Apply for a job on campus

F-1 students are eligible for on campus employment for up to 20 hours per week during the regular semester and up to 40 hours per week during semester breaks.

  1. Notify your International Advisor that you will be seeking a job on campus. Consider transportation and your current class schedule.
  2. Search current student employment job openings here.
  3. Carefully read the job requirements and restrictions as well as the Guide to Student Employment to make sure you fit the hiring criteria and fully understand the eligibility requirements.
  4. Prepare a resume and cover letter for the job opening. Be specific in your descriptions of your qualifications and background. Take your resume and cover letter to the Writing & Reading Center for review.
  5. Apply for the job online. If the application asks for short or long-answer responses, use Microsoft Word to write, spell check and save your responses and paste them into the online application.
  6. Follow instructions for interviewing and/or follow up your application with a visit to the office to which you are applying. Be sure to dress professionally and call ahead to be certain the supervisor will be there for you to meet.
  7. If you are offered employment, be sure to ask for a job offer letter that you can take to the local Social Security Office to get your Social Security Card (required for work in the U.S.)

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