International Student & Scholar Workshops

Optional Practical Training Workshops

Learn about the process to apply for Optional Practical Training, as well as employment considerations and reporting requirements. Note: As of the Spring 2018 semester, attendance at an OPT Workshop is mandatory for all students applying to OPT.  *Please note that all OPT Workshop are in Hankamer 260.*

  • Thursday, January 18th @ 3:30 PM
  • Friday, January 19th @ 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, February 8th @ 3:30 PM
  • Friday, February 9th @ 3:30 PM
  • Monday, February 12th @ 5:30 PM (note the time difference)
  • Tuesday, February 13th @ 5:30 PM (note the time difference)
  • Thursday, March 15th @ 3:30 PM
  • Friday, March 16th @ 3:30 PM
  • Wednesday, April 11th @ 3:30 PM
  • Thursday, April 12th @ 3:30 PM
  • Tuesday, May 8th @ 3:30 PM

To register for an OPT Workshop, you must go to the OPT Policies and Procedures Page and review the policy then click the link at the bottom of that page for the session you wish to attend.  OPT Policies and Procedures Link


H-1B Workshop

Come learn about the H-1B application process from an employee perspective including eligibility requirements, eligible occupations and timing concerns. Permanent Residency will also be discussed.

  • Tuesday, February 20th@ 5:00 p.m.– Hankamer 261     REGISTER


Tax Workshops

ISSS staff will present information about completing tax forms and how to use the SPRINTAX tax preparation software.

  • Tuesday, February 27th @ 5:30 p.m. – Hankamer 260     REGISTER
  • Tuesday, March 13th @ 5:30 p.m. – Hankamer 260     REGISTER


Career Workshop

Come learn about the job search process, including interview and resume tips from Baylor’s Career and Professional Development office.

  • Thursday, March 22nd @ 5:30 p.m. – Hankamer 261     REGISTER