OPT, CPT, and On-Campus Employment

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Optional Practical Training (OPT)

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is work authorization available to international students who have been in valid F-1 status for at least two consecutive semesters and who plan to seek employment in the U.S. in their field of study. OPT is recommended by designated advisers at NPU, but final approval is granted by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS). Please log in to your NPU student portal and look for OPT information.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is alternative work/study, internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that is offered by sponsoring employers through cooperative agreements with a school. Please see the CPT Process Guide for more information.

On-Campus Jobs

A limited number of on-campus jobs are available each semester in the areas of facilities management, administration, and instructional assistance. These part-time positions are open to well-qualified students of NPU on an "as needed" basis. For more information about current openings on-campus, please log in to your NPUOSC account and look for available positions on the eCareer Center Job Board.