On-Campus Work

I want to work on campus…What should I know about on-campus employment?

International Students are allowed to work on-campus in the United States. International students must work with OISS and Student Employment Services to authorize on-campus work.

For information regarding eligibility and authorization, contact the Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS) at 310.338.2937 or oiss@lmu.edu. OISS is located in Malone Student Center, Suite 201. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Transfer Work (T-work)

F-1 students are not eligible for Federal Work Study aid, and therefore, cannot be employed under Work Study positions. However, international students are eligible for Transfer work (T-work).

Transfer Work is not a Financial Aid award, and it is funded independently by a campus department’s budget. This form of funding allows on-campus work for F-1 and J-1 international students. You may filter out specific T-work position through LionJobs or contact the LMU employer to learn if they offer T-work funding.

Below is a sample list of LMU departments that frequently hire students for T-Work positions. Please note, this is not a complete list, you are encouraged to do further research and ask departments if they offer T-Work position.

  1. Sodexo (Need to contact their office directly)
  2. Career and Professional Development
  3. Office of International Students and Scholars
  4. Student Housing Office
  5. William H. Hannon Library
  6. School of Education
  7. Student Health Services
  8. PLACE Corps
  9. Campus Recreation
  10. Parking and Transportation
  11. Student Media Services
  12. Information Technology Services

Students can drop-in with an international peer advisor or schedule a coaching appointment via Handshake with Kyle Greenberg, CPD’s international student specialist, to get assistance with locating on-campus employment.

Finalize Employment

Once an offer for on-campus employment is received, the student must work with OISS and SES to prepare the necessary employment authorization and documentation such as a Social Security card, form I-9 and tax documents.

Questions

Questions regarding eligibility and authorization should be directed to OISS, they can be reached at 310.338.2937 or oiss@lmu.edu. OISS is located in Malone Student Center, Suite 201. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Questions regarding on-campus jobs and T-Work should be directed to Student Employment Services (SES), they can be reached at 310.338.7606 or ses@lmu.edu. SES is located in Malone, Suite 401. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m, and until 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.