Boston University and Metropolitan College provide students the services and opportunities they need to boost their knowledge of various industries and career fields, and to build their professional networks.

Among the many career-building resources we offer are:

  • Company information sessions and guest speakers
  • Professional development workshops
  • Access to the BU Center for Career Development’s career planning and advice, including assistance with resumes, cover letters and the job search process
  • A large global network of alumni, faculty members, and students, to support ongoing career and professional development

Working in the US: Optional Practical Training

International students on F-1 visas who are interested in working in the United States are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Eligible students who successfully complete a graduate program at MET can formally apply for this opportunity to work off campus in a field related to their area of study for 12 months after graduation. Students in certain STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields such as computer science may be eligible for an additional 17 months of OPT.

The Boston University International Student & Scholars Office can provide more information on OPT requirements, and will advise you on eligibility and the application process once you start your studies in Boston.



July 25th, 2024 at: 12:00pm - 12:45pm

Online Graduate Study at Boston University


August 7th, 2024 at: 10:00am - 10:45am

The Inside Scoop: Graduate Admissions at BU MET (International Students)


August 21st, 2024 at: 10:00am - 10:30am

Financing your BU MET Graduate Education (for INTERNATIONAL students)