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CPT, OPT, & Academic Training Workshops

September 23, 2016 - 12AM - 11:59PM

– Have you ever thought about working off campus or interning for a company in the United States?

– Did you know that it takes more than 90 days for an OPT application to be approved by the United States Customs and Immigration Services?

– Did you know that CPT employment counts all days including weekends, holidays, and travel outside the United States?

Attend the Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT) workshops and get the facts about how to apply for employment authorization. Questions such as ones listed above will be answered and information such as the example below you will learn by attending one of the OPT or CPT workshops this fall.  If you are an F-1 student, you have the option to apply for employment authorization to be used during or after your academic studies in the United States.

  • CPT and OPT are only for students who have a declared major in a degree-seeking program (bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral).
  • CPT is an academic experience which allows students to apply knowledge gained through coursework during their academic program in a work environment.
  • OPT is a 12-month employment authorization, related to a student’s field of study, that can be used during or after academic studies are complete.

Academic Training is for J-1 students who desire to gain work experience in their field of study.

If you have an interest to work off campus, please sign up for the following summer workshops. Attendance at a CPT and/or OPT or Academic Training workshop will now be required before applying for employment authorization. For those looking to begin OPT or CPT in the Fall 2017 semester, please plan to attend a workshop this summer. 

Spots are limited! Please RSVP on AnchorLink to guarantee your spot. 

CPT Workshops:

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Tuesday, June 13th @ 5:30-6:30 PM | ISSS Lobby, SLC Suite 109

Wednesday, July 5th @ 3:00-4:00 PM | Sarratt 112

Friday, July 14th @ 10:00-11:00 AM | SLC LL Room 3

Monday, July 24th @ 5:30-6:30 PM | ISSS Lobby, SLC Suite 109

Wednesday, August 2nd @ 10:00-11:00 AM | SLC LL Room 3

Thursday, August 24th @ 4:00-5:00 PM | SLC LL Room 3

Wednesday, September 6th @ 2:00-3:00 PM | Sarratt 363

Monday, September 25th @ 5:30-6:30 PM | ISSS Lobby, SLC Suite 109

OPT Workshops:

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Tuesday, June 6th @ 10:00-11:30 AM | SLC LL Room 3

Thursday, June 15th @ 3:00-4:30 PM | SLC LL Room 3

Tuesday, June 27th @ 1:00-2:30 PM | SLC LL Room 3

Friday, July 7th @ 10:00-11:30 AM | Sarratt 112

Monday, July 17th @ 5:30-7:00 PM | ISSS Lobby, SLC Suite 109

Wednesday, July 26th @ 1:30-3:00 PM | Sarratt 363

Monday, August 7th @ 3:30-5:00 PM | The Wond’ry 104

Tuesday, August 29th @ 3:30-5:00 PM | The Wond’ry 104

Tuesday, September 19th @ 10:00-11:30 AM | SLC LL Room 3

Thursday, September 28th @ 3:00 PM-4:30 PM | SLC LL Room 3

Academic Training Workshops:

Tuesday, June 20th @ 10:00-11:00 AM | SLC LL Room 3

Wednesday, July 12th @ 3:00-4:00 PM | The Wond’ry, Room 104

Tuesday, August 22nd @ 9:00-10:00 AM | The Wond’ry, Room 104

Monday, September 25th @ 3:00-4:00 PM | SLC LL Room 3




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