Employment is any type of work performed or services provided in exchange for: › › › › › › › › money tuition fees books supplies room food or any other benefit even if you receive no pay !!! Earn money 2. Meet people & make friends 3. Improve English skills 4. Develop time-management skills 5. Work experience for résumé 6. Not eligible to work off-campus 7. Get a social security number 1. Employers located on the school’s premises All EMU departments & offices › Student worker › Graduate assistant On-campus commercial firms › Book store › Wendy’s › Subway EMU offsite locations › EMU Foundation › Eagle Crest Hotel & Conference Center Are you enrolled full-time? (fall & winter) Are you “in status?” › SEVIS compliant › Passport valid at least 6 months Are you in good academic standing? Have you already reached your program end date? If you are a J1 student, does your program sponsor approve? Immigration Rules & EMU Rules Maintain valid immigration status Not exceed maximum allowable work hours › Fall/winter=20 hours/week › summer & school breaks =40 hours/week J-1 meet any sponsor requirements No special OIS authorization required for F-1 No central hiring office Not eligible for work-study jobs All jobs can provide learning experiences and valuable skills Hiring forms and procedures vary between university departments Treat all jobs seriously Don’t forget to focus on your studies One job can lead to another Utilize OIS Website www.emich.edu/ois/employment University Advising and Career Development Center (UACDC) › EagleCareers.experience.com › Upcoming job fairs, workshops and events are also featured on this site › Call 734.487.0400 for a username and password Apply to individual departments › Start with your department › Talk with your graduate coordinator and professors › Ask if there are grader or tutoring positions available › Talk to professors you are interested in working with about possible openings › Network: friends & classmates Don’t be afraid to ask Watch bulletin boards & email Administered by the Graduate School & Offering Department Provides financial support › Bi-monthly Stipend › Tuition Payments Academic training Work experience http://gradschool.emich.edu/ga_hiringinfo/ga_info.html http://www.emich.edu/ois/oncampus.html Dining Services Campus Life Rec/IM Student Center Information Technology Library Upward Bound Supplemental Instruction Peer Tutoring Example - Dining/Catering: accepting résumés of students with good communication skills and who are willing to work weekends. No walk-ins or phone calls; email résumé to [email protected] they will call you, if they think you’re a good match Attend OIS sponsored seminars & workshops Use UACDC services › Attend fairs & events › Attend résumé, cover letter and interviewing workshops and practice sessions Apply early & don’t give up › finding a job can take up to a semester, or even longer. Most employers hire a few weeks before the beginning and end of a semester Prepare your résumé in the US style Network! Contact friends, classmates, and professors Be professional and polite ~ always smile and ask in a kind manner Make a good first impression: show confidence & dress professionally Personally hand your resume to departments that are hiring Wait until after the application deadline to enquire about the status of your application › If there isn't a deadline, follow up one to two weeks after › Don’t check on the status of your application too often Consider volunteering No begging! With your employer: › Job Offer Letter Form 10-1304 › WAP 37 Confidentiality Statement - EMU department › Safety Awareness Training: face to face class › Sexual Harassment Training : on-line … print certificate Other tasks: › Social Security Number – US Gov’t identification # › I-9 Form (Employment Eligibility Verification) › Taxes: State and Federal withholding (W-4) forms › J-1 Sponsor Approval › Direct Deposit Authorization http://www.emich.edu/ois/oncampus.html Ask employer for letter On letterhead Student Center Stationary Bring to the OIS Original offer letter I-20 Passport, visa & I-94 cat·nap (ktnp) n. A short nap; a light sleep. OIS Handout On-Campus Employment & Social Security Number Wait at least 10 days after your initial arrival to the US You must have completed the OIS check-in process and received a continuing I-20 before you can apply for a SSN OIS Website OIS Handout › SSN Application › Passport (plus a copy) › I-94 card (plus a copy) › I-20 form (plus a copy) (for F-1 visa holders only) › DS-2019 form (plus a copy) (for J-1 visa holders only) › Completed 10-1304 Job Offer Proof a person is legally eligible to work Employers MUST have one for every employee Student Employment: OIS will process › Bring passport, visa, I-94, I-20 › Submit to Student Employment or independent employer Graduate Assistants: Grad School will process › Bring passport, visa, I-94, I-20 Payroll Department – Hover Tax treaty may apply FICA exemption may apply › Social Security & Medicare taxes › 5 year rule Income tax returns due April 15 Online tax software (GLACIER) OIS website Employee Withholding Allowance Complete Campus Work Authorization form Obtain program sponsor signature Submit to the OIS I’m taking 3 classes at EMU and 1 class at WCC; can I find an on-campus job at WCC? I’m going to be on medical leave this semester; can I still work on campus? I’m working 10 hours a week in event planning and have an opportunity to work 12 hours a week for dining services … can I do this since neither job is more than 20 hours a week? Economic Necessity Academic Training (J-1 Students) Practical Training Curricular (CPT) Optional (OPT) Practical Training › Purpose: practical experience in field of study › 2 Types: 1. Curricular practical training (CPT) 2. Optional practical training (OPT) › Requirements: - Enrolled Full-time for 1 full academic year - OIS approval before beginning work - Attend OIS Seminar mandatory! Curricular Practical Training (CPT) › During your Program of Study or Annual Vacation › Full-time or Part Time › Three Types of CPT Degree Required Co-op through Career Services Integral part of the Curriculum Optional Practical Training › Usually after completion of coursework › Requires USCIS Approval Before Starting Work What do I need to know? Are you “in status”? How long have you been an F1? Are you enrolled full time? What is your major? What will be your job responsibilities?