CPT provides a framework for you to apply your academic knowledge in a practical, real world setting. Practical training is an employment opportunity directly related to your major field of study. Per federal regulations, you may not seek employment based on enrollment in a certificate program or minor. This may include:
- Internship (paid or unpaid)
CPT authorization is specific to one employer. If you have more than one employer, or if you switch employers, you must submit a new CPT application for each employer. All CPT applications are subject to ISS processing times.
We encourage you to use the many career-related resources available to UW-Madison students to help you find the right practical training opportunity for you!