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 Fall 2021

The following OPT webinars will be avilable for Fall 2021.

Tuesday, September 14 at 4:00pm
Please click on the link below for the recording to the webinar.

Tuesday, September 28 at 9:30am
Register at tx.ag/OPTSept282021

Thursday, October 19 at 4:00pm
Register at tx.ag/OPTOct192021

Thursday, November 11 at 4:00pm
Register at tx.ag/OPTNov112021

​Past OPT Webinar Recordings from Spring and Summer 2021

Please click on the link above to view the OPT webinar recordings from Spring and Summer 2021.

If you have any further questions about OPT, please email iss@tamu.edu

For upcoming webinars and other events, please view the Calender of Events

Event Details
DATE: Tuesday, September 14, 2021
TIME: 4:00pm

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 9:30am

Thursday, October 19, 2021 at 4:00pm

Thursday, November 11, 2021 at 4:00pm

LOCATION: Zoom (see above)