Career Tips for International Students

CPT and OPT (Do’s & Don’ts)

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When should I apply for the OPT? What should be the start date? I’m not sure if I can get a job within that 90-day allowance timeline, what should I do? What are the common errors that lead to OPT denial? What should I watch out for?

At this time, many international students are now preparing for a summer internship or a full-time position after graduation. As CPT and OPT filing could be so confusing and chaotic, international students should be well-informed about things that they should and shouldn’t do when it comes to CPT and OPT.

We want to help you avoid making common mistakes and be able to prepare for this in a more strategic way. Coach Kwan has invited Dr. Michael Elliott, the Director of the International Student and Scholar Services at the University at Albany, State of New York, to share with us some common mistakes that students normally make during their CPT and OPT applications.

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