On-campus employment is the only work allowed to F-1 students without special permission from United States Customs and Immigration Service (USCIS). Students may engage in part-time employment, 20 hours or less, on the premises of the campus, while attending school and maintaining their F-1 status. A student may be employed by the school or by a commercial firm that operates on the campus to provide direct services to the student body (i.e. campus bookstore). Restrictions and exceptions:
For more information on Student Employment JSU click here.
Once you have received an offer for on-campus employment it is important that you apply for a social security number and obtain a Social Security Card (SSN).
GUIDELINES to apply for Social Security Number (SSN)