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Immigration Roadmap 2017

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

OPT Workshop
Tuesday, March 6 | 12:00 – 1:00 PM | 2nd Floor Common Area, CSS
Daniel Yoder, International Student Programs
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.

Self-Sponsored Green Cards
Wednesday, March 15 | 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | JPL 180-101
Immigration Attorney, Adam Green, Law Offices of Adam Green
This session provides general criteria, timelines, and costs of self-sponsored green card petitions.

JPL Sponsored Green Cards
Tuesday, April 11 | 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM | JPL 180-101
Kim Jackson, JPL International Office
This session provides general criteria, timelines, and procedures of JPL sponsored green card petitions.

Employment and Entrepreneurship
Wednesday, August 23 | 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | CSS 2nd Floor Common Area
Immigration Attorney, Tien-Li Loke Walsh
What’s the difference between volunteering and an internship? Independent contractor vs. consultant?  Can international students and scholars participate in the 21st century gig economy? What are the paths for entrepreneurs?  This session provides information about the grey areas of employment from a U.S. immigration perspective. Link to handouts for Caltech/JPL.

Previously-Recorded Employment Sessions
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.  The events are open to Caltech undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and recent alumni.