International Student Careers

International students seeking employment in the U.S. during or after the MSIS program have access to a number of helpful resources. F-1 students are eligible for curricular practical training (CPT), as well as post-program optional practical training (OPT), and a STEM OPT extension.

Employment Opportunities for International MSIS Students

Listen to Pearl, an MSIS Graduate Ambassador, as she gives some great information to international students looking for employment while studying on an F-1 visa. Pearl utilized the University of Utah’s International Office to find job opportunities, fill out paperwork, and attend forums to learn more about the process. She explains the difference between OPT and CPT and gives examples of how International students can also get jobs working as TA’s and on-campus opportunities.