Panel Discussion: Immigration Planning for Industry Job Transition

As the extension of the Industry Career Transition Training (iCTT) Program, we are bringing a series of panel discussions for everyone in STEM on various career development and career transition-related topics. In this panel discussion, we have invited multiple guests on the topic “Immigration Planning for Industry Job Transition”. We aim to discuss and resolve various myths around networking & personal branding for industry transitions.

Key learnings

๐Ÿ‘‰ What are the different visa options for industry transition?

๐Ÿ‘‰ How one can build their profile during Ph.D. or postdoc tenure for industry visa application?

๐Ÿ‘‰ Application process & minimum criteria for O1 visa application

๐Ÿ‘‰ How to discuss visa sponsorship with potential industry employers?

๐Ÿ‘‰ O1 visa application drafting and timelines?


1) Erik Finch: Director, Immigration Strategy (Former USCIS Officer, U.S Department of State)
2) Brendan Delaney, JD Law: Immigration Attorney, Frank & Delaney Immigration Law, LLC
3) Sina Safayi, DVM, PhD: Assist. Prof., Director, Career Development and Industry Outreach
4) Pawan Upadhyay, PhD: Successful Applicant, Scientist, illumina, Founder, iSTEMCare


This event is organized by iSTEMCare, a global STEM-Career-Navigation support network as part of the Industry Transition Training (iCTT) Program and is open to everyone.

When & Where?: 

Date & Time: 30th April (Sat), 2022 at 8:30PM IST (8AM PDT)

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