Employment

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.

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Optional Practical Training

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.

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Curricular Practical Training

CPT allows F-1 students to 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." Learn more about eligibility, the application process and ISS-provided CPT workshops.

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On-Campus Employment

There are numerous on-campus locations where you can work. Learn more about the policies and application process for on-campus employment.
On-Campus Employment

Employment Workshops

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.

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We are Here to Help

The employment process can be complicated, and you will probably have questions throughout the process. You can send us a message at any time and a staff member will get back to you soon, or book an appointment to speak with one of our advisors.

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ISS Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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