Optional Practical Training

For frequently asked questions and answers related to OPT, please visit the following webpages: F-1 students interested in having practical work experience in the U.S. after completing their academic program are encouraged to attend an OPT workshop or webinar.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is temporary employment available to F-1 students. The employment must be related to the student's field of study and commensurate with the student's education level. F-1 students may be eligible for up to 12 months of OPT per degree level. Attend the OPT workshop or webinar to learn more about how to request this F-1 work authorization and how it can be utilized after graduation.

OPT Webinar (General presentation of OPT)
A previous OPT webinar recording can be viewed at tx.ag/OPTWebinarRecording
Link to the OPT handout

Upcoming OPT Webinar (General live presentation of OPT)
Thursday, July 9 at 4pm
Register for the OPT Webinar at tx.ag/OPTWebinarZoom

OPT FAQ Webinar (FAQ webinar)
The OPT FAQ webinar recording can be viewed at tx.ag/OPTFAQWebinarRecording

STEM OPT FAQ Webinar Recording  (FAQ webinar)
The STEM OPT FAQ webinar recording can be viewed at tx.ag/STEMOPTFAQWebinarRecording

24 Month STEM Extension of OPT Webinar (Presentation of STEM Extension of OPT)
The STEM OPT FAQ webinar recording can be viewed at tx.ag/STEMOPTWebinarRecording

If you have any further questions about OPT, please email iss@tamu.edu
If you have questions about the webinar meetings or scheduling, please email issprograms@tamu.edu
Event Details
DATE: Thursday, July 09, 2020