On Campus Employment
International students are not allowed to work off-campus unless they have prior approval from International Programs and/or USCIS.
F1 students are eligible to work on campus for 20 hours per week during school and 40 hours per week during school breaks. Students must be in status and pursuing a full course of study.
Once you have an on campus job offer you will need to apply for a Social Security Number. You will need a letter for your supervisor stating your begin date and job responsibilities and then contact Angela Maki for an additional letter and the Social Security application.
Employment ends on the Form I-20's end date, actual completion of program, or a student transfers to another institution.
2. Severe economic hardship (off-campus employment)
The application is mailed to a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Processing Center by the Office of International Programs.
3. Optional Practical Training (OPT) (off-campus employment)
The application is mailed to a USCIS Processing Center by International Programs.
4. Curricular Practical Training (CPT) (Internships)
CPT is approved by International Programs once all information is provided.