Not enough information; the answer may require review of your documents or more specifics. If you specifically got a 17-month STEM OPT extension, then it does not cover work for an employer that is not enrolled in E-Verify, but if that employer is an accredited non-profit university then they may file a cap-exempt H-1B petition for you. For more specifics, you need to consult with an attorney.
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You should have ascertained what you needed to do before you started to work for the second employer.
The law requires that to apply for the extension, the employer must be an E-Verify Employer. There are also a requirement for certain changes (address, name, employer name, etc.) that need to be reported to the student's DSO within 10 days.
You should contact the DSO office immediately.
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While on OPT STEM you must work only for E-verified employers. If the university would like to sponsor an H-1b, then you need to speak with them.
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If this is an OPT extension for STEM, the employer must be e-verified.
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