Attend an OPT webinar with ISSS on Thursday, September 3 at 12:00 noon EDT
Attend an OPT webinar with ISSS on Thursday, September 3 at 12:00 noon EDT
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Friday, August 28, 2020 | Fall Semester 2020

Thinking about working in the U.S. after graduation?
ISSS is pleased to offer a webinar that will provide more information about Optional Practical Training (OPT) on Thursday, September 3 from 12:00 (noon) - 1:00 pm Eastern Time. 
Learn about OPT on Sept. 3
ISSS staff will present information on the requirements of OPT work authorization and an overview of how to apply for OPT. This will be especially relevant for students who are graduating this December or who plan on attending the upcoming Career and Internship Week.
Monday, August 31: Last day to complete the Healthy Together Module. Review FAQs about the module
Wednesday, September 2 at 1pm or 2pm: Success Starts with CCES - Learn about the Center for Career Exploration and Success (CCES), discover your Career Clusters, and get started on your career journey.
Wednesday, September 2 from 3:30-4pm: Coping During COVID-19, Student Counseling Service will help students learn coping skills to manage living during a pandemic. 
Friday, September 4 from 12-1:30pm: What Job Can I Get with My Major? This lab event will feature practical tools and hands-on work to ensure success in knowing all that your major can mean for YOU.
Friday, September 4 from 1-4pm: Libraries Make Along, join the Libraries in making carboard triangle bookends for your own personal study space. 
Immigration Tip
Communication is key this fall
This fall, it is more important than ever to check your Miami email daily and communicate with ISSS. Although the US government has allowed some flexibility regarding online enrollment this fall, we are still required to report on students’ full-time enrollment by the deadline set by federal regulations.

ISSS is currently reviewing enrollment and the e-forms submitted via InterLink to verify students’ study plans and location for Fall 2020. If we have questions or concerns about your information, we will email you. It is very important that you read any messages you receive from ISSS advisors and respond as soon as possible. Your legal status depends on our ability to report your enrollment accurately to the government by the deadline.

This fall, the final deadline for ISSS to report students’ enrollment is Wednesday, September 16. In order to have sufficient time to review enrollment and e-forms, all students should plan to be enrolled full-time and have submitted all relevant e-forms by Monday, September 14 at the latest. Earlier is better!

Welcoe to the English Language Learner Writing Center
two students wearing masks writing on their laptops outside
The English Language Learner (ELL) Writing Center provides one-on-one consulting to Miami multilingual student writers. Consultants help students, whose first language is not English, become more confident users of English academic language and effective, autonomous writers across genres and disciplines. Students who regularly use the ELL Writing Center have higher GPAs! Check the ELL Writing Center webpage for information on scheduling an appointment. 
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