Conducting a Safe Job Search
The Student Employment Office (SEO) is committed to posting positions of interest to UW-L students. The UW-L SEO resources are provided free of charge to employers and to student job seekers. All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. The SEO does not perform background checks on students applying for jobs, or on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the student applicant.
All job listings are posted at the discretion of the SEO. We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or Vietnam Era veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or gender. The SEO will not post jobs that require purchase of a product(s), a financial investment to be employed, or positions that are strictly commission-based. All posted positions are required to have an hourly wage or posted salary.
The UW-L SEO provides a referral service and makes no particular recommendations regarding employers. We make no representations or guarantees about positions posted by this office. We are not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions, or any other aspect of off-campus employment. Both students and employers are encouraged to provide feedback to the SEO regarding their employment experience through using the listing service.
Watch for these types of employment/internet scams:
* Money Transfers. Be wary of any individual or business who asks you to cash checks and then purchase money orders and send to another location. The job may be disguised as a childcare position (or other "normal" posting) initially. Once you contact the employer, they may then ask you to accept some financial correspondence until they arrive in town for you to do the original job.
* Work-At-Home. If an opportunity sounds too good to be true, be cautious.
* Business Opportunity Fraud. "Make thousands!" "Great Opportunity!" Again, if these positions were so great wouldn't everyone be doing it? Many of these positions may ask you to purchase items to re-sell. Read the fine print. Are you able to return the merchandise for a full refund if you don't sell it? Can you get your initial investment back if you decide to not continue with the "opportunity?" Are they asking a parent or "adult" to co-sign with you?