Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply for a job? 

Instructions to apply to on campus jobs: 

  • Go to www.MissouriState.edu/FindaJob
  • Choose “Create Account”
  • Create a username, different than your bearpass.
  • Complete the application and upload a resume
  • For help on completing a resume, visit the Career Center’s page at: https://careercenter.missuristate.edu/students/ResumesAndCV.htm
  • Use the location filter to select “Springfield Campus”
  • Choose a job you’re interested in, and click “Apply for this Job”
  • Update any changes you’d like to make to your current application
  • Always follow up with positions you apply for

Instructions to apply to off campus jobs: 

  • Go to www.MissouriState.edu/FindaJob
  • Use the location filter to select “Springfield Off Campus”
  • Choose a job you’re interested in, and follow the "Special Instructions to Applicants" field 
  • Always follow up with positions you apply for

What is work study? 

Work study eligibility is based on a student’s financial need from their FAFSA. Work study employees are paid through federal funding. They are paid the same as any student employee; it is still through direct deposit and can be used in any manner. They are not required to use the money towards their tuition. Federal work study is not a grant or loan; the student works, then gets paid for their hours. 

To determine if you have work study, visit your financial aid award letter: 

  • MyMissouriState -> Profile -> Financial Aid -> Award for Aid Year

Please visit the "Work Study" page on our website to learn more about our program. 

How can I sign up for the work study waitlist? 

  • Login to your MyMissouriState 
  • Choose "Student" Tab
  • Under "My Financial Aid"
  • Work study Waitlist
  •          You will be prompted to login to Office 365 to complete the form.
  •          Your Office 365 e-mail login is your bear pass ID (ex: abc123@live.missouristate.edu)
  •          Complete the form and you will be notified via e-mail within 2-3 weeks 

How can I accept or decline my work-study award? 

  • Login to your MyMissouriState 
  • Choose "Student" Tab
  • Under "My Financial Aid"
  • Award Letter
  •          Select the aid year; review your award; accept/decline your offers