SMU HR Resources

Hiring Students and International Students

Student Workers
Students who work on campus are considered employees of the University and are paid through SMU Payroll. Student employees are not eligible for University benefits. For further information about student employment opportunities, visit the Student Employment Office.

The department must:

  • Provide the Student Employee New Hire Packet
  • Ensure that the student employee visits the Department of Human Resources to complete a Form I-9 before he or she begins working
  • Complete a Payroll Authorization Form for the student employee and attach their W-4 and Direct Deposit

New Employee Packet - Student 
Payroll Authorization Form (PAF) - Undergraduate Student Employee
Payroll Authorization Form (PAF) - Graduate Student Employee

Summer Student Employment

International Student Workers
International student employees have been issued student visas to be full-time students in the U.S. They have specific requirements under which they can work. For further information, visit the International Center FAQs

The department must:
  • Provide an On-Campus Work-Eligibility Form and On Campus Employment Checklist for International Student Workers
  • Complete a Payroll Authorization Form 
  • Ensure that the international student worker visits the International Center to obtain approval on the On-Campus Work Eligibility Form before he or she begins working
  • Ensure that the international student worker visits the Department of Human Resources to complete a Form I-9 before he or she begins working

New Employee Packet - International Student
Hiring International Student Workers
On Campus Work-Eligibility Form
On Campus Employment Checklist for International Student Workers
Payroll Authorization Form (PAF) - Undergraduate 
Payroll Authorization Form (PAF) - Graduate Student Employee  

I-9 Procedures and List of Acceptable Documents