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  • #46
    Hello we have openings for OPT students for training and placement, if you have any contacts kindly share my contact - 908-9824358

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    • #47
      Hey guys currently i'm on my OPT which started on July 1, 2018. It's been 4 months and i'm still looking for a job. So i did join a consultancy and enrolled as an unpaid internship employee. I've submitted the offer letter to my college as well as updated the information on my SEVP portal. But it's been 4 months now and i left my consultancy 2 months back to join a new consultancy. But the new consultancy hasn't provided me with the offer letter. They are telling me once i get an actual job through their consultancy after that they will provide me with the offer letter. My question is that is it safe? Should i update in my profile that i have left my previous consultancy and joined a new one or should i wait for an actual job and then they will provide me with an offer letter and then i should update it. Please help me as i dont know what to do in this situation. Is it safe that i don't update my profile right now and after a few months or i should get a new letter from consultancy right now. Any answer would be appreciated. Thank you.

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      • #48
        Sohel

        We will provide you the offer letter and also apply for your stem extension. We have a good marketing team, we can get a project for you as soon as possible also we do H1 filing. If you are interested reach me out on 908-982-4358

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        • #49
          It's always like that, and they do not try to hide it.

          https://www.google.com/

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          • #50
            I heard that you can stop your OPT unemployment clock by 2 means:
            1) Join a consultancy full time and get enrolled as an employee
            2) Work as a volunteer for non-profit org in the same field as your studies.

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            • #51
              thanks! Do I need to submit my offer letter

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              • #52
                The post is very useful to me, thanks for more information shares with me.

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                • #53
                  Great... nice ...

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                  • #54
                    I just realized that my internship work agreement says that the relationship of both parties is that of independent contractors not employer/employee...does it matter?

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by bansalrehana View Post
                      I just realized that my internship work agreement says that the relationship of both parties is that of independent contractors not employer/employee...does it matter?
                      I just realized that my internship work agreement says that the relationship of both parties is that of independent contractors not employer/employee...does it matter? . .

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                      • #56
                        Many international students want to do an internship or volunteer while they are in the United States. The U.S. has specific immigration and labor laws that apply to internships and volunteering, and it is important for international students to be aware of and comply with these laws to protect their immigration status. In considering opportunities for volunteering, working, gaining experience, and employment, F-1 and J-1 can take the following steps to ensure they are protecting their immigration status.
                        Remember, F-1 and J-1 students must be specifically authorized in writing before engaging in any off-campus employment. Without proper work authorization, off-campus employment would be considered a violation of F-1 or J-1 requirements with serious, negative consequences. Consult OIS to find out if the opportunity you are considering may be considered employment and require work authorization before engaging in the opportunity.

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