Employment Workshops


OISSS offers monthly employment workshops to provide students with up to date information on seeking employment authorization for on campus jobs, internships, and post-graduation employment. Find out everything you need to know about Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) work authorization, including application procedures,  deadlines, and important information regarding employment and F-1 status, by attending a mandatory workshop.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is a benefit available to students maintaining F-1 non-immigrant status. This benefit provides students with authorization for employment related to a student's program of study. It is most commonly used for part-time off-campus internships.

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a benefit available to students who have maintained F-1 non-immigrant status.  This benefit provides students with 12 months of full-time work authorization related to a student's program of study.  


Fall 2013 Schedule

Thursday, September 26 - 12:30 -1:30pm, Olin Library, Van Houten Conference Room

Tuesday, November 5 - 3:00 - 4:00pm, Olin Library, Bib Lab Meeting Room

Wednesday, December 4 - 12:00 - 1:00pm, Olin Library, Bib Lab Meeting Room


Tax Workshop

*Offered in Spring semester*


The information provided in this workshop is intended only to give you a general sense of taxpaying requirements and should not be considered financial or legal advice. Due to legal restrictions, the staff of the Office of International Student & Scholar Services is not able to advise on tax issues, answer individual tax questions, or prepare tax forms for individual students or scholars. However, in March of each year the office provides tax information and a variety of resources to assist international students and scholars with filing their tax returns. For complex situations, it is advisable to consult a tax attorney, a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), or other reputable tax adviser who is familiar with non-resident taxation.


Tax Year 2013 Information Packet

2013 Tax Filing Guide

Tax Workshop Presentation


Tax Filing Forms for 2013

Form 843

Form 8843

Form 1040-NR

Instructions for Form 1040-NR

Form 1040-NR-EZ

Instructions for Form 1040-NR-EZ