We are being asked everyday how the training and placement opportunities at Portnov Computer School might be influenced in case the student has limited or no US Employment Authorization.
We definitely are not providing any suggestions of legal nature – please, consult licensed immigration attorney on the subject.
But, besides the legal perspective of being a student (10-15 hours a week) on this or that visa, there is another complication at the time the graduate should go for an internship. Paid or unpaid internships with companies are not available without an employment authorization.
Even with OPT (Optional Practical Training) coming under F-1 student visa our ability to place graduates is dramatically limited because of the requirements imposed by the participating companies.
Alternatively we offer in-house internships under professional supervision on the school premises. the School operates as a testing site for many companies. We have 4-6 projects at a time in the hottest technological areas – social networking, ecommerce, Mobile/Android/iPad applications.
Disclaimer: we are not sponsoring H-1B visas to graduates