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OPT & CPT Workshops

Join a workshop this Spring 2021 semester to learn more about Optional Practical Training (OPT) and Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Due to COVID-19, all workshops will be held virtually.

What is OPT? Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a 12-month, full-time work authorization granted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in your field of study once you complete your degree. Students who are graduating at the end of this semester and are interested in working after graduation must attend one of the following OPT workshop dates:

Friday, February 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, March 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, April 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm

What is CPT? Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is work authorization in your field of study. You must earn academic credit to participate in CPT. This can be done through Work-Based Learning or an integral part of an established curriculum in which the opportunity must be required for your degree. Students who are interested in learning more about working while studying must attend one of the following CPT workshop dates:

Friday, March 26, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Friday, April 23, 11:00am - 12:00pm


Step 1: To sign up, please click here. (You just need to sign up for one workshop.)
Step 2: Mark your calendar for the date and time that you signed up so that you don't forget.
Step 3: On the day of the workshop, use the following link to join: