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Stage USA - OPT Job Placement

Are you a current student under an F-1 Visa in the United States? Would you like to take part in a hands-on program to gain work experience in your field of study through your OPT program? We can help you find the job placement that will give you the meaningful experience you seek and gain some real-world knowledge that will better prepare you for your professional future.

Stage-USA offers high-quality full-time and part-time job opportunities in every large city in the U.S. including New York, Miami, LA, San Francisco, San Diego, and many more. Our team of placement professionals helps our students navigate the very difficult process of finding the ideal job opportunity, shaping and perfecting a professional profile, delivering individualized interview coaching, CV and motivation letter assistance for tailor-made programs, and provides the best-quality matching service for an ideal OPT Job experience! We also assist our students with housing resources in case of relocation to another city (optional).

What is an OPT Job Placement?

An Optional Practical Training or OPT program is an opportunity for current F-1 visa-holders in the United States to pursue temporary employment in a placement that is relevant to their academic studies. This is a fantastic opportunity not only to obtain hands-on experience in your field of focus, but also to kick-start your career with an experience in the US during or after completing your studies. Our programs are primarily paid and can take place as part-time programs (20 hours per week) or full-time opportunities (40 hours per week). Our programs are available for a start year-round.

Program Options

You can complete an OPT program through your existing F-1 visa if you:
A) Pre-Completion: Have completed or plan to complete at least 1 academic year by the time of your OPT Job; or
B) Post-Completion: Have recently finished your higher education studies through an F-1 visa and have not conducted a 12-month program through OPT prior to graduation. 

Fields of Study

Stage-USA offers OPT Placements in nearly every field in every level of college education, including diverse areas of STEM and non-STEM. The educational backgrounds we can assist include, but are not limited to:

  • Marketing / Communications
  • Graphic Design
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Event Management
  • Hospitality / Tourism
  • Fashion Management and Design
  • Business / Management
  • Finance / Accounting
  • Facility Management
  • Technology / Engineering / Electrical
  • Legal
  • Logistics / Distribution
  • IT / Computer Science
  • Human Resources (HR)
  • International Business
  • Sports Management
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Aviation (Engineering)

If your field is not listed, please contact


In the case you wish to pursue an OPT job program away from your University location, Stage-USA provides a housing directory for finding suitable accommodations. We provide the assistance in finding you suitable housing. 

Duration & Compensation

There are no specific start dates for OPT jobs in the U.S., so you may enroll throughout the year. The duration of an OPT program is usually between 3 and 12 months. We recommend to register 1-3 months before the start of your OPT training. We will accept applicants 2 weeks before the start of an OPT job placement, however, modified conditions apply.

Work hours can vary from 20-40 hours per week depending on the applicant’s preference. Pre-completion programs for students who are currently in school session, cannot exceed 20 hours per week, but you can participate in full-time programs (40 hours) during vacation periods/off-session dates. Likewise, applicants who are part of a Post-Completion Program (after finishing their studies) are eligible for a full-time program for 40 hours per week.

Please note that holidays are not always included, this will vary per company. Stage-USA is unique in that we mainly offer paid programs (minimum wage). 

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