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06/14/11
OPT / CPT. Follow-up from a workshop
Filed under: Position Searching
Posted by: site admin @ 7:54 am

Although more formally part of an international
student’s training program and peripherally related
to careers as temporary positions, a couple of
attendees at a recent workshop asked about OPT
and CPT.

Using the long-tail of the Internet, the following
resources were explored on these training programs
for individuals with ONLY F-1 visas:

   OPT - Optional practical training is a temporary
employment authorization for F-1 visa holders for
temporary employment to gain practical work
experience in their area of study granted by USCIS.
Optional practical training is available after a
student completes their degree.  It is available to
work up to 1 full year, if they did not spend 365
days enrolled in CPT.

   CPT - required practical experience as part of
some defined courses of study.  CPT is mainly used
when students with F-1 visas complete an internship
during the summer.  Students can use up to we
months (365 days) on a CPT, during their academic
career.

Thanks to E. Hogrebe UCONN for authoritative insight.

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