Carnegie Mellon University
December 20, 2018

Spring 2019 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Sessions

If you are planning to apply for 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 ahead to find a session that will fit your schedule.

Spring 2019 OPT sessions will be held on the following dates:




Wednesday, January 23, 2019 11:00am Cohon University Center, McConomy 
Tuesday, January 29, 2019 5:00pm Cohon University Center, Rangos 3 
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 10:00am Cohon University Center, McConomy 
Friday, February 22, 2019 9:00am Cohon University Center, McConomy 
Wednesday, March 06, 2019 4:30pm Danforth Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Monday, April 01, 2019 11:00am Danforth Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 2:00pm Cohon University Center, Rangos 1
Wednesday, May 22, 2019 3:00pm Danforth Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Monday, June 10, 2019 9:00am Danforth Conference Room, 2nd Floor

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

Remember, to bring your CMU ID Card with you to check-in to the OPT Session. 

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).