F-1 students may apply to United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, which helps them apply their classroom learning to the real-world.
Working After Graduation
Discover how international students maintain their visa status while working in the USA after graduating—gaining practical work experience related to their program of study.
F-1 students who receive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) degrees and meet the requirements below are eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT).
If you want to switch your F-1 student status to an H-1B temporary employment status after completing a program of study or Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT), read below about the cap gap extension.
These instructions will help F-1 students learn about and apply for Cap Gap extensions for H-1B visas.
With Academic Training, eligible J-1 students can deepen their Northeastern experience with employment opportunities that relate to their field of study.
F-1 students on Post-Completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) are required to report specific changes of their status to the Office of Global Services. See the full list below.
Discover what F-1 students are required to report during their 24-month Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) extension.
This is a sample J-1 scholar incidental employment letter from organizations or universities other than Northeastern.