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OPT/CPT Jobs and Career Prospects In 2013
OPT (Optional Practical Training) and CPT (Curricular Practical Training) are work permits that allows F-1 visa International students to work in US prior and after graduation. As per USCIS there are approximately 70,000 students in OPT and of those about 23,000 are studying in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) fields.
 
In December 2012, OPT STEM Immigration bill was proposed to eliminate the diversity visa program and shift up to 55,000 green cards a year to OPT STEM students. Unfortunately, this bill was rejected by Senate and failed to move forward. With this bill shelved in 2012, are Job Seekers going to face similar challenges in 2013?
 
As per Bureau of Labor Statistics, December payroll employment raised and employers added 155,000 jobs marking the highest level of job growth in the US since 2008. Trend for finding jobs in 2013 is pretty positive but what do these numbers mean for OPT students seeking H1B Sponsorship?
 
Would finding a Job in IT and Non-IT fields be as challenging as 2012? While Information Technology field continues to be in demand, how about Non-IT majors like Civil, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Healthcare, Financial, MBA, Bio-Medical, Food Technology and other fields?
 
With many unanswered questions regarding Job search and Career Prospects, DesiOPT.com has collaborated with group of Alumni from various fields to provide a series career advice to students at no cost.
 
If you are interested to join upcoming sessions, Like DesiOPT facebook page for details on how to join the sessions.
 
DesiOPT.com is an innovative Jobsite started by group of Alumni. This portal connects F1 Visa students from 150+ universities with Employers.
 
F1 visa students Sign up to quickly find OPT/CPT/H1B jobs and Employers can Sign up to quickly find the right talent.
 
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