Boston Ballet Nutcracker Sign-Ups, Try-A-Pie Winner, and ISSO Office Hours This Week
Nov. 20, 2012
1 - IMPORTANT DEADLINES & DATES: ISSO OFFICE HOURS THIS WEEK AND CPT/OPT DROP OFF HOURS
ISSO Office Hours This Week:
The ISSO will be closed on November 21, 22, and 23 in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday. If you need to contact the ISSO, you can leave a message at (781) 736-3480 or send an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The ISSO will re-open on Monday, November 26 at 9:00 am.
CPT/OPT Drop Off Hours This Week Will Be On:
2 - ANNOUNCEMENTS: BOSTON BALLET NUTCRACKER SIGN-UPS AND TRY-A-PIE WINNER
Boston Ballet Nutcracker Performance on Friday, December 7th
Tickets Available for $15 Starting at 10 am on Wednesday, November 28th
The ISSO is excited to offer again this year tickets for the Boston Ballet's The Nutcracker, a well-known holiday tradition, at a discounted price! Sign-Ups in the ISSO. Tickets will be sold on Wednesday 11/28 at 10 am in the ISSO.Price is $15/ticket (Cash Only!)
All interested in going to the show must visit the ISSO in person on 11/28 and pay in order to reserve a ticket. Tickets are for Brandeis international students and/or scholars ONLY (or spouses or children over the age of 3 of Brandeis international students and/or scholars). If you want to purchase a ticket for yourself and a friend (who must be a Brandeis international student/scholar), please have your friend’s ID with you at the time of purchase.
Tickets are limited and will be sold on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets may NOT be reserved via email.
Information about Performance:
The Nutcracker performance begins at 7:30 on Friday, 12/7.
All who purchase a ticket MUST use the bus provided by ISSO from Brandeis to the ballet. The bus will leave promptly at 5:30pm. The bus will return to Brandeis immediately after the show ends, roughly around 10:15pm. You can stay in Boston after the show, but you MUST inform ISSO (email@example.com) by 4pm on Thursday 12/6 which means you will not be returning to Brandeis on the bus provided by the ISSO.
Thank you to all that came and contributed to Try-A-Pie last week! We want to give an extra thanks to Allison Leventhal and Andreas Schmidt for their delicious homemade contributions! This year Andreas' Black Forest Cake was the winner-other favorites were pumpkin, pecan, and lemon meringue! Happy Thanksgiving!
3 - ISSO EMPLOYMENT WORKSHOPS
All Fall 2012 Employment Workshops will cover Curricular Practical Training (CPT, for F1 Visa holders) starting at 3:00 pm, Optional Practical Training (OPT, for F1 Visa holders) from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm, and Academic Training (AT, for J1 Visa holders) starting at 4:30 pm until 5:00 pm. All workshops will be in the conference room of Kutz 215, unless otherwise announced.
Employment Workshop Schedule:
4 - REMINDERS: ANY PAID OR UNPAID WORK OFF-CAMPUS NEEDS WORK AUTHORIZATION THROUGH THE ISSO
Reminder: Any Paid and Unpaid Work Off-Campus Needs Work Authorization First Through the ISSO
We have been getting some questions lately regarding work authorization to pursue an internship or job off campus. Please be advised that all work experience (paid or not paid) needs authorization through the ISSO BEFORE you start working. For F-1 students, the two main types of employment authorization are Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT). For J-1 students the employment authorization is called Academic Training. Here is a link to the employment information page on our web site: http://www.brandeis.edu/acserv/isso/current/employment/index.html. We would also encourage you to attend an employment workshop for all the facts, and please do contact us (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you have any questions.