Career Services

Posting Jobs and Internships

How to Access Hire A Lion

New Users

Access

  • Follow the directions below or contact 417.625.9343 or hirealion@mssu.edu
  • Account log in: Employer Access to Hire a Lion 
  • Choose Employer Click Here to Register.
  • If you can’t find your organization choose Can’t Find Your Organization.
  • Complete required sections marked with an asterisk (*).
  • Choose Register.

Create New Job & Internship Posting

  • Choose My Jobs from top menu.
  • Select New Job.
  • Complete form. Fields with an asterisk (*) are required information.
  • Under Application Instructions, enter the procedure in which a potential employee may apply for this position.
  • Under Position Information, select Yes or No on Applicants Should Submit Resume and Cover Letter Through Hire a Lion. Selecting Yes means students will be able to apply online.
  • Under Posting Information, select Yes or No on Show Contact Information. Selecting No means your contact information will not be available for potential applicants to see.
  • Click SAVE.

Returning Users

Access

Update My Profile

  • Choose My Profile from top menu.
  • Click the [Edit] button on left side for the section you to update.
  • Make changes and click on SAVE to complete the changes

View Resumes

  • Click on View Resumes.
  • Use the column titles to sort/filter resumes.

Update Current Jobs & Internship Posting

  • Choose My Jobs from top menu.
  • Select Job List.
  • Click on Job Title to update.
  • Under Page Functions on the left of the screen, select Copy Job.
  • There are several sections (position information, Contact Information, and Posting Information) to update.
  • To make changes to any section, click on the [Edit] link and make your changes. Once completed, click on SAVE for each section.

Job and Internship Guidelines

All employers must follow the principles for employment professionals established by The National Association of Colleges and Employers.  Employers not meeting these guidelines will not be allowed to post positions or attend career fairs.  There have been some recent standards passed by the department of labor regarding unpaid internships http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/whdfs71.htm.  The National Association of Colleges and Employers has put together a list of guidelines to make the regulations easier to understand.

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 these criteria are followed, it is the opinion of the National Association of Colleges and Employers that the experience can be considered a legitimate internship.  If all of these criteria cannot be met, you will need to post the position as either volunteer, or pay minimum wage.

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