In order to recruit on Colorado State University’s campus, along with following CSU policies and guidelines outlined below, we ask that all employers abide by the Principles for Professional Practice for Career Services & Employment Professionals of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). To protect the best interest of our students, employers conducting recruitment activities through student associations or academic departments should do so in accordance with the policies of NACE and career services.
If employers are found violating any of these policies and/or student complaints are filed regarding an employer, Career Services will investigate and reserves the right to deny an organization campus recruiting services pending the results of the investigation.
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS TO RECRUIT AT CSU
All employers must be deemed legitimate organizations with verifiable business name, physical address, email address, phone number (website is desirable) and the name of a contact who can be reached at the listed address(es). Most companies with salaried positions that require college degrees are eligible. Foreign based businesses may be verified by the U.S. Department of State.
Employers must agree to abide by the National Association of Colleges and Employer (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice, including the following criteria:
Network Marketing Organizations
Network Marketing Organizations are not considered "employers" by Career Services and are not eligible to participate in on-campus interviewing, resume referrals, job listings, employer presentations, and/or sponsorships for on-campus activities.
Career Services considers organizations that engage in the following to be Network Marketing Organizations:
Another characteristic of a Network Marketing Organization may be that compensation is in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.
Third-Party Recruiting Agencies
The CSU Career Services, in accordance with the Collegiate Career Services Association of Colorado and Wyoming (CCSA) uses the National Association of Colleges and Employers' definition of third-party recruiters as "...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."
We follow general NACE guidelines in working with third-party agencies as published in the Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals.
We provide direct assistance to third-party agencies that meet the following criteria:
Commission, Sales and Financial Industry Positions
Career Services strives to provide information that will connect Colorado State University students to the best possible job opportunities offering training, support, and structure in internships or entry-level positions appropriate to recent graduates and alumni. Ideally, we look for positions that offer work experience related to a student's major or career goals in which they can continue building skills on-the-job. Due to varying employment, business and compensation models used by employers, Career Services will exercise discretion in working with those employers that comply with our established policies and practices including policies with regard to commission positions as applicable. We ask that all employers with commission and/or bonus compensation opportunities complete our Recruit at CSU Form after reviewing our policies and practices. Commission based sales, full-time opportunities and paid summer/internship opportunities must comply with the following criteria:
CSU CAMPUS RECRUITING GUIDELINES
Disclosure of Employer Recruitment Activities & Practices
Undue Pressure by Employer
Student Direct Referrals
Career services staff supports and maintains fair and equitable recruiting practices and is therefore precluded from making direct student