Employment Options

International students are bound by the general restriction on employment stated by U.S. federal regulation 8 C.F.R. § 214.1(e): "A nonimmigrant who is permitted to engage in employment may engage only in such employment as has been authorized. Any unauthorized employment by a nonimmigrant constitutes a failure to maintain status..." . Following are the employment options for F-1 students.  

    On-campus Employment
    Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
    Optional Practical Training (OPT)
    24-Month STEM OPT Extension
    Reporting Requirements during Standard Post-completion OPT and STEM OPT