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As the U.S. Department of Homeland Security threatens new guidance and scrutiny of curricular practical training (CPT), it is more important than ever that designated school officials understand CPT regulations and how to integrate them with their institution’s curriculum and academic rules. This webinar will provide practical information for creating or revising CPT practices and policies for institutions that have cooperative education programs. In addition, webinar presenters will review best practices for communicating this policy to administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
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- Review CPT regulations and "gray areas" and gain insight into anticipated agency scrutiny and guidance
- Reexamine or develop an airtight campus policy marrying CPT regulations and your cooperative education program.
- Establish clear communication and processes for CPT authorization on your campus.
Jeon-Huh began her career in international education in 2002. As the assistant dean for the international student and scholar services (ISSS) office at Drexel University, Jeon-Huh is responsible for overseeing ISSS programs and services, including immigration, and cultural and academic concerns related to international students, scholars, staff, and faculty. She is also responsible for advising and serving as the signatory for H-1B and permanent residency applications for scholars, professional staff, and faculty. She is an active member of and presenter for NAFSA, PAIEN: Philadelphia Area International Educators Network, and Academic Impression. She holds a BA in international politics and a master's degree in leadership development from Penn State University.
Sroka is the co-op specialist for international students at Northeastern University's International Student and Scholar Institute. In this position, Sroka oversees the authorization of all CPT requests, as well as the development of schoolwide policy for international students engaging in off-campus employment experiences. He also manages the school’s J-1 student intern program. Outside of Northeastern, Sroka serves as the communication representative for NAFSA Region XI and as a founding member of the U.S. fund for UNICEF's Global Citizens Coalition in the New England region. He holds a master's degree in international education from New York University.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Steve Springer is director of regulatory practice liaison for NAFSA, where he manages NAFSA's engagement with federal agencies concerning regulatory practice issues, among other duties. Prior to joining the NAFSA staff, Springer worked as an immigration attorney, representing higher education institutions and their faculty, staff, and students, and worked in-house managing immigration services for several major research universities. He is active in the American Immigration Lawyers Association, serving on its Students and Scholars Committee and U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Transformation Committee. He served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Poland.