At UTPB, we offer international students a rewarding experience in a supportive environment. Our international graduates move into careers bolstered by the experience of studying at a UT school with competitive education but a small enough campus and surrounding community to feel connected and secure.

Employment and Eligibility

This outlines different types of work permissions, such as on-campus employment, internships, optional practical training (OPT), and curricular practical training (CPT), among others. This section also covers important regulations about the work eligibility and limitations linked to each student’s visa status.

CPT vs OPT: What Is the Difference and How to Apply

An overview of the eligibility criteria, duration, and application processes for both CPT and OPT, showing the key distinctions between the two programs, such as their purpose and timing.


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(432) 552-2890

MB Room 2100
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Career Service Hours

Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Available by appointment through Bookings, virtually or face-to-face.