Visa Considerations for Employment in US Private Industry

August 13, 2021
12 p.m. - 2 p.m.


Is it possible to transition into private industry in the U.S. as an international student or scholar? Yes, absolutely! Attend this session from UCSF's International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO) and Office of Career and Professional Development (OCPD) to learn more. We'll talk about how to identify companies that hire foreign nationals; what your visa options are; and how to answer the question, "Do you need visa sponsorship?"

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You are welcome to attend the whole event, or just part of it. You decide your level of participation!

  • Presentation (No active participation required)
  • Q&A (No active participation required; Attendees will have an opportunity to ask the speakers questions of general interest, and attendees with longer questions will have the opportunity to make 1:1 follow-up appointments.)


Holly Nigorizawa - Interim Co-Chief of Staff, Student Academic Affairs/Graduate Division; International Programs Director, Career Advancement, International, Postdoctoral Scholars (CAIPS)

Chris Flores - International Scholar Specialist, International Students and Scholars Office (ISSO)

Mike Matrone, PhD - Associate Director, Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD); Program Director, Non-Academic Career Development

Linda Louie, PhD - Program Director, Office of Career & Professional Development (OCPD)

August 3, 2021

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