Guide for International Students

Q: What is CPT and how can I request it?
A: Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Information

Q: What is OPT and how can I request it?
A: Optional Practical Training (OPT) Information

The following is a list of local companies in the Kansas City area who are open to hiring international students for either an internship (CPT) or post-graduation employment (OPT). This may be helpful to you if you are thinking about either CPT or OPT options.  

International Student Friendly Companies List


As you graduate and prepare for your next step in life, stop by the Career Development Center. We offer career advice in person, via phone and online communication. We provide services to help you with the job search process and interview preparation. The Career Development Center is here to guide you throughout your academic journey as a student and when you become an alumni.

External Relations and Advancement
8700 NW River Park Drive
Parkville, MO 64152-3795

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