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On-Campus Employment


F-1 students may begin employment on campus as long as the following criteria are met:

  • enrolled in a full-time course load
  • has an active SEVIS form I-20 from PCC
  • has a valid, unexpired passport
  • has an I-94 card that is marked “F-1 D/S”

An F-1 student may not engage in on-campus employment if any of the following applies:

  • student is not registered as a full-time student at PCC
  • student has graduated and does not intend to begin a new program at PCC in the next available term
  • student is on an academic leave of absence or on academic suspension
  • student does not have valid documents as listed above


  • Employment is limited to part-time (no more than 20 hours per week) during the school year; full-time (more than 20 hours per week) is permitted during official vacation periods
  • Employment may take place at any PCC office or department, or a commercial firm located at PCC that provides direct services to students (e.g., the PCC bookstore)

Once Offered a Position

All students will need a Social Security number to work on campus. Please visit Applying for SSN for more information on how to get a Social Security number as an F-1 student.

On-Campus Resources

Career Services on each campus can assist students in preparing resumes and cover letters when applying for jobs.

To search for a job, students can

  • log in to their MyPCC account, click on the “Paying for College” tab and then “Check the student job board” in the “Need a job?” box.
  • review the OISS’ weekly newsletter for job announcements.
  • check in individually with departments on campus to ask about openings.

This page is maintained by the OISS SEVIS Coordinator.