Know Your Employment Rights
If you are a dreamer with a valid work authorization document (for example a DACA recipient), know that it is illegal to discriminate against work-authorized individuals in hiring, firing, recruitment, or referral for a fee, on the employment eligibility verification (Form I-9 and E-Verify) process based on that individual’s citizenship status, immigrant status, or national origin, Employers CANNOT specify which document(s) the employee may be presented from the Lists of Acceptable Documents on the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form (I-9).
For more information, call the Immigrant and Employee Rights Section (IER) in the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division at 1-800-255-8155 (employees) , 1-800-255-8155 (employers), or 1-800-237-2515 (TTY), or visit: https://www.justice.gov/crt/immigrant-and-employee-rights-section.
DACA and the Workplace
You do not have the legal obligation to tell your employer that you have DACA or that your work permit has expired. However, if you continue to work after your DACA or work permit expired, you are doing so without authorization and your employer could terminate your employment at any time.
UCCS Career Center
The UCCS Career Center's mission is to help current students and alumni their career options, prepare for their future, and achieve their career goals. They strive to help each student secure promising career opportunities.
Make an appointment today to take an assessment to help you choose a major or determine a career path, have your resume/CV reviewed, prepare with a mock interview, learn about graduate programs, timelines and requirements, discuss available volunteer/internship/ job opportunities, and attend a variety of career events to help you network and gain knowledge for your future. Anything else career related you would like to discuss, just ask! To learn more, click here.
***Non-U.S. citizen students should be aware that there are certain career fields that require U.S. citizenship. If you have concerns about how your immigration status can affect your desired field of study, please talk to your academic adviser, a career counselor, or the MOSAIC Student Advocacy and Support coordinator.
UCCS alumni retain access to the Career Center after graduation. Services include resume review, mock interviews, job boards and career assessments. They also offer live and on-demand career webinars from nationally recognized experts. Alumni Association Membership also entitles alumni to numerous discounts and freebies (e.g., access to library and library databases). For more information, contact the UCCS Alumni Office.