On-Campus Employment

Who is eligible for on-campus employment?

To be eligible for on-campus employment you must be enrolled in a full course of study, in good academic standing. You are eligible for on-campus work when you arrive as an F-1 student (no sooner than 30 days before your program start date). Students may work "on campus" up to 20 hours per week when school is in session. You may be employed full-time (more than 20 hours a week) during term breaks, provided you are eligible and intend to register for the next semester. 

What counts as on-campus employment?

  • Employment on either Hayward, Oakland, Concord or San Ramon campus (Examples: teaching assistant, student assistant, etc.)
  • Work performed on a CSUEB campus for a commercial firm providing direct services to students (Example: Jamba Juice, Panda Express, Subway, Starbucks, etc.)

If you are not sure whether the employment opportunity would meet the definition of “on-campus” employment, please speak with International Student Advisor first before you start your employment. 

How do I apply?

You must obtain a job offer letter by applying directly to open positions or asking individual departments if they are hiring. CIE can issue a Permission to Accept On-Campus Employment Letter. 

If you do not have a Social Security Number (SSN), you must apply for an SSN in a timely manner before your employment starts. You will be required to take a letter from our office, your job offer letter, your passport, your I-20, and your I-94. CIE can provide you with further information if needed.