MSU Connections

Upcoming Sessions!

The next session will be held on January 24th, 2018!

Promote Your Organization

Promote your programs and services at the following events:

Catapalooza: 

Two-day festival on campus in August that welcomes new and returning students to MSU and exposes students and their families to the array of campus and community resources, clubs, organizations and local businesses.

Service Saturdays: 

Monthly service projects that are held on the first Saturday of each month, September through April from 10am-12pm
at various non-profit locations in the community. Student volunteers are available for a variety of volunteer needs! Dust off
that to-do list and let us help! Longer projects are possible, upon request.

Involvement Fairs:

We invite community organizations to campus bi-annually to help you recruit volunteers, student employees and interns for your organization.

Need Students?

We can help you recruit volunteers, interns, student employees, work-study students, etc!

Community Org List:

Do you accept volunteers on a regular basis? If yes, be sure to be included on our online Community Organization List.
The list is comprised of various Gallatin County area organizations. We frequently direct students who are interested in getting involved in the community to this list.

Upcoming Service Opportunities:

Do you have an ongoing or ont-time volunteer opportunity you want to see listed on our Upcoming Service
Opportunities page? Students refer to this page when they want to participate in an upcoming volunteer opportunity.

Volunteer Reserves:

The opportunities submitted on our Upcoming Service Opportunities page is also sent out on our email listserv. This is sent every other week to over 1,200 active subscribers!

Need interns, student employees or part or full-time employees?

MSU Work Study

Work Study is a federal or state funded program offered to eligible students (who demonstrate financial need)
and the money earned is intended to assist with meeting educational expenses. The money earned through a
Work Study job is paid in the form of a paycheck on an “hour’s work for an hour’s pay” basis and does not credit to
the student's account.” The MSU Work Study Program assists non-profit employers in finding qualified work study
staff to fill their positions, and educates students about the rewards and benefits of taking jobs with
community-based organizations.
• Only students who have received Work Study as part of their federal aid package are eligible to be hired in a
Work Study position. You set the hourly wage for your Work Study position, but students may not earn more
than $12/hr and they cannot work more than 20 hours/week. As a Work Study employer, your organization
will be responsible for 30% of the students’ wages; the MSU Work Study Program will cover the other 70%.
Additionally, your organization is responsible for FICA, Workers Compensation, and a 10% administrative fee
based on the students’ monthly earnings.
Contact the MSU Office of Financial Aid Services to find out if your organization is already an approved employer.
If you’re not yet approved, you’ll need to request application materials. Once the application is approved, you will
be established as a user for Hire-A-Bobcat.

Hire-A-Bobcat

Post your jobs (full-time and part-time), internships, and ongoing volunteer opportunities on MSU’s free online
recruiting system Hire-A-Bobcat. Contacts Career, Internship & Student Employment Services at to learn how to
post your open positions.

Career and Job Fairs

Career, Internship & Student Employment Services offers four
opportunities annually for you to connect with students/alumni
to recruit them for your part-time employment, internship
employment or full-time positions.
• Attend the bi-annual Job and Internship Fair to connect
with qualified students/alumni for your internships and
full-time employment opportunities. The Office of Student
Engagement offers a discounted rate to non-profit
organizations. Limited spots available.
• The Student Employment Job Fair provides you opportunities each fall and spring semester to recruit
employees for your part-time/seasonal positions.
For assistance or to inquire about non-profit rates and sponsorship, please contact Career, Internship &
Student Employment Services.


 The MSU Office of Student Engagement (OSE) is committed to fostering strong, reciprocal relationships with area community-based organizations. If you are interested in learning more about ways to partner with Montana State University please plan on attending one of our MSU Connection Seminars. At the MSU Connections Seminar you will learn about Catapalooza, the Fall and Spring Involvement Fairs, Service Saturdays, Hire A Bobcat, Volunteer Reserves, Community Work-Study program, how to post your volunteer opportunities on the OSE website, and more. Want to participate in the Involvement Fair after MSU Connections? Sign up HERE!


Organizations that have attended past sessions:

Aids Outreach
Befrienders
Belgrade Senior Center
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gallatin County
Big Sky Youth Empowerment
Boys and Girls Club
Bozeman Amateur Hockey Association
Bozeman Bike Kitchen
Bozeman Symphony
Bridger Healthcare Community
Bridgercare
Buffalo Field Campaign
Children's Museum of Bozeman
Community Cafe
Community Health Partners
Custer Gallatin National Forest
Downtown Bozeman Association
Eagle Mount
E-Free Church College Ministries
Forward Montana
Gallatin County DUI Task Force
Gallatin History Museum
Gallatin Solid Waste Management District
Gallatin Valley Farm to School
Gallatin Valley Land Trust
Gallatin Valley YMCA
Great Beginnings Montessori School
Girl Scouts of Montana and Wyoming
HAVEN
Habitat for Humanity
HarryBertoia Foundation
Healthy Gallatin Lactation Education Program
Heart of the Valley Animal Shelter
HRDC
Intermountain Opera Association of Bozeman
The Human Resource Development Council
Montana Connections
Montana Conservation Corps
Montana Outdoor Science School
Montana Racial Equity Project
Montana Wilderness Association
MSU Leadership Institute
Peace Corps
Sacajawea Audubon
Sacks Thrift Store
SGI USA-Bozeman District
Special Olympics Montana
The Community Cafe
Thrive
United Blood Services
US Forest Service
Warriors and Quiet Waters Foundation
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