On-Campus Employment

On-campus employment includes: 

  • Minnesota State Mankato departments and offices

    • Examples: teaching assistant, graduate assistant, IT Solutions Help Desk, parking attendant, painter, library student worker 

  • Work performed in a campus location for a commercial firm providing direct services to students 

    • Example: Barnes & Noble Bookstore at MNSU, Mankato, Sodexo, WellsFargo in CSU 

Time Limits 

You are allowed to work:  

  • Part-time (20 hours per week or less) during your regular full-time semesters  

  • Full-time (more than 20 hours per week) between semesters 

  • Full-time (more than 20 hours per week) during your annual vacation 

Expiration of On-campus Employment Eligibility 

Your on-campus employment eligibility ends: 

  • When you graduate. It expires the last day of your final semester, even if your I-20 expiration date is in the future. 

  • If you transfer to a new university; your work authorization expires on the day your SEVIS record is transferred.  

  • If you violate your F-1 status. 

Work Study 

Work study is federal financial aid and only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. As an F-1 student, you are not eligible for a work study position and should not apply. Look for positions listed with an "hourly student rate" or for "student labor".  

Finding a Campus Job 

Once you've registered for classes, you can log in to Handshake with your StarID and password. Your on-campus jobs search and application will take place in Handshake. If you have more questions, please contact the Career Development Center.