OPT, CPT and EAD Resources
There’s a lot written about new rules and regulations for international students. Here are just a few of the articles we culled on the subject of student visas, OPT, CPT and EAD.
This US government guide offers everything international students need to know about studying at US Colleges and Universities: visa information; forms, backgrounders, blogs and updates on Covid-19’s impact.
All of the US News & World Report articles are well-written, clear and chock full of useful information. This weekly news magazine is known for its coverage of US colleges and universities and for the annual list of “Best Colleges” it has been publishing for years.
Companies Hiring OPT Students
Here are two sources of job postings for foreign students. We’re not sure how current or reliable these listings are, so please give us feedback and we’ll share it here.
Yudi: Biggest Myth of OPT – 90 Days to Find a Job /EAD Card Process
Yudi tells you how to manage the 90-day period of time you have to look for work and/or start a job. He also talks about “How and when to get an EAD Card.”
Everything You Need to Know About Working While Attending School With an F1 Visa:
This video covers On-Campus Employment/CPT: Curricular Practical Training PT, OPT: Optional Practical Training. There's lots of good information here. Yash just talks too fast and his visuals aren't great.
Yash has a website https://www.ymgrad.com
It features a directory of US Colleges & Universities that accept foreign students, and it has info on test prep; application advice; interview tips, etc. It’s very comprehensive, but not very slick.
There's a list of organizations that hire foreign students. This sounds like it could be the “key to the kingdom,” but it’s a fake-out. The list of organizations is just a list – mostly of colleges, medical schools, labs, foundations and research centers. We will be checking out these organizations and reporting back to you, so stay tuned.
The future of OPT/H1B Visas and Job Prospects
If you’re a student, hoping to get a job in the US and all the negative press has gotten you down, this is a great video to watch. It will restore your faith in the American dream!
How Covid Impacts OPT/CPT
I was intrigued by the title, but I couldn’t get past the first 5 minutes. I might take another look and see if there’s anything more enlightening later on.