Hiring international students on the F-1 visa has enormous benefits for companies trying to build their global workforce with burgeoning talent in the field.

The process of hiring international F-1 visa students with OPT work authorization has a number of steps and requirements for employers, especially if the student is eligible for the OPT STEM extension.

Join Envoy and its affiliated law firm, Global Immigration Associates, as we help you navigate the F-1 visa and STEM OPT. You’ll learn:

  • Basics and transitional rules for you, the employer
  • How to navigate the requirements for your individual employees
  • Best practices and tips on how to manage the process


About the Presenters

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Sara Herbek

Sara Herbek is GIA’s Managing Partner and responsible for all legal service delivery. She along with her robust team of Attorneys and Paralegals represent multinational corporations in a wide range of industries. Her practice involves providing strategic immigration advice regarding the movement of professionals throughout the world, including temporary and permanent work visas.

Sara graduated with honors from Northwestern University and received her JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Global Immigration Associates, P.C. (www.giafirm.com) is Envoy’s affiliated law firm.

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