CPT and OPT Employment

Globe University’s Career Services personnel at our Minneapolis campus provide workshops for international students. The workshops take place within your first quarter of study at Globe. Students receive useful information about the local job market, resume writing, interviewing techniques required in the US, and relevant employer information to make job searches more efficient and effective. The workshops are a great opportunity for students to meet the director of career services and get responses to any questions.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) information on international student employment

Our Designated School Officials (DSOs) are qualified by the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) to support international students with potential employment opportunities while enrolled as full-time students at Globe University.


SEVIS is the program ICE uses to track and monitor schools, programs, students, exchange visitors and their dependents throughout their time in the US. This information is tracked through the Internet by the government to ensure students remain in legal status throughout their stay and able to explore qualified employment opportunities.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

International graduate students may be eligible to participate in Curricular Practical Training (CPT). Eligibility is accorded to students under the guidelines of the F-1 Visa, and is dependent on the credential level and specific program the student is enrolled in. To participate in CPT, students are required to meet with their campus DSO.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

After completion of a degree program, international students may be eligible to participate in Optional Practical Training (OPT). Students must schedule an appointment with their DSO at minimum 90 days in advance of their graduation to begin the application process to qualify for OPT.

General information about SEVIS, and CPT and OPT is provided by ICE at http://www.ice.gov/sevis/sevis.htm and http://www.ice.gov/sevis/practical-training.

We encourage you to call and speak with one of our DSOs at 612-455-3000 or email us with any questions.

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