Past Events & Workshops

2019 SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Tuesday February 12th, CPT covered at 12:00pm, OPT covered 12:30-1:30pm
                                                                                &
Monday February 25th, CPT covered at 3:00pm, OPT covered 3:30-4:30pm (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201)

The curricular practical training (CPT) part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in an internship off campus. The second part of the presentation addresses questions related to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are interested in employment authorization during the summer, or who plan to complete their academic program in 2018 and apply for post-completion work authorization.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2019 spring semester are strongly advised to apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

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Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

 Tuesday, April 9th from 4:00 – 6:00 PM

Presenter: Immigration Attorney Amanda Lynch

 Location:  Petteruti Lounge - Stephen Robert Campus Center, 75 Waterman Street

 The focus of this informational session, geared toward students and scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after optional practical training (F-1) or academic training (J-1)*. Ms. Lynch will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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International Undergraduate Student Orientation Aug.28th - Sept.1, 2018

International Graduate Student Orientation Aug.23rd - Aug 24th, 2018

 

2018 FALL WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Wednesday September 26th, CPT covered at 3:00pm, OPT covered 3:30-4:30pm
                                                                                &
Tuesday October 9th, CPT covered at 12:00pm, OPT covered 12:30-1:30pm (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201)

The curricular practical training (CPT) part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in an internship off campus. The second part of the presentation addresses questions related to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are interested in employment authorization during the summer, or who plan to complete their academic program in 2018 and apply for post-completion work authorization.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2018 fall  semester are strongly advised to apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

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Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Tuesday November 13th, 2018 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM (for F and/or J Students + Scholars)

 Presenter: Immigration Attorney Liz Goss

 Location: Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201)

The focus of this informational session will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after the completion of studies* or research program. Ms. Goss will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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2018 SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Thursday, February 22, 2018 from 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Monday, February 26, 2018 from 3:00 – 4:30 PM (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201)

The curricular practical training (CPT) part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in a paid internship off campus.

The second part of the presentation addresses questions related to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer, or who plan to complete their academic program in 2018.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2018 spring semester are strongly advised to apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

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Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (for F and/or J students)

and

Thursday, March 1, 2018 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM (for J and/or H-1B scholars)

 Presenter: Immigration Attorney Dan Berger

Location: Smith-Buonanno Hall 106, 65 Cushing Street

 The focus of these informational sessions, one geared toward students and the other one toward scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after the completion of studies* or research program. Mr. Berger will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Wednesday, November 15th from 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Presenter: Immigration Attorney Elizabeth (Liz) Goss

Location: 85 Waterman Street, Room 130

The focus of this informational session, geared toward students and scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after optional practical training (F-1) or academic training

(J-1)*. Ms. Goss will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with specific questions related to curricular or optional practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed below and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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Fall 2017 Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) Workshop for F-1 Students

If you plan to apply for CPT or OPT this fall or spring, please attend one of the two presentations to be held in Petteruti Lounge (Campus Center Room 201):

  • Tuesday October 3, 11:30am-1:00pm
  • Wednesday October 11, 3:00pm-4:30pm (same content)

The curricular practical training (CPT) part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in an internship off campus. The second part of the presentation addresses questions related to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer, or who plan to graduate this academic year.

International Graduate Student Orientation Aug. 24+25, 2017

International Undergraduate Student Orientation Aug.30- Sept.2nd, 2017

 

2017 SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Monday, February 27, 2017 from 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 from 11:30 – 1:00 PM (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Center for Careers and Life after Brown (CareerLAB), 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Office Building (BOB)
                               
The curricular practical training (CPT) part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in a paid internship off campus.

