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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.

Autumn 2019

  • Friday, September 20 at 1 p.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, October 15 at 11 a.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Wednesday, November 20 at 2 p.m. - 100 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Monday, December 9 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.

Autumn 2019

  • Thursday, September 12 at 10 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Monday, September 23 at 3 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Friday, October 11 at 2 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Tuesday, October 22 at 10 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Thursday, November 14 at 1 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Monday, November 25 at 1 p.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building
  • Thursday, December 12 at 10 a.m. - 160 Enarson Classroom Building

Students also have the opportunity to have their completed OPT materials checked on Thursdays during September 19-December 19, 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.