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Optional Practical Training Workshop - Shared screen with speaker view
Heather Varnet
17:24
Did you have a question Raj?
Raj Sardar
17:32
Yes
Raj Sardar
17:42
can i chime in?
Heather Varnet
17:53
Go ahead, or you can type your question here
Raj Sardar
18:54
I was just wondering if I can join my first job while the application is in the process? please clarify
Heather Varnet
19:57
We will talk about that once we get into the USCIS section of the application process, but the short answer is no
Raj Sardar
20:06
cool. thanks
Emilia Gmiter
20:32
I'm a Fletcher student and I was told that 90 days application window has been extended to 120 days, is that true?
Heather Varnet
21:34
Yes, at least for now
Emilia Gmiter
29:04
You mentioned that we can start working while completing our thesis/capstone when other requirements are fulfilled. Are there any restrictions on that, e.g. only part-time work until we complete our thesis?
Lizzie Siegle
30:05
No, it can be full-time employment if you apply based on completing all of your coursework requirements - you just need to finish your thesis in the year of OPT
Christie Cheong
38:51
what is the end date for graduate students with a february graduation date?
Christie Cheong
39:10
since december graduates will have february 2022 dates on the diploma
Lizzie Siegle
39:29
It should still be 12/23/2021 since the actual graduation date does not matter - it is based on when you complete your degree requirements
Christie Cheong
39:39
Thank you!
Victor Manuel Parga Saucedo
44:23
Do STEM students still have a longer OPT?
Lizzie Siegle
45:16
They can if they apply for the STEM OPT extension for 24 for months of employment authorization. It is a separate application that you submit 90 days before your OPT period ends.
Victor Manuel Parga Saucedo
45:32
Oh! Perfect! Thanks :)
Lizzie Siegle
45:52
24 more months*, not 24 for months
Victor Manuel Parga Saucedo
55:58
Thank you so much!
Liang Yuan
01:00:00
thanks