On-Campus Employment

All international degree-seeking students who are in full-time status and in good academic status are eligible to work on campus as early as their first semester. 

All students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible to work on campus.

  • Employment must either be performed on the school premises, (including on-location commercial firms which provide services for students on campus, such as the school bookstore or cafeteria), or at off-campus locations which are educationally affiliated with the school.
  • Employment with on-site commercial firms which do not provide direct student services is not deemed on-campus employment.

On-campus employment for F-1 international students is limited to:

  • 20 hours a week (part-time) during the fall and spring semesters
  • 40 hours a week (full-time) during summer and winter sessions.

International students must secure a written job offer and support letter from an International Student Advisor to obtain a Social Security Number (SSN). 

Visit Social Security Number for instructions.

If an international student continues working beyond their program end date, this is considered unauthorized employment.

The program end date is noted on the form I-20.  

Visit the CSULB Career Development Center for guidance and resources, speak to an International Student Advisor, or participate in an employment workshop.