On Campus Employment Gain practical experience and earn extra funds right on the UT campus. F-1 Curricular Practical Training Gain practical experience during an internship or course related employment. F-1 Optional Practical Training Gain practical experience in your field during or immediately following your program. F-1 OPT STEM Extension Extend your work authorization for an additional 24 months. F-1 Severe Economic Hardship Apply for a work permit to assist you with cost of living in an emergency situation. J-1 Student Employment Gain practical experience in your field during or immediately following your program.