International Students Attend February OPT Workshops

The Division of Global Affairs would like to thank the 70 international students who attended the International Student and Scholar Services Office optional practical training Workshops in February.

Optional practical training (OPT) is training designed to provide international students with an opportunity to gain actual experience in their chosen profession post graduation within the US workforce. It is an extension of the student's degree program recognized by the United States Citizen and Immigration Services for a duration of up to three years.

Each semester, the ISSSO offers workshops that explain in detail the 90-day process for obtaining Department of Homeland Security authorization to work for students under OPT. This semester, there were over 70 participants.

Congratulations to those attendees who are well on their way to to the U.S. workforce!