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Hello, I have a question about the OPT. When you are granted OPT, I know that it stipulates that you have to find a job within your field of study. What does that mean exactly? Is there somewhere I can go to get information on that? For example my Masters is in Mental Health Counseling, can I only get jobs as a Counselor or can I get a job as a Student/Academic Advisor as technically this falls within my field? Please help!


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I am not sure how you spin Academic Counselling as a Mental Health counsellor. To me, those are different fields of study

Clarify with your DSO

Good luck

PS - To me, you're looking at a hospital or other health facility to counsel, not a school


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I am not sure how you spin Academic Counselling as a Mental Health counsellor. To me, those are different fields of study

Clarify with your DSO

Good luck

PS - To me, you're looking at a hospital or other health facility to counsel, not a school

Well one of the requirements of an Academic Advisor is a counseling/social work background (at a potential job). The job description includes providing support to students (e.g. there may be situations where suicidal thoughts arise) which I am trained to deal with. My masters is in counseling with an emphasis in Mental Health. I would contact my DSO except he is not very helpful- takes months to respond to my questions, etc.


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Our Timeline (F1 to AOS)

08/2008- I moved here on a F1 Visa

10/12/08- My husband and I had our first date.

03/28/11- Our Wedding! smile.png

11/17/11- Our AOS packet finally mailed on my bday! smile.png

11/22/11- Our AOS packet received and signed for.

11/26/11- Email/text notifications for all petitions received

11/28/11- Checks Cashed

12/03/11- NOAs for all petitions received in the mail

12/16/11- RFE received

01/07/12- Biometrics appt received

01/31/12- Biometrics appt completed

02/02/12- RFE sent to uscis

02/06/12- RFE received by uscis

02/10/12- Sent tax return

02/13/12- Tax return received by USCIS

02/15/12- EAD and AP approved. Card production ordered.

02/24/12- Received Combo card in the mail

03/06/12-Notification on USCIS site that interview notice for 04/11 was sent

04/11/12- Interview (Approved on the spot)

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***Removal of Conditions Process***

01/27/14- ROC Packet mailed to USCIS

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02/08/14- NOA 1 received, dated 02/03/14

02/14/14- Biometric letter received for 03/07/14

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IMHO, I think you're fine. :thumbs:

Most academic advisers have degrees in psychology/social work/counseling like you said.


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IMHO, I think you're fine. :thumbs:

Most academic advisers have degrees in psychology/social work/counseling like you said.

Thank you :) I just re-read the job description of the Academic Advisor and it plainly states that a requirement is having either a Social Work or Counseling background, Masters preferred. I think if I provide my DSO with that it should be fine (if I do get that job).


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Our Timeline (F1 to AOS)

08/2008- I moved here on a F1 Visa

10/12/08- My husband and I had our first date.

03/28/11- Our Wedding! smile.png

11/17/11- Our AOS packet finally mailed on my bday! smile.png

11/22/11- Our AOS packet received and signed for.

11/26/11- Email/text notifications for all petitions received

11/28/11- Checks Cashed

12/03/11- NOAs for all petitions received in the mail

12/16/11- RFE received

01/07/12- Biometrics appt received

01/31/12- Biometrics appt completed

02/02/12- RFE sent to uscis

02/06/12- RFE received by uscis

02/10/12- Sent tax return

02/13/12- Tax return received by USCIS

02/15/12- EAD and AP approved. Card production ordered.

02/24/12- Received Combo card in the mail

03/06/12-Notification on USCIS site that interview notice for 04/11 was sent

04/11/12- Interview (Approved on the spot)

04/19/12- Card Production ordered! smile.png

***Removal of Conditions Process***

01/27/14- ROC Packet mailed to USCIS

01/31/14- USPS shows packet was delivered

02/08/14- NOA 1 received, dated 02/03/14

02/14/14- Biometric letter received for 03/07/14

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