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July 5, 2018
A volunteer position that is not directly related to an F-1 student’s course of study does not qualify as optional practical training (OPT) and must...
Student reports qualifying position as OPT employment
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DSO reads SEVP Spotlight
June 28, 2018
In the latest edition of SEVP Spotlight, Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) Director Rachel Canty discusses how designated school officials (DSOs) can interact with other Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) programs in their local communities.One HSI program targeted toward the academic...
DSO manages student records
June 18, 2018
On June 21, 2018, at 2 p.m. EDT, the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) invites designated school officials (DSOs) to tune in to the SEVP Ask the Experts Webinar: What DSOs Need to Know about Record Keeping.During the webinar, SEVP representatives will discuss record keeping and reporting...
DSO shares emergency preparedness resources with student
June 14, 2018
Kelly Pilleux-Petronia, the guest author of today’s blog post, is the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) field representative for Territory 30, serving the Chicago, Illinois, region. She served as a designated school official (DSO) for over 10 years before joining SEVP’s Field...
Emergency phone on campus
June 12, 2018
Kelly Pilleux-Petronia, the guest author of today’s blog post, is the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) field representative for Territory 30, serving the Chicago, Illinois, region. She served as a designated school official (DSO) for over 10 years before joining SEVP’s Field...

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