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 Connections website or visit them in Ramstad Hall 112 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 Request Letter form.