Learn about the process to apply for Optional Practical Training, as well as employment considerations and reporting requirements. Note: As of the Spring 2018 semester, attendance at an OPT Workshop is mandatory for all students applying to OPT. *Please note that all OPT Workshop are in Hankamer 260.*
To register for an OPT Workshop, please click on one of the dates above to register with your Bear ID and Password. You should also go to the OPT Policies and Procedures Page and review the policy and procedure before attending the workshop. OPT Policies and Procedures Link
Please note that you are required to attend an OPT workshop during your last semester in order to be eligible to apply for OPT. You may attend a workshop earlier than this time, but only attendance at a workshop in your last semester will count for this requirement. Your request to apply for OPT will NOT be approved until after you have attended a workshop.
Come learn about the H-1B application process from an employee perspective including eligibility requirements, eligible occupations and timing concerns. Permanent Residency will also be discussed.