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Thursday, November 5, 2015
11/4 OISS Digest
November 4, 2015
of International Students and Scholars
Practical Training (OPT)
is a benefit available to all students who have been in F-1 status for at
least one academic year. OPT allows you to work in your field of study for
up to 12 months (27 months for certain STEM fields).
Scherzade is originally from Pakistan. She is a Fulbright
Scholar at Tulane and is currently pursuing a Masters in Finance.
Scherzade is a very determined and goal-oriented student.
Scherzade decided to come to America because she wanted to gain more
knowledge in finance to develop the right tools and techniques to reach her
goal: To create an asset or portfolio geared towards helping people who
live in poverty-stricken countries.
Since Scherzade has been here, she has gotten involved in
many different organizations, such as the Algorithmic Trading Club, Tulane
Toastmasters, and Fencing. She has also spent a lot of time learning how to
cook, a new hobby of hers.
Scherzade is excited to experience more of New Orleans and
to continue getting closer to reaching her goal.
For general information, check-in, document drop off/pick
up, letter requests come visit us. If you would like to meet with and
advisor, please schedule an appointment
Location: Tidewater Building, Room 2460
Time: Tuesdays, 12:00- 4:00p.m.
Downtown hours are an opportunity for international
students, scholars, and staff at Tulane’s downtown campus to meet with an
OISS advisor, ask questions, and request services. If you are a new
international student at the downtown campus, you can also complete your
required check-in process during downtown hours.
Location: SPECIAL LOCATION THIS WEEK-
Barbara Greenbaum House, First Floor Lounge (Bldg # 71, Uptown)
Time: Thursdays, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Theme: Tulane Traditions
Uptown coffee hours will be held weekly, with a different
theme each week!
Location: Tidewater Room 1506 Time: Open when building is open
Tidewater Building, 15th Floor, Room 1506 has been
dedicated as a quiet prayer space for students of all religious
Check the digest
weekly for more updates about times and locations.
Join students, scholars, and the OISS Staff at our weekly
Coffee Hour! This week we’ll be exploring Tulane’s
Homecoming Traditions. Come
learn the football fight song, participate in raffles for Tulane spirit
gear, and of coursewe’ll be providing a lot of coffee and snacks
for you to munch on!
Thursday, November 5 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
LOCATION THIS WEEK- Barbara Greenbaum House, First Floor Lounge (Bldg # 71, Uptown)
Workshops: Steps after OPT
Please join us for paired information sessions featuring
representatives from the immigration law firm Gasparian Immigration.Attend
one or both consecutive sessions.
No RSVP is necessary for these
workshops. Please attend, and bring your international friends and
Activities for International Students
Tulane University’s homecoming is this
weekend. Homecoming is a tradition at American universities where we
welcome alumni back to campus, and celebrate with events and a football
game. To find out more about activities on-campus, CLICK HERE!
Visit OISS this week for FREE TICKETS
to the homecoming football game. The game is this Saturday, 11/7, at 3
pm. Before the game, visit the Office of Multicultural Affairs tent on
the quad from 10 am—2pm to get food, drinks, and to get in the
Tulane University and the Center for
Global Education are proud to celebrate International Education Week!
Tulane University supports the internationalization and exchange efforts on
our campus. Students, faculty and staff are all encouraged to participate
and recognize this important week of programming in celebration of the
global village. Find out more, here!
The O and
OISS are holding a Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner for students and staff that
will be on campus during the holiday break. The event is open to the entire
Tulane community and will have a Kid’s Zone to drop off children. We are
not only looking for people to attend, but are also looking for volunteers
to serve food and volunteers to bring food. If interested, please
RSVP using the forms below:
The Office of Student Programs is currently inviting
students to apply to be an Orientation Team Leader. The OTL position is a
paid position where selected students are hired at the end of January and
work from February through June to prepare for and implement New Student
Orientation. OTLs will also return mid-August to make final preparations
for Fall Welcome. OTLs are positive role models and guide for incoming new
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one
of these info sessions prior to applying:
November 10 @ 5 PM, Rechler Room, 202 LBC
Wednesday, November 11. 5:30 - 7:00
p.m. LBC Room 212.
Meet Community Partners and Find and Internship! Public
service internships are a great way to fulfill the 2nd tier of
the graduation requirement, earn credit hours, get involved in the New
Orleans community, and gain professional experience. Come and meet
representatives from over 100 local organizations looking to find interns
from all academic fields for Spring and Summer 2016. Don’t forget your
resume and professional attire! For more information, please contact Myriam
Huet at email@example.com.
Workshops for International Graduate Students
The Office of Grad and
Postdoc Studies is holding a series of Career Workshops.A
complete list and registration information isHERE.
Careers In Academia II –
The Interview Process
16 at 1:30 p.m. Race Conference Room, LBC
This workshop is geared for
international students considering academic careers and will help students
with their Curricula Vitae and more!
TULANE AND LOCAL EVENTS
the Oaks featuring Newcomb Dance Company
Wednesday, November 4. 8:00 p.m.
McWilliams Hall Room 300.
by the Newcomb Dance Program at Tulane University, this season’s Above the
Oaks features provocative new work by Gali Du, Megan Wolfkill, Brooke
Duarte, and Avery Zucker. These works delve into ideas of relationships,
conformity, cause and effect. All choreography is performed by Newcomb
Dance Program students.
Homecoming Concert: Hoodie Allen
November 5. 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. LBC Quad.
Come to the LBC Quad at 7 p.m. for the annual homecoming
concert. This year, Tulane’s Homecoming Committee is bringing in Hoodie
Allen as the headliner and Abby Diamond as the opener. Don’t miss out on
this free concert!
Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra presents The Wizard of Oz
Friday, November 6. 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, November 7. 2:30 & 7:30 p.m. Orpheum Theater.
Celebrate 70 years of the classic tale, The Wizard of Oz,
with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra. The Orchestra will bring back
all the favorite tunes from the movie. A great way to spend your evening.
African-American Leadership Conference 2015
Friday, November 6 – Saturday,
November 7. Loyola University.
Chi Alpha is putting on a African American Leadership
Conference. This conference has a Christian theme: “Set the Record
Straight: Discovering Truth and Your Place in the Kingdom of God.” The purpose
of this conference is to encourage and empower African-American students to
take their place and lead in the Kingdom of God. To register, click HERE.
Faux/Real NOLA: Festival of the Arts
Month of November at Various
Faux/Real is an all new arts festival that celebrates the
creative artists of theater, literature, food, and drink. Its mission is to
curate three weeks of top-tier performances, readings, tastings, and
parties in one of the most thrilling cities on Earth. To find out more
about the different events that will be held during this festival, visit
its page HERE.
If selected, you
will receive an invitation via email. The last day to request an invitation
will be 11/5. This is a great opportunity to meet with world-class
companies seeking bilinguals such as yourself.
Please make sure to submit an
invitation request form in order to be considered for the invitation. If
you have any questions, please feel free to contact us firstname.lastname@example.org.
mission of the Office of International Students and Scholars is to
provide leadership in the internationalization of Tulane University by
supporting the Tulane international community and facilitating
cross-cultural interaction. By way of support, OISS offers quality
programs and services and ensures compliance with federal immigration
strong belief is that a vibrant international community enriches Tulane
University and the New Orleans community and is an essential component to
understanding our role within the global community.