Employment Information for Binghamton University International Students
Welcome to the ISSS Employment Webcast Access Page!

Please 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: http://www.adobe.com/, 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)
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Running Time 18 minutes 39 seconds
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? Those questions and more will be answered at this valuable webcast!

2. Applying for Optional Practical Training
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Running Time 11 minutes 0 seconds
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
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Running Time 15 minutes 55 seconds
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 Optional Practical Training, Post-Completion Optional Practical Training, and 17-Month Extension of Post-Completion Optional Practical Training.
It is recommended that you download and print form I-765: http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-765.pdf 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 US Citizenship and Immigration Services should be filled out on-line.

4. Curricular Practical Training
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Running time 14 minutes 23 seconds
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
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Running time 6 minutes 39 seconds
Now that you have viewed the general webcast on Curricular Practical Training, this webcast provides specific instructions on how to apply, and the information needed for your application.

Last Updated: 10/8/14