Working On-Campus

Although academics should be your first priority while you are a student at PLU, participating in on-campus employment can be a rewarding part of your college experience. In addition to any financial benefits, on-campus jobs allow students to gain practical experience, build professional networks and develop transferable skills.

Basic Rules for On-Campus Employment

  • No prior authorization from ISS is necessary for F-1 international students to work on-campus. J-1 students must receive prior authorization from ISS in order to accept a job offer.
  • Students must be registered for at least 6 credits during Fall or Spring Semester in order to work on-campus.
  • Students can work no more than 20 hours per week during regular enrollment periods.
  • Students may work up to 40 hours per week during official breaks as well as during the summer and J-term if they are not enrolled in classes.
  • On-campus employment must end on the last date of the international student’s studies at PLU.
  • Students can have more than one job as long as the weekly hour limits are not exceeded.

Note: International students are not eligible for Federal or State Work Study Programs.

On-Campus Employment Resources

Need help with your resume, cover letter, or interview skills? Check out the Career Services website or visit Alumni & Student Connections in the Nesvig Alumni Center to prepare for the job search.

Need help finding a job? Visit Student Employment’s website to research on-campus job listings. You can also inquire directly to academic departments or other offices on campus for possible job openings.

Need a Social Security Number? After you’ve received a job offer, you can start the Social Security Number (SSN) application process by filling out the SSN Support Letter Request form.