Get ahead with an on-campus job!

Jump Start is aimed at helping international students like you earn a part-time job on-campus before you leave your home country through individualized support during every step of the hiring process.


To qualify for the Jump Start employment program, you must currently hold an offer to study at Oregon State University's main campus in Corvallis, Oregon with support and services from INTO OSU. All eligible students will receive an email with more information on how to register for Jump Start.

As an international student, you are eligible to work up to 20 hours per week while taking classes and 40 hours per week during vacation periods.

If you have questions regarding your eligibility for Jump Start, please reach out to [email protected]

Learn more about the Jump Start program and process

What are the benefits of working on-campus?

  • Reduce your cost of attendance with on-campus employment: earn $15+ per hour, with an annual earning potential of $20,000+
  • Strengthen your interviewing and résumé skills
  • Gain professional work experience that will help you prepare for your career after graduation
  • Build a network of coworkers and supervisors who can act as professional references
  • Work within walking distance of on-campus housing options and near your classes
  • If you successfully obtain an on-campus job, it may be used as part of your proof of funding through the OSU admissions process

What types of jobs are offered on-campus?

  • Housing and dining staff
  • Peer tutor
  • Recreation center staff
  • Front desk worker Lab assistant
  • IT support
  • And many more.