Green Cards for International Students
Would you like to get a green card? Apply now for the 2016 Diversity Immigrant Visa Program. Over five thousand green cards will be given to lucky winners! You can register until November 3. Registration is free. When you register, you will receive a confirmation number. You can check your status on May 5, 2015, at www.dvlottery.state.gov.
Deadline: Monday, November 3
Time: 12:00 pm
Please Note: Nationals of the following countries are not eligible to apply: Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Haiti, India, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, South Korea, United Kingdom (Except Northern Ireland) and its dependent territories, and Vietnam.
For more information regarding eligibility visit: http://www.dvlotteryhome.com/requirements-for-entry/.
One To World Event:
Student Conference on United States Affairs
Represent your country and share your views on world affairs as a member of a select delegation of international students at the U.S Military Academy at West Point. Discuss and debate U.S foreign policy with American college students and foreign affairs professionals from around the country. Get a unique inside look at a U.S Military Academy!
Campus to Career Employment Workshop
Join us for a day-long workshop led by a professional consultant on internship and job-hunting in the U.S. You will learn to put together a professional resume, practice effective interviewing techniques, develop skills necessary to enter the professional work force, and walk away well-equipped to search for a great internship or job. $30 fee.
Registration Deadline: Sunday, November 16
Date: Saturday, November 22
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Place: Manhattan (Details available via email)
Apply Now for Optional Practical Training (OPT)
If your status is F-1, and Fall 2014 is your final semester, the last date we recommend that you apply for OPT is November 23.
To apply for OPT, you must have already filed a Degree Audit Application Form (DAAF). DAAFs will NOT be accepted for Winter 2015 graduation after October 14th.
In addition, you will need a letter from your departmental advisor stating your expected date of completion, as well as a second letter from Graduation Audit in the One Stop Office (North 217) stating that you have applied for graduation. These letters must be submitted to the International Students Office (E1109).
You can download the Optional Practical Training application forms, including samples of the two letters described above, here: Optional Practical Training Form
Students are required make appointments to file an OPT application. To make an appointment with an International Student Advisor, please contact Iris Aroyewun-Birchwood at: firstname.lastname@example.org or Xavier Remigio at email@example.com.
Deadline: Sunday, November 23
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