Employment resources have been collected for international students interested in on- or off-campus employment, curricular or optional practical guides, and updating employment information. We also have some frequently asked questions with answers about employment that may help.
- Used to support application for student's social security card
Reminder: Students may work only 20 hours per week when classes are in session.
- Off-Campus Employment (Economic Hardship)
- Academic Training for J-1 Students
- J-2 Dependent Employment Authorization Document
- OPT FAQ
- OPT PowerPoint
- Report change of employer or new employment by completing and submitting the Employer Information Form.
- OPT STEM Extension
Review the new STEM OPT rules, effective May 10, 2016 on DHS’ Study in the States.
- Employer Information Update (Web Form)
A Social Security number (SSN) is required for anyone who works in the U.S. The card will have a unique SSN that you will keep for life. You will need the number for many purposes in the U.S. including employment and paying taxes. A Social Security card is not a work permit.