Student Employment

Following options for off-campus employment must be approved by your DSO official and USCIS: OPT, and Economic Hardship. Find their information here: https://www.ice.gov/sevis/employment

If your employer has offered you’re an H1b, congratulations!!! If your OPT expires before H1b is approved in October please email your DSO at internation@occc.edu and ask for a Cap-Gap extension.

  • Information about Optional Practical Training (OPT) can be found here

    OPT Powerpoint

  • Are you a student in one of these majors?

    • Automotive Technology- Automotive Technology Internship Program
    • Automotive Technology- GM Automotive Service Educational Program
    • Biotechnology
    • Business- Administrative Assistant Options
    • Business-Legal Secretary Option
    If so, you are eligible for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). You must have authorization through and I-20 to do any off campus internships. Find out how here:

    CPT Powerpoint

  • Want an on-campus job? Make yourself familiar with this information

    Employment Powerpoint

  • Are you applying for OPT or Economic hardship? Having difficulty with the I-765? Please visit here to see instructions on how to fill out the form:

    I-765 Powerpoint