F-1 Employment Resources
F-1 Employment Online Workshop
This is a REQUIRED workshop for any F-1 student planning to apply for Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).
Post-Completion OPT Application Periods
Students graduating in Spring 2014 who want to pursue Optional Practical Training (OPT) may apply any time before June 5, 2014, provided that they have not left the U.S. Travel outside the U.S. during the 60-day grace period following program completion will make a student ineligible to return in F-1 status and apply for OPT; if it is necessary to travel during this time, the OPT application must be submitted before leaving. Students graduating in Summer 2014 will be eligible to apply for OPT starting on May 19.
Students graduating in Spring 2014 will be eligible to apply for OPT starting on January 24, 2014.
OPT EXTENSION RESOURCES:
OPT STEM Extension Application Procedure & Checklist
Cap-Gap Extension of Optional Practical Training Information for Employers
STEM-Designated Degree Program List