Working on campus is a great opportunity to gain experience, build your resume, and develop essential professional skills.

International students maintaining valid F-1 status are permitted to work in one of the university administrative offices, dining services or the campus bookstore on the Adelphi University campus while maintaining a valid I-20 and enrolled in a full course of study.

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Eligibility to Work On-Campus

  • The student is maintaining valid F-1 status
  • Employment is restricted to on-campus
  • Limited to 20-hours per week while school is in session and 27-hours per week during official school breaks
  • Upon initial entry, an F-1 student cannot begin on-campus employment more than 30-days before the start of classes
  • Cannot be used after a student completes the course of study
  • The student may only engage in on-campus employment at the school having jurisdiction over the student’s SEVIS record
  • The number of hours per week is a total of all positions

Steps to Secure an On-Campus Job

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.

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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.

Just Hired? Actions to Take

Newly hired international students are responsible to complete the federal process to apply for a Social Security Number, followed by the university process to be authorized for employment. International Services will guide students and campus employers through each step of the process.

Guidelines and the Social Security Process

Regulatory resources for students regarding employment guidelines and the social security number process.
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