There is no waiting period for employment; student is eligible upon obtaining and enrolling with an F-1 status. Initial-entry students cannot begin work more than 30 days before classes start. Although international students may work any position on campus, there is a 19-hour-per-week limit during long semesters (fall and spring). Students may work as many hours as they wish during breaks (i.e. summer, Christmas, and Spring Break).
Once a student is offered employment on campus, he/she will bring a letter of proof of employment and a letter from the International Student Coordinator to the Social Security Office to obtain a social security number. That number is used by NC to process employment paperwork.