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CPT and OPT Workshops

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Workshop

Temporary employment such as an internship, practicum, and alternative work-study or cooperative education may be authorized under certain circumstances as curricular practical training (CPT). Such training must not only be related to your major field of study but must also be an integral part of your established curriculum still in progress. CPT is a benefit of being an F-1 Student. CPT is an application process and is subject to evaluation. This workshop will help you understand the eligibility and application procedures. There is no registration for CPT workshops. Please arrive in a timely manner.

Spring and Summer 2019

  • Friday, January 18 at 1 p.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Monday, February 18 at 10 a.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, March 19 at 2 p.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Thursday, April 18 at 4 p.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, May 14 at 10 a.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Friday, June 14 at 2 p.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Wednesday, July 17 at 3 p.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, August 13 at 10 a.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is intended to provide hands-on practical work experience that is directly related to a student's major area of study. The training is authorized by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for a maximum of 12 months. It is available to students who have been lawfully enrolled on a full-time basis for at least one academic year (9 months). OPT is a benefit of being an F-1 Student. OPT is an application process and is subject to evaluation. This workshop will help you understand the eligibility and application procedures. There is no registration for OPT workshops. Please arrive in a timely manner.

Spring and Summer 2019

  • Thursday, January 10 at 3 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Friday, January 25 at 10 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Monday, February 4 at 2 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, February 26 at 9 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Friday, March 8 at 1 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Wednesday, March 27 at 2 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, April 9 at 10 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Thursday, April 25 at 2 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Wednesday, May 15 at 1 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, June 18 at 10 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Monday, July 15 at 2 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Friday, August 16 at 10 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building

Students also have the opportunity to have their completed OPT materials checked every Thursday during autumn and spring semesters from 9 - 11 a.m. in 160 Enarson Classroom Building. The sole purpose of this workshop is to check completed OPT documents before they are sent to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services.