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OPT Workshop Schedule

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an off-campus employment benefit for F-1 students, which is available for a maximum of 12 months. It can be used during study, after program completion, or in some combination. Attendance at an OPT workshop is MANDATORY and you will receive guidance on completing the application forms and learn about the OPT authorization process.

Students who intend to carry out post-completion OPT may apply 90 days before completing all degree requirements and up to 60 days after completion date (last day of the semester). Please note OPT applications received after the 60 days grace period will NOT be processed. OPT application can take as long as 3 months to process so please plan accordingly.

USCIS Processing Fee for obtaining Employment Authorization: $380.00

All workshops are held at the Admission Conference Room located at 1164 Bishop Street, Suite 1100 (Upper Bishop/Finance Factors Center). Each workshop has a limited capacity of 13 students.

Please bring:
  1. All I-20 forms
  2. Passport
  3. I-94 card (stapled in your passport) -- or, if you do not have an I-94 card, print out electronic I-94 from https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov
  4. Pen or pencil
  5. Paper to take notes

The OPT presentation will take about an hour, followed by half an hour question-answer session.

Seats are limited so please come to International Student Services located at UB 200 or email iss@hpu.edu
or call 808-356-5299 to reserve a seat.

International Student Services will offer the following Optional Practical Training Employment workshops:


   
   

Fall 2014

Date

Day

Time

09/12/2014

Friday

1:30PM – 3:00PM

09/26/2014

Friday

2:30PM – 4:00PM

10/08/2014

Wednesday

10:30AM – 12:00PM

10/21/2014

Tuesday

12:30PM – 2:00PM

11/03/2014

Monday

1:00PM – 2:30PM

11/20/2014

Thursday

3:00PM – 4:30PM

12/03/2014

Wednesday

11:00AM – 12:30PM

12/19/2014

Friday

1:00PM – 2:30PM