The Office of International Services offers workshops for F-1 & J-1 students regarding their employment rights and benefits in the United States.
Throughout the year, OIS presents workshops on the process on how to file for Optional Practical Training, work authorization granted through USCIS for a period of 12 months. Find out about when to file, what you need to submit, and regulations specifically pertaining to Optional Practical Training including the 90 days of unemployment rule.
VIRTUAL OPT WORKSHOPS - SPRING 2022
you completing your program during the Spring semester?
- Do you plan to file an application with USCIS for Optional
Practical Training (OPT)?
answered YES to those questions, attendance at an OPT Workshop is required
before OIS can issue you an OPT Recommendation I-20. During
the workshop we will cover OPT eligibility, the timeline and process for
applying, the forms to fill out, and what to expect from USCIS.
The next workshops will
take place on:
Tuesday February 15 @ 11am
Thursday February 24 @ 3pm
Wednesday March 2 @ 10am
Thursday March 10 @ 2pm
Friday March 25 @ 11am Register Now (via Cisco WebEx)
Tuesday April 19 @ 11am Register Now (in-person)
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for a session.