Working on campus is a great opportunity for international students to gain experience, build their resume, and develop essential professional skills.
International Services is here to support international students, along with campus employers, through the hiring and on-campus employment approval process. Eligible students can work on-campus up to 20 hours per week, while school is in session and while the student is pursuing a full course of study.
Eligibility for On-Campus Employment
- Employment is limited to no more than 20 total hours per week while school is in session.
- Employment must be performed on the school’s premises, or at an off-campus location which is educationally associated with the school’s established curriculum or related to contractually funded research projects at the postgraduate level.
- Employment can be used while the student is maintaining valid status and is pursuing a full course of study at Adelphi.
- On-campus employment is not available after the student completes their program of study.
- Upon initial entry to begin a new course of study, an F-1 student may not begin on-campus employment more than 30 days prior to the actual start of classes. For transfer students, the student may begin employment at the transfer-in school after the transfer release date.
On-Campus Employment Approval Process
International students must contact International Services to receive approval to work on campus. With approval from International Services, the student may begin on-campus employment immediately. The student will then have up to 3 pay periods (6 weeks) to complete the process to apply for a Social Security Number, if needed, and complete all necessary forms and requirements with the University Payroll and Human Resources Office. If the student has not received approval from Human Resources within 3 pay periods, the student must stop working.
The student should not go to Human Resources until instructed to do so by International Services.
Tips for Securing Employment
Develop your network and build connections by engaging with your professors and classmates, participating in university activities and programs, joining student organizations, and holding leadership positions.
You can choose from dozens of diverse clubs, activities, programs, service organizations and leadership opportunities to connect with others and build your career potential on campus.
Before you apply for a job, make sure your resume is effective and works for you by obtaining a resume and cover letter review.
Adelphi’s Center for Career and Professional Development can help you reach your career goals—every step of the way
Learn about what to do before your interview and prepare. Employers notice and this will make the difference.
Participate in leadership programs to develop and build your skills.
Search Handshake, Adelphi University’s online service for job and internship opportunities.
FAQ's About On Campus Employment
International students should contact International Services for assistance on securing on-campus employment authorization.
On-campus employment must either be performed on the school’s premises, which includes Adelphi University International, Adelphi Dining, and the University Bookstore, or at an off-campus location which is educationally associated with the school’s established curriculum or related to contractually funded research projects at the postgraduate level.
No, the last day an international student can work is the last day of classes for the semester as listed in the university academic calendar.
Upon initial entry to begin a new course of study, an F-1 student may not begin on-campus employment more than 30 days prior to the actual start of classes. For transfer students, the student may begin employment at the transfer-in school after the transfer release date.
Yes, however the total number of hours for all on-campus positions combined must be less than 20 hours per week, while school is in session?
An international student can work up to 20 hours per week while school is in session, and full time during official university breaks (with prior approval from Human Resources).
An international student can not be authorized for on-campus employment while on OPT. The student would need to be hired for a position directly related to the academic major and be authorized as a staff employee by Human Resources while engaged in Post-Completion OPT.