Events and Announcements

ISS New Student Orientation

New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming F1 students. If you miss orientation on 01/10, please register for the make-up orientation on 01/21. 

Orientation Dates:
January 10th, 2022
Time: 8:30am-4:00pm
Register for orientation here

If you miss orientation on 01/10/2022, please register for the makeup orientation. 

January 21st, 2022 (Make-up Orientation)
Time: 12:30pm-4:00pm

F1 Orientation Registration >


Events >

Professional Development Series 

Location: International Student Center Rm 115

Professionalism and Ethics at Workplace

  • January 31,  Monday  - 12:30pm-1:00pm

Resume Development and How to write a successful Cover Letter

  • February 10th Thursday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Job Search Strategies

  • April 6th Wednesday 1:00pm-2:00pm

Coffee with a Counselor

This session will help students thrive and recognize their strengyths, as well as improve their interpersonal relationships. Students will get to share their experiences about culture shock as they transition to life in the US and receive advice on how to deal with various challenges.

  January 26th Wednesday,  12:00pm-1:00pm
  February 25th Friday,  2:00pm-3:00pm
  March 31st Thursday,  11:00am-12:00pm

OPT/CPT Workshop Sessions

OPT/CPT workshops are for F1 students who want more information on Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT) as well as OPT STEM Extension work opportunities. All workshops will be virtual. Links to virtual workshops will be provided soon. 

It is mandatory for students to attend an OPT/CPT workshop before requesting for an individual advising session.

Spring 2022

January OPT/CPT information session 

  • 4th Tuesday 4pm-4:30pm
  • 14th Friday 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • 28th Friday 12:30pm-1:00pm

February OPT/CPT information session 

  • 8th Tuesday 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • 18th Friday 12:30pm-1:00pm
  •  22th Tuesday 4:00pm-4:30pm

April OPT/CPT information session

  • 5th Tuesday 4:00pm-4:30pm
  • 19th Tuesday 12:30pm-1:00pm

Tax Sessions for F-1 Students 

This session will provide information on tax preparation process, how to process your tax, how to use Sprintax and file for tax return.  

  • February 4th Friday (workshop)– 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • March 18th Friday (makeup) – 12:30pm-1:00pm
  • April 15th Friday (Q&A session)– 12:30pm-1:00pm

 Ask Us Anything Session

  • March 23rd 3:30pm-4:30pm