Getting a Job or Internship
Career, Internship, & Student Employment Services can help you get a job or internship.
Visit HireABobcat student login to view postings for Internships, New Graduate/Entry-level, Alumni/Experienced, Part- time, Student Employment, and Temporary positions. Click the category that best defines the type of job for which you are searching.
New users will need to register, create a profile, upload one or more resumes, and an unofficial transcript.
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.
Look Who's Interviewing
On-campus interviewing coordinates great opportunities between students seeking internships, soon-to-be grads seeking career positions, and employers looking to fill their hiring needs. Students view and apply for listed positions, both full-time and internship, and sign up for interviews online.
For more information about interview opportunities with these companies, log on to HireABobcat.com. To research a company, click on its name to be taken to their website. Be sure to stop by the company’s table at the Career Fair to visit with the representatives. To sign up on these schedules, visit with the employer at the Career Fair. All others can be viewed online at www.hireabobcat.com.
Register for On-Campus Interviewing
Before you begin your registration, you are required to read the Missed Interview and Late Cancellation Policy.
Next, visit the HireABobcat login page, complete a profile and upload at least one resume and an unofficial transcript. Should you have difficulty with any part of the on- campus recruiting process, refer to the HireABobcat Student Guide. If you have further questions, please contact the Career, Internship & Student Employment Services office at 406-994-4353.
Student Employment Job Fair
The annual spring and fall fairs are designed to connect students to local part- time, full-time summer employment and internships. On and off-campus recruiters are welcome and encouraged to attend!See Upcoming Fair Details
Career Search Tips
Cover letters: The Writing Center, Renseselar Polytechnic Instritute
Gaining Experience: Informational Interviewing and Job Shadowing
Job shadowing: gather information by going to work with someone who is doing what you want to do: "how to.." and why (Career Development Center at Michigan State University).
Interviewing Tips and & Negotiating Techniques
Intervieiwng like a professional: from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
Make Connections: from Berkeley