F-1 students graduating in SPRING 2019 are highly encouraged to attend an OPT workshop. Workshops will cover important dates and deadlines, application materials, travel questions and information on maintaining your F-1 status. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions at the end of the session. Workshops run approximately 45 - 60 mins.
OPT Workshop schedule:
Tuesdays – 11:00AM
Wednesdays – 3:00PM
Thursdays – 3:00PM*
Fridays – 2:00PM/3:30PM**
Workshops will take place in the ISSS Multipurpose Room located at 610 E. John Street, 4th floor. Please arrive early/on time as space is limited and late students will NOT be admitted.
*Workshops will not be held on Thursdays after end of March, 2019.
**3:30PM workshops will only run until February 22nd, 2019.
NOTE: OPT approval can take approximately 90 -100 days. If you have an employment opportunity after graduation, please plan ahead to ensure there is enough time for your OPT application to be approved. There is no expediting service for OPT.
More information on OPT can be found here.
As federal regulations are subject to change, ISSS recommends students attend an OPT workshop in their final semester of registration. Note: J-1s are not eligible for OPT.