The crowd was small, the questions were rapid-fire, and the first "Taking Charge of Your Green Card: New Millennium Options for F-1 Students" seminar went off with barely a hitch. ("Barely" because the projector I was REQUIRED to rent - I travel with my own - was forgotten>)
The attendees covered a broad spectrum of nationalities and ranged from freshmen to post-grads. Although the feedback they gave me was very positive -- they especially loved the portion of the presentation which covers self-marketing suggestions to neutralize "visaphobia" in prospective employers -- I think the Powerpoint is a bit too long. Going to trim it down for this afternoon's presentation at UC Irvine. In any event, the one hour presentation was followed by nearly two hours of Q & A, so apparently they found it worthwhile.
LA is absolutely spectacular, with 70 degree days and lots of sunshine...to be further enjoyed via the free upgrade I got on the rental...a convertible Sebring...