Job Experience via CPT & OPT

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) are  temporary employment authorizations for F-1 international students allowing off-campus work experience.

Follow your department's guidelines to apply and, if you have any questions, your advisor can help. These are the advisors by major. Click the tab below to switch between Undergraduate and Graduate.

The application process has changed as of July 2021. Learn more about the CPT and OPT Process.

See the Grad Events calendar for upcoming live workshops hosted by ESSC and ISSS.

Overview of the CPT application process at CoE [pdf] [pdf] (Fall 2021 presentation)