Travel Signature Day, Ice Cream Social, Tax Survey, and Other Reminders
Apr. 24, 2012
1 – Important Deadlines & Dates: Take the ISSO Tax Survey!
2 – Upcoming ISSO Events: Travel Signature Day and Ice Cream Social!
3 – Reminders: Employment Authorization, Employment Workshops, and OPT/CPT Drop Off Hours
4 – ISSO Open Mic: April Submissions due by 4/30!
5 - On Campus Events: Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts
1- IMPORTANT DEADLINES: ISSO TAX SURVEY
Take the ISSO Tax Survey!
The ISSO knows filing tax returns can be confusing. We are looking for feedback on our tax resources and your experience with filing your U.S. income tax returns this tax season, so if you haven't already please take a few minutes to take our very brief survey at the link below.
Thanks for those that have already taken the Tax survey!
2– UPCOMING ISSO EVENTS
Travel Signature Day, 10am-4:30pm 4/26 at ISSO, Kutz 215
If you have plans to travel over the summer, don't forget to travel with a valid travel signature on your most current I-20/DS-2019! If you received an email from the ISSO letting you know that you have a new I-20 or DS-2019, make sure you pick it up before you travel and make sure it has a travel signature that will be less than 6 months old by the time you re-enter the U.S. You can get travel signatures on Travel Signature Day on the same day; otherwise leave your I-20 or DS-2019 at the ISSO and pick it up the following business day-please plan in advance!
For more information, see ISSO Tips for Traveling!
ISSO Ice Cream Social, 2-4pm on Study Day, 5/2 at ISSO, Kutz 215
Come to this annual end of the year ISSO event next Wednesday! Ice cream and toppings will be served by Lizzy's Ice Cream-come early before it melts!
3 - REMINDERS
Graduating F-1 students, if you are planning on applying for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, we want to remind you to plan in advance! Applications on average take 2-3 months to be approved. For more information, see the workshop schedule and drop-off hours below.
All upcoming Spring 2012 ISSO Employment Workshops will cover:
Curricular Practical Training (CPT, for F-1 Visa holders), 3pm-3:30pm
Optional Practical Training (OPT, for F-1 Visa holders), 3:30pm-4:30pm
Academic Training (AT, for J-1 Visa holders), 4:30pm-5pm
Friday, April 27
Location: Kutz 215
ISSO OPT/CPT Spring 2012 Drop Off Hours
If you are planning to drop off your OPT or CPT application, the Spring 2012 ISSO times are:
Check List for OPT Drop-Offs: http://www.brandeis.edu/
Check List for CPT Drop-Offs: http://www.brandeis.edu/
4-ISSO OPEN MIC
What is your favorite Brandeis memory?
Submissions due by April 30, 2012!
Feel free to include a photo!
In your email, indicate if you would like your submission to be anonymous or not!
5 - EVENTS
Leonard Bernstein Festival of the Creative Arts: Active Art
April 26-29, 2012
Discover more at www.brandeis.edu/arts/
Free and open to the public!
Pan Americanism in Action
April 27, 12 noon
Hermann Hudde (Musicology, '12) will present a special Jane's Travel Grant talk with musical performances