​​Career Development for ​​​​​​International Students

Welcome to the University of Findlay and to the Center for Career & Professional Development (CCPD)! It is our hope to assist you in creating an effective resume, beginning to build a network of people and searching for internships/jobs while you are at the University of Findlay.

Please utilize the new Career Development Handbook found on the student resources page. This is a useful tool that gives you career-related information to be used while at UF and after graduation.

The CCPD can assist you in the following ways:

  • Help create an American-style resume and cover letter
  • Search for an internship (CPT) or a job after graduation (OPT)
  • Prepare for interviews and practice skills through mock interviews
  • Learn how to network and utilize resources
  • Answer your questions about the CPT process at UF

CPT/OPT Process

CPT is an internship, training or temporary employment opportunity that is directly related to your field of study. In order for a CPT request to be processed, the following tasks need to be completed. Please allow up to five business days for CPT request to be processed once all requirements have been met.
  1. Obtain original job offer letter from the company with a job description and position title
  2. Check Workday for any holds on your account
  3. Register CPT with a counselor in the CCPD
  4. Verify your work eligibility with the DSO in International Admissions
Please visit the office of International Admissions & Immigration Services regarding the CPT/OPT process and application timeline.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services/Students and Employment: Work Authorization

Other Information

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement link below provides some CPT and OPT information for international students.