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Last updated 31-Jan-2018

The Employment Information page shows a history of a student’s employment authorizations and employer(s). Access this page from the Employment Information link on the Student Information page.


screenshot of Student Information page with the Employment Information link magnified.

Employment Information Page

 The following information is available on the Employment Information page:

Column Name Description and Information to Note

Expand iconExpand icon to display employer information.

Collapse IconCollapse icon to hide employer information.

Active [OPT]

Displays a dark dot when a student is in an active period of OPT, as shown below; otherwise, the field is empty.

Screenshot of the Active column with a black dot indicating a student is on active OPT

Employment Type Describes the type of employment authorization:
  •  CPT
  • Pre-Completion OPT
  • Post-Completion OPT
  • Off-Campus

Note: There is no indicator for on-campus employment.

FT/PT Shows the employment is either:
  • Full-time (FT) or
  • Part-time (PT)
Status Displays the status of the employment request:
  • Requested
  • Approved
  • Denied
  • Canceled
  • Pending
  • Withdrawn
School School whose DSO entered the employment request in SEVIS.
DSO Recommended Start and End Dates Dates requested by the DSO for the student to work.
Actual Start and End Dates Dates a work authorization segment actually begins and ends.
Level Student’s level of study at the time of the employment request.
Receipt Receipt number assigned by USCIS to an employment application.


pay attention to an important pointThe page lists all employment authorizations for an individual’s SEVIS ID. It does NOT list any authorizations for another SEVIS ID.

Employer Information

Click on the green Expand icon to display the employer information The following Employer Information is available:

Column Name Description and Information to Note
Employer Name

Displays the name of the employer.

Note: This could be the company name. 

Job Title Displays the student’s job title.
FT/PT Shows the employment is either:
  • Full-time (FT) or
  • Part-time (PT)
Start/End Dates Provides the dates the student began and ended work with this employer.
City, State, and ZIP Displays the address of the employer; to include city, state, and ZIP code.
Explanation Describes how the student’s program of study and this employment is related. 
Unemployment Days Displays the number of consecutive days where there is no employer information per OPT authorization.


pay attention to an important pointEmployer information is editable on the OPT Employment page, which is access by the OPT Request link on the Student Information page.

Icon Guide

See the SEVIS Help Icons on the SEVIS Help Hub for a quick-reference of the icons used in this job aid.