The second part of the presentation addresses questions related to optional practical training (OPT) for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer, or who plan to complete their academic program in 2017.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2017 spring semester are advised to apply for post-completion OPT as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (for F and/or J students)

and

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM (for J and/or H-1B scholars)

Presenter: Immigration Attorney Dan Berger

Location: Center for Careers and Life after Brown (CareerLAB), 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Office Building (BOB)

The focus of these informational sessions, one geared toward students and the other one toward scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after the completion of studies* or research program. Mr. Berger will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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FALL 2016 WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

International Grad Students:
 Understanding Communication Practices for the US Job Search - an Interactive Workshop
Saturday, October 8, 10:30am - 2:30pm, including lunch
Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall

 On Saturday, October 8, 10:30-2:30 (with lunch provided), International Graduate Students are invited to a special interactive program focused on professional communication skills. Communications consultant Jennifer Madden PhD '08 will facilitate an interactive program on "The Body and the Voice for Professional Situations: Understanding Communication Practices for a Successful Job Search in the US."  Anne Kerkian, Assistant Director, English Language Learning, will lead a hands on session on "Telling Your Professional Story."  Please register only if you can attend the entire program, including lunch. Location: Crystal Room, Alumnae Hall.

 Registration required on the Brown Student Job and Internship Board. Participation limited due to space.

https://shibboleth-brown-csm.symplicity.com/sso/index.php?mode=form&id=648ee727b6c3f86f81e6bb44e69cc326&s=event&ss=ws

 


 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Thursday, October 13, 2016 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM

and

Tuesday, October 25, 2016 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM (same content)

Presenter(s):   Elke Breker, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location:        Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore
                               
The curricular practical training part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in an  internship off campus.

The optional practical training part addresses questions related to OPT for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer or who plan to complete their academic program during the 2016-17 academic year*.

*Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2016 fall semester are advised to apply as soon as possible for post-completion optional practical training.


Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Tuesday November 15, 2016 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM  

 Presenter:       Immigration Attorney Elizabeth (Liz) Goss

 Location:         Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore

 The focus of this informational session, geared toward students and scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after optional practical training (F-1) or academic training

(J-1)*. Ms. Goss will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with specific questions related to curricular or optional practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

International Graduate Student Orientation August 25-26

International Undergraduate Student Orientation August 31-September 3

 

2016 SPRING WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Thursday, February 25, 2016 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Tuesday, March 1, 2016 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM (same content)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 from 11:30 – 1:00 PM (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or  Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Center for Careers and Life after Brown (CareerLAB), 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Office Building (BOB)
                               
The curricular practical training part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in a paid internship off campus.

The optional practical training part addresses questions related to OPT for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer or who plan to complete their academic program in 2016.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2016 spring semester are advised to apply as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 4:00 – 5:15 PM (for F and/or J students)

and

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 5:30 – 6:45 PM (for J and/or H-1B scholars)

Presenter: Immigration Attorney Megan Kludt

Location: Center for Careers and Life after Brown (CareerLAB), 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Office Building (BOB)

The focus of this informational session, one geared toward students and the other one toward scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after the completion of studies* or research program. Ms. Kludt will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with specific questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

FALL 2015 WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM

and

Tuesday, October 27, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM (same content)

Presenter(s):   Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location:        Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore
                               
The curricular practical training part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in an  internship off campus.

The optional practical training part addresses questions related to OPT for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer or who plan to complete their academic program during the 2015-16 academic year*.

*Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2015 fall semester are advised to apply as soon as possible for post-completion optional practical training.


Overview of employment options for Freshman and Sophomore students:     

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM 

Presenter(s):   Elke Breker and/or Kelsey Dennis, Office of International Student & Scholar Services 

Location:        Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore

 

This session is designed for new undergraduate international students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of on- or off- campus employment options available to them. Topics include on-campus employment, curricular practical training, optional practical training, the dos and don’ts of ‘volunteering’  

Come and bring your questions. 

 

FALL 2015 WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS (cont.)

 

Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Tuesday December 1, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM  

  Presenter:       Immigration Attorney Elizabeth (Liz) Goss

 Location:         Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore

 The focus of this informational session, geared toward students and scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after optional practical training (F-1) or academic training

(J-1)*. Ms. Goss will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with specific questions related to curricular or optional practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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2015 International Graduate Student Orientation (August 27+28)

2015 International Undergraduate Student Orientation (September 2-5)

2015 Spring Workshops for International Students and Scholars 

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:

Monday, March 9, 2015 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM

and

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 12:00 – 1:30 PM (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker,  Office of International Student & Scholar Services

Location: Center for Careers and Life after Brown (CareerLAB), 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Office Building (BOB)
                               
The curricular practical training part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in a paid internship off campus.

