Came back from the LA college F-1 seminars with a rough cold, hence my silence. In the course of catching up I found a USCIS memo I apparently missed earlier this month. The memo covers a lot of stuff discussed at the USC and UCLA events in particular, including STEM, the F-1 to H-1B timing gap, etc.
Take a look at it HERE and send me questions if you have them but please give me a few days to respond, will do so as soon as I'm up and at 'em. Have a great weekend! Jose