I am in US on a B2 visa and i intend to change my status to F-1 and pursue an associate degree in IT (Software Development). I already have a Bachelors in Engineering and i have plans to also search for engineering opportunities and apply for jobs whilst studying for an associate degree in IT.
Am i allowed to look for a job using my Bachelors degree obtained outside US whilst enrolled in a US college for an associate degree? OR must i complete my college program before i could look for job?
If i am allowed to look for job with my non-US Bachelors degree and i have employers that are willing to offer me a job, would they be able to file for H1B visa for me considering the fact that i wouldn’t have completed the college degree that i would be pursuing in US on an F-1 visa?
If I am able to secure a job, would it be possible to switch from being a full-time student to a part-time student or studying online if such options are available on the program?
Please i need your advice/thoughts.