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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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Social Security Guidelines

Overview

A Social Security Number is issued to track earnings over a worker’s lifetime. Students holding F-1 status and are employed in the U.S. must apply for a Social Security Number.

  • Only students who have an official employment offer can apply for a Social Security Number.
  • All OTIS student employees must apply for a Social Security Number (SSN) BEFORE reporting to the OTIS Career Center/Hiring Personnel for Payroll processing.
Application Procedure

F-1 Students with On-campus Work:

  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 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 CCP
  • Form SS-5 (Social Security Number Application)

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

F-1 Students Authorized for CPT

  1. Form I-20 updated and endorsed for CPT
  2. Passport
  3. I-94 printout
  4. Form SS-5

F-1 Students Authorized for OPT

  1. Form I-20 endorsed for practical training
  2. Passport
  3. I-94 printout
  4. EAD card
  5. Form SS-5

Location

Social Security Office for Culver City, CA 90230

Office Address:

SUITE 300
11500 W OLYMPIC BLVD
LOS ANGELES, CA 90064

Directions:

LOCATED IN THE CITY NATIONAL BANK BLDG ON OLYMPIC AND COLBY AVE WEST OF THE 405 FREEWAY BETWEEN SAWTELLE AND BARRINGTON ON THIRD FLOOR.

Phone (Nat'l): 1-800-772-1213
TTY: 1-800-325-0778

Office Hours : MON: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; TUES: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; WED: 09:00 AM - 12:00 PM; THUR: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; FRI: 09:00 AM - 03:00 PM; SAT & SUN: CLOSED
Federal Holidays & Emergency Closures

 

Social Security Office for Inglewood, CA 90301

Office Address:

230 East Spruce Avenue

Inglewood, CA 90301

Directions:

OFFICE LOACTION BETWEEN KELSO and LA BREA

Phone:

800-772-1213
800-325-0778

Office Hours:

MONDAY - FRIDAY: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Except Federal Holidays (Beginning Wed, Jan 2, 2013, Social Security offices close at noon on Wednesdays to the public)