Employment Options for F-1s
EMPLOYMENT REGULATIONS FOR F-1 STUDENTS
ON-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT FOR F-1 STUDENTS
As an F-1 student, you may apply for on-campus employment provided that you are authorized by the USCIS to attend Pace University, and you are maintaining full-time studies. You can begin working on campus immediately as there is no minimum time of enrollment required in F-1 status for this type of work. You will need a Social Security Number for taxes and payroll tracking purposes, so be sure to start that process soon if you do not have a number already.
OFF-CAMPUS EMPLOYMENT FOR F-1 STUDENTS
USCIS offers F-1 students the opportunity to gain practical experience working off-campus by receiving authorization to participate in Practical Training. In order to participate in Practical Training, students must have completed two semesters studying in a degree program (semesters spent studying only English are not included) and be maintaining valid F-1 status. The work completed during Practical Training must be directly related to your major. There are two types of Practical Training available to you.
OBTAINING A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER