F-1 Employment Information Sessions & Workshops

The OIS offers employment-related workshops and informational sessions for F-1 students with questions about Optional Practical Training (OPT), Curricular Practical Training (CPT), and more.  See below for a list of sessions, dates, and times.  Stop by for a session, and bring your questions.

Upcoming Employment-Related Events

  • Handshake for International Students
    • Tuesday, October 25, 2022; 5:30pm-6:30pm 
    • Friedmann Room (Keefe Campus Center)
    • Curious about the difference between work authorization and sponsorship? Wondering which jobs/internships you're eligible for? Unsure how to navigate Handshake and other similar workforce development handles? Attend this interactive event to learn about career development best practices for international students. Bring your questions and appetite; light dinner will be served.  Offered by the Center for International Student Engagement (CISE), the Loeb Center for Career Exploration and Planning, and the Office of Immigration Services (OIS).
  • Life After F-1
    • Wednesday, November 16, 2022; 5:30pm-6:30pm 
    • Friedmann Room (Keefe Campus Center)
    • A future-oriented information session led by immigration attorney Dan Berger. This session will be focused on U.S. work visa options and pathways to permanent residency that may be available to international students in F-1 status after completion of their U.S. studies and Optional Practical Training (OPT).  Bring your questions!
  • Navigating Summer Internships: first and second year international students
    • Tuesday, November 29, 2022; 5:30pm-6:30pm
    • Friedmann Room (Keefe Campus Center)
    • A session about summer experience and work authorization options for first-year and second-year international students. We will share information and resources for on-campus and off-campus opportunities, strategies for finding meaningful experiences and will have ample time for your questions. Co-hosted by Hanna Bliss, Director of Office of Immigration Services, and Emily Tareila, Assistant Director for Internship Programs.
    • Register via Handshake at https://bit.ly/INTLintern

Upcoming Optional Practical Training (OPT) Info Sessions

Join an OPT Info Session to learn more about Optional Practical Training, how and when to apply for it, and how to maintain your F-1 status while in OPT.

Stay tuned for OPT sessions!

Upcoming Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Info Sessions

Stay tuned for many more CPT sessions in Spring 2023!