Curricular Practical Training (CPT) is defined as an internship, cooperative education, or any other type of required internship or practicum that will result in credit being awarded towards a student’s degree. For some undergraduate majors at Tiffin, an internship is required. For graduate programs, such as the MBA, an internship is one available option that students have to fulfill a particular degree requirement.
If you participate in full-time CPT for twelve (12) months, you are not eligible for post-completion Optional Practical Training (see OPT website).
Per USCIS regulations, all students planning to do CPT must apply for and receive official approval from TU's International Affairs Office BEFORE beginning employment.
If you choose to complete your internship during the fall or spring semesters, you may only work part-time (20 hours per week), and you must be enrolled full-time.
If you choose to complete your internship in the summer semester, you may work full-time (up to 40 hours per week), and you do not need to be enrolled full-time.