International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

Sessions

Retaining top tier foreign talent, which visa is the right fit for the recent graduate?

Friday, November 15
10:00 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Constellation D

Employers often are left contemplating the challenges of when and for which employees to apply for an H-1B or alternative visa, which affects highly qualified foreign graduates. Demand for H-1B visas is high, supply is limited, and standards for adjudication are increasingly stringent in the United States and yet, the H-1B visa program is the primary employment visa available to foreign professionals in the United States. Securing an H-1B visa often requires a combination of art and science.


This session will help advisors and students determine which visa program is the most practical and provide insight into the selection process and best practices in visa applications. Visa options covered will include:




Learning Objectives:

Yeon Me Kim

Attorney
Grossman Young & Hammond LLC

Yeon Me Kim is highly regarded for her ability to help workers come to and remain in the U.S. legally. Her in-depth knowledge of immigration laws allows her to provide clients with long-term solutions for retaining foreign talent.

Yeon Me served the underprivileged Asian American population as an Immigration/Domestic Violence Fellow at the Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center where she focused on Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, U visas, and Violence Against Women Act protection, among other humanitarian efforts. She also worked as a law clerk at the Family Law and Mediation Center where she focused on family law.

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Rita McCarthy, JD

Senior Attorney
Grossman Young & Hammond LLC

Rita McCarthy's practice focuses on business immigration issues for a vast range of corporate clients and all aspects of employment-based green cards. Rita counsels multinational managers, persons of extraordinary ability, foreign investors, and Canadian and Mexican professionals applying for TN status. Rita served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador and Costa Rica before beginning her career as a civil litigation attorney. She later moved to Loyola University Medical Center, where she handled the business immigration needs of the campus’ physicians and scientists and served as Responsible Officer for J-1 Exchange Visitors and Designated School Official for F-1 students.

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