It’s hard to believe we are halfway through the summer and the start of the fall semester is less than a month away. We hope you’re having fun, and staying healthy and safe.
This week, we’re covering on-campus employment opportunities for international students. It’s a hot topic and highly competitive. Finding an on-campus job can help you cover tuition costs, meet new friends and boost your resume.
Here are some things you need to know about on-campus employment.
- F-1 students can work on campus for a limited number of hours per week.
- J-1 students must receive authorization from their Exchange Visitor Program Sponsor in order to work on campus.
- F-1 students can work off campus through Curricular Practical Training and Pre-Completion of Optional Practical Training.
- No matter what type of job you’re looking for, you must meet the requirements.
In addition to understanding the requirements and types of employment available to international students, understanding how to get hired is just as important. Having the perfect resume and cover letter for your ideal position is the first step in making a good impression. Did you know that the career center can help you with writing your resume and cover letter? There are resources available to help you craft or update your resume, cover letter and references so you can land the interview.
When you’re ready to start looking for a job, the Student Employment Job Search Portal is a great place to begin. You can search for jobs based on where you’re located, what you’re interested in or by the type of work you want to do.
This is just the starting point to finding your perfect on-campus job — and remember that the ISSC is here for you. In addition to the support offered by Career and Professional Development Services, you can also reach out to us. We’re committed to helping international students explore what it means to be a global citizen and engage with others who share a global community mindset.