OIS Sessions for Faculty & Staff

OIS hosts many sessions throughout the academic year geared towards specific topics of interest for our university partners, ranging from a variety of immigration topics to cross cultural communication workshops and many more. If you would like to request a specific session for your students, faculty or staff please contact OIS at ois@ncsu.edu. Examples of some past presentations are included below. Please keep an eye on our newsletter and web site for information about futures sessions coming this spring 2016 semester.


How to Submit a Perfectly Prepped DS-2019 Request

NC State University is host to 600 J-1 scholars annually who participate in meaningful research across many disciplines. The process to request a DS-2019 can be very extensive and we appreciate all of our university partners who help to keep our J-1 program going strong. Thank you to everyone who attended the OIS session “How to Submit A perfectly Prepped DS-2019 Request.” We were able to engage in meaningful conversation over sweet treats and sweet tea. Please see our DS-2019 Procedures quick reference guide to help provide you with quick points of reference while requesting a DS-2019 from OIS.

Navigating the CPT Process Together

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of work authorization for students in F-1 status. CPT allows students to engage in off-campus employment in their field of study when it is a required component of their curriculum, is integral to their thesis or dissertation research (e.g., collecting data or testing hypotheses in a real world industry environment) or part of a co-operative education program in their field of study. OIS authorizes close to 600 students annually to participate in CPT, most of these students work in the summer. OIS along with the Career Development Center (CDC) appreciate all of our campus sponsors who support our students in gaining integral work experience. We were happy to have lunch, gifts and prizes available to attendees during this session. Please see our CPT procedures quick reference guide to help provide you with quick points of reference regarding the CPT application procedure.