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On-Campus Jobs
Carricular Practical Training (CPT) & Academic Training (AT)
Off-Campus Employment (Economic Hardship)
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Social Security Number
Understanding Employment Options

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On-Campus Jobs
This section discusses employment opportunities at your college or at other CUNY campuses.
On-Campus Jobs
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Academic Training (AT)
Learn the process for obtaining an internship through the CPT or AT programs.
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) & Academic Training (AT)
Off-Campus Employment (Economic Hardship)
Students who experience unexpected economic hardship after their first year as a student can apply for permission to work off-campus in fields not directly related to their studies.
Off-Campus Employment
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Through a program called OPT, international students can work full-time for up to one year to gain work experience in their field.
Optional Practical Training (OPT)
Social Security Number
If you do get a job in the U.S., you will need to get a social security number for tax and employment forms.
Social Security Number
Frequently Asked Questions
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