From: International Student Services
Date: September 29, 2021
Subject: ISS News, September 29, 2021: OPT & CPT Workshops, Get Your Flu Shot, Wellness Opportunities, Homecoming, Good Vibes, and More



IS

September 29, 2021

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in this issue:

  1. OPT & CPT Workshops
  2. Features
  3. Campus Happenings
  4. Other Opportunities
  5. Good Vibes Only

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ISS Staff is available to students, without an appointment, on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday during advising hours:

11am to 1pm- through virtual advising available online

1pm to 3pm- through in-person advising in the office

There are no advising hours on Wednesday.

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If you need to speak with an advisor outside of our advising hours, please send an email to international@case.edu to schedule an appointment. Please provide your full, legal name and a brief description of the nature of your appointment when you contact us.

OPT and CPT workshop branding telling students that workshops are available online

OPT & CPT Workshops

ISS is offering Optional Practical Training (OPT) and CPT Workshops to go over in detail the application process, student responsibilities, and other important considerations.

Being well informed before applying for either authorization is extremely important and applying early is critical!

USCIS is publishing that it takes 3-5 months to process submitted OPT applications. Plan to complete a required OPT workshop as early as possible to be best prepared. Remember, you do not need to have a job offer to apply for OPT!

You do need to have a job offer before applying for CPT authorization and you are not eligible to begin your experience until you have proper authorization in place. It can take several days to become authorized.

Virtual workshops led by an advisor have been scheduled and information about required registration, attendance, and the application process can be found on our website under the OPT and CPT sections.

Features

Cleveland Bucket List Flyer

Cleveland Bucket List

A "bucket list" typically consists of goals you would like to accomplish in your lifetime. The Cleveland Bucket List is for Case Western Reserve University students and features interesting places to see and fun things to do off-campus before graduation.

Campus Happenings

flu shot flyer

Free Flu Shots Available

Get your free flu shot at one of the free walk-in clinics.

All participants need to bring their CWRU ID.

Please wear an outfit that allows the upper part of your arm to be easily exposed.

This schedule will be updated with various locations on campus where you can get your flu shot.

image of roxboro middle school from cleveland.com

Volunteer to be a Mandarin Chinese Classroom Assistant

Friday, October 1
Start End   Event         Location
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
Friday, October 15
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
Friday, November 5
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
Friday, November 19
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)
Friday, December 3
12:40pm 2:15pm Flexible Serves: Mandarin Chinese Tutoring (Fridays 12:40-2:15pm) Meeting location: CCEL (Tinkham Veale University Center, Suite 165)

EVENT

Financial Wellness Series: Making your Budget work for you!

Friday, October 1
12:45pm - 2:00pm
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In this virtual workshop, participants will...
1. Explore the importance of creating and maintaining a budget.
2. Examine the differences between wants and needs.
3. Set goals for spending, saving, and debt repayment.

RSVP
building hope and resiliency
anxiety tool box flyer
Virtual volunteering flyer
Tuesday, October 5
Start End   Event         Location
5:30pm 6:30pm Navigating Virtual Volunteering: Getting Involved Online Info Session Private Location (register to display)
Friday, October 8
4:30pm 5:30pm Navigating Virtual Volunteering: Getting Involved Online Info Session Private Location (register to display)
night of networking flyer

EVENT

Fall 2021 Choices Fair

Friday, October 8 at 9:00am
to Friday, October 15 at 11:55pm
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The annual Choices Fair is an opportunity for students to learn about nearly 100 majors, minors and concentrations across a range of disciplines.

Attendees will also have a chance to discover some of the extracurricular activities Case Western Reserve University offers, as members from student academic groups, multicultural clubs and community service organizations will be in attendance. Staff representing opportunities for study abroad, undergraduate research, career services and more will also be present.

First-year students may be expected to attend as part of their SAGES First Seminar. Undeclared upperclassmen also are encouraged to attend.

If your department or organization usually hosts a booth at the Choices Fair, please contact the planning team at choicesfair@case.edu.

RSVP
apples on a tree, ripe for picking

International Students Fellowship's Apple Picking Adventure


Join friends, new and old from all over the world, in the great autumn tradition of apple picking, Saturday, October 9, 12-4pm, at Eddy's Fruit Tree Farm in Chesterland, OH.

You'll be able to pick your own apples (or grapes); take pictures surrounded by pumpkins; and enjoy the out outdoor pavilion where you can learn some fun facts about apples, play some games, and eat apple pie à la Mode

COVID safety guidelines, including masking, will be practiced.

For more information and registration, email isfcleveland@gmail.com

Follow ISF on
Facebook: International Students Fellowship- CWRU
Instagram: isf_cwru
Hispanic Heritage month calendar
sparty on a homecoming float

Save the Date: Homecoming Weekend: October 21-24, 2021

Case Western Reserve University is looking forward to welcoming you back to campus this fall for Homecoming Weekend.

Other Opportunities

Good Vibes Only

During this very challenging time, ISS staff wants you to know that we are thinking about you- hoping you are safe, healthy, staying positive- and sending out good vibes!

In this section, we are including some things that we hope will make you laugh and smile, help you relax, be entertaining, give you something to do, etc.

This is a good vibes only section!

Totally Clingy Dog image

"Totally Clingy Dog" is Paradoy to Song, "Total Eclipse of the Heart"