I am a current Masters student in the US anticipating graduation in May of 2013. I have received a job offer from a US company with a start date of July 1st, 2013. In anticipation of the start date, I have now filed for OPT with a start of July 1st, 2013 as well. My question is what is my best option for legal employment post OPT expiration on June 30th, 2014? Assuming I want no gap in employment.
Have the employer file H1B on April 1st, 2013?
Have the employer file H1B on April 1st, 2014?
Under option 2) I could continue to work under cap-gap extension, correct?
OPT-STEM extension is not an option.
Your help is much appreciated!