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.

Past OPT Webinars and Recordings
Recent OPT Webinar Recording on Oct 15 2020
The following OPT webinar recording inludes the OPT presentation and Q&A after the webinar.
You can view the OPT presentation at tx.ag/OPTWebinarRecording101520

Past OPT Webinar Recording on Sept 24 2020
The following OPT webinar recordings inlude the full OPT presentation and Q&A after the webinar.
You can view just the OPT presentation at tx.ag/OPTWebinarRecording092420​
You can view just the OPT Q&A at tx.ag/OPTWebinarQARecording092420​

Past OPT Webinar Recording (April 2020)
The following OPT webinar inluded the full OPT presentation. 
You can view the OPT webinar recording at tx.ag/OPTWebinarRecording
Here is the link to the OPT handout

OPT FAQ Webinar 
The following OPT FAQ Webinar was hosted as just a Q&A to answer pre-submitted frequently asked questions pertaining to OPT. It does not include the OPT presentation.
You can view the OPT FAQ webinar recording at tx.ag/OPTFAQWebinarRecording

STEM OPT FAQ Webinar Recording 
The following STEM OPT FAQ Webinar was hosted as a Q&A to answer pre-submitted frequently asked questions pertaining to STEM OPT. 
You can view the STEM OPT FAQ webinar recording at tx.ag/STEMOPTFAQWebinarRecording

24 Month STEM Extension of OPT Webinar 
The following 24 Month STEM Extension of OPT webinar inluded a full presentation. 
You can view the 24 Month STEM Extension of OPT webinar recording 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: To Be Determined

LOCATION: Zoom