Presentation on theme: "On-campus Employment Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Optional Practical Training (OPT)"— Presentation transcript:
On-campus Employment Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Accept Unauthorized Employment DON’T DO IT!!!! Students are caught more often than you think
F-1 students can work on campus without authorization J-1 students need authorization – Contact ISFO How much can I work? Part-time/ 20 hours during the semesters Full-time/ 37.5 hours on breaks (campus full time is 37.5 not the traditional 40) Only available to students maintaining good status (academically and with immigration)
Available only to F-1 Must have been enrolled full-time for two semesters before applying Must have authorization in advance from ISFO Part-time (20 hours/week) only during Fall and Spring semesters Full-time available only during breaks Can combine on and off campus work but cannot go over the hours/week work limits
Job offer letter from employer on employer letterhead: address where you will work dates of intended employment duties CPT application signature at bottom from academic advisor approving intended employment as appropriate part of your academic program, directly related to your field of study Must be registered for related course credit Only issued by semester, so you must reapply each semester.
Do not ever work before the start date on your CPT I-20! Do not ever work after the end date on your CPT I-20! After you complete your academic program, CPT is no longer available.
Available to J-1 students 18 months total (before and after completion) Authorization from Responsible Officer of your J-1 program Must have a written job offer Letter from academic advisor
OPT is a one-year work experience to use after your program completion You should apply for OPT at the beginning of the semester in which you will complete your program Application forms & instructions can be obtained from ISFO the semester of program completion.