Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is the immigration program that will help you obtain permission to work off campus in a job related to your field of study, or to participate in a paid internship.
1) First, find a job! You can start by looking in the newspaper (both the Ashland Times Gazette and the Mansfield News Journal are available on the main floor of the library and online). Career Services Center can provide information on internships and preparing a resume. You will also want to talk to your academic advisor to make sure that you can get obtain academic credit for the type of job you might be interested in.
2) If any prospective employers are not sure about your authorization to work in the United States, please give them this letter: PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYER GUIDELINES.
3) Once a job offer has been made, you will need to complete the following paperwork to obtain authorization to work off campus:
4) Bring the employer letter and proof of registration to Scott Parillo in the ISS office. He will need at least 24 hours to obtain CPT approval for you. He cannot do so until you have given him these three documents, and you cannot start working until CPT has been approved.