Optional Practical Training


If you are graduating during the upcoming semester and are interested in applying for employment authorization, you MUST attand an Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop. Time-sensitive deadlines for the OPT process are set by U.S. Government, so plan to attend the first event, if possible.

The ISSO holds two primary OPT workshops each semester. We strongly encourage AND expect you to attend one OPT Workshop.

Click Here to Sign Up for the first Spring 2024 Workshop

Students reserve a space in one workshop using the button above/Sign Up.com, but the actual invite link to the Zoom event will not be sent to students until 30 minutes before the workshop is scheduled to begin. Students signed up for the in-person event will need to arrive at the event location in CHHS 109.

Can't attend a Spring 2024 workshop? We've posted a recording of the first workshop under "Application Resources" on the main OPT page.

For more information about Optional Practical Training, visit our Employment Page.

Sessions begin promptly at time shown, and last about one to two hours, depending on number of questions we get in the Q &A. Please plan accordingly.

Spring 2024 Workshop Schedule

Day Date Time Location

February 8th

11:00 AM-12:00PM

Event Will Be Held Virtually on Zoom

Click Here to Reserve Your Spot

Monday March 11th 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Event Will Be Held In-Person in CHHS 109 (No Sign Up Required)