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The Kearney Center has compiled all the most important information for this week in one place! We want to make finding information easy for you, so we've put all important announcements here in this of the Kearney Center Current Student Newsletter. Watch for the monthly newsletter at the beginning of each month! You can find this edition and others on the Kearney Center website.

Updates: September 7-13, 2020 

 

Upcoming Information Sessions: OPT and CPT for CoB Majors

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information Session: Part II

  • Date: Wednesday, September 9, 2020
  • Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Zoom Room Location: Join Here
  • Detail: If you are planning on applying for OPT or would like more information on the OPT process, please join us for OPT Information Session: Part I and we will share all you need to know about OPT. We will be discussing the overall OPT timeline, deadlines, and dates to keep in mind, how to apply, and answer any questions you may have.

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Group Advising Session

  • Date: Friday, September 11, 2020
  • Time: 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Zoom Room Location: Join Here
  • Detail: If you are unable to make any of the sessions of Part I or Part II, please join us for OPT Group Advising. During OPT Group Advising, we will through your questions, as well as share more information regarding the OPT process and the documents to prepare. Please note—you do not have to stay for the whole time, and you can come and go as your schedule allows.

 

Optional Practical Training (OPT) All Day OPT Processing

  • Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
  • Time: 10:00pm-4:00pm
  • Zoom Room Location: Your Immigration Advisor’s Zoom Room
  • Detail: If you are have your OPT documents ready, please email your immigration advisor a zip folder of your OPT documents and stop into their virtual Zoom room to review your OPT documents. If everything looks good to go, then you will be emailed your OPT I-20 and SEVIS Event History pages.

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for CoB majors:  The Kearney Center and the College of Business will be presenting together on the steps to obtain authorization to intern off-campus. This presentation will share both the immigration process, as well as the department process.

  • Date: Monday, September 14, 2020
  • Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Zoom Room Location: Join Here

 

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for CoB majors:  The Kearney Center and the College of Business will be presenting together on the steps to obtain authorization to intern off-campus. This presentation will share both the immigration process, as well as the department process.

  • Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020
  • Time: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Zoom Room Location: Join Here

 

Immigration Updates: Reminders

  • Remember to update your Local and Permanent address as necessary. Your Local and Permanent address in E-services should always reflect your current residence while on a student visa.
  • Fall 2020 Curricular Practical Training (CPT): Before submitting CPT documentation, it is recommended that you talk with your immigration advisor to talk about if you are eligible. If you are eligible, you will then need to submit the following items to your immigration advisor: 1) Job Offer Letter 2) CPT FORM completed by you and your academic advisor, and (3) Register in an internship course.
  • Reduced Course Load (RCL): If you submitted a Reduced Course Load (RCL) form this semester for the reason that it is “Last semester to complete program of study” that means that you do NOT have any courses to take beyond December 11, 2020. If that is not that case and you have courses to complete in Spring 2021, then please contact your immigration advisor immediately! You may have to register for more courses this semester so you’re complying with your F-1 status. If you need to complete an RCL Form, please make sure one gets submitted before the start of the Fall 2020 semester.
  • Need a Currently Enrolled Letter?: You can request a currently enrolled letter online. Once you submit the form, you will receive a letter within 3-5 business days. 

 

Immigration Updates: Advising

  • Immigration Advisor: Do you know who your immigration advisor is? If you do not, you can search on MavConnect under “My Success Network.” Please make sure you meet with your immigration advisor if you have any immigration-related questions.
  • This LINK will provide you with more information about how to set-up a MavConnect appointment with your immigration advisor.  

 Fall 2020 Immigration Advising Hours:

  • Erika: 10 am-12 pm (Walk-ins via Zoom); 12-1 pm (Scheduled Appts via Zoom), Tuesdays 7 pm-9 pm (Walk-ins/Scheduled Appts via Zoom)
  • Dan: 1 pm-3 pm (Walk-in hours, M-Th); 3 pm-4 pm (Schedule Appts, M-Th). Dan will be in-person Mondays and Wednesdays, and online (Zoom) M-Th. Fridays will be by appointment only.
  • Hamdi: 10 am-12 pm (Scheduled Appts via Zoom), 3 pm-4 pm (Walk-in Appts via Zoom). Note: In-person by appt only in specified space. 
  • Mustafa: 10 am-11 am (Walk-ins via Zoom); 11-1 pm (Scheduled Appts via Zoom)
  • Alissa: 2 pm-3 pm (Scheduled Appts via Zoom).
Please note: you will receive an email from your immigration advisor at the end of August/beginning of September.
 

International Maverick Scholarship

The CCS just changed its name to International Maverick Scholarship and has a new email (internationalscholarship@mnsu.edu).
Go to Kearney Center's COVID-19 Website

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Campus Updates

 
Campus buildings are open. Please be sure to follow all safety guidelines put out by the University in the Return to Learn plan
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