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OIS Workshops

OIS coordinates a variety of workshops throughout the year for international students, scholars, campus partners and more.  Space is limited, so do register in advance through Reporter. If you register but can no longer attend, please cancel your registration to make space available for others.  Our Spring 2020 schedule is as follows:

Global Advantage: Career Prep for Globally Engaged Students* 

Thursday, January 30th   I 6:00pm – 8:00pm I Duke Energy Hall, Hunt Library

OIS is partnering with the units of NC State Global to offer an evening of professional development for students to work on framing their international experience as a competitive advantage in the job search process.  Schedule, details and registration* are available at   

OPT Basics

Friday, February 28th   I 3:00pm – 4:30pm I   Talley 3222

This session is designed to provide current students with basic information on Optional Practical Training (OPT). We will discuss background information on OPT, how to prepare to apply for OPT, and when to start the application process. This session is not meant for students who have already applied for OPT, or are about to submit their OPT application. The topics covered in this session are also covered in the online OPT session students participate in as part of the OIS OPT application process

OPT to H-1B

Wednesday, March 4th   I 12:00pm – 1:30pm I   Talley 4280

OIS is partnering with the International Employment Office to host this workshop for students interested in learning more about  transitioning to a H-1B visa. Covered topics will include a brief review OPT and the OPT STEM Extension, along with some common Q&A about OPT, and an overview of the H-1B visa, including eligibility requirements, application process, and the transition from OPT to H-1B

Tax Webinar

Thursday, March 12th   I 3:00pm – 4:00pm I   See access directions below

Want to know more about U.S. taxes and your filing obligations as an international student or scholar? Join us for this webinar hosted by Sprintax. The webinar will explain who must file a 2019 tax return, which forms needs to be completed, what happens if you don’t file your taxes, and more! Sprintax will take questions at the end of the live webinar.

A recording of this webinar is now available here.


Wednesday, April 1st   I 4:00pm – 5:30pm I   Zoom

Are you currently on OPT wondering about the STEM extension process?  Not on OPT yet but wondering if you will be eligible for the two year STEM OPT extension?  Join us as we provide an overview of STEM OPT eligibility, application process, requirements once on STEM, and more.  Please register through Reporter and we will email you the Zoom log-in details.