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 Webinars for Spring 2021

The following OPT webinars included the OPT presentation followed by Q&A. Please see the below link to access the OPT recordings.

Past OPT Webinars and Recordings

Please click on the link above to view Spring '21 and Fall '20 webinar recordings for OPT Webinars, FAQ Webinars, and STEM OPT Webinars

​STEM OPT Webinar

STEM OPT webinar will be on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 5:30pm
See the following link to sign up STEM OPT webpage


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