University of Montana
Student Employment Disclaimer

Using this web site indicates that you understand and will abide by this disclaimer and policies and procedures of UM Student Employment. Disclaimer: The University of Montana Student Employment 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 Student Employment Office. Career Service'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. The Student Employment Office also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not support the interests of the University.

The University of Montana Student Employment Office provides a referral service and makes no particular recommendation regarding employers. 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 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.
  • 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."
  • 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.

Watch the Federal Trade Commission video on Job Scams and Money Transfer Scams