Center for Career Development

Recruiting Policy

The Center for Career Development is the university's centralized career planning and employment center. We connect students and alumni with employers by conducting on-campus interviews, hosting annual career fairs, and coordinating the cooperative education program which provides students with real-world work experience in their chosen major.

The mission of the Center for Career Development is to link students who seek pre- and post-graduate career opportunities directly with employers who wish to hire them. The Center for Career Development does not provide resumes, access to student candidate information, or access to our online job posting resources to third parties; nor are third parties permitted to attend career fairs or schedule campus interviews.

Assistance Provided to Third Parties

Third parties (see definition below) which do not charge a fee to the candidate may fax, mail, or e-mail job opening information if accompanied by information describing the organization and its fee structure. This information will be placed in a binder which is available to students who may be interested in pursuing such opportunities. In some instances, at the discretion of the Center for Career Development, detailed job descriptions which have been e-mailed may be forwarded to appropriate candidates who wish to pursue the opportunity.

Exceptions to the above policy may be made in the following cases:

  1. If the employer has initiated a request that this office work with a third party for college recruiting logistics (services will be limited to recruiting logistics).
  2. The Center for Career Development will consider working with third parties which are the exclusive hiring agency for a particular organization which has provided written documentation of this arrangement (although resume access will not be provided).


The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines third party recruiters as follows: “Third-party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment."

The above definition includes, but is not limited to, the following entities regardless of the fee structure used by the entity to charge for services.

  1. Employment agencies/organizations that list positions for a number of client organizations and receive payment when a referred candidate is hired. The fee for listing a position is paid either by the firm listing the opening (fee paid) or by the candidate who is hired.
  2. Search firms—organizations that contract with clients to find and screen qualified persons to fill specific positions. The fees for this service are paid by the clients.
  3. Contract recruiters—organizations that contract with an employer to act as the employer’s agent in the recruiting and employment function.
  4. Resume referral firms—commercial organizations that collect data on job seekers that is marketed to prospective employers. Fees may be paid by the employer, the job seeker, or both.
  5. Commercial job listing/resume collection web sites—it is not compatible with the mission of the Center for Career Development to promote businesses which collect candidate resumes for the purpose of marketing those to employers.


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