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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

All session are hosted on Bluejeans from Atlanta in the Eastern Standard Time Zone.

Please take this into account if you are overseas or in another state. 

If you are joining from your smart phone or tablet, please make sure you have the BlueJeans app downloaded.

Monday, September 27, 2:30pm to 4:00pm ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/ddradvat

If you are on a smart phone or tablet, make sure you have the BlueJeans app downloaded. Enter event ID : ddradvat

Tuesday, October 5, 10:00am to 11:30am ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/zcdtpuaj

If you are on a smart phone or tablet, make sure you have the BlueJeans app downloaded. Enter event ID : zcdtpuaj

Thursday, October 21, 9:00am to 10:30am ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/sbzfbgsa

If you are on a smart phone or tablet, make sure you have the BlueJeans app downloaded. Enter event ID : sbzfbgsa

Tuesday, November 2, 8:30am to 10:00am ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/jyxwzrqp

If you are on a smart phone or tablet, make sure you have the BlueJeans app downloaded. Enter event ID : jyxwzrqp

Monday, November 15, 1:30pm to 3:00pm ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/rwdtvwfw

If you are on a smart phone or tablet, make sure you have the BlueJeans app downloaded. Enter event ID : rwdtvwfw

Thursday, December 2, 9:00am to 10:30am ET

To join, please click here: https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/quxafupz

If you are on a smart phone or tablet, make sure you have the BlueJeans app downloaded. Enter event ID : quxafupz

 

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