Employers and Partners
Southern Miss Career Services continues to connect you with the student body to fill your employment needs!
Employment professionals will maintain equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruiting activities.
The primary goals of our department are to acquaint students with a variety of employment opportunities and to assist employers in their search for qualified students, and alumni, to fill their positions.
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Post your opportunities, and search for student and alumni candidates.
All employers, and on-campus departments, can post and manage all full time, part-time jobs, and internships via our online career center, Handshake. You have the freedom to create, edit and manage all of your employment opportunities on the internet.
Setting up an account in Handshake is easy. To begin, click the Handshake link above to log in, or create an account. Once you have completed that step, you can navigate by using the left column to post your opportunities, search for students, request interview schedules, and register for career events.
If students do not show up for an on-campus interview, they will be classified as a no-show. Failure to keep interview appointments deprives other individuals of interviews, wastes the recruiter's time, and creates an unfavorable image of Southern Miss students and alumni.
If a student is unable to attend an interview, they are required to CALL our office at least two working days prior to the interview. This allows time to fill the available slot with someone from the wait list. If selected for an interview, failure to schedule the interview or decline the offer within 48 hours (2 business days) will result in your Handshake account being inactivated.
If a student misses an on-campus interview for any reason, access to their Handshake account will immediately be blocked, and they will have 10 working days from the date of the interview to write a letter of apology to the employer. The letter, along with a pre-addressed, stamped envelope must be brought to the Career Services reception desk in McLemore Hall, Room 125. If students fail to submit the letter as directed, their Handshake profile will be blocked and any upcoming interviews will be canceled until they meet with either the director or assistant director of Career Services. They must bring the letter of apology to that appointment. Two no-shows on their record will terminate their on-campus interviewing privileges for one year.
The Cooperative Education Program affords the student the opportunity to gain a complete education with periods of work related to the student’s major. The Cooperative Education coordinator assists in connecting with meaningful jobs that will give the student practical work experience and financial support to aid in his or her education.
The Cooperative Education coordinator will determine a student’s eligibility to participate in the program. Each student’s record of performance will be periodically reviewed once an active participant, and he or she may be placed on probation or removed from the program if failing to meet minimum requirements.
Employer Co-op Handbook (PDF)
Please record your full time hires by going to the job listing in Handshake, clicking on the job, then 'Review Applicants' and to the right of the applicant's name, click on the dropdown menu and click 'Hired'/'Declined'.
Career Services serves only as a referral source and is not liable for any problems incurred as a result of such job referrals.
Our Partners work with us to provide great opportunities for students and alumni!
They sponsor events (so students can attend for FREE), they hire numerous students every year and they truly help our Golden Eagles thrive.
To learn more about the benefits of becoming a Career Services Partner, click HERE!
Questions? Contact us at 601.266.4153 or visit us online at http://www.usm.edu/cs.