Welcome to Hire-A-Bobcat - Montana State University Career, Internship & Student Employment Services' online job/internship posting and on-campus recruiting system.
Using this website indicates that you understand and will abide by this disclaimer and policies and procedures of MSU Career & Internship Services. Disclaimer: Montana State University Career, Internship & Student Employment Services resources are provided free of charge to employers and to student job seekers. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. The Student Employment Office does not perform background checks on students applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and the fit between the employer and the student applicant.
All job listings are posted at the discretion of the Career & Internship Services. MSU’s policy prohibits discrimination in hiring and/or recruiting on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, gender, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, marital status, or veteran status. Career & Internship Services also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not support the interests of the University.
HireABobcat.com is a referral service provided by Career & Internship Services, which makes no particular recommendation regarding employers. While we make every effort to ensure the legitimacy and quality of the positions posted, we make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office and are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Students are urged to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting an off-campus employment position. Career & Internship Services staff members are available for consultation on how to research prospective employers. Beware of employment scams: Don't fall victim to employment scams.
Here are some tips to be safe:
- Use common sense when applying for off-campus employment. If a potential employer asks you to participate in an activity that makes you feel uncomfortable, don’t do it.
- If a position sounds “too good to be true” it most likely is.
- Be wary of check-cashing scams. If someone asks you to deposit a check or money order into your personal account and send money to another individual, you should refuse.Don’t deposit a check or money order into your personal bank account and forward a percentage to the new employer, keeping a "commission."
- If a position is offering jobs with state or federal level that have been previously “undisclosed” it should be avoided. State and federal agencies post all of their positions on the official government employment site (ie. USAJobs.gov) and will not “hide” positions from the public.
- Postings offering a job “guarantee” or ask you to buy study materials, send money for certification or placement should be avoided. Legitimate organizations do not make guarantees or ask for payment to hire or train you.
- Avoid job listings that use language such as “money transfers” or “wiring funds.” If a legitimate employer requires you to transfer money for your job, the money will come from the employer’s business account, not your personal account.
- Do not offer personal financial information. A potential, legitimate employer will not request your bank account, credit card or Paypal account number or other information.
- Do not fax copies of your identification or Social Security number to an unknown person. Offer these documents to your employer only when you are physically at the place of employment.
For more examples and general information watch the Federal Trade Commission video on job scams.