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Hi,

My friend recently got a opt, he did masters in Electrical engineering. Whether he can work in IT industry. If he can work in IT industry, whether he can will get STEM OPT extension?

Please suggest him.

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For OPT, the job has to be related to his degree.

He can not work in IT. But EE qualifies for STEM. STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics.

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Hello,

I am currently pursuing an MBA in Information technology and I have a previous masters degree in electrical engineering. I did not apply for my opt in my previous degree. My current masters gives me only 12 mnth opt but on the USCIS website it says

"Previously obtained STEM degrees: If you are an F-1 student participating in a 12-month period of post-completion OPT based on a non-STEM degree, you may be eligible to use a prior STEM degree earned from a U.S. institution of higher education to apply for a STEM OPT extension. You must have received both degrees from currently accredited and SEVP-certified institutions, and cannot have already received a STEM OPT extension based on this prior degree. The practical training opportunity also must be directly related to the previously obtained STEM degree.

For example: If you are currently participating in OPT based on a master’s degree in business administration but you previously received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, you may be able to apply for a STEM OPT extension based on your bachelor’s degree as long as it is from an accredited U.S. college or university and the OPT employment opportunity is directly related to your bachelor’s degree in mathematics."

Q. Will i be able to extend my opt for another 24 mnths

Thank you.

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Hello,

I am currently pursuing an MBA in Information technology and I have a previous masters degree in electrical engineering. I did not apply for my opt in my previous degree. My current masters gives me only 12 mnth opt but on the USCIS website it says

"Previously obtained STEM degrees: If you are an F-1 student participating in a 12-month period of post-completion OPT based on a non-STEM degree, you may be eligible to use a prior STEM degree earned from a U.S. institution of higher education to apply for a STEM OPT extension. You must have received both degrees from currently accredited and SEVP-certified institutions, and cannot have already received a STEM OPT extension based on this prior degree. The practical training opportunity also must be directly related to the previously obtained STEM degree.

For example: If you are currently participating in OPT based on a master’s degree in business administration but you previously received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, you may be able to apply for a STEM OPT extension based on your bachelor’s degree as long as it is from an accredited U.S. college or university and the OPT employment opportunity is directly related to your bachelor’s degree in mathematics."

Q. Will i be able to extend my opt for another 24 mnths

Thank you.

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Hello,

 

Thank you for your reply.

I have just started my semester, if i take a transfer to a STEM related course will I be able to get 24 month extension.

 

Thank You.

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Hello,

 

Thank you for your reply.

I have just started my semester, if i take a transfer to a STEM related course will I be able to get 24 month extension.

 

Thank You.

If you have a degree from STEM related course then yes.

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