ISSS Scholar Workshops

FALL 2021 International Scholar Services Events

These workshops are designed for departmental administrators responsible for visa processing/matters on behalf of their departments.

Employing Foreign Nationals: J-1 Introduction (ROP 102)
This session will introduce participants to rules and procedures related to J-1 exchange visitor sponsorship and other legal statuses compatible with research and teaching positions and visiting appointments. It will also contain information on health insurance for J visitors.

Instructors:
Carlo Santoro, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
James Jones, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Eirinn Jones, Insurance Coordinator
Carissa McCarthy, International Adviser (Student Interns)

Virtual (WebEx Link to be sent)

Date: Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Employing Foreign Nationals: H-1B Workshop (ROP 103)
This session will concentrate on the H-1B temporary worker visa category. To be eligible, registrants must have attended “Basic Concepts” and “J-1 Introduction” classes or have had prior experience processing J-1 visitor requests. Topics will include University policy on H-1B sponsorship, Federal regulations affecting H-1B visa sponsorship and compliance requirements, travel restrictions, a walk through the entire H-1B process in hiring an H-1B worker. 

Instructors: 
Ruimin Zhang, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Karl Baumle, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser
Robert Phillips, Export Control Manager

Virtual (WebEx Link to be sent)

Date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Employing Foreign Nationals: Employment-Based Legal Permanent Residence (Green Card) Sponsorship
(ROP 107)

This session will concentrate on University sponsorship for employment-based legal permanent residency, also known as the “green card.” In order to be eligible to participate in this session, registrants must have attended all classes preceding this one, i.e., Basic Concepts, J-1 Introduction and H-1B Workshop. We will cover detailed information and procedures on each of the two paths Rutgers uses for permanent residency sponsorship. We will also discuss various ways foreign nationals can gain legal permanent residency status without University sponsorship. 

Instructors: 
Asenath Dande, Director for Faculty and Scholar Services
Karl Baumle, International Faculty/Scholar Adviser

Virtual (WebEx Link to be sent)

Date: Tuesday, October 19, 2021
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

To Register: These workshops are posted on the Human Resources (HR) website and are accessible via “Your Personal and Professional Development” link. Choose “Human Resources Development” category from the HR list. The drop down menu will list all workshops being offered and from here you can select the relevant workshops listed under Hiring Foreign Nationals in order to register.

Sunapsis Training Sessions

We are offering Sunapsis training sessions on October 8, 15, and 22 for J-1, H-1B and PR processing.  We will go over the step-by-step process for submitting requests via the data management system.  

You may register for the Sunapsis sessions via this link: https://forms.gle/1JTJM6xDt1LMnZ3z6 
Please register by September 27, 2021