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Student On-Campus Employment

Students may work "on campus" up to 20 hours per week when school is in session and full-time (more than 20 hours a week) during holiday and vacation periods. A student's combined hours of on- and off-campus employment must not exceed 20 hours per week during the academic quarter.  It is very important that international students follow immigration regulations when engaging in employment.

  • Important immigration updates for Departments (PDF version)
  • Make sure your international students are aware of the nature of their Assistantships from your Department and know the difference between Fellowships and Assistantships
  • Provide updates on funding at the beginning of each quarter
  • Remind your international students about the 20 hour limit

F-1 Students

For F-1 students, no employment authorization is required for on-campus employment from either Bechtel International Center or USCIS.

J-1 Students

J-1 students must obtain employment authorization from their sponsor, in most cases Bechtel, before engaging in on-campus employment.  J students must submit an online application in Axess at least 10 days before the employment start date.