Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a benefit for F-1 students who are completing a Bachelor's or graduate degree in the United States. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity to gain employment experience in a student's field of study.
To assist USC international students in better understanding OPT and the OPT application process, OIS provides an OPT online workshop that students can review and complete at their own pace. The online workshop should be the first stop for international students interested in learning about OPT. OIS does not offer in-person workshops on this topic.
The OPT online workshop includes important details about eligibility requirements, application timeline, reporting requirements and other pertinent topics related to OPT. All necessary forms for the OPT application are available at the end of the online workshop.
More details on OPT and the OPT online workshop can be found in here.