On-Campus Employment

On-Campus Employment

F-1 students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and full time during the Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break, and summer. 

Requirements:

  • Registered full-time in your program of study
  • On -campus job offer letter/Employment Verification Form (completed by hiring department)
  • IPS authorization letter
  • You have been in the U.S. at least 10 days

Summary of steps:

  • Student locates a job on campus.
  • Student gets a job offer letter/Employment Verification Form (completed by hiring department). For graduate students receiving an assistantship the offer letter may be acceptable in place of this form.
  • Student completes the necessary forms:
    • USCIS Form I-9
    • IRS Form 8233
    • IRS Form W-4
    • MI Form MI-W4
    • Social Security Form SS-5
    • MTU Patent, Research and Proprietary Rights Agreement
    • MTU Payroll Direct Deposit Authorization (optional)
  • Student makes black & white photocopies of immigration documents
  • Student assembles employment application packet .
  • Student takes the entire packet to hiring office .
  • Student takes the signed job offer letter/Employment Verification Form (completed by hiring department) to the IPS Office for IPS authorization letter.
  • Student goes to Social Security Office.
  • Student takes Social Security receipt to hiring office.
  • Student takes Social Security card to hiring office as soon as it is received.

Detailed Procedures

J-1 Students must report employment BEFORE working by completing the J-1 Student On-Campus Employment Reporting Form