Getting a Job
Many international students seek on-campus employment. International students who hold F-1 visas are generally allowed to work on campus. Certain visa restrictions apply and these will be explained at international student orientation.
You can search and apply for on-campus jobs at Handshake.
If you apply for a job, consider the following:
- On-campus employers are most interested in your availability for entry level positions. When you apply for a job, you need to indicate when you have classes or other obligations on the application. If you submit an application without completing the availability section, the employer may not contact you.
- Most employers ask you to list a reference. Write the name of a former boss, coach or teacher and their email address. If you don’t have prior work experience or a reference available, you can still apply.
- Most student job openings happen at the beginning of semesters and during breaks between semesters. You may be able to work full time during the vacation months.
- If you apply for a job and do not hear back in a week’s time, you are welcome to contact the person in charge of hiring and express that you are still interested in the position. If the hiring manager tells you that you were not selected, it is acceptable to politely ask him or her why.