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  • Otis Books is pleased to publish Tim Erickson’s debut collection of poetry, Egopolis, a textual journey through destruction, resistance, city, and the Ego, from ancient times to the present day. Erickson’s work has appeared in the Chicago Review, Western Humanities Review, and the Salt Anthology of New Writing. He lives in Salt Lake City.

  • Otis Graduate Writing students will read from their works-in-progress.

  • David Treuer is an Ojibwe Indian from Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota and currently teaches at USC. He is the author of the novels Little, The Hiawatha, The Translation of Dr. Apelles, named a Best Book of the Year by the Washington Post, as well as a critical work, Native American Fiction: A User's Manual. In 2012, he published another nonfiction work, Rez Life.

  • Angela Flournoy’s first novel The Turner House was a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New Republic, The Los Angeles Review of Books and elsewhere. Flournoy has taught at the University of Iowa and Trinity Washington University. She lives in Los Angeles.

  • Susan Choi’s first novel, The Foreign Student, won the Asian-American Literary Award for fiction, and her second novel, American Woman, was a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize. Her most recent novel, A Person of Interest, was a finalist for the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award. With David Remnick she co-edited the anthology Wonderful Town: New York Stories from The New Yorker. A recipient of fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation, and in 2010, the inaugural winner of the PEN/W.G. Sebald Award, Choi lives in Brooklyn.

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On-Campus Employment

Overview

Your F-1 student status permits you to work on the campus of the school that issued your current I-20. You must successfully complete one semester with 12 units to before you are eligible to work on campus. While working on campus you are required to maintain your status (except for approved exceptions) and be in good academic standing.  Employment must be on the Otis campus or official Offsite Location

 
Time Period

F-1 Students are allowed to work up to 20 hours per week on campus during the fall and spring semester.

F-1 Students may work more than 20 hours per week on campus during school vacations (summer break, spring break and fall break).

 

Expiration of On-Campus Employment Eligibility

Your on-campus employment eligibility ends:

  • When you graduate.
  • If you transfer to another College; your work authorization expires on the day of your SEVIS record release date.
  • If you violate your F-1 status.
 
Obtaining On Campus Employment

Contact the Center for Creative Careers for available job opportunities on campus.

  1. Complete the Student Employment Work Agreement (SEWA) and obtain a Letter of Employment from your hiring supervisor
  2. Submit the SEWA form and Letter of Employment to the Center for Creative Professions (CCP).  Employment start date cannot be more than 30 days in the future. The Employment Letter must be dated within the last 30 days.
  3. Obtain the Social Security Letter from the Center for Creative Professions Office. Only the Designated School Official at OTIS can write this letter after receipt of the SEWA form and Letter. It certifies that the student is enrolled full time and holds a valid F-1 status
  4. Bring the following documents to the Social Security Office:
  • Original I-20
  • Passport with printed I-94 and Visa
  • Employment Letter from Employer (F-1)
  • Original Social Security Letter from Center for Creative Professions
  • Form SS-5 (Social Security Number Application)
  1. Once a social security number has been issued, On-Campus Employees should bring the following documents to the Center for Creative Professions to complete payroll signup forms.
  • SEWA form
  • Completed I-9
  • SSN Card
  • Original passport with U.S. visa