What Can a Person Do That Has OPT But No Job
August 19th, 2022
A common question that we receive at this time of the year is: what can a person do that has Optional Practical Training (OPT) but no job or employer. Well, that’s a situation that many will face this year with the Covid-19 crisis.
Fortunately there are solutions. Because OPT does not required that the person receives a salary or even that the job is full-time, as long as the work is related to their field of study and the person is not unemployed for a period more than 90 days, self employment is a great alternative. A person can create a business or provide consulting services or even just work on creating a business plan. And these type of activities qualify for maintaining OPT status. Another option is an unpaid internship. Right now so many companies in the United States have had to lay off workers, that most of them would be happy to have access to a professional educated intern, and the person with OPT will get training experience and potential contacts that he can use in the future. Optional Practical Training can provide great opportunity that is accessible even today.
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