Updating your work authorization on your student profile

Shannon Hittson -

As a student, it is important to update your Handshake profile to reflect that you are an international student who is eligible for OPT/CPT training if that is the case. Within Handshake, this information will not be automatically populated on your profile. 

By populating this field, you are clearly communicating with employers who are looking to hire OPT/CPT eligible candidates that you meet this qualification.

1. Select Settings and Privacy from the drop down the menu under your name 

2. Set your Work Authorization 

3. Selecting certain options, such as the Student F1 Visa, will prompt another checkbox to appear: OPT/CPT eligiblility as well as a link to more information about OPT, CPT and eligibility. Check this box if you are eligible.

4. Once this box is checked, make sure to click Save Update in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

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