As an international student in the US, you might be considering an on-campus job and working part-time at Texas A&M University. This is a great way to supplement your expenses while gaining valuable professional development. There are many opportunities to work on campus. Some are academic positions within Departments, such as research assistantships, teaching, and grader positions. There are also jobs with non-academic units on campus, such as web developer, intramural referee, office assistant, student technician, and data analyst. Having a US job experience even though it's on-campus might be attractive to some of your employers, especially if your on-campus job is relevant to the job/internship you are applying to.
- Visit the ISSS website for on-campus employment requirements for F-1 and J-1 visas.
- On-Campus jobs can be found by using the Jobs for Aggie's portal.
An internship/Coop helps you gain valuable relevant experience working full-time for a company or organization during your academic program. Internship experiences allow you to build connections within a company and can make you very competitive for a full-time job after graduation. As an international student, you are eligible to pursue an internship using Curricular Practical Training (CPT) with a F-1 visa, or Academic Training with a J-1 visa.
- Review off-campus employment requirements for F-1 and J-1 visas on the ISSS website.
- Additionally, you maybe able to volunteer to help a professor or a non-profit organization with a project to gain experience. Catchafire is a non-profit organization that has volunteer opportunities year around to help you with getting real-world experience.