14:30 – 15:25 | Beyond visas and enrollment – an expert panel on student compliance while on an F1 student visa and a review of post study work options for international students in the USA

🎀 Speakers

Samrat Ray Chaudhuri – Director of Global Recruitment, Webster University
Blerina Polovina – Director of International Admission and Services, Webster University
Luke Shorty – Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives, Thomas College
Abhijit Zaveri – Managing Director, Career Mosaic Pvt. Ltd. India

πŸ“ Description

The panel is made up of expert educators who serve in unique and critical roles impacting international students’ success. Those attending this session will get an in-depth insight into the various rules surrounding visa compliance and why they are critical to the growth and sustainability of international students in the USA. The session will also focus on emerging opportunities international students can take advantage of and how they can maximize their experience in the USA by taking advantage of pre/post-study work options like CPT, OPT and H1B.

We will try to understand the expectations of international students with respect to on-campus and post-study work options and hear from the universities about some best practices to maximize such opportunities for international students. The key takeaways for agencies will be to gain an understanding of compliance and opportunities so they can advise and prepare students accordingly before arrival to the USA.

The panel will comprise of Blerina Polovina, Director of Admissions and the Primary Designated School Official (PDSO) at Webster University, who has served in this area for over 10 years. Luke Shorty, Executive Director of Strategic Initiatives at Thomas College. In this role, Luke oversees the execution of the internationalization and incorporation of professional and career development services for all international students at Thomas College. Abhijit Zaveri, Founder and Director at Career Mosaic, globally renowned recruitment consultancy which has worked with universities and agencies in recruiting international students for over 20 years. The session will be moderated by Samrat Ray Chaudhuri, Director of Global Recruitment at Webster University, an international enrollment management specialist for over 20 years.