Hiring Business Students
Recruiting talent for your company is easy with the Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship. We’re committed to working with companies like yours to meet your hiring objectives. Our consultative approach ensures that you’re attracting, interviewing, and hiring the right talent for your organization.
It’s important to note: Montana State University runs on an academic semester system. Fall and Spring semesters are the principal seasons for recruitment activity on campus. Fall recruitment dates are announced each June. Click here to learn more about other ways to engage and build your brand outside of your recruiting timelines.
Specific Jabs Job Emails
Jabs sends out weekly emails to our current students and recent alumni promoting open internship and job opportunities. We reccomend that you post through Handshake and also submit your opportunity to the Bracken Center through the form below.
How to Post a Job Through Handshake
Job postings for Jabs Undergraduates and Specialized Master’s students should be submitted through Handshake, the online recruiting platform MSU utilizes for all career-related activity. Not on Handshake? Get started.
Please also submit your job description through the form below. This will be sent our weekly to our specific business students and alumni.
Please be sure to note that MSUoperates on the semester schedule, therefore our graduation dates may vary from other academic institutions. MSU students can graduate in December or May.
- Log into Handshake and select “Post a Job” at the top of your homepage.
- Fill out the four-section application to add job-specific requirements and preferences
- On the last tab, you can select MSU. This will make your job posting visible to all students on Montana campuses. Additionally, you can select certain majors in the majors section of the preferences tab.
Helpful Tips for Posting
- Undergraduate Options at MSU School: Accounting, Finance, Marketing, Management
- Specialized Master’s Programs: Public Accounting (MPAc), Masters of Innovation Management (MSIM)— new as of 2021!
- Offer Guidelines: Please note that Jabs follows (and recommends) the NACE guideline of allowing students two weeks to make their offer decision.
- Need more help? See How to Post a Job, a troubleshooting guide from Handshake.
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Opportunities to learn outside the classroom are a critical component of a college education. Internships provide a powerful mechanism for students to learn and for employers to guide and evaluate future talent. When done well, internships are truly a win-win!
Learn more about employer best practices from the Jabs Internship Guide.
The Bracken Center also works with companies and employers to design and launch internship programs. Don't know where to start? Let us help.
Jabs is excited to highlight an opportunity for our corporate and nonprofit partners to offer short-term, professional, paid work experiences to current students through Micro-Internships. Through Micro-Internships, students can demonstrate their skills, explore career paths, and develop their professional networks. Unlike a traditional internship, these paid opportunities typically range from 10 to 40 hours of work, and most can be completed remotely. Not only does this help the students, but it allows you as employers to get immediate support and enhance your company’s pipeline for future interns and new hires.
All employment professionals recruiting Jabs students through the Jake Jabs College of Business Entrepreneurship and other on-campus recruiting channels are required to work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing, and selection techniques as stipulated in the Montana State University Recruiting Policy and the NACE Principles for Professional Conduct.
Offer Consideration and Acceptance Guidelines
All offers must be made in writing and include the offer expiration deadline, pay, terms, job title, and any contingencies. We request that firms provide sufficient time for a student to consider an offer. Although a two-week time frame for offer deadlines is common for Jabs students, be advised that flexibility may be appropriate depending on the position or candidate circumstances. For further guidance, please refer to NACE’s Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers or reach out to the the Bracken Center.
Students are urged to immediately release offers they do not plan to accept. After students accept an offer, we require they conclude their job search as well as participation in interviews. Once a student has accepted a written offer, reneging is highly discouraged by the Bracken Center. Reneging on an offer is considered a serious breach of our recruiting guidelines which results in repercussions up to and including loss of future recruiting privileges, however any offer that is over 14 months from when they start should have no repercussions. In the unfortunate instance when your firm has adhered to these guidelines and a student decides to renege on an offer, please notify the Bracken Center immediately.
All employment professionals recruiting Jabs students through the Jake Jabs College of Business Entrepreneurship and other on-campus recruiting channels are expected to engage in non-discrimination practices in their recruitment activities, and to follow equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles as set forth by Montana State University and NACE’s “Principles for Professional Conduct”, linked above. Employers are expected to provide reasonable accommodations upon request.
Not able to make it to campus?
Interview from the comfort of your own computer! Through widely accessible business tools—including WebEx, Zoom, Google Hangouts, and more—students are available for virtual/remote interviews. For support with your Virtual Interview Strategy, please contact the Bracken Center at [email protected].
Looking for Student Consultants?
M-Trail Marketing Services is a 100% student-driven, full services, marketing agency based in Bozeman, Montana. We provide students with the opportunity to do real marketing work for clients for real money. Funds that are generated support the student chapter of the American Marketing Association at Montana State University.
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