OPTBuzZ: A Career Website for OPT Students

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Creating Demand for OPT Students

OPTBuzZ.com a leading job workforce portal was recently launched and offers valuable services for Optional Practical Training (OPT) students. Optional Practical Training is a period during which undergraduate and graduate students with F-1 status, who have completed or have been pursuing their degrees for more than nine months, are permitted by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work on a OPT student visa without needing to acquire a work H-1B visa.

OPT students are in high demand for businesses as the companies grow and new employees are required to fill open positions. Companies in need of highly trained, professional employees that possess the education requirements can use OPTBuzZ.com for their workforce needs. By listing available positions with OPTBuzZ.com, employers are able to notify a large body of potential candidates for a position without the expense of taking applications from cold applicants that may or may not be qualified for open positions.

International students in the U.S. in valid F-1 immigration status are permitted to work off-campus in optional practical training (OPT) status both during and after completion of their degree. Rules established by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) govern the implementation of OPT, and all OPT employment requires prior authorization from USCIS and from the school’s International Student Office. In April 2008, the Department of Homeland Security updated their OPT requirements for students who are studying certain degree programs so that OPT can be extended for an additional 17 months, up to a total of 29 months of OPT. This was instituted to plug the gap between students who completed their OPT and did not have a chance to file for an H1B visa due to the time frames and visa caps that exist on the H1B visa. Students can now extend their OPT so they still have the opportunity to apply for an H1B visa.

Students who have been granted OPT Visa Status can join OPTBuzZ.com; list their education and other criteria for potential employers to use in their hiring procedures. OPTBuzZ.com helps students eliminate the tediousness of finding work in today’s business world. OPTBuzZ.com also serves as a Social Network for OPT students, where the students can join a vast community of other OPT students and keep up to date on the market for OPT students. OPT students can also find other trainers and technical experts on OPTBuzZ.com.

Contact information for OPTBuzZ:
Meghna Reddy
Email: info(at)OPTBuzZ(dot)com
Web: http://www.OPTBuzZ.com

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