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Student Employment

Application Process for International Students

 

Academic Year Procedures

The student should periodically check the Job Vacancy Binder in the Student Employment Office or visit the Student Employment website for any new vacancies. It is the responsibility of the student to contact those departments with vacancies and arrange for an interview. Once a job is obtained, the department must complete a Student Employment Request form in TopNet which will be forwarded to the Office of Student Employment.

Student must complete an IWAV in the International Student Office (ISO). The IWAV consists of the I-9, I-20 and any required documentation.

Complete the tax withholding forms (K-4, W-4, WSOT) and provide a copy of their Social Security Card. If the student does not have a social security card, they must be requested to work (Student Employment Request Form sent from employing department) in order for Student Employment to generate a Social Security letter. The student will be contacted by ISO to pick up the letter. Upon receipt of their social security card, they will notify the Student Employment office who will then initiate the background check process.

Must be enrolled as a full-time student and making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. International students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (3.0 Grad GPA, 2.0 UG GPA) be enrolled full-time (9 hrs Grad, 12 hrs UG) in order to be eligible for student employment.

A background check will be required for any international student prior to employment at WKU (if one has not been employed within the last 24 months by WKU).

 

Summer Term Procedures

The student should periodically check the Job Vacancy Binder in the Student Employment Office or visit the Student Employment website for any new vacancies.  It is the responsibility of the student to contact those departments with vacancies and arrange for an interview. Once a job is obtained, the department must complete a Student Employment Request form in TopNet which will be forwarded to the Office of Student Employment.

Student must complete an IWAV in the office of ISO. The IWAV consists of the I-9, I-20 and any required documentation.

Complete the tax withholding forms (K-4, W-4, WSOT) and provide a copy of their Social Security Card. If the student does not have a social security card, they must be requested to work (Student Employment Request Form sent from employing department) in order for Student Employment to generate a Social Security letter. The student will be contacted by ISO to pick up the letter. Upon receipt of their social security card, they will notify the Student Employment office who will then initiate the background check process.

Must be enrolled as a full-time student and making satisfactory academic progress toward a degree. International students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (3.0 Grad GPA, 2.0 UG GPA) be enrolled full-time (9 hrs Grad, 12 hrs UG) in order to be eligible for student employment.

A background check will be required for any international student prior to employment at WKU (if one has not been employed within the last 24 months by WKU).

 

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 Last Modified 9/24/14