Employment

International Student Employment

International students on F-1 and J-1 visas must abide by certain rules and restrictions regarding employment. Please read through the sections carefully and consult an International Student Advisor if you have any questions or concerns.

On-Campus EmploymentF-1 & J-1

On-campus employment is available to both F-1 and J-1 students. Click to learn more about required authorizations, how to find an on-campus job, and time restrictions associated with working on-campus.

Curricular Practical Training (CPT)F-1 only

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is an off-campus employment authorization for eligible F-1 students who wish to participate in internships for academic credit.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)F-1 only

Optional Practical Training (OPT) is an off-campus employment authorization for eligible F-1 students who wish to work in a job related to their field of study during their degree program, after completing their program, or a combination of both.

Pre-Completion & Post-Completion OPT 24-Month STEM OPT Extension
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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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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.

Employment Workshops

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