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ISSS Events

New Student Live Q&A

ISSS knows that arriving in the U.S. can be stressful and sometimes confusing, so we held this live Q&A session to introduce ourselves and help answer several questions from new students for the Fall 2021 semester. 
Fall 2021 Q&A Recording

On Demand OPT Workshop

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a type of work authorization for F-1 students. OPT is designed to allow students to work in the U.S. in their field of study for 12 months following completion of their program. 
OPT Workshop Recording

On Demand CPT Workshop

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a type of work authorization for F-1 students. CPT is designed to allow the student to gain practical experience in their field of study prior to graduation. 
CPT Workshop Recording

Sprintax Tax Webinars
ISSS has teamed up with Sprintax to provide you with an easy-to-use tax preparation software designed for nonresident students and scholars in the US. Sprintax offers free tax webinars each spring for all ISU nonresident students and scholars. Workshops are offered beginning Feb/Mar each year and links to register will be added to this events page when available.
Travel Signature Days
On the Friday prior to the beginning of each official University Break, ISSS Advisors will be available all-day during regular office hours for any last-minute travel signature requests.

Pathway Progression Workshops
In mid-March and mid-October each year, ISSS hosts Pathway Progression Workshops for students who will progressing from their ESL Pathway into their degree program.
Workshop Highlights:
  • How to complete the Proof of Finances Form
  • How to request a Change of Level
  • Important related deadlines and travel information

International Student Career Series
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - Job Search Timeline, How to Obtain On-campus Employment, & Career Fair Prep
Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - Strategies for Landing a Job in the U.S.
Friday, October 23, 2020 - International Students/Alumni Panel Share How to Get a Job
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - Life After OPT Tuesday, March 23, 2021 from 12-1pm CST - Employer Panel on Career Readiness Tips Wednesday, August 25, 2021 from 2-3pm CST - Job Search Timeline, How to Obtain On-Campus Employment, & Career Fair Prep
  • Event Recording - Coming soon!
​Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - Strategies for Landing a Job in the U.S.