Office of International Education


On Campus Employment

If you are maintaining full-time student status, you may accept a part-time job on campus for 20 hours or less per week while school is in session (fall and spring semesters) as long as it does not interfere with maintaining full-time enrollment. International students may work full-time on campus while school is not in session (summer vacation).

Note for employers:

Please verfiy whether the international student that you intend to hire is an F-1 degree-seeking international student OR a J-1 international exchange student. International student should not be permitted to work on campus until their authorization to do so is verified.

Please contact the Office of International Education (1-6034) if you have any questions.


F-1 status degree-seeking international students

To work on campus, you need to follow the following steps:

  1. Find a job on campus. You can start by going to Career Services in Kettler Hall and checking their most current job listings.
  2. You may also go office to office and ask if there are any job opportunities available. If something is open, go ahead and apply.
  3. After you are offered a position, you will need to fill out the top portion of the On-Campus Employment Form. Your employer should fill out the middle portion. 
  4. Bring the form to the Office of International Education for verification and approval. You will take this form, OIE's employment letter, your passport, and immigration documents to the Social Security Office if you do not already have a social security number.
  5. If you do not have a social security number, you will need to apply for one as soon as possible. Refer to our Social Security page for more information.

Graduate Teaching Assistant/Graduate Research Assistant: These are major-related positions for graduate students taking place within the assigned department. If you are a graduate student who has been approved for GTA or GRA, you can apply for a reduced course load (5-6 credit hours depending on major), but you must contact the OIE office to ensure all proper steps have been taken. GTAs/GRAs do not need to complete an on campus employment form. The signed appointment letter issued by the hiring department is sufficient.

Graduate Administrative Assistant: These are positions that may not take place within the assigned department of a graduate students' major. This must be approved by the graduate program director and OIE and be directly related to a student's field of study. You may also apply for authorization to carry a reduced course load, but you and your hiring office must contact the OIE office to ensure all proper steps have been taken. GAAs must complete the on campus employment form and have it approved by the OIE prior to working.

J-1 status international exchange students

To work on campus, you must receive authorization and receive an updated DS-2019 form BEFORE you can begin working. Please contact the Office of International Education for more information.