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Work On Campus

MSU hires more than 17,000 students per year as cashiers, computer assistants, food-service workers, graphic artists, laboratory attendants, research aides, tutors, writers and general laborers to name just a few of the types of on-campus jobs. Many jobs require no previous experience while some require more specialized training.

How do I find on-campus jobs?
Most MSU departments use the Handshake job posting system when hiring students.  Once logged into the system. Click on “Jobs” in the top navigation bar, and enter “MSU” in to the search box to locate opportunities.

  • Departments that hire large numbers of students may utilize their own online job information & application systems. Check out these additional MSU department resources.
  • Interested in Undergraduate Research? Review opportunities here

Why work on campus? 

Working on campus is a great way to practice your English, make friends with other students, get to know MSU faculty and staff and learn professional skills. Employers look at all types of work experience when reviewing resumes so working on campus is a great way to get experience for future internships. 

Working on campus helps you:

  • Practice your English
  • Earn extra money
  • Gain work experience
  • Learn about U.S. culture
  • Make friends with your peers
  • Get to know MSU faculty and staff

Immigration Rules

International students can work on campus up to 20 hours a week during fall and spring semesters, and full-time during the summer and semester breaks. F-1 and J-1 students must follow on-campus employment rules in order to maintain immigration status.

F-1 and J-1 on-campus employment rules