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Immigration

A student may apply for CPT to use for an internship if it is an integral part of an established curriculum.   

  

OPT is a benefit of F-1 immigration status that permits up to 12 months of off-campus employment for the purpose of gaining practical experience in your chosen field. Students may work for any employer in the United States as long as the job duties are directly related to their major area of study and commensurate with their educational level. 

  

Current students interested in applying for CPT or OPT should review the international student section on Canvas. 

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