밑에 보시면 어느 종류의 취업이 가능한지 설명이 되어 있습니다. OPT중 해외 여행을 희망하시면 학교로 부터 I-20에 travel endorsement를 받으셔야 합니다.
What types of employment are allowed for regular pre- and postcompletion OPT?
All OPT employment, including post-completion OPT, must be in a job that
is related to the student’s degree program.
For students who are not on a 17-month extension, this employment may
Multiple employers. A student may work for more than one employer,
but all employment must be related to the student’s degree program
and, for pre-completion OPT, can not exceed the allowed per week
Short-term multiple employers (performing artists). A student, such
as a musician or other type of performing artist, may work for multiple short term employers (gigs). The student should maintain a
list of all gigs, the dates and duration.
Work for hire. This is also commonly referred to as 1099
employment, where an individual performs a service based on a
contractual relationship rather than an employment relationship. If
requested by DHS, the student must be prepared to provide
evidence showing the duration of the contract period and the name
and address of the contracting company.
Self-employed business owner. A student on OPT may start a
business and be self-employed. The student must be able to prove
that he or she has the proper business licenses and is actively
engaged in a business related to the student’s degree program.
Employment through an agency or consulting firm. A student on
post-completion OPT must be able to provide evidence showing he
or she worked an average of at least 20 hours per week while
employed by the agency.
Paid employment. A student may work part time (at least 20 hours
per week when on post-completion OPT) or full time.
Unpaid employment. A student may work as a volunteer or unpaid
intern, where this practice does not violate any labor laws. The work
must be at least 20 hours per week for a student on post-completion
OPT. A student must be able to provide evidence acquired from the
student’s employer to verify that the student worked at least 20 hours
per week during the period of employment.