ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT FOR J-1 STUDENTS
Many international students at WKU earn income by working on campus. On-campus employment refers to any job on campus in which you are paid by Western Kentucky University.
Exceptions to the requirement that you be “paid by WKU” exist for companies that operate on-campus and provide a service to students. One example is Aramark Company that provides food services on campus.
|How do I get authorization to work on campus?||
To request and receive work authorization, the following steps are required:
|What are the rules I must follow to work legally on-campus?||
Your 20-hour weekly maximum is a combined total for all on campus jobs you have. Hours may not be averaged over a period of time.
If you wish to work more than 20 hours and the work is in your major field of study and is an integral/critical part of your academic program, please see Academic Training.
|Where can I find a job?||
The Student Employment Office on campus provides a current list of available on-campus positions.
Another option is to check with WKU Restaurant Group.
You can also visit campus offices and departments and to deliver your resume and ask about any available positions.
The Center for Career and Professional Development offers lots of helpful resources such as resume reviews, interview tips, advising sessions with career counselors, job fairs and much more! workshops and resources about resume writing, interview skills, networking, and many other employment-related topics.
|I found a job! What do I do now?||
Your employer will ask you to complete a form called the I-9 to show your eligibility to work in the United States.If you don’t have one already, you should apply for a Social Security Number (SSN).
Your employer may require a “Criminal Background Check” if you have been present in the U.S. for more than one year. If you have been in the U.S. for less than one year, you are exempt. The university policy on background checks is available online.
Links for J-1 Students
- Applying for a Visa