Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

This workshop is designed for students on the spring graduation list.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary (usually 1 year) work authorization for international students on F-1 visas who have just completed a degree (BA, MA or PhD). The employment ("training") must be directly related to your major. You may apply for OPT even if you do not yet have a job offer.


  • Thursday, January 26 - 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday, February 7 - 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday, February 15 - 2:00 PM
  • Friday, March 3 - 10:00 AM


Please be on time. Late-comers will be turned away.

Each workshop will last about an hour.

All workshops are held in the Student Center, room 416.

Students are required to attend an OPT workshop before applying for OPT.

You will need to have your OPT applications ready by the last day of the semester.