have further questions. 

Upcoming Workshops 

See all upcoming employment workshops organized by the Bechtel International Center. This includes virtual and in-person workshops. 

Maintaining Your Legal Status while on Post-Completion OPT (for Winter 2024 graduates)

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.

Date: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 4 p.m. PST

Zoom Link

Passcode: 666903

Post-Completion OPT Application Workshop: Part 1 (for Spring 2024 graduates)

Part 1 of this  OPT application workshop is for students who are graduating the Spring 2024 quarter with a degree conferral of June 16, 2024. Part 1 focuses on making the endorsement request in Bechtel Connect, the online I-765, and the USCIS application packet.  

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024, 11 a.m. PST

Zoom Link

Passcode: 938418

Post-Completion OPT Application Workshop: Part 2 (for Spring 2024 graduates)

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. 

Date: Monday, March 18, 2024, 4 p.m. PST

Zoom Link

Passcode: 220537

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Have plans for a summer internship? Want to do an internship or off-campus employment during the fall, winter, or spring? This workshop covered all aspects of CPT as well as answered student questions.

Date: Thursday, April 4, 2024, 4 p.m. PST

Zoom Link

Passcode: 625167

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.

Date: TBD

Past Workshops/ Webinar Recordings 

See past employment workshops organized by the International Center. Please use these recources to answer any employment-related questions. 

Post-Completion OPT Application Workshop: Part 1 (for Winter 2024 graduates)

Part 1 of this  OPT application workshop is for students who are graduating the Fall 2023 quarter with a degree conferral of April 4, 2024. Part 1 focuses on making the endorsement request in Bechtel Connect, the online I-765, and the USCIS application packet.  

Date: Friday, December 15, 2023, 11 a.m. PST

Zoom Recording

Workshop Slides

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

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.

Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023, 4 p.m. PST

Zoom Recording

Workshop Slides

Employment Basics for F-1 Students

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

Date: Tuesday, October 24, 2023, 4 p.m. PST

Zoom Recording

Workshop Slides

J-1 Employment Workshops

Review the following information before attending the workshop:

J-1 Academic Training

F-1 Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Have plans for a summer internship? Want to do an internship or off-campus employment during the fall, winter, or spring? This workshop covered all aspects of CPT as well as answered student questions.

Zoom Recording

Workshop Slides

SSN/ITIN workshop

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

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2024, 4 p.m. PST

Zoom Recording

Workshop Slides

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

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.

Location: Bechtel International Center, Assembly Room

Date: Monday, October 16, 2023, 4 p.m. 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.

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2024, 4 p.m. PS