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College students: Understanding your VISA and process guidelines for internships, part time jobs, and full time jobs before and after graduation.

College students: Understanding your VISA and process guidelines for internships, part time jobs, and full time jobs before and after graduation.

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  • 1. Post University International StudentsUnderstanding Your Visa and Process Guidelines For Internships Part Time Jobs Full Time JobsBefore and After Graduation © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 2. Post University International Students Career Services International Student ServicesDr. Mary Rigali, PMP Joshua Buland Director of Career Coordinator of Services International Student Services © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 3. Immigration Terms• CPT – Curricular Practical Training – Before graduation• OPT – Optional Practical Training – After graduation © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 4. F-1 VisaInternational Student Visa Before Graduation © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 5. WorkNot eligible to work in the United States Except:• During the Semester: – Part time paid work on campus only – 20 hours or less a week• Spring Break/Summer Vacation : – Paid work on campus only – 40 hours or less total a week © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 6. Internship – only in major For credit internship No credit internship Paid or non-paid Non-paidInternational StudentsInternship Eligibility Formfrom Career ServicesCurricular PracticalTraining (CPT) approvalfrom InternationalStudent ServicesMust have been enrolled at Post for at least one full academic year for a paid internship requiring official CPT approval © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 7. For credit internship process1. Review your resume with Career Services2. Acquire the internship in your major3. Complete the Internship Eligibility Form and acquire signatures4. Acquire a letter on company letterhead from the interning organization containing: – Statement offering you the internship – Job description – Pay rate – Start and end date of internship• Provide International Student Services with this letter to apply for CPT in government database BEFORE DAY 1 AT THE INTERNSHIP © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 8. F-1 Visa International Student Visa After GraduationStudents in general have 60 days to prepare to leave the country © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 9. OPT: Paid work in your field of study for up to 12 months after graduation• 3 months before graduation (mid-Feb the latest, preferably sooner), complete the Federal application for Optional Practical Training (OPT) with International Student Services – Start date is recorded on OPT application – Fee $380 paid by bank check or money order• Apply for a job• Acquire a paid position with an employer• Wait to receive in the mail OPT approval (up to 3 months) and the earliest employment start date approval• Start your job!You cannot have more than 90 total days of unemployment after graduation during the 12 month period of OPT otherwise the OPT and your immigration status are cancelled © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu
  • 10. Career Services can help you• Resume writing• Letter writing• Effective interviewing• Job search strategies should you want: • For credit internship on CPT • No credit non-paid internship • Work in the U.S. the 12 months after graduation © Post University - 800 Country Club Road - Waterbury, CT 06723 - www.post.edu