GSU EMPLOYER GUIDE
At Governors State University, our mission is to offer students an exceptional and accessible education, preparing them with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to succeed in a global society. With soft skill development at the forefront of employers’ needs, we use a strengths-based approach to allow students to align their strengths with the important career readiness soft skills needed to be successful in today’s workplace. Our students are passionate, self-motivated, and eager for opportunities to grow in their field of study and will bring that same energy and passion to your organization.
Employers can join the online job posting system and post jobs, look through student and alumni profiles, and view resumes of prospective employees using GSU's online database at https://govst-csm.symplicity.com.
If you would like to recruit students for internships and/or attend a career fair, please contact us:
Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs & Director of Career Services
NOTICE TO EMPLOYERS - The U.S. Department of Labor and the federal courts have set forth
a six-part test for the use of unpaid interns by private employers. DOL’s
latest articulation of this test may be found in the Wage and Hour Division’s Fact
Sheet #71. Under this test, the use of unpaid interns by private employers is
unlawful unless the internship arrangement meets the following requirements:
internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the
employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational
internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
3. The intern
does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of
4. The employer
that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities
of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;
5. The intern is
not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and
6. The employer
and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time
spent in the internship.
If any one of
the above criteria are not met, then the intern is an employee and must be paid
minimum wage. Very few internship arrangements meet this test as most employers
desire to gain some benefit from bringing an intern into the organization and
many feel they must offer some form of compensation (remember, a “stipend” is
just “wages” by another name).