HOOPCOMING WEEK, English Language Program, Spring 2014 ISSO Employment Workshops, & Employment Workshop with Attorney Richard Costa!

Jan. 22, 2014

Reminders: HOOPCOMING WEEK -- INCLUDING 'HOOPS FOR HAITI'

Announcements: My Favorite Vacation - 2014 Photo Contest & English Language Program

Important Dates: Spring 2014 ISSO Employment Workshops & Interested in Working Longer in the U.S.? Employment Workshop with Attorney Richard Costa! Save the Date!


HOOPCOMING WEEK -- INCLUDING 'HOOPS FOR HAITI' -- January 21-26

Come join your fellow students in supporting the inaugural Brandeis HOOPcoming Week!

Cheer on the Brandeis men's and women's basketball teams as they host games on campus, attend fun activities, and support special events such as "Hoops For Haiti" -- our annual Brandeis Staff versus Students Charity Basketball Game.

For a full schedule of events, see Brandeis HOOPcoming on the Brandeis athletics webpage (http://brandeisjudges.com/information/hoopcoming), and follow the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/573349366076084/)

Get your friends together and cheer for your Brandeis University Judges!


My Favorite Vacation - 2014 Photo Contest

We invite you to participate in our "My Favorite Vacation" Photo Contest! This year we will be accepting one entry per person with photos representing "My Favorite Vacation". Share a photo of your favorite vacation in the U.S. or elsewhere!

Email entries to isso@brandeis.edu. Save files as Last Name_Country_City (Exp: Lee_France_Paris). Deadline for submission is Friday, January 24, 2014 by 12:00 pm.

The voting for the best picture is from Monday, January 27, 2014 to Wednesday, January 29, 2014.

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English Language Program 

Would you like additional support with your written English skills? Would you benefit from having a weekly, one-on-one tutorial session at no cost to you?  Then we can help!

If you are interested in signing up for a tutor, please stop by the English Language Program office in Rabb Graduate Center Room 340 between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm Monday through Friday to complete a Tutor Request Form. The tutorial program requires a commitment that you will attend the one hour session each week. It is open to all undergraduate students whose first language is not English.


Spring 2014 ISSO Employment Workshops

All Spring 2014 Employment Workshops will cover:

Curricular Practical Training (CPT, for F1 Visa holders) starting at 3:00pm.

Optional Practical Training (OPT, for F1 Visa holders) from 3:30pm-4:30pm.

Academic Training (AT, for J1 Visa holders) starting at 4:30pm until 5pm.

All workshops will take place at the ISSO Conference Room (Kutz 215), unless otherwise announced.

Jan. 30, 2014

Feb. 5, 2014

Feb. 13, 2014

Feb. 19, 2014

Feb. 27, 2014

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Interested in Working Longer in the U.S.? Employment Workshop with Attorney Richard Costa! Save the Date!

Wednesday, February 12 at 4:00pm

International Lounge, Usdan Student Center

Attorney Richard Costa will speak on various employment visa options to continue working after your F-1 Optional Practical Training or J-1 Academic Training have expired. Richard will provide an overview of the H-1B Specialty Worker Visa and an overview of permanent residency. Richard makes himself available for questions after the session, so it's a good opportunity for you to ask questions.

Attorney Costa asked us to refer you to his web site at www.rcosta.com to print out and bring along any particular information you are interested in!