International students with F-1 VISA status may work on campus.  You must first obtain a Social Security number. The hiring supervisor should provide a hire letter to the student which should be taken to Sara Mitchell in the Admissions Office in order to collect the necessary documentation to set up an appointment with the Social Security Administration to apply for a Social Security number.  Additional information on working as an international student can be found on the I-Place website.


Your prospective campus supervisor will provide a job offer printed on school letterhead. This offer goes to Sara Mitchell, the International Student Advisor in the Office of Admissions, who will provide you with a second letter verifying your status as an enrolled student at Pomona College. Bring your student identification, your Visa documentation, the job offer on school letterhead, and your enrolled student verification from Sara Mitchell, to the International Place. The I-Place staff will assist you in completing the required application for a Social Security number and in making appointments with, and transportation to, the Social Security Administration Office.

More information on social security administration documentation can be found on the I-Place website.


It takes about two weeks to receive a Social Security card. However, once a student has been assigned a social security number from the Administration, the student may complete hiring paperwork with Human Resources and, once "cleared to work", may begin working on campus.

International students must complete an International Student W-4 form, along with the standard required forms: the Student Employment Agreement, the Student Hire Form, I-9 (the Form I-9 must be completed in the Human Resources Office), and a Direct Deposit Enrollment Form (optional).


If you have any questions regarding the Student Employment program, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator at (909) 607-3867 or