All students have the opportunity to seek employment on campus even if student employment is not awarded as part of the financial aid package. A wide variety of campus jobs are available to students who attend St. Thomas. For example, students may work as office support staff, food service employees, science lab assistants, residence hall desk attendants, and computer help desk staff. Student employment can be a wonderful experience and give valuable insights into various career areas and the American professional experience.
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Students must have been in F-1 status for at least one academic year, be in good academic and legal standing and carry a full-time course of study. Do not work off-campus without permission. If a student would like to work off-campus( Curricular Practical Training) or work after graduation (Optional Practical Training), the student must apply with ISS.
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Social Security Number
After obtaining and securing an on-campus job, students must have a social security number. Read more about Social Security Number
Summer Employment Policy
Only UST students are eligible for summer student employment positions. Students eligible for summer student employment positions include:
- current UST students
- students graduating with OPT work authorization hired for UST staff positions directly related to their degree program.
- continuing another degree program at St. Thomas (with new I-20 issued)
- incoming students are eligible to work 30 days prior to I-20 start date
Job & Tax Withholding
All international students must file income tax returns must file income tax returns with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) even if they have not earned any money in the U.S. and did not work. Students may benefit froma tax treaty between their home country and the U.S. For a list of countries and benefits of tax treaties, see an International Student Advisor.
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