The International Offices hosts the annual Immigration Roadmap programming for international students and scholars to learn more about how U.S. immigration and employment work together. Connect with experienced immigration attorneys and employment specialists. Subject matter experts answer your immigration questions, provide interview tips, explain U.S. benefits, and share other professional development resources. We look forward to seeing you.
Immigration Roadmap 2021
Entrepreneurship: Visa Options and a Grad Student Story
Tuesday, March 16 | 12 - 1:30 PM PST | Session Slides and Recording
Attorney David Strashnoy, David Strashnoy Law, PC, Caltech Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Julie M. Schoenfeld, and Grad Student, Guruprasad Raghavan
Have you ever wondered how international students and scholars pursue entrepreneurship? An immigration attorney will review U.S. visa options for foreign entrepreneurs seeking to start businesses in the United States. The discussion will cover E-2 and E-1 non-immigrant treaty based visas, O-1 visas for individuals with extraordinary ability, EB-5 green cards, and more. Grad student Guruprasad Raghavan will share his start-up journey in discussion with Caltech Entrepreneur-in-Residence Julie M. Schoenfeld and will have his immigration questions answered.
Designing Your Postdoc
Wednesday, March 17
Sofie Kleppner & Robin Sugiura, Stanford Office of Postdoctoral Affairs
Caltech's Career Development Center arranged for Caltech postdocs to be invited to attend a Design Your Life for Postdocs workshop, hosted by Stanford University. Your postdoc training is more than just research! Apply design thinking to the wicked problem of a comprehensive postdoctoral training plan and make a bold plan that amplifies your interests and values as you transition to your career of choice. The work we do together will support new perspectives, identify mentoring needs, and ensure that your individual development plan is thoughtful and balanced. Note: there is approximately an hour of required prework for this session. You will receive details for the prework upon registration. We suggest registering ASAP. We do not know when pre-registration will close.
Change Management: Adapting to Professional Transitions
Thursday, March 25 | 12 - 1 PM PST | Session Slides and Zoom Recording
Gillian Bellinger, Bellinger Coaching
This session is about developing skills to be intentional about managing professional transitions. We will explore creating a secure foundation of adaptability and honing a helpful mindset that allows us to thrive in the face of continuous change. As part of the International Office's continuing support, Gillian will be providing 10 one-on-one coaching sessions to Caltech students and scholars on Friday, March 26. Sign-up for these sessions will be made available to participants at the end of the Change Management program.
Corporate Immigration Options for Students & Scholars
Wednesday, March 31 | 12 - 1 PM PST | Session Zoom Recording
Attorney Alexander Dgebuadze, Sostrin Immigration Lawyers, LLP
Visa options for international students and scholars seeking professional employment with U.S. companies. The session will cover TNs, H-1Bs, E-3s, and Labor Certification based green cards. Topics will include the H-1B "lottery," for profit/nonprofit distinctions, and tips for moving from temporary visas to permanent residency.
Virtual Resource Fair
Thursday, April 1 | 12 - 1 PM PST
Benefits and Employment and Recruiting Services, Human Resources and International Offices
Human Resources and International Offices staff will host virtual discussion circles on the site, wonder.me. Topics will include: U.S. benefits information, resume and interview guidance, and general immigration advising. This session is designed to address questions from international students and scholars.
Self-Sponsored Green Cards
Wednesday, April 7 | 12 - 1 PM PST | Slides and Zoom Recording
Attorney Cliff Rosenthal, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal, LLP
With much uncertainty in the immigration world, obtaining a coveted green card paves the road for living in the United States permanently and securely. In this presentation, we discuss avenues to self-sponsor green cards to achieve this goal, focusing on petitions based on extraordinary ability (EB-1A) and activities in the U.S. national interest (NIW).