UMM students and alumni may register for placement services in the Career Center located in Room 201 of Behmler Hall on the UMM campus.
1. EDUCATION GRADUATES
a. New education graduates. The placement registration fee for new education graduates is $35. Each new education registrant may send out 10 sets of credentials to employing officials, graduate schools, etc., via first class mail at no extr a cost. If needed, registrants may request additional sets of credentials be sent for $3 per set.
New education graduates will have free access to daily updated job vacancy lists that will be available on the UMM Career Center Website on the Internet. The website can be located at: <http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/career/Jpvacancylists.htm l>. The credential file service will terminate at the end of the calendar year in which the new education registrant graduates or when the registrant finds suitable employment, whichever comes first.
b. Education alumni. The placement registration fee for education alumni is $40. Each education alumni registrant may send out 10 sets of credentials to employing officials, graduate schools, etc., via first class mail at no extra cost. If needed, registrants may request additional sets of credentials be sent for $3 per set.
Education alumni will have free access to daily updated job vacancy lists that will be available on the UMM Career Center Website on the Internet. The website can be located at: <http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/career/Jpvacancylists.html>. The credential file service will terminate at the end of the calendar year in which the alum registers or when the registrant finds suitable employment, whichever comes first.
c. Any education graduate may have free access to the liberal arts vacancy lists on the Career Center website.
d. A set of placement credentials requested by an alumnus who has not reactivated and paid the full placement registration fee will be $8 per set.
2. LIBERAL ARTS GRADUATES
a. New liberal arts graduates will have free access to daily updated job vacancy lists that will be available on the UMM Career Center Website on the Internet. The website can be located at: <http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/career/Jpvaca ncylists.html>. There will be no credential file established for new liberal arts graduates. The Career Center will offer a free resume referral service to new liberal arts graduates. To participate, please bring an updated resume to the Career Cent er to be placed on file and sign an "Authorization for Release of Student Information" request to allow the Career Center permission to send your resume to prospective employers.
b. Liberal arts alumni will have free access to daily updated job vacancy lists that will be available on the UMM Career Center Website on the Internet. The website can be located at: <http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/career/Jpvacancylist s.html>.
B. Special Requests for Overnight Mail/Facsimile Transmission of Credentials:
Registrants and employers may receive copies of placement credentials via overnight mail or facsimile transmission. The mailing/transmission of the credentials file may count as one set of credentials mailed for the registrant. The registrant wil l be billed for the full amount of the postage and/or transmission charge for each request. The credential file may count as one of the free sets of credentials if the candidate has not already sent the initial number of free sets, but will still be requ ired to pay the full amount for the postage/electronic transmission charges.
C. Placement Services:
Placement Services rendered for registering with the Career Center include:
1. The Career Center prepares credentials for education graduates from information supplied for this purpose.
2. The Career Center maintains credentials for education graduates on active or inactive status.
3. The Career Center makes credentials available for education graduates to potential employers for their personal review at the Career Center.
4. The Career Center sends credentials for education graduates to school districts as requested by registrant or employer.
5. The Career Center provides information on qualified new registrants who are on active status to employers.
6. The Career Center schedules interviews on campus with potential employers.
NOTE: All students and alumni whether they are registered or not may use the services (except those above where the fee is required) and resources of the Career Center.
D. Active vs. Inactive Status:
A registrant is considered on active status after payment of the registration fee and during the time specified in Section A of these policies. The registrant's placement file remains on active status during the time specified in Section A or unti l permanent employment is accepted, whichever comes first. The placement file will be considered on inactive status at the end of the time period specified in Section A of these policies or when the registrant has found suitable placement.
After a registrant has been employed for a period of time or has been in graduate school, one may wish to reactivate their placement file for the purpose of seeking new employment. The reactivation fee for education alumni is specified in Section A of these policies.
If an alumnus does not want to reactivate their credentials but would like to have a set of placement credentials sent from the Career Center, the Career Center will charge $8 per set of credentials for this service. The fee must be paid in advance.
F. Updating Credentials:
Credentials should be kept current, whether on active or inactive status, with new recommendations from supervisors, professors, or others. A recommendation should be added from each place of employment or educational institution.
Letters of recommendation may be removed from the credentials file by the registrant and/or the writer of the recommendation. Student teaching evaluations will not be removed from the placement credentials file for new education graduates b ecause they are considered an evaluation of academic course work. Experienced teachers may replace the student teaching evaluations with current letters of recommendation from their school.
Federal Legislation (P.L. 93-380), The Education Rights and Privacy Act, as amended December 13, 1974, and state legislation (H.F. No. 1014, Chapter 401, Official Records-Collection, Security and Dissemination, approved June 5, 1975) have affected the policies and procedures associated with the maintenance and use of University records including UMM placement credentials. All materials submitted to the UMM Career Center for inclusion in placement credentials are open for registrants review. The D irector or staff of the Career Center will show the placement registrant the file without charge and will inform the registrant of the content and meaning of the materials in the placement file. If desired, the Career Center will provide copies of any ma terials contained in the placement file to the registrant providing the cost is assumed by the registrant. Copies of any materials issued to the registrant will be stamped "Student Copy."
Placement credentials will not be released by the Career Center without the written consent of the registrant. The registrant may restrict the kind of information to be released, to whom the information can be released, and the period of time the registrant wishes to have the information released.
H. General Information:
1. The placement credentials serve as a permanent record of your career-related activities while a student at UMM and stay on file at UMM.
2. The placement credentials should be highly advantageous to education candidates in securing professional employment. An employer hiring a UMM graduate is encouraged to retain a set of credentials in the personnel folder of the employee. Thi s practice is to the benefit of the employee when advancement possibilities emerge.
3. Credentials should not be substituted for the letter of application and resume. Mutual interest should be established between candidate and potential employer before credentials are mailed.
4. Many employing education officials expect credentials in advance of the interview. It is well to have credentials completed as early as possible in the year you will be graduated.
NOTE: Registration for placement services does not guarantee you employment! Your initiative, study, timing, and action are essential in selecting your professional life. No one else can or should select employment for you. The Career Center seeks to assist you in every way possible in your pursuit. Please make effective use of available services. Help the Career Center help you! Your early communication with the Career Center will be mutually helpful to office staff and, esp ecially, to you.
Please take special notice of the items below. They may effect maximum benefits from placement services for you.
1. It will be YOUR responsibility to check often with the Career Center for scheduled interviews. Sign up immediately for interview appointments because hiring personnel will normally cancel visits to the campus if there is not enough st udents signed up. Commitment and punctuality will be expected of you for the interview time you have chosen.
2. It will be YOUR responsibility to review the vacancy notices on the Career Center website. A daily visit to the Career Center website should be your goal.
3. Hiring personnel will normally schedule interviewing and recruiting dates on campus because of known or expected interest from graduating seniors. Schools and companies from a distance rely only on known interest. Therefore, each year's gro up of placement registrants will determine, to a large extent, who will be recruiting on the UMM campus. Personal contact and letters of application convey interest. Your telephone call may be effective in specific circumstances. Please send letters ea rly to recruiting personnel regarding vacancies for which you would like to be interviewed.
4. Respond immediately to requests for placement information.
5. Report promptly any changes of address or telephone number.
6. Report as soon as you have accepted a position. It can be embarrassing to you and the Career Center for you to be referred for a position after you have made your decision.
7. Under no circumstances, should you verbally or otherwise accept a position without sincerity in fulfilling the commitment. Do not apply for another position once you have accepted one, unless you have made arrangements for release.