Current International Students
Employment & Social Security
Students who are here on F-1 visas may not work outside Northwest College. You are eligible to work on campus provided that it does not interfere with your studies. You can search for campus jobs on the NWC student employment website.
During the academic year, you are allowed to work up to 20 hours a week. During spring, winter, and summer break, you can work up to 40 hours a week.
Permission to work outside the college is granted by USCIS, in this case, under the Optional Practical Training program.
Social Security Number
All international students who work on campus must apply for a Social Security Number. You will need this number before NWC can issue you a paycheck. If you plan to do Practical Training, you will also need a social security number. The social security number does not give you permission to work outside the campus. OIP has applications and OIP staff will assist you with applying for your social security card at the social security office in Cody.