Recruiting Policy

Recruiting Policy

The Employer Recruiting Policy is established to outline the eligibility of employers to utilize the resources at St. Joseph's University, New York's Office of Career Development and Engagement. The office follows the Principles of Professional Practice as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

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Non-Discrimination Policy

It is expected that employers who work and advertise with the office will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, sex, age, disability or genetic information. By working with St. Joseph's University Office of Career Development and Engagement you are agreeing to these terms.

Unpaid Internships

It is encouraged, when possible, to pay interns. But we recognize, especially outside of the private sector, that it is not always possible to do so. If your company is considering posting unpaid internships through St. Joseph's University, you must confirm that those internships meet the NACE Guidelines for an Experience to be Defined as an Internship:

  • The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.
  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  • There are resources, equipment and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

Third-Party Recruiters

Third-party recruiters who wish to post opportunities with St. Joseph's University Office of Career Development and Engagement must agree to the following terms and conditions:

  • The third-party recruiter must agree to disclose the name of the employer, as well as the position description. The client’s name should appear in the title of the position.
  • Students and alumni will not be charged a fee for the third party recruiter’s services.
  • The third party recruiter can be listed as the contact for student/alumni cover letters and résumés.

Deadlines on Accepting Positions

Employers should allow students at least one week to decide on whether to accept a job or internship.

Employment/Internship Opportunities That Will Not be Posted With St. Joseph's University

St. Joseph's University reserves the right to refuse any of the following:

  • Participation in a research study
  • Require an initial investment by the student or require the purchasing of equipment
  • Commission-only positions
  • Opportunities that charge for any training prior to being hired
  • Internship opportunities that do not meet NACE’s definition of an internship
  • Internship opportunity where the number of interns outweigh the number of employees
  • Companies with unresolved complaints against them by the Better Business Bureau
  • Companies that do not comply with the University’s Equal Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy
  • Positions that would require a student to be in someone’s home
  • Situations that may put students in harmful or dangerous scenarios

The Office of Career Development and Engagement reserves the right to determine whether or not to advertise a job or internship.