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Immigration Roadmap

The International Offices host the annual series for international students and scholars who will seek immigration information regarding employment in the United States.

Nonimmigrant Statuses Beyond Caltech and JPL
Tuesday, February 16 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 147 Noyes
Kim Jackson, JPL International Office
This session provides an overview of nonimmigrant statuses that you can expect to encounter after you complete your programs at Caltech and JPL.

OPT and STEM OPT:  Planning for the Future
Thursday, February 25 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | 153 Noyes
Daniel Yoder, International Student Programs
Ilana Smith, International Offices
Interested in applying for OPT?  Want to know more about the proposed STEM Mentoring and Training Plan?  This session provides information about the timelines for OPT applications and a discussion about the future of STEM OPT.

Self-Sponsored Green Cards
Wednesday, March 2 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 147 Noyes
Immigration Attorney, Bernard Wolfsdorf, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal, LLP
This session provides general criteria, timelines, and costs of self-sponsored green card petitions.

Self-Sponsored Green Cards
Wednesday, March 9 | 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | at JPL, Building 167 Special Events Room
Immigration Attorney, Kathleen Grzegorek, Stone, Grzegorek, & Gonzalez, LLP
This session provides general criteria, timelines, and costs of self-sponsored green card petitions.

Avoiding Discrimination in the Hiring Process
Tuesday, March 15 | 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM | 151 Crellin
Panelists from Human Resources, Office of the General Counsel, and the International Offices will discuss awareness issues related to your job search.  Some topics covered will be résumé and LinkedIn tips, a review of common application questions regarding work eligibility and sponsorship, and a brief overview on fair hiring practices. 

Recorded Employment Series
You can watch previous Immigration Roadmap sessions online.  Click the links below and log in with your access.caltech information:

Nonimmigrant Options for Industry
Attorney Tien-Li Loke Walsh, Loke Walsh Immigration Law, PC

University Sponsored Green Cards
Marjory Gooding, International Offices at Caltech and JPL

Self-Sponsored Green Cards
Attorney Adam Green, Law Offices of Adam Green

Nonimmigrant Options in Academia
Apri Pisano, International Scholar Services

Career Fairs for Caltech Community Members
The Caltech Career Development Center hosts two career fairs each year, one in October and one in January.  The events are open to Caltech undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and recent alumni.