International Student & Scholar Workshops

Optional Practical Training Workshops

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.*

  • Wednesday, January 30th at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 31st at 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 13th at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 14th at 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, February 20th at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, February 21st at 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, March 20th at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, March 21st at 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, April 17th at 4:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 18th at 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 14th at 3:30 p.m.

To register for an OPT Workshop, please click HERE.  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.   


H-1B 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.

  • Tuesday, February 19th at 5:00 p.m. - Cashion 101


Tax Workshops

Need help filing your taxes? Come to our Tax Workshop to learn more about important updates on changes in tax law, as well as how to use Sprintax, our office's free software for filing taxes as an F-1 or J-1 international student or scholar.

  • Thursday, March 7th at 5:30 p.m. - Hankamer 260
  • Tuesday, March 19th at 5:30 p.m. - Hankamer 260