You only need to renew your visa if you plan on leaving and returning to the US because if your student visa expires but your Form 1-20 is still valid, you can continue your studies. However, you never know when you might need to travel, so it’s always good to renew your F-1 visa instead of staying with an expired one.

If you are an international student on an F-1 VISA, please use this webpage as a resource in sourcing companies for Curricular Practical Training (CPT), Optional Practical Training (OPT), and later for employers who may sponsor you under an H1(B) visa.

Designated School Officials:

Lorinda Tercero - Undergraduate Admissions 
Phumara Cox - Graduate Admissions
Diana Ortiz - Center for Student Belonging and Inclusion
Stephanie G. Griffin - Center for Student Belonging and Inclusion 

Renewing Your F-1 Visa

Getting to the United States

U.S. Department of Labor H1(b) Department

The Department of Labor issues H1(b) visas. This website provides different ways to contact DOL.
U.S. Department of Labor H1(b) Department

Top 100 H1(b) Employers in the U.S.

The following link will take you to a website that lists the top 100 H1(b) employers in the U.S.
Top 100 H1 (b) Employers in the U.S.
Current Job Openings for H1(b) Applicants in Texas
This lists H1(b) and green card sponsors in Texas – it lists employers by city, including Odessa & Midland.
Current Job Openings for H1(b) Applicants in Texas

H1(b) Sponsors in the Permian Basin

AT&T
B-P Supply
CrownQuest Operating
Nicholas Consulting Group
NVI: Non-destructive and Visual Inspection
Snelling Staffing Services
UTPB
Midland Memorial Hospital
Reagor Dykes Auto Group
Sam’s Club
LeMond & Company PC
HEB
Anadarko Petroleum (doctorate only)