F-1 OPT STEM Extension

The OPT STEM Extension is a twice-per-lifetime 24-month extension for eligible STEM majors who are currently in an authorized period of post-completion OPT. The STEM degree (bachelor’s or higher) may have been earned at UW-Madison or may be based on a previously earned degree from an accredited U.S. college/university. Proof of degree conferral and proof…

OPT ALUMNI PROFILES

Name: Nambirajan Rangarajan Home Country: India Degree: Ph.D., Chemistry Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Position: Post Doctoral Research Associate

EMPLOYING AN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT

Information for students and exchange visitors (F-1 & J-1 visa categories) pursuing employment in the United States  What Employers Should Know About Hiring International Students Many employers are concerned about liability issues related to the employment of international students in the United States due to changes in federal laws governing non‐citizens. This page addresses concerns…

CAREER SERVICES OFFICES

There are several career services offices on campus to meet the unique needs of the many majors offered at UW-Madison.

CAREER PLANNING

Career planning is an important part of your academics at UW-Madison, whether you wish to gain work experience in the U.S., back home, or in another country. It’s never too early to start mapping your career path. We encourage you to take advantage of the career services offices on campus. UW-Madison career services offices are…

FINDING A JOB ON CAMPUS

A student in F-1 status may work up to 20 hours per week on campus while enrolled in a full course of study (12 credits for undergraduates, eight credits for graduate students, three credits for dissertators). As a full-time student, you do not need permission to work on-campus up to 20 hours per week. You will need…