ISSS Employment Webcast Access Page

Read the following before clicking the link of the webcast you would like to view:

You will need “Adobe Flash Player” installed on your computer and a high speed internet connection to view the workshops. “Dial-up” internet connections will not be successful. If you do not have “Flash Player” on your computer, you can download a free version by going to:, click on “Get Adobe Flash Player” and follow the instructions.
These webcasts are produced by Binghamton University’s Educational Communications Center.

1. Work Rules! What F-1 students need to know about Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Running time 18:39 minutes
This webcast explains the federal employment regulations for OPT and how to apply for this type of work authorization. Will you be graduating soon? Do you want to work in the United States after graduation? Wondering what is legal and what isn't? These questions and more will be answered in this webcast!

2. Applying for Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Running time 11:00 minutes
This webcast explains the process of applying for OPT, what is needed to prepare a complete application packet for mailing, processing times, mailing instructions and post-application follow up.

3. How to properly fill out Form I-765
Running time 15:55 minutes
This webcast provides step-by-step directions for completing Federal Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization. This form must be completed by students applying for Pre-Completion OPT, Post-Completion OPT and 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion OPT.
It is recommended that you download and print form I-765 and have the printed form in front of you prior to viewing the webcast, so that you can more easily follow the webcast instructions. The form can be saved on your computer, so the final version that you will submit as part of your OPT application to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services should be filled out online.

4. Curricular Practical Training (CPT)
Running time 14:23 minutes
This webcast provides an overview of Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and explains the federal rules and requirements that govern CPT.

5. How To Apply for Curricular Practical Training
Running time 6:39 minutes
This webcast provides specific instructions on how to apply for CPT and the information needed for your application.

Last Updated: 8/21/16