Who is Academic Advisor ? Why should you talk to them after you reach USA ?

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In American Universities every student ( including international students) is assigned to an Academic advisor by the school. Let me share some of the tasks they help you with and the importance of talking to your academic advisor in this article. What does an Academic Advisor help you with ? Academic advisor is  someone from the school/ department who helps …

USCIS H1B News : Delay in H1B Visa 2013 Receipt Notices Dispatch

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Typically, USCIS dispatches all of the H1B receipt notices to employers around 10 to 15 days (within 30 days), but unfortunately, there has been a delay this year. Some of you, who have filed for H1B Visa for fiscal year 2013 quota may be waiting for the H1B visa application receipt notices. When you apply for H1B visa, you would …

H1B 2013 May 22nd Cap Count Update – 6,500. High Volume, Prediction ?

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Typically, USCIS releases its weekly H1B cap count updates on Monday, it got delayed by a day this time….Anyways, they released the cap count updates for fiscal year 2013 earlier today . The numbers include all the H1B petitions that USCIS received until Friday, May 18th, 2012. Below is the summary of the count updates: 5,300 new H1B petitions were …

First time in USA as F1 Student – Airport Pickup – How to arrange transportation ?

In F1 Visa by KumarUpdated : 3 Comments

I still remember my first airport pick up experience as international student, it was crazy…I was very happy that I scheduled an airport pickup with International students office and Indian Students association… I would have been totally lost without it…Let me share the importance of arranging for an airport pickup and how to get that done from school or current …

Why NOT to study Masters Degree in small towns in America ? Disadvantages

In Study in USA by KumarUpdated : 4 Comments

As an international student, with a dream to study in US, getting admission to study MS/MBA in any university in America would be very exciting… But, if you make wrong choices in picking schools, you may have a tough time after graduation. Let me explain you the importance of studying Masters in a bigger city in USA. Disadvantages of Studying …

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Complete STEM Degree Programs list for 24 Month OPT Extension by DHS

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To attract and retain International students talent in America, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on May 11th, 2012  announced expanded list of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math )  designated degrees that qualify for 24 month OPT (Optional Practical Training) Extension. Background : The STEM Designated Degree Program list is a complete list of fields of study that DHS …

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May 14th H1B 2013 Cap count Update – 5,300 filed. Spike in petitions, Prediction ?

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Yet another Monday, USCIS has been very prompt with its weekly H1B cap count updates…Earlier today, they released the cap count updates for fiscal year 2013 . The numbers include all the H1B petitions that USCIS received until Friday, May 11th, 2012. Here is the summary of the update: 4,200 new H1B petitions were filed under Regular quota 1,100 new …