The International Programs Office provides meetings regarding your options after graduation from Oxy. Whether you decide to return home or stay in the U.S., see what next steps you must take to prepare.
Option 1: Apply for the F-1 Optional Practical Training
Students may be eligible for 12 months of paid work in the U.S. after graduation. This practical training allows students to gain work experience in their field of study. You do not need to have a job to apply. Rather, it allows you to seek work related to your major.
This is a benefit of the F-1 student status, not a work visa. While on OPT, you continue to report to IPO the following changes: address, e-mail, phone number, employment company, position, how it relates to your major and start and end dates.