OPT Workshops and Webinars

ISSS offers OPT Workshops for F-1 Students in two formats - In-person and Webinar. 

An understanding of OPT is expected before you attend a workshop or webinar. Please visit our website to learn more about OPT

http://global.upenn.edu/isss/opt


 

OPT In-Person Workshops

This engaging workshop will discuss pre- and post-completion Optional Practical Training, as well as the Do's and Don'ts of OPT!

* Registration required. Space is limited.

·        Tuesday, October 24, 11:00am – 12:00pm, Perry World House, World Forum 

·        Thursday, November 9, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Perry World House, World Forum REGISTER HERE


OPT Webinars

This online webinar will discuss pre- and post-completion Optional Practical Training options. There will be time for Q&A.

*Webinars are live online workshops - the webinar link will be sent upon registration.

·        Friday, September 29, 1:00 – 2:00pm 

·        Monday, October 2, 2:00 – 3:00pm 

·        Thursday, October 12, 11:30am – 12:30pm 

·        Friday, November 17, 2:00 – 3:00pm REGISTER HERE

 

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Workshops and webinars for Penn Department Administrators

 

Online Webinars for Department Administrators

Please Note: The following workshops and webinars are only for Penn department administrators

Overview of Hiring Foreign Nationals


H-1B Webinar

  • Wednesday, November 29, 10:30am - 12:00pm, Online   REGISTER HERE

J-1 Scholar Webinar


 

In-Person Workshops for Department Administrators

Please Note: The following workshops and webinars are only for Penn department administrators.


Overview of Hiring Foreign Nationals

In this workshop, participants will learn about H-1B, O-1, OPT, Permanent Residence, and other immigration options available to Penn employees. There will be time for questions.

•        Date: Monday, November 20

•        Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

•        Location: BRB 1412

REGISTER HERE


J-1 Scholar Workshop

This workshop is designed to provide an overview of different J-1 Exchange Visitor categories (e.g. research scholar, visiting professor, etc.) and internal procedures. There will be time for questions.

•        Date: Wednesday, November 29

•        Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

•        Location: BRB 1412

REGISTER HERE



H-1B Visa Workshop

Penn most commonly uses the H-1B professional worker category for faculty members and research associates, as well as certain staff positions such as data analysts and research specialists. This workshop is designed to provide an overview of the H-1B Specialty Occupation Worker status and internal procedures. There will be time for questions.

•        Date: Thursday, December 7

•        Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

•        Location: BRB 1412

REGISTER HERE