As of January 2017, please consult with CIE office as work authorization process and benefits may change.

OPT is a type of post-graduation employment authorization that a F-1 student can apply for to USCIS. Students must apply during their graduation (final) quarter, and CIE recommends that you apply at the start of your graduation quarter as it takes USCIS 90-days to process an OPT application. 



OPT Informational Workshop 

Workshop Calendar

Come to the informational session to learn about how you can apply for OPT work authorization. CIE will share information to help you through the application process, and answer your questions. 

Job Search Strategies for International Students Workshop

Workshop Calendar

Looking for work presents special challenges for international students. This workshop held by UW Bothell Career Center will cover best practices and strategies for seeking and applying for jobs. Students to read the workshop information online as well.

Find Companies Hiring Int'l Students

 This database helps you find internships or jobs in the U.S, or  even if you are looking to work in another country.

UW Bothell Career Services

Career Services provides students with valuable resources and guidance ranging from preparing your resume/cover letter, to how to find job openings through HuskyJobs. Visit Career Center's online resources and special international student section to utilize the resources and attend their upcoming workshops and career events! 

UWB International Student Alumni on LinkedIn

Students are working in various fields with companies either locally, or across the U.S.! Also, you definitely need to join CIE's special UWB International Student LinkedIn Group to connect with other international student alum who are working, and to help with your job search!