Optional Practical Training

Optional Practional Training (OPT) is an employment opportunity available to eligible F-1 students. OIS has created the following resources to help students learn more about this option.


Pre-Completion and Post-Completion OPT

STEM OPT Extension

Application Aids and Reminders 

Networking and Pitt Connections

Online Presentations

Face-to-Face Presentations

Throughout the year, OIS presents to different schools across the Pitt campus on OPT. To find upcoming presentations, please visit the OIS Events page.

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