On-campus employment is a great way for students to understand their new learning environment and gain practical skills for transfer and academic success.

Working on Campus

Getting an on-campus job is an excellent way to get to know PCC! To get approval for on-campus employment:

  • Be currently enrolled in 12 or more units at PCC and maintain 12 units throughout the entire semester
  • You can work on-campus for a maximum 20 hours per week during Fall and Spring semesters. During Summer sessions, you may work up to 40 hours per week as this is considered a vacation term. 

To get started on your on campus employment, follow these steps:

Find a department that would hire you and obtain a job offer letter from them

Submit copy of your job offer letter and a Letter Request to ISC. A Social Security Verification Letter will be issued to you

Apply for a Social Security Number through your local Social Security Administration office. Visit our step-by-step guide on how to apply for a Social Security Number

After receiving a social security number (in the mail), complete and submit appropriate paperwork to our Human Resources department. You should have received an email from Human Resources with detailed forms and documents to return. If you have not, reach out to your hiring department to follow-up

Tips on Finding Jobs on Campus

Here are some tips you can follow when searching for jobs on campus:

  • Prepare a resume and present it to the departments when you are searching for a job. If you need help on how to create a resume, make an appointment with a career staff member at the PCC Freeman Center for Career and Completion

  • Visit departments on campus directly and ask if they are hiring for hourly student workers. Some dpeartments where international students have worked in the past include the Success Centers, Campus Bookstore, Pathways First Year Experience (FYE) Center, International Student Center, Science Village, Pathways JAM, PCC Police Department, Lancer Pantry, and the Shatford Library

  • Check the International Student Center's Newsletter, Lancer Letter, for job postings on campus. Not receiving our newsletter? Subscribe for Lancer Letter here

  • Check PCC's Human Resources regularly for hourly positions

We have become aware that there is scam regarding job opportunities. The scammer(s) are contacting students by email or text claiming to be a PCC employee, offering a job and requesting money or gift cards in exchange. If you receive this, do not engage in any communication. A legitimate employer would never ask you to pay or send money in exchange for a job. If you are suspicious of the email or text, do not respond or provide any personal information. Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any advice.