Montana State University
Career, Internship
& Student Employment Services

Montana State University
177 Strand Union Bldg.
P.O. Box 174180
Bozeman, MT 59717-4180

Tel: (406) 994-4353
Toll-Free: 877-777-8489
Fax: (406) 994-5488
careers@montana.edu

On-Campus Interviewing

On-Campus RecruitingCareer, Internship & Student Employment Services coordinates all on-campus interviewing for full-time and internship opportunities.  We use a web-based interview scheduling system.

To get started, you must first request an on-campus interview date. The recruiting staff will then confirm your date via email and provide further instructions. Refer to the other resources listed here for additional program and recruiting information.

You will manage your entire on-campus recruiting efforts online - from job description entry through candidate preselection and notification.  Students have ready access to your online recruiting information twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. When you have ongoing or projected staffing needs for full-time and/or internship positions, take advantage of MyCatCareers to strategically recruit MSU students for your organization.

Students at MSU who wish to participate must register before they can interview.
Scheduling a Recruiting Event

  • Plan early to schedule a recruitment date.  There are a limited number of interview rooms available.
  • There are two types of schedule:
    • Preselect – Students have at least 2 weeks to submit resumes.  Employers then have 2 days to prescreen the submitted resumes to select which students they want to interview.  The selected students then sign up on the schedule.  The advantage to a preselect schedule is the ability to preview the candidates and select only the ones most qualified.  The disadvantage is the candidate pool may be small and the schedule light.
    • Open – Students who meet the employer’s basic requirements (major, graduation date, etc.) have a minimum of 2 weeks to sign up directly on a schedule.  The advantage to an open schedule is the potential for more candidates to interview.  The disadvantage is the commitment to interview candidates that may not be as qualified as the employer might prefer.
  • If a preselect-type schedule is desired, a minimum of 4 weeks' notice is necessary to allow time for the announcement of your visit, collection of student materials, and interview sign-ups.

Fall 2012 Recruiting Dates

  • Approx. September 11 - November 16, 2012
  • Classes Begin: August 29, 2012
  • Classes End: December 14, 2012

 

Spring 2013 Recruiting Dates

  • February 6 - April 12, 2013
  • Classes Begin: January 9, 2013
  • Spring Break: March 11-15, 2013
  • Classes End: April 26, 2013
Planning Your Recruiting Event
  • A typical recruiting day is normally fourteen 30 minute interviews.
  • 7:30 am - Office opens
  • 8:00-8:15 am - Preview resumes of the students you will interview. 
  • 8:15 am - First interview
  • 12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch
  • 4:45 p.m. - Last interview ends
  • 5:00 p.m. - Office closes
Contact Us Early Regarding Special Needs
If your scheduling needs to extend beyond the normal office hours, or if you need extra rooms for information sessions or second interviews, please call to make special arrangements.
Information Sessions
Plan a pre-recruiting information session. We are happy to assist you in making these arrangements. Call to schedule a date, time, refreshments, and audio/visual needs.  A 10% administrative fee will apply to all catering & audio/visual charges.
Information Tables
If the opportunity for a recruiting visit arises on very short notice, a good way to get your message out to students about your company and your hiring needs is to reserve an information table.  Tables are available in key locations in the Strand Union Building.  You may staff your table strategically from mid-morning through early afternoon for maximum traffic.  Please call Career, Internship & Student Employment Services to check on table availability and to make arrangements.
Clarify any Special Instructions
If you have any special requirements for students regarding applications, portfolios, etc., please be sure to tell us ahead of time.
Publicizing Your Recruiting Event
Promote your recruiting efforts by sending flyers early to be distributed on campus.  Send electronic versions of your company literature to be added to our virtual Corporate Literature Room.  Email them to Chantelle Mahan at chantelle.mahan@montana.edu . 
To schedule your event, please contact:

Robin Crough, MPA
Internship/Hire-A-Bobcat/Emerging Scholars Program Manager

MSU Career, Internship
& Student Employment Services 
Montana State University
177 Strand Union Building
Bozeman, MT 59717-4180

Telephone: 406-994-4951
Toll-free: 877-777-8489
Fax: 406-994-5488

Email: robin.crough@montana.edu

Chantelle Mahan, B.S.
Student Success Coordinator/Employment Coordinator

MSU Career, Internship
& Student Employment Services 
Montana State University
177 Strand Union Building
Bozeman, MT 59717-4180

Telephone: 406-994-5485
Toll-free: 877-777-8489
Fax: 406-994-5488

Email: chantelle.mahan@montana.edu