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Practical Training Workshops

Posted by on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 in Uncategorized.

During your academic program you may encounter situations where you are required or have the opportunity to participate in an off-campus practical experiences. In the context of F-1 and J-1 students and the federal regulations, this is defined as practical training. F-1 and J-1 students are required to have authorization to participate in practical training experiences. There are three main types of practical training authorization:

  • Curricular Practical Training (CPT): Benefit for F-1 students who are required or have the option to participate in an off-campus practical experience. Students must have a specific major field of study to be eligible for CPT and in general the practical experience must be connected to a practical course (internship, practicum, etc.), a course requirement or a degree program requirement.
  • Optional Practical Training (OPT): Benefit for F-1 students who wish to undertake an optional paid practical experience off-campus during their program (pre-completion OPT) or after graduation (post-completion OPT).
  • Academic Training (AT): Benefit for J-1 students who wish to participate in a practical experience during their program (pre-completion) or upon graduation (post-completion).

Students are required to attend a practical training workshop before submitting an application. The workshops provide information about how the practical training authorizations function as well as the application process and how students maintain status during periods of practical training.

If you are graduating this semester or if you are considering participating in an internship or other off-campus practical experience you will need to attend a session before you apply for the authorization. Students planning for spring and summer internships should attend a workshop in the fall semester. Students who are graduating should attend an OPT session as early as possible in their last semester.

Spots are limited! Please register online for a workshop time to reserve a space. 

CPT Workshops:

Friday, September 13
1:00-2:00 PM
Sarratt 189

Wednesday, September 18
4:30-5:30 PM
Buttrick 202

Monday, September 30
10:00-11:00 AM
Sarratt 189

Monday, October 14
4:30-5:30 PM
Sarratt 189

Wednesday, October 23
4:00-5:00 PM
Sarratt 216/220

Tuesday, October 29
10:00-11:00 AM
Sarratt 189

Monday, November 4
4:00-5:00 PM
Sarratt 189

Wednesday, November 13
4:30-5:30 PM
Buttrick 201

Tuesday, November 19
10:00-11:00 AM
Sarratt 327

Monday, December 9
10:30-11:30 AM
Buttrick 201

OPT Workshops For Bachelor’s, Master’s and Professional Students:

Monday, September 9
4:30-6:00 PM
Sarratt 216/220

Tuesday, September 17
3:30-5:00 PM
Sarratt 216/220

Friday, October 4
2:00-3:30 PM
Sarratt 189

Tuesday, October 15
10:30 AM-12:oo PM
Sarratt 189

Monday, October 28
10:00-11:30 AM
Sarratt 327

Friday, November 1
2:00-3:30 PM
Sarratt 189

Tuesday, November 12
4:00-5:30 PM
Sarratt 327

Thursday, November 21
10:00-11:30 AM
Sarratt 189

Tuesday, December 3
4:30-6:00 PM
Sarratt 327

OPT Workshops For PhD Students:

Wednesday, September 11
4:30-6:00 PM
Buttrick 309

Friday, September 20
1:30-3:00 pm
Sarratt 361

Friday, October 11
1:00-2:30 PM
Sarratt 325

Thursday, October 24
3:30-5:00 PM
Sarratt 112

Tuesday, November 5
1:00-2:30 PM
Sarratt 112

Wednesday, November 20
4:00-5:30 PM
Sarratt 112

Friday, December 6
2:00-3:30 PM
Buttrick 308

Academic Training Workshops:

Academic training workshops are done by appointment. Please use the online registration form to submit your request and provide your availability.

 

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