Employment for F-1 & J-1 Visa Holders
F-1 and J-1 visa holders are permitted to work on campus at UAA. Work is restricted to 20 hours maximum per week while classes are in session and 40 hours per week while classes are not in session (Summer restrictions will depend upon the student's course load). While on-campus employment is approved, off-campus employment without prior and continued written consent from ISS and USCIS is strictly forbidden and will result in detention and deportation. Please see the International Student Advisor if you have any questions regarding employment.
Hire an international student! If you are looking for intelligent, hardworking, dedicated employees who will bring a wealth of cultural diversity to your office, an international student worker may be the answer.
When hiring international student workers it is important to note that there may be a slight difference in paperwork required before the student may begin work. Students must have a valid Form I-20 (may be verified by ISS) and be in good standing. For questions or assistance, please contact the International Student Advisor or your HR representative.
Looking for a job?Students looking for work on campus at UAA should create an account and apply for jobs posted at www.uakjobs.com. Click on "Find a Job" to see current student employment opportunities at UAA!
CPT & OPT
Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) allow international students opportunities to gain real world experience in their chosen field of study. If you are interested in CPT or OPT, please visit the CPT & OPT page.
Job Seeker Resources:
I got a job! Now what?Congratulations! Working on campus is a great way to get to know UAA a little better, earn some cash, and make new friends all while keeping your studies the top priority. Now that you have a job, you may need to apply for a Social Security Number (SSN). Follow these steps to obtain the necessary documentation:
For more information about SSN, please click here.
*On-campus employment is defined as work for the University or a department within UAA. On-campus vedors (i.e. Subway) are not considered "on-campus" for international employment purposes.
*Off-campus employment must be approved by ISS and USCIS. Failure to obtain approval will result in termination of the student's I-20 and a report issued to Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Off-campus employment may be defined as any job, task, or activity outside of University authority/supervision for which an individual is financially compensated in any form.