On-campus jobs act as a savior for international students in the U.S. universities looking for ways to augment their funds. In United States, international students are not allowed to work outside the campus during their first year of studies, therefore, if you are looking for the ways you can pay your own bills, on-campus jobs remain the only option.
Rules of Getting an On-Campus Job
- You must maintain your F-1 Status
- You must be enrolled as a full time student for fall or winter semesters
- Working hours are strictly limited to 20 hours per week during the term session
- You can only work full times during holidays and breaks
- After the end of your studies, there is no further engagement on on-campus employment
Advantages of USA On-Campus Jobs
- It is a great source of additional funds
- It adds value to your CV
- You develop your multitasking, communication and interpersonal skills
- It enables you to interact with fellow students and staff
- You get a recommendation letter and references which aid your future endeavors
Tips to getting the On-Campus Job
- Don’t limit your resume. Most jobs do not obligate you to be an expert or have all the experience that they need for the position. If a job requires a certain skill that you’re lacking, it doesn’t meant that you don’t qualify to take the job, there is room for learning new skills.
- Print several copies of your CV and walk into all the university departments.
- Take any type of job. Don’t be selective.
- Never give up.
- Arrive to the university you’ve been selected early enough to apply for the jobs
- Connect with seniors on your university campus
- Join clubs and societies