STEM Extension OPT Doubt


#1

Hi, I have film background experience and film degree in India. And I have come here to US and finished Master’s (in Computer Science) and on OPT right now. Now, my question here is, am I eligible to apply for positions like “Video Production specialist” or any creative jobs that are available in Market based on my India experience or do I just need to stick to Technology jobs (java,Devops,Database etc.) as a part of STEM Extension program?Thank you.


#2

Yes - you are eligible. Video production, rendering, complex CGI fusions are all expertise needing areas where you will excel and employer will be able to show need to hire someone of your background. STEM extension projects will need to be focused on areas funded by National Science Foundation (NSF.gov) and not directly by Hollywood producers.