International Students Start Here

​You are offered a student job at Central Michigan University. WHAT NEXT?

Step 1: Come to the Student Employment Services office, Bovee University Center 121. We will provide the work verification form.

Step 2: Take the work verification form to your new supervisor for them to fill out completely.

Step 3: Visit the Student Letter Request page from the Office of Global Engagement and follow the instructions. You will use your CentralLink log-in. Under the Reason for Letter, choose "To apply for a Social Security card to begin employment." 

Letters will be available for pick-up in the OGE office (Ronan 330) within three business days.

Step 4: Take this letter along with your I-94, I-20 and passport to the Social Security Administration, 1940 Sweeney Street, Mount Pleasant, MI, 48858. NOTE: It takes 10-14 days to receive a Social Security Card in the mail.

Step 5: Return to Student Employment Services with your I-94, I-20, passport AND your new Social Security Card to complete I9 paperwork and receive the red Hire Authorization Card

Step 6: Finally, visit the Payroll Office, Warriner 204, to complete tax paperwork.

You may now begin work!


REMEMBER: The maximum number of hours you may work in a week during the Academic Year is twenty (20). This includes hours you work as a Graduate Assistant (GA). It is your responsibility to schedule yourself no more than 20 hours per week. During the Summer, you may work as many as forty (40) hours per week.

STUDENTS HAVE BEEN SENT HOME FOR VIOLATING THIS WORK HOUR LIMITATION.