Are you an F-1 student graduating in May 2015? If you are interested in gaining work experience after completing your degree, now is the ideal time to start the application process for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT is a type of work authorization allowing eligible F-1 students to work in their field of study for 12 months after completing their program at UT.
To find out more about OPT and the application process, please sign up for an OPT Workshop. OPT Workshop attendance is required in order to apply for OPT. We recommend that interested students get started soon – processing time for OPT is 2-3 months on average. If you would like to start work immediately after graduating in May, the ideal time to apply is late January or February.