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  • Currently H1B, In process to join GradSchool (MS) on F1


    I'm currently on H1B, employed and valid through till end of 2014. Applied for few Graduate Schools and waiting for Fall2014 decision.

    Post decision and financial proofs, would go for F1 application.

    1. I'm looking for a smooth cut-over from H1B to F1 without having to travel back to India. Would this be possible?
    2. Can I look at joining the university earlier (a month/2 prior to Fall classes) in some job under F1?
    3. Is there any other risks I should look forward to?

  • #2
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    • #3
      1. If you have a valid F1 yes
      2. No
      3. Not really...If you have already used your OPT you will not be able to get OPT again...Make sure you have valid VISA


      • #4
        1 yes ..
        2 check with university for exact date some allow u to work before program start date ..
        3 only thing you.need to have stamping if you need to travel out of the country


        • #5
          My educational background involve I have done 2 bachelor [1]Bachelor in arts[2]Bachelor in law

          My future aim is to settle down in usa ----I find education is only mode by which i can get a job in usa and thereby earn salary there. I am from a middle class family and taking a huge loan and coming to usa KEEPING IN MIND THAT I WILL REPAY IT when i get job. After searching i found out that i have 2 option

          First to do mba from there [which provide me 1 year of opt and 1 chance to apply for h1b]

          OF IT FIELD IN USA

          but after some research i found that if i do stem degrees [masters in computer information system] i get 29 month extension and 3 chance of h1b process and i also came to know that most of h1b sponsors are hiring graduate students from IT field especially computers.and it is easy to find a job in IT field comparatively if you done an mba from a university not in top 20 as i cant afford those due to high tuition.Another reason is that as we know that h1b is a lottery so if i do mba and donot come into a lottery than icant work in usa and if i couldnot work in usa i cant pay my loan expenses by working in india and this education dream will be a curse and i donot want to go under that situation But if i choose an masters in computers even if i couldnot get a job in 1 year , i can work in opt and apply for next year due to stem extension.but my case has a demerit i have no IT experience some one told consultancy will solve your issue and make your resume look nice.please guide me showing real picure of usa??as this step will be turning point in my life?How the IT scene in usa ???Does stem student after graduation find a job?As my bachelor is not in computers and simple arts does it have any effect in visa or h1b or when employer looks at resume?Guide as i don't know IT scenario there?Bottom line is i donot want that situation in which i haven given a degree and said go back to india as earning in usa and settling down here is my priority and that is why i am taking education a a medium pathroute to usa in which i found IT field a safe step............................Guide

          PLEASE SAY IT FIELD REAL PICTURE IN REGARD TO JOB OPPORTUNITIES, AND HI1B for those who have completed their masters in usa?does fresher tag is a setback or consultancy will feel good

          email me [email protected]