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Spring 2019 Work Authorization Workshops

CPT Workshops For F-1 Students

Description: CPT if for current USC students who need to complete off-campus employment/practical training that is integral to their curriculum. For more information, see the CPT section of the ISS website. You can attend an in-person workshop or watch the CPT online workshop for more information. CPT applications can be found in the Forms Library section of the ISS website. You must attend an in-person workshop or complete the quiz at the end of the online workshop to receive a CPT I-20 from ISS. 

  • 1/17/19: CPT Workshop from 1:30 – 2:30 (Career Center)
  • 1/18/19: CPT Workshop from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Close Hipp 650A)

OPT Workshops For F-1 Students

Description: OPT is a work authorization for F-1 students that is typically used after graduation, although sometimes students use pre-completion OPT. We recommend that you bring your completed OPT application to this workshop so that you can learn about OPT and submit your application all in one day. If you don't have your OPT application ready and just want to attend for informational purposes, you are also welcome. For more information, see the OPT section of the ISS website or watch the OPT online workshop. You must attend an in-person workshop or complete the quiz at the end of the online workshop to receive an OPT I-20 from ISS. The OPT Application Part 1 and Part 2 can be found in the Forms Library section of the ISS website.

  • 1/18/19: OPT Workshop from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. (Career Center)
  • 2/15/19: OPT Workshop from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Close Hipp 650A)
  • 2/22/19: OPT Workshop from 2 p.m. – 3 p.m. (Close Hipp 650A)
  • 3/4/19: OPT Workshop from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. (Close Hipp 650A)

Workshops For J-1 Students

Description:

J1 ACADEMIC TRAINING WORKSHOP:  J-1 visa students are eligible for employment and/or practical training related to field of study. The Academic Training benefit can be utilized either pre-completion, post-completion or both. During the workshop, we will provide an overview of Academic Training, eligibility, length of time and how to apply. For more information, please visit the Academic Training page on our website.

J2 EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION WORKSHOP:  Dependents of J-1 visa students are eligible for work authorization that. During the workshop, we will provide an overview of the authorization and what is needed to apply. We can also review completed applications at the end of the workshop. For more information, please visit the J2 Employment Authorization page on our website.

  • 3/8/19: J-2 Work Authorization Workshop from 2 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Close Hipp 650A)
  • 3/8/19: J-1 Academic Training Workshop from 3 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Close Hipp 650A)

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