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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.

 

If you have an interest to work off campus, please sign up for the fall workshops. Attendance at a CPT and/or OPT workshop will now be required before applying for employment authorization. For those looking to begin OPT or CPT in the Spring 2016 semester, please plan to attend a workshop this fall. 

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

CPT Workshops:

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Thurs, 1/19, 2:00-3:00 p.m. SLC LL room 3

Tues, 1/31, 9:30-10:30 a.m. SLC LL room 3

Mon, 2/13, 5:30-6:30 p.m. ISSS Lobby

Wed, 2/22, 1:00-2:00 p.m. SLC LL room 3

Mon, 3/6, 4:00-5:00 p.m. SLC LL room 3

Thurs, 3/16, 5:30-6:30 p.m. ISSS Lobby

Wed, 3/29, 2:00-3:00 p.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Mon, 4/10, 5:30-6:30 p.m. ISSS Lobby

Fri, 4/17, 10:00-11:00 a.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Tues, 5/9, 10:00-11:00 a.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Wed, 5/17, 3:00-4:00 p.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Thurs, 5/25, 1:00-2:00 p.m. SLC LL room 1&2

OPT Workshops:

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Thurs, 1/26, 2:00-3:30 p.m. SLC LL room 3

Tues, 2/7, 9:00-10:30 a.m. SLC LL room 3

Thurs, 2/16, 5:30-7:00 p.m. ISSS Lobby

Thurs, 3/2, 5:30-7:00 p.m. ISSS Lobby

Tues, 3/14, 9:30-11:00 a.m. SLC LL room 3

Fri, 3/24, 2:00-3:30 p.m. SLC LL room 3

Wed, 4/5, 5:30-7:00 p.m. ISSS Lobby

Tues, 4/18, 9:00-10:30 a.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Fri, 5/10, 5:30-7:00 p.m. ISSS Lobby

Mon, 5/15, 2:00-3:30 p.m. SLC LL room 3

Tues, 5/23, 9:00-10:30 a.m. SLC LL room 3

Academic Training Workshops:

Tues, 1/24, 10:00-11:00 a.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Thurs, 2/2, 4:00-5:00 p.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Fri, 3/3, 10:00-11:00 a.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Tues, 4/7, 10:00-11:00 a.m. SLC LL room 1&2

Tues, 5/16, 10:00-11:00 a.m. SLC LL room 3

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