Working On Campus

Can I work while I am a student?

Yes, you can work ON campus at Shoreline Community College if you maintain F-1 status.

How can I find an on-campus job?

You can check college bulletin boards or the Human Resources office. You can also pick up a list of hiring offices at the IE front desk. (Note: Work study positions are not for F-1 students.) 

What kind of job I can do?

Below is a list of jobs available to students:

  • Athletic & Intramural Office: Recreation Assistant
  • Library: Library Assistant
  • Safety and Security Office: Parking Attendant
  • Math Learning Center: Tutor
  • Parent-child Center: Early Childhood Program Specialist
  • Student Leadership Center: Student Parliament, Event Coordinator, Event Cashier, Media Technician, Office Assistant, etc.
  • Technology Support Services: Computer Lab Aide
  • Tutoring Office: Tutor
  • International Education: International Peer Mentors (IPM), International Marketing Assistants (IMA), etc.
  • Trajal Hotel College Program: Peer Activity Leader (PAL)

I found a job that I am interested in. What should I do?

Go to the appropriate office and speak with them.  Ask more details about the position (work hours, pay), and application process.

I got a job offer! What should I do next?

Work with your supervisor and complete the Social Security Verification form and Shoreline hiring paperwork. You will also need to bring those documents to International Education so that we can confirm your eligibility for employment.

What do I need to bring to the Social Security office?

You need to bring a valid I-20, I-94, passport, and a sealed envelope from the IE department that contains your current quarter schedule and signed Social Security Verification form.

How much can I work?

F-1 students are eligible to work no more than 20 hours per week during the regular quarters. When classes are not in session, or during your authorized vacation quarter, you can work full time. However, hourly employees at Shoreline Community College can work no more than 16 hours a week.  If you have two or more positions, please inform supervisors to make sure you don’t exceed 16 hours.


For more information, see Employment Information Session slide or see an immigration specialist in the International Education department.