F-1 visa students have several options to participate in employment while studying in the United States. Please use the tabs under "Employment" to learn about:
- On Campus Employment
- Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
- Optional Practical Training (OPT)
- STEM OPT Extension
- Summer Employment
- Completing your I-9
- Completing your W-4
- Severe Economic Hardship
You can also read an excellent summary of all these options on the Study in the States website on "Working in the United States."
In addition, if a prospective employer has questions about hiring an international student we suggest sharing this resource with them as it provides clear information and dispels myths that employers may have.
Finally, we encourage all F-1 visa students to utilize the resources of the Center for Vocation and Career (CVC) on campus. The staff of this office will advise you as you pursue employment opportunities and internships while connecting you to the information you need to know about applications, resumes, interviews, etc.