Current Wellesley students in F-1 and J-1 status who are maintaining valid status may be eligible for on-campus employment.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is temporary work authorization granted to students in F-1 status. It is designed to enable international students to apply and practice the knowledge and skills gained in their academic programs.
Optional Practical Training (OPT) is a benefit of F-1 status that allows students to work off-campus in a field related to their major. Students do not need to have a specific job offer to apply for OPT and are eligible for a 12 month period of OPT at every level of education.
The STEM OPT extension is a 24-month extension of F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) for individuals who majored in the fields of study with specific classification of instructional program codes or (CIP) codes in science, technology, engineering, or math.
Students in J-1 status may be eligible for Academic Training (AT). AT is a temporary period of part or full-time, paid or unpaid employment that is directly related to a student‘s field of study. This employment may take place when school is in session, during vacation period, or after completion of a program of study.