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!
*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.