As a faculty member who has developed solid relationships with members of the community, you may find yourself receiving job postings from employers who hope to hire a student from your department. Faculty have also shared with us that employers will sometimes ask for the names of quality students who can fill their open position.
In order to be compliant with the University of Minnesota’s Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policies, job opportunities should be shared with all students. An efficient way to do this is to direct your contact to the GoldPASS section of the University of Minnesota, Crookston Career Services Office web site. Instructions for posting a position are clearly outlined at this web page. This will ensure a wide audience for the employer and once the job is posted, we certainly hope that you will encourage your top students to apply! You can also forward positions to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com and we will post them on our web site.
The National Association of Colleges and Employers (of which the University of Minnesota, Crookston Career Services Office is a member) outlines the legal ramifications of direct referrals to employers in their article entitled A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring. This article is a great resource to learn about the legal concerns of direct referrals.