There are two kinds of employment as follows:
F-1 students who are maintaining status may engage in on-campus employment at Biola. When it comes to off-campus employment, it is important that students pay serious attention to getting the work permit from the Department of Homeland Security before starting off-campus work. It is very crucial to understand authorized (legal) versus unauthorized (illegal) employment. Engaging in unauthorized employment constitutes a failure to maintain your F-1 immigration status, and has severe consequences. Hence, students must consult SIS at the Registrar’s office before starting any off-campus employment. To understand the basic guidelines on the above two kinds of employments, visit the U.S Department of Homeland Security employment site.
On-campus employment is available on Handshake. Students do not need to apply for a work permit to work on campus. If you are interested in any on-campus employment, stop by the Human Resources Office with your class schedule, I-20 and student identification card to find out the possible openings for student employment. Once you receive a job offer, your supervisor will issue you a Biola University payroll approval form and a W-4 tax deduction form. Bring these forms along with your valid passport, visa, Form I-20 and Social Security Card to the Student Employment Office. Follow carefully the instructions given to you by the employer. Students will need to see SIS about applying for a Social Security Number before going to Social Security Administration.