International students are allowed to work on-campus. On-campus work is limited to part-time (20 hours or less per week) during fall and spring semesters. Students can work full-time (more than 20-hours/ week) during summer and official school breaks.
While getting a job may be challenging, most international students at TAMU-CC are able to secure a job on-campus. Here are some things that you should keep in mind when searching for a job:
- Visit Career Service Office. The Career Services Office can help you not only look for available positions, but they can help you better define your career goals, narrow down your job search, polish your resume, and practice job interviewing skills.
- Start an account on Handshake. Most on-campus position postings are done so through the Handshake program. Students can create a profile, update their profile, and keep tabs on the job search process through the online and mobile app. Jobs are posted daily, so check Handshake regularly for new postings.
- Ask employment information from TAMU-CC offices/ departments. Students are also advised to check with the University Center, the Mary & Jeff Bell Library, the Center for Academic Student Achievement (CASA) for job openings that may not be posted on this website.
- Establish relationships with your professors. Professors or instructors not only are helpful with academic coursework and learning in the classroom, but they can also help you find leads about jobs that may be opening up in their department, provide a referral, or write recommendations for you. Take the time to get to know your professors well; especially, in your core/content courses for your major.
- Visit your department coordinator or internship coordinator. Each department often offers jobs for students within the major, and many times, each department may have a Department Coordinator, or Internship Coordinator, who can introduce you to any current or future job openings within the department, or a related field.