International Student Employment Options
International students on F-1 and J-1 visas have to abide by certain rules and restrictions regarding employment while they are enrolled for classes in their degree program. Please read through the sections carefully and consult an International Student Advisor if you have any questions or concerns.
OPT allows eligible F-1 students to temporarily work in a job directly related to their field of study. Learn more about eligibility, the application process and ISS-provided OPT workshops.
CPT is required for F-1 students who engage in paid or unpaid work experience which "is an integral part of the established curriculum" and "directly related to the student's major area of study."
There are numerous on-campus locations where you can work. Learn more about the policies and application process for on-campus employment.
The ISS office holds regular Employment Workshops for international students looking to work during their time at Cal State Fullerton. Workshops are held on-campus and online.