Employment Workshops

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

In this workshop, an ISSS advisor will go over the steps to apply for Optional Practical Training. Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a form of work authorization used by F-1 students, typically following the completion of their academic program. OPT workshops are MANDATORY for all F-1 students who will apply for OPT, and you MUST have attended the OPT workshop within 9 months of applying for OPT.

  • These workshops do not require pre-registration
  • Attendance will be by first-come, so please plan to come early to get a spot in the workshop
  • Door will open 10 minutes prior to the workshop and door will be locked 5 minutes after the workshop begins
  • All workshop dates and times are subject to change

Fall 2019 Workshops

  • Thursday, October 10: 10:00am-11:00am (Cancelled due to power outage)
  • Thursday, October 17: 3:00pm-4:00pm
  • Monday, October 28: 11:00am-12:00pm (Cancelled due to power outage)
  • Friday, November 1: 11:30am-12:30pm
  • Wed., November 6: 9:00am-10:00am (This will be held at the Silicon Valley Campus Room 3004)
  • Thursday, November 7: 12:30pm-1:30pm
  • Wednesday, November 13: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Tuesday, November 26: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Thursday, December 12: 10:00am-11:00am

Winter 2020 Workshops

  • Monday, January 13: 10:30am-11:30am
  • Thursday, January 30: 9:30am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, February 11: 3:30pm-4:30pm
  • Wednesday, February 26: 1:00pm-2:00pm
  • Thursday, March 12: 11:00am- 12:00pm

Spring 2020 Workshops

  • Thursday, April 9: 9:30am-10:30am
  • Wednesday, April 15: 1:30pm-2:30pm
  • Tuesday, April 28: 11:00am-12:00pm
  • Monday, May 11: 2:00pm-3:00pm
  • Friday, May 29: 10:00am-11:00am
  • Tuesday, June 9: 10:00am-11:00am

All OPT workshops are held in the Classroom Unit Building, Room 101, unless otherwise noted.