Laws and Ethics
The University of Missouri is an equal opportunity employer and educator. In order to recruit students, employers must adhere to the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) standards. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination against a job applicant or an employee because of the person's race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), veteran status, and disability or genetic information. The University also prohibits employers from requiring photo submissions of applicants, as this violates the EEO standards.
The University of Missouri Career Services Council requires recruiting organizations to adhere to and refer to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct found at: http://www.naceweb.org/principles/ .
In order for third-party recruiters, including employment agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, and online job posting or résumé referral services, to access HireMizzouTigers.com, recruiters must adhere to the following standards:
- No fees may be charged to applicants at any time
- Information about the hiring employer must be disclosed to applicants prior to an interview
- Solicitation of services to other businesses while on campus grounds is prohibited
Required Fees and/or Equipment
The University of Missouri Career Services Council prohibits employers from posting positions on HireMizzouTigers.com if candidates are required to pay a fee. Furthermore, companies that require an enrollment fee or the purchase of equipment or inventory for resale are not permitted to use HireMizzouTigers.com.
Compensation details must clearly state if position is 100% commission; base salary if it is partially commission-based; or be clear how the participant will be compensated in the job description or the position will not be posted.
Every employer with wage-based positions should comply with minimum wage rates set forth by the United States Department of Labor’s Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), an internship is defined as:
"A form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths; and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent."
To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met:
- The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
- The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
- The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
- There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
- There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
- There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
- There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
If a position does not meet the above criteria, we will be unable to post it on HireMizzouTigers.com.
Soliciting on Campus
In accordance with the University of Missouri Business Policy and Procedure Manual (BPPM), sales and solicitations on campus grounds and in campus buildings by recruiting organizations are prohibited without prior authorization. Examples of sales and solicitations not permitted on campus include:
- Buying back textbooks
- Selling merchandise
- Soliciting subscriptions or business services
To seek authorization to have a sales/marketing event on the MU campus, please call Administrative Services at (573) 882-7254.
Brand and Service Promotions
In accordance with the University of Missouri Business Policy and Procedure Manual (BPPM), promotions of services, products, or websites are prohibited on campus to MU students without prior authorization. Any position seeking a candidate to promote a product, service, or website to other students on campus will not be posted on HireMizzouTigers.com. Examples include:
- Brand ambassadors
- Campus managers/reps
- Campus marketing assistants
If you would like to market your company, services, or products you are welcome to lease a room or table with the Missouri Student Unions. Please contact them at (573) 884-8793 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More details can be found at: http://www.unions.missouri.edu/
If you would like authorization for a larger campus event or University partnership, please call Business Relations in the Department of Student Activities at 573-882-3780.
Employment Matching or Freelance Project Websites
We do not allow a company access to HireMizzouTigers.com to simply promote a specific job search engine or employment matching service.
- Matching tutors, babysitters, personal assistants, work from home positions
- Job search engine promotion
- Freelance employment match sites
- Crowdsourcing or "microtask" sites
Incomplete Employer Information
In order to post a position on HireMizzouTigers.com, companies must provide specific information about their organization, including a valid website and detailed organization description, so that interested candidates may research career opportunities in depth.
While MU Career Services reviews each company profile and job posting, it makes no endorsements, representations, or guarantees about the positions listed on its website and is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, other aspects of employment, or for whether the students/alumni have the requisite training and work experience to qualify for a position. It is the responsibility of the students/alumni to obtain all of the necessary information concerning the employer and the position and to take all necessary precautions when interviewing for, or accepting positions with any employer.
Right of Refusal
We reserve the right to refuse service if an organization has any unresolved investigations, complaints filed with the Better Business Bureau or Missouri Secretary of State, or for any egregious behavior as determined by the University of Missouri Career Services Council.