The following is a guest post from the International Student and Scholar Services office (ISSS):
The International Student and Scholar Services office will present three information sessions in February to faculty and staff.
The first session is a lunch and learn titled “Hiring International Faculty and Staff” and will provide information about hiring international faculty and staff, concentrating mostly on the H-1B visa. This session will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 6, from 12 to 1:30 p.m., in the Reynolds Gym A330 Seminar Room. This session is for faculty and staff to learn more about the visa processing involved in hiring an international employee, the responsibilities of the hiring department when employing an international employee, and the services ISSS provides. We will be providing lunch for this session. Registration is required. More information about this session is available here: https://pdc.wfu.edu/event/12721/
The second session is titled “ISSS Programming 101” and will provide a general overview on all services provided by ISSS, concentrating mostly on the variety of support and cultural programs the ISSS offers. This session will take place on Monday, Feb. 11, from 2 to 3 p.m. Services discussed will range from various pre-arrival communications to our incoming international students and scholars to help them get settled on campus and in the U.S. to programming that ensures they have the tools and resources necessary throughout the duration of their academic and professional programs to be successful. We will be providing light refreshments for this session. Registration is required. More information about this session is available here: https://pdc.wfu.edu/event/12804/
The third session is titled “International Students and Work Authorizations” and will provide information about the different types of employment authorizations that are available to our international students. We will specifically cover information for departments that hire international students to work on campus, information regarding opportunities for off campus employment such as internships, and the services that ISSS provides to international students. This session will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 20 in Benson 410 from 9 to 10:30 am. We will be providing a light breakfast for this session. Registration is required. More information is available here: https://pdc.wfu.edu/event/12722/