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Sorry for the delay. My condolences for the loss of your father. Have you spoken to your Designated School Officer about this situation? I am doing research, but for now I have not found that you can reinstate after graduation and leaving the U.S. Have you also considered CPT? H-1B for next year?
Sorry about the delay. I had a family emergency over the weekend. I had to do some additional research but unfortunately, I don't see any way that you can recover that OPT unless you get into a doctorate level program. You could do CPT and OPT through that level, or CPT through a same or lower level than what you have currently. As I said, the other option is to go for an H-1B. Obviously, if you went for a cap-subject H-1B, you would have to apply April 1, 2017 to start work October 1, 2017 unless you found a cap-exempt job and those are at an institution of higher education or its affiliated or related nonprofit entities or a nonprofit research organization, or a government research organization. Those are not subject to this numerical cap.
Here are a few links to find H-1B jobs (try to find a cap-exempt employer):
I wish I had better news for you, but the options are limited at this time. Again, my apologies for the delay.
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