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Upcoming OPT Workshops with Live Q&A 

There is much to learn about the OPT eligibility criteria and the process students must complete in order to apply and receive their authorization to participate in OPT. We encourage all students that want to know more about OPT to view our OPT Workshop. OIE offers a recording of our OPT workshop and live OPT Q&A sessions throughout the year to help students understand the application process, status maintenance requirements, travel expectations, and more. Students are encouraged to review OIE’s OPT guidance prior to view the workshop. For OPT Workshops with live Q&A, we ask students log into the Workshop a few minutes early to ensure they don't miss any of the presentation. Thank you and we wish you the best with your practical training experience! 

Upcoming Sessions

Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at 10:00am ET



Monday, January 30, 2023 at 3:00pm ET



Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 9:00am ET



Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 10:30am ET



Wednesday, April 5, 2023 at 1:30pm ET



Monday, May 22, 2023 at 1:30pm ET



All session are hosted from Atlanta in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. Please take this into account if you are overseas or in another state. 


Full OPT Workshop Recording



Full Transcript PDF


1. OPT Eligibility and Post Completion OPT





2. Application Process and OPT Timeline




3. Reporting Requirements and Travel




4. STEM OPT Extension




5. SSN and OIE Resources