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On-Campus Employment

On-campus employment for F-1 international students is limited to 20 hours a week (part-time) during fall and spring semesters and 40 hours a week (full-time) during summer and University breaks.

Freshman students are required to wait until their second semester at Dominican to begin on-campus employment. Transfer undergraduate students and new graduate students may begin on-campus employment at the beginning of their first semester at Dominican.

Many international students apply for positions in various campus locations such as the bookstore, library, Conlan Gym, The Registrar’s Office and are employed through a Dominican International Student Work-Study or internship in their academic department.

On-Campus Job Search Resources: Career and Internship Services   |   Work Study


International Student Work-Study Positions

International students are eligible to apply for Dominican International Work-Study on campus. Contact the Financial Aid Office at finaid@dominican.eduto learn about the application process.


Off-Campus Employment as On-Campus Employment

Immigration regulations allow international students to work at an off-campus location provided that:

  1. The employer is educationally affiliated with Dominican
  2. The educational affiliation is associated with Dominican's established curriculum or is related to a graduate level research project which Dominican has contracted to perform
  3. Employment at this off-campus location is an integral or important part of a student’s academic program

GEO requires a letter from the student’s academic adviser confirming that the employment meets all of the qualifications above.  

For clarification on whether an employment at an off-campus location qualifies as on-campus employment, please make an appointment to meet with Vaolele Stawiarski, Designated School Official. E-mail her at vaolele.stawiarski@dominican.edu.


A Note of Caution

While the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) regulations provide a variety of opportunities for F-1 international students to be employed, working without proper authorization is a serious violation of the F-1 student status.


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