International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS)

90-minute Conference Session

Five Months Later - OPT STEM EXtensions

Thursday, October 20
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Room: Rose Island II

This session will address the implementation of the new OPT STEM rule that went into effect in May 2016 from both the student and the employer perspectives.

Learning Objectives:

Fumiko Futai

Advisor to International Scholars
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Fumiko Futai is an Advisor in the International Scholars Office at MIT, an office serving approximately 2400 international scholars each year. For fifteen years, she has processed visa documents and petitions, provided support and advise to MIT departments and scholars on immigration matters related to J-1, H-1B, TN, O-1 and B-1/WB visas. She serves on campus committees representing the needs of the international population. Fumiko has presented at numerous Region XI NAFSA conferences, the national NAFSA conference, is currently a member of the NAFSA ISSRP Employment-Based Visa Subcommittee.


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Lauren Jeffery Snow

International Student Advisor
Boston University International Students & Scholars Office


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Maureen E. Martin

Director of Immigration Services
Harvard University International Office

Coming soon.


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Colleen F. Callahan-Panday

Associate Director Intern'l Students and Scholars
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Colleen Callahan-Panday is the Associate Director in the Office of International Students and Scholars at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. OISS works with an international student/scholar population of over 1,300 people each year. Colleen has been active in the field of international education for nearly a decade.


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