Hiring international students, scholars topic of presentation

March 20, 2012 | UToday
By Cathy Zimmer



The Office of International Student and Scholar Services will present an overview to the various non-immigrant employment visas, including information about the benefits and challenges of all the different non-U.S. citizen employment types, Friday, March 23, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Scott Park Auditorium.

“Employment types such as F-1 (students), J-1/J-2 (exchange visitors and dependent employment), H-1B (employees), O-1 (extraordinary ability), TN (Trade Nafta), and other employment options or honorariums relevant to various departments will be reviewed,” said Pete Thomas, director of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services. “We encourage all faculty and staff that may already, or would like to, work and employ these individuals to attend this presentation.”

Other topics will include the I-9 employment eligibility process and the e-verify system; time also will be reserved for questions.

“The goal of the presentation is to not only inform the UT community, but to inspire departments to think of ways to invite international scholars and professors to work and teach at The University of Toledo,” Thomas added.

Presenters will include Thomas, Michael Allen, immigration adviser, and Christy Rakness, regulatory coordinator, of the Office of International Student and Scholar Services.

The office provides assistance and services to international students and scholars, helping them transition to life at UT and in the United States. It serves as a resource regarding orientation, visa requirements, on- and off-campus housing, banking, and international student health insurance. The office is part of the Center for International Studies and Programs.

RSVP to christy.rakness@utoledo.edu.