Faculty and Staff Resources

Experiential Learning & Career Success partners with faculty and staff to implement ElevateU, UM’s signature career readiness program, by providing career development support to students including academic decision-making, career assessments, résumé, and cover letter writing, internship/job application, interview coaching, salary negotiation, and much more. Our career coaches and experiential learning advisers are available to help guide your students to appropriate out-of-class experiential learning activities to enhance their classroom education and laboratory discoveries.

If interested in embedding ElevateU career readiness into your syllabi and class, please call us (243-2022) to discuss possibilities. Read more about ElevateU’s Career Readiness in the Classroom. Please note, due to staff limitations, ELCS cannot accommodate individual student coaching sessions as a class requirement. Please contact our office to discuss options that will maximize support to our students efficiently.

University of Montana early-career alum (up to 2 years post-graduation) are eligible to use our career coaching services.

What Would You Like to Do?


University of Montana utilizes Handshake, a nation-wide employment platform, for all student opportunities. To advertise your opportunities and hire students, just request to join your department. Does your department not have an employer account yet? Create one today!

Make sure to read our Employer's Guide to Handshake to help you get started. 

If you have other questions about creating a Handshake account, creating job postings, how to reach students, or general use of the platform, we recommend that you visit the Handshake Help Center. If you can't find the answers you are looking for, don't hesitate to reach out to our office at (406) 243-2022 or elcs@umontana.edu.

Staff, instructors, and faculty may request an in-person or Zoom presentation on more than a dozen career-related topics. To make a request, fill out this form.

Dates: April 9-15, 2023

National Student Employment Week is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate the value that student employees bring to the workplace. During this week, we encourage you to do something special for your student employees to let them know they are appreciated! Below are some ideas for how you can celebrate your students as well as some special deals happening around campus for UM student employees.

Campus Events

  • Keep an eye out here for 2023 National Student Employment Week Events & Activities!

Other Ideas for Celebration

  • Have your department create a kudos board
  • Create and present superlative awards for all of your student employees
  • If you have some funds, give your student employees some Bear Bucks. Contact Angie at 406-243-6325 to load money onto your student's Griz Cards.
  • Take a walk with your staff to Dairy Queen or Big Dipper for an ice cream hour
  • Encourage your student employees to make a resume appointment with an ELCS Career Coach so they can showcase all of the amazing work they do!

Each year, one deserving UM student employee will be honored as University of Montana's Student Employee of the Year. If you have an outstanding student employee, we encourage you to submit a nomination. The winning student will receive a $500 scholarship and be honored at the Week of Excellence Ceremony in April 2023!

In addition to the ways that students contribute to our campus with their passion and talents, student employment is also an effective means to build career readiness skills. As such, level 1 of the ElevateU curriculum strongly suggests that students participate in a part-time or summer job.

Thank you in advance for helping us celebrate student employee contributions and learning!

To be eligible, student employees must have worked for at least 6 months, part-time during the 2022-2023 academic year.

Deadline to Submit Nominations: TBD
Nominations FOR 2022-2023 are not yet open