A benefit of your Student (F-1) or Exchange Visitor (J-1) visa status is the eligibility to seek employment, both on- and off-campus. It is relatively easy to start working on campus as you, most likely, will be eligible as soon as you check-in with ISSS. There are three types of employment options for students in F-1 status and two for exchange visitors in J-1 status, which are listed below. Click on the links to learn more about the employment option and the specific details of each.
On-Campus Employment for F-1 students and J-1 exchange visitors
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) for students F-1 visa status
Optional Practical Training (OPT) for students F-1 visa status
OPT STEM Extension for F-1 students in certain fields of study
Academic Training (AT) for J-1 exchange visitors
Updated November 2010