Prepare for Life After WashU

Find Your Path in the World Outside WashU

Job? Graduate School? Research? Travel? Internship? The opportunities are endless, but we want to help you make sense of them. Whether you’re looking for resume help or scholarships to apply to, we can help you begin to make sense of the world past Brookings.

Featured Graduate Student

Our students prepare for the next big step after college in many ways. Applying for professional or graduate school. Volunteering to test out an industry or interest. Taking an internship to dig into real-life issues.

Zaneta Belay

Zaneta Belay

Zaneta Belay is a graduate student studying control engineering in the School of Engineering & Applied Science.

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Immigration and Visa Updates

OISS provides the latest USCIS updates affecting WashU's international students and scholars.

Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers

An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) is a tax processing number issued by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

J-1 Student Employment and Training

Get information about employment and training for students with a J-1 visa type.

J-1 Student Social Security Letter Request

Complete this form to request a social security letter as a J-1 student.

OPT Reporting and I-20 Request

This page is for F-1 International Students who have graduated from Washington University and have applied for OPT or STEM OPT.

Request an Updated OPT I-20

Complete this form if you are working in your first 12 months of OPT.

Social Security Numbers for International Students

In order to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN), you generally must have a job or a job offer.

STEM OPT Reporting – Change in Employment

Complete this form if you have stopped working for an employer and have taken a new job.

Associated Departments

  • Career Center

    We’re here to support all WashU students wherever you are on your career journey.

  • Campus Life

    Campus Life empowers students to discover and define themselves and their communities through advising, programs and resources.

  • Office for International Students and Scholars

    The OISS enables international students and scholars to thrive academically and socially.