The optional practical training part addresses questions related to OPT for F-1 students who are interested in utilizing this employment authorization during the summer or who plan to complete their academic program in 2015.

Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2015 spring semester are advised to apply as early as 90 days before their anticipated completion date.

Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 3:00 – 4:30PM (for F and/or J students)

and

Friday, April 24, 2015 from 4:45 – 6:15PM (for J and/or H-1B scholars)
Presenter: Immigration Attorney Dan Berger

Location: Center for Careers and Life after Brown (CareerLAB), 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Office Building (BOB)

The focus of this informational session, one geared toward students and the other one toward scholars, will be on nonimmigrant employment with special emphasis on visa options after the completion of studies* or research program. Mr. Berger will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.

*Students with specific questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above and consult with an OISSS advisor.

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2014 Taxes Due April 15, 2015

2014 Tax Preparation Information

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J-1 Scholar Orientations

International House of RI 8 Stimson Avenue at 3:00pm

February 19, 2015,  March 19, 2015,  April 16, 2015,  May 21, 2015

J-1 Scholar Orientations are informational sessions regarding the rules and regulations of the J visa and are held monthly for newly arrived J visa holders.

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FALL 2014 WORKSHOPS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND SCHOLARS

Curricular/Optional Practical Training (CPT/OPT) for F-1 Students:


Tuesday, October 21, 2014 from 12:00 - 1:30 PM
and
Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 4:00 - 5:30 PM (same content)

Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Sara Sanford, Office of International Student & Scholar Services
Location: Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore
The curricular practical training part of this presentation is designed for undergraduate and graduate students who
have been in F-1 status for a minimum of one academic year and who are interested in an internship off campus.
The optional practical training part addresses questions related to OPT for F-1 students who are interested in
utilizing this employment authorization during the summer or who plan to complete their academic program
during the 2014-15 academic year*.

*Please note: Students who plan to complete their academic program during the 2014 fall semester are advised to
apply as soon as possible for post-completion optional practical training.


Overview of employment options for Freshman and Sophomore students:

Tuesday, November 18, 2013 from 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Presenter(s): Elke Breker and/or Sara Sanford, Office of International Student & Scholar Services
Location: Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore
This session is designed for new undergraduate students who are interested in gaining a better understanding of
on- or off- campus employment options available to international students. Topics include on-campus
employment, curricular practical training, optional practical training, the dos and don’ts of ‘volunteering’


Employment and Visa Options for International Students and Scholars

Thursday, November 20, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Presenter: Immigration Attorney Elizabeth (Liz) Goss
Location: Brown CareerLAB Library, 167 Angell Street – across from Brown Bookstore
The focus of this informational session, geared toward students and scholars, will be on nonimmigrant
employment with special emphasis on visa options after optional practical training (F-1) or academic training
(J-1)*. Ms. Goss will discuss various types of working visas and applicable filing requirements, and update
participants on current H-1B provisions and the petition process for H-1B visas. Other work visas and
employment-based permanent residency (green card) will be introduced as well.
*Students with specific questions related to practical training should attend the CPT/OPT workshops listed above
and consult with an OISSS advisor.

August 21-22, 2014

International Graduate Student Orientation

OISSS in collaboration with the Brown Graduate School presents a 2-day orientation for newly admitted international graduate students. The orientation includes sessions with deans, faculty, staff and peer mentors. International orientation is a great chance to get to know Brown and your fellow international students. 

August 27-30, 2014

International Orientation (Undergraduate)

International Orientation engages participants in the opportunities and challenges of coming to Brown as an international student, including academic expectations, campus life, immigration and visa policies, and transition to life in the United States.  International Orientation is primarily organized and run by international students at Brown, ensuring that it is both informed by their experience and socially engaging.