VISP/MA-FAS Employment Resources

MA students and VISP second-year students

On-campus employment during Fall/Spring semester

Graduate assistantship positions:

You are eligible to work up to 15% (6h/week) per semester for all graduate assistantship positions combined; You can add an additional up to 14 h/week (international students), 23 h/week (domestic students) of student hourly positions, so in total up to 20 (international students), 29 (domestic students) h/week.

Grader positions are considered graduate assistantship positions.

Student hourly positions:

  • International students: eligible for up to 20 h/week per semester, all student hourly positions combined;
  • Domestic students: UW may limit to no more than 29 h/week, all student hourly positions combined. (this is the institutional policy for student hourly positions; consult with your payroll specialist to confirm.)

On-campus summer employment

  • International students: Please follow regulations on the ISS website for summer employment https://iss.wisc.edu/employment/f1-employment/
  • Domestic students: UW may limit to no more than 29 h/week (this is the institutional policy for student hourly positions; consult with your payroll specialist to confirm)

For International Students

  • F1 International students are required to have proper work authorization to be able to work off-campus. Please familiar yourself with different types of work authorization on the ISS website.
  • Math major students should be eligible for a 1 year OPT and a 2 year STEM extension.

VISP first-year students:

On-campus student hourly positions

  • You are eligible for up to 20 h/week per semester, all student hourly positions combined.
  • You are eligible to apply for grader positions, however, grader positions are intended for graduate students. Occasionally the department may make an exception for undergraduates in this role.
  • You are not eligible to work off-campus during the first academic year of the VISP program.

Summer employment

Please consult wtih Xin Cui-Dowling (xin.cui-dowling@wisc.edu) if you have any questions, or if you plan to take more than one position in one semester.

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