Carnegie Mellon University

Fall 2020 Remote Optional Practical Training (OPT) Sessions

If you are planning to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT) this semester, it is mandatory that you attend one of the following OPT sessions with the Office of International Education (OIE). We cannot schedule individual advising appointments to provide this information, so plan to find a session that will fit your schedule.

Fall 2020 OPT sessions will be held on the following dates:

Dates Start Time (EST) Location
Wednesday, September 9 10:30am Zoom Meeting
Tuesday, September 15 3:00pm Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, September 16 9:30am Zoom Meeting
Friday, October 2 1:00pm Zoom Meeting
Wednesday, October 28 10:00am Zoom Meeting
Monday, November 23 1:00pm Zoom Meeting
Monday, December 14 9:30am Zoom Meeting

Students must register for a session in advance. To register, log in to your Handshake account and register for the event "OPT session." Prior to attending the session, you must read through the OPT instructions.

Join the zoom meeting at least 10 minutes early!

As always, you can find OPT information, the Academic Advisor form, and slides on the OIE website, along with other dates to register for an OPT session in Handshake.

*Students in J-1 status who are expecting to complete their program this semester should read the handout on Academic Training and schedule an appointment with their J-1 Alternate Responsible Officer (an OIE advisor if CMU issued your DS-2019) if you have additional questions.