ACCELERATE YOUR CAREER
Learn to navigate the challenging immigration landscape as you build your career in the US.
Engage with other international students to learn how they manage situations/circumstances like your own.
Form long-lasting connections that will serve you well in the future, no matter what country you find yourself in.
Share your story and experiences to help guide other students.
Sign up to mentor an international student.
NETWORKING, RESUMES & COVER LETTERS
For information about, Effective Networking Strategies, Resumes and Cover letters, visit the "Current Students" page.
See the resources section for more information on OPT/STEM OPT.
Initially granted for up to three years, but can be renewed for a total of six years.
Non-profits, research, and educational institutions are able to secure H-1bs not subject to the yearly quota of 85000.
Petitioned by an employer on behalf of the international employee.
Employers submit registrations during a registration period from March 1 - 20 for a fee of $10.
USCIS conducts a lottery of all registrations received and notifies employers which candidates have been selected.
Employers have a 90-day period beginning April 1 to file a complete H-1B petition on behalf of their selected beneficiaries.
NOTE: For students on OPT, the employer will need to file a complete H-1B petition with a change of status requesting an employment start date of October 1 before the OPT period ends in order for the OPT work authorization to be extended through September 30.
For detailed information about employer-sponsored green card, read this DOCUMENT that captures the steps, time, and monetary costs incurred in the process
ENTREPRENEURSHIP & PASSIVE INCOME
Rent out a room.
Investing in the US stock market.
Enter competitions that offer cash prizes.
Write manuscripts to submit to other countries.
Consider volunteering opportunities with incentives/ rewards