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Want to Work in the United States or Canada? Attend an ISSS Workshop to Learn About Your Options

Did You Know?

You can make an appointment with ISSS's Career Support for Resume Critiques, Practice Job Interviews, and Job Search Strategies.

ISSS has arranged several workshops for students wishing to prepare for work after they graduate. You can attend any or all of these workshops.

If you are unable to attend these sessions, we will post the slides from the presentation in the Career Support Section of the ISSS website, and we organize similar workshops in the Spring semester.

Also, if you are graduating in December and wish to do OPT, you should apply now! You will need to complete ISSS's Online OPT Workshop to get started.

October 23: Considering Moving to Canada? Learn About Work and Immigration Options

International Student and Scholar Services has invited representatives from the Immigration section of the Consulate General of Canada to give a presentation to campus. They will present information about the process to become a Canadian via the Express Entry program and opportunities to work in Canada.

All UMN students, scholars, and staff (international and U.S. citizens) of any discipline are welcome to attend. Please bring your U-card.

For further information, contact This session will not be recorded.

Date/Time: October 23, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Location: Willey Hall, Room 125

November 13: H-1B Visa Information Session

This session will focus exclusively on the H-1B visa, the differences between “cap-subject” and “cap-exempt” petitions, and the latest news on processing times. Craig Peterson will be the presenter, and he is an immigration attorney with over 20 years of immigration law experience. He has experience advising UMN international students, scholars, and employees.

Please Note: This workshop is for international students who wish to get an H-1B visa to work in the United States but not at the University of Minnesota.

Date/Time: November 13, 3:30-5:00 p.m. (+30 minutes for Q&A)
Location: University International Center, Room 101 OR Attend online via Zoom

November 19: U.S. Employment-based Visas and Permanent Residency Information Session

Learn about the various types of employment-based visas (including H-1B) and paths to permanent residency (“green card”). The presentation will be led by John Medeiros, an immigration attorney with nearly 30 years of experience in immigration law.

Date/Time: November 19, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Location: University International Center, Room 101 OR Attend online via Zoom