OPT Workshop

Optional Practical Training (OPT) Workshop

For students graduating Fall 2017, you will need to sign up and attend a mandatory OPT workshop. This workshop is intended to provide graduating students all the important information in regards to OPT as well as go over the application process and answer lingering questions. Students will need to attend one workshop, in full (no coming late or leaving early), and only after attending the workshop will they be able to turn in the OPT packet and be recommended OPT from ISFO advisors.

Students will need to email isfo@niu.edu with their Full name, Z-ID, choice of date and that you are graduating Fall 2017. This will be on a first come, first served basis; therefore, if a workshop becomes full, you will receive an email to choose a different date. You will receive an email to confirm your attendance to a workshop and then we will email you a few days prior to the workshop date with a reminder email that will include the location of the workshop. See dates and times below that are available for choosing. There are limited spots for each dates.


There are no more dates for the Fall. If you will be graduating in the Fall and have not attended an OPT workshop, you will have to email Arezou and she will schedule a one-on-one. 

Spring 2018 graduating class, the OPT Workshop dates will be posted by the end of the semester.