Before engaging in job or employment opportunities in the United States, students on F-1 visas must be aware of the regulations governing their visa status.
Work that is done for pay is considered to be employed. Compensation options include cash, lodging, and other sizeable benefits. The majority of work opportunities demand permission. Working without permission can have major repercussions on your lifelong capacity to study, travel, or work in the United States.
To find out what is necessary for your specific employment interest, please check the sections below:
Admissions Student Ambassador
Athletics Facilities E Attendant
Biology Aviary Staff
Business Office Assistant
Campus Event Student
Technician C – Store Cashier
Dining Services cashier
15 hours per week up until you achieve a GPA of 3.0; after that, you are permitted to work 20 hours per week during normal school days. During the winter and summer breaks, you are permitted to work a total of 40 hours each week.
Yes, you must apply for a Social Security Number.
Taxes in the United States vary greatly between students. Treaties between a student’s home country and the United States government can have an impact on income tax requirements. Because this is a complex topic, Principia provides some useful tools.
All foreign nationals hired by Principia will be required to create an account in the company’s online Glacier Tax Compliance system. Principia uses this program to perform tax status evaluations and withholding for its foreign employees.
CPT stands for Curricular Practical Training. It is a temporary authorization for practical training (off-campus work) directly related to your major field of study-paid or unpaid. CPT requests are reviewed and approved by ISPaSO. It can be part-time (20 hours per week) or full-time (more than 20 hours per week) – paid or unpaid. Students who accumulate 365 days of full-time CPT authorization lose their eligibility for Optional Practical Training (OPT).
If you meet the following requirements, you are eligible to apply:
STEM OPT Extension:
Students with a qualifying STEM degree who are in their 12-month OPT authorization period and working for an E-Verify registered employer may apply for an extension of their OPT.