Post Graduate Employment and OPT
Internship & CPT Forms

Virginia International University (VIU) is accredited by ACICS, the largest national accrediting organization of degree granting institutions.

Upon obtaining employment, a VIU graduate or completer of a program will be placed either by job title, skills, or benefit of their training. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the ACICS Definition of Placement. To receive more information on the formula for placement calculation, please visit

It is important to note that VIU graduates, including Green Card holders (permanent residents), US citizens, and fully online students, must inform the Career Center of their employment status after graduation. According to US immigration regulations, all international students are required to report their employment while on OPT.

Please submit completed documents from the list below to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for processing:

  • Employment Notification Form
    The graduate must submit the form within three (3) months of graduation and must resubmit the form if a graduate’s employment status changes. To access the online form, use the following link to upload your documents:  Online Employment Notification Form. Please apply the following to complete the form.  
    • Skill List – The graduate will need to identify four (4) position skills which are related to the earned degree  
    • Employment Offer Letter – The graduate will need to request this document from his or her supervisor or HR Department.  If the graduate was hired before their graduation date, the graduate will also need to submit the Placement Attestation Form.
  • Supplement to Employment Notification Form 
    The graduate must submit the form within three (3) months of graduation if the graduate is not working by choice or due to any restrictions (health, immigration, new degree). Please send supporting documents as needed along with this form.

The Career Center is available to provide assistance if you have any questions. We are committed to helping you as a student and even as you develop professionally in your career after graduation.