International Graduate Assistants

Getting started with the employment process:

  1. Visit the Office of Global Education (106 Van Campen) to complete the  Social Security Employment Verification Form. You will receive a list of other documents to take to the Social Security Administration Office.
  2. Visit the Ravenna Social Security Administration Office (444 Enterprise Parkway, Ravenna, Ohio 44266  phone number 1-855-863-3562 or TTY: 1-800-325-0778) to submit your Social Security Employment Verification Form. Be certain to obtain a Verification of Application for a Social Security Number that includes your name from the Social Security Administration.
  3. Schedule an appointment to have your employment eligibility confirmed using the Academic Personnel I-9 calendar
    1. It is very important that you bring your unexpired documents which show both identity and employment authorization.  Please review Additional Documentation Requirements before you arrive for your appointment.
    2. New hire forms will be sent to your email via AdobeSign, the platform Kent State Uses to capture electronic signatures for new hire documents.  A confirmation email will be sent after all documents have been completed.  Please note, the new hire process is not final, until you visit Academic Personnel in person.
  4. Review your options for participation in a retirement plan (Graduate Assistant Retirement Information)​​​​​​​
    1. Please enroll in Direct Deposit, the process by which the university deposits your paycheck directly into your checking or savings account.
    2. Make an appointment with the Payroll Office (330-672-8640, 236 Schwartz Center) to complete Federal, State, and City tax forms.  Please review International Employee Information for additional information.

    If you have any questions, please contact or by calling 330-672-8717.