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


Fall 2017 Workshops & Webinars have concluded. More OPT Workshops will be announced January 2018.

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.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR SPRING 2018 WORKSHOPS


 

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.

CHECK BACK SOON FOR SPRING 2018 WEBINARS

 
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Workshops and webinars for Penn Department Administrators

Check back soon for Spring 2018 workshops & webinars!
 

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

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.


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.


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.