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Leadership Opportunities at U-M

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Description: Interested in leadership training while at U-M? Join this workshop to learn more about M-LEAD and its offerings to students. M-LEAD is the University's collaborative approach to leadership education for students with a focus on social change. M-LEAD can help students find their perfect program based on competencies and interests. To learn more about M-LEAD in advance, you can visit its website.

Technology Services and Resources on Campus by Information and Technology Services (ITS)

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Description: Information and Technology Services (ITS) is your campus IT provider. They cover all student tech needs, from registering for classes and course work in Canvas to email, WiFi, Wolverine Access, and videoconferencing.

Join this presentation by two ITS staff members to learn about all of the technology services and resources available on campus!

How to Use the University Health Service (UHS) featuring Legend the Therapy Dog!

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Description: From 2:30 PM - 3:00 PM, University Health Service (UHS) staff will describe campus health care services available to students and scholars, how to use services, and how services relate to insurance, followed by a visit from Legend, the therapy dog, from 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM.

This session is being offered as part of International Orientation; however, registration is open to continuing students, as well.

OPT 101: Preparing to File for Post-Completion OPT

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Description: International Center staff will provide an overview of the process of preparing to file your post-completion OPT application with USCIS including tips on how to avoid common issues. We'll also share information on maintaining F-1 status during pending and approved OPT. OPT topics related to travel, troubleshooting, OPT reporting, health insurance, and abandoning F-1 OPT will be discussed. This workshop is intended for students that have already completed the OPT Online Workshop and are preparing to mail the OPT application to USCIS.

Michigan Tax Webinar

Tuesday, March 22, 2022
Michigan Tax Webinar

Description: Representatives from the Michigan Department of Treasury will explain the State of Michigan tax form to international students and scholars. This webinar is specifically designed for F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars. It will not help permanent residents or U.S. citizens.

Since your Michigan tax form uses information from specific parts of your federal tax form, it is important to prepare your federal tax form before the webinar and have it available so you can follow the webinar.

An Introduction to the English Language Institute (ELI) for Graduate and Professional Students

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Description: Anna Eddy from the U-M English Language Institute (ELI) invites you to a Zoom conversation to learn about ELI courses and other resources to support graduate students who speak English as an additional language. 

ELI offers credit-bearing academic English courses (free to full-time students) to support you through all stages of your academic career. ELI classes are small, interactive, and provide students with extensive one-on-one feedback. 

Academic Small Talk by the English Language Institute (ELI)

Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Description: Making small talk is one of the most challenging types of speaking to master in a second language. In this workshop, we will explore conversation topics, turn-taking strategies, active listening, and sources for sample conversations. We will consider different varieties of small talk in common graduate student contexts, such as getting to know classmates or seeming friendly and confident at a job interview or as a GSI. Come ready to practice with one another and to identify effective ways to practice on your own.

OPT 101: Preparing to File for Post-Completion OPT

Monday, September 28, 2020
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Description: International Center staff will provide an overview of the process of preparing to file your post-completion OPT application with USCIS including tips on how to avoid common issues. We'll also share information on maintaining F-1 status during pending and approved OPT. OPT topics related to travel, troubleshooting, OPT reporting, health insurance, and abandoning F-1 OPT will be discussed. This workshop is intended for students that have already completed the OPT Online Workshop and are preparing to mail the OPT application to USCIS.

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