Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Advisor

Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Advisor

Detroit, Michigan



The Curricular Practical Training (CPT) Advisor is responsible for overseeing CPT at Trine University. The CPT Advisor works with international students to assist them in enrolling in CPT. This individual also manages all CPT processes. Additionally, this position assists students by serving as a Designated School Official (DSO).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Advise international students on matters relating to Curricular Practical Training (CPT).
  • Process Curricular Practical Training (CPT) applications.
  • Communicate CPT processes and procedures with international students.
  • Serve as a Designated School Official (DSO).
  • Process international student requests including I-20s.
  • Advise students on immigration status related information.
  • Work with the International Student Support Specialist on OPT student requests.
  • Ensure students enrolled in CPT are registered for the CPT course each semester.
  • Work with the Director of Advising and Student Success on the adding and dropping of CPT courses.
  • Provide students with CPT related documents when requested.
  • Oversee the CPT email inbox.
  • Stay up-to-date on government updates for international students.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree preferred.  


  • Experience with international student relations.

Outstanding Benefits

Trine University offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide a variety of choices to best fit your needs and the needs of your family. Some benefits offered include:

  • Health – medical, dental, vision, flex spending, HSA accounts
  • Life Insurance – a variety of voluntary life options are available along with an employer paid employee life policy valued at 1½ times annual salary
  • Financial Insurance – employer paid Long Term Disability and voluntary Short-Term Disability, Accident, Hospital Indemnity, and Critical Illness options are available
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Retirement – after one year of full-time service you are eligible for an employer contribution of 5% and up to an additional 5% employer match
  • Education – after 6 months of full-time service, undergraduate education benefits are available for employee, spouse, and dependent children


The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Trine University is an equal opportunity employer.  Applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, genetic information, citizenship status, military status, or any other basis prohibited by law, unless such basis constitutes a bona fide occupational qualification. Trine will comply with its legal obligation to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and for religious beliefs.