Description: International Center staff will provide an overview of the process of preparing to file your post-completion OPT application with USCIS including tips on how to avoid common issues. We'll also share information on maintaining F-1 status during pending and approved OPT. OPT topics related to travel, troubleshooting, OPT reporting, health insurance, and abandoning F-1 OPT will be discussed. This workshop is intended for students that have already completed the OPT Online Workshop and are preparing to mail the OPT application to USCIS.
Workshop 1: Navigating Funding Resources for International Internships Lab (01/24)
Description: The International Center will be hosting Tax Information Sessions to provide F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars an overview of the U.S tax filing process and the information provided on the IC website.
Join us to review the filing requirements, understand tax forms that you received from UofM and other sources, filing deadlines, and the options available to prepare your taxes. This session is repeated for your convenience on different dates and times; you only need to attend one session.
Making the Most of your International Experience: Career Competencies Employers Look for and How to Get Them with the University Career Center
Description: This workshop will cover a range of topics to help you make the most of your international internship this summer, including:
Description: After you have bought your car, keeping up on maintenance will help your car last longer. This workshop will give you a sample Car Inspection Checklist and an overview of automobile mechanics to help you understand the purpose for each checklist item as well as when you should get an oil change, tune-ups, brakes checked, etc. Get ready to talk "car talk"!
Description: The University of Michigan is dedicated to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). In order to prepare yourself for DEI conversations in the classroom and beyond, come to this workshop to get an introductory overview of US perspectives on social justice, learn important vocabulary for inclusion, and learn about helpful campus resources for continuing your social justice education.
Location: University Health Service
Room: Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 (4th floor)
Description: University Health Service (UHS) staff will describe campus health care services available to students and scholars, how to use services and how services relate to insurance. The workshop includes a 30-minute presentation followed by an optional tour of UHS.
Description: Everyone needs an “elevator pitch” – that brief introduction which tells others who you are and what you do. When asked about yourself, you need to be able tell both experts and non-experts about your training, your research and scholarship, and why this should matter to them. Come to this workshop to learn how to effectively communicate your work and present yourself in a clear, concise, and effective way.
Description: IC advisors will provide updates on any changes to immigration regulations or procedures that affect F-1 and J-1 students and scholars. They will also answer questions about a number of topics in the news, including the "travel ban," "unlawful presence," and changes in the way the government is processing requests.
Description: Need help with your federal taxes? Come to the presentation and get your questions answered. To register for this workshop, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important: Food and drinks are not allowed in the Amphitheatre. This workshop is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars.