Yes, you can, as long as you do so while on Optional Practical Training (OPT) approved by your school. While you’re in F-1 status, there are two ways that you can work in off-campus jobs: OPT and CPT. (If you don’t know what these are, check out my post from last week.) OPT is the only student work authorization [Read more…]
As a foundation for next week’s post about founding a startup while on F-1 status, this week I’d like to begin with an explanation of the various ways that F-1 students can work.
1. On-Campus Employment: An F-1 student can work on campus or at an off-campus location affiliated with the school without special authorization. This includes things like [Read more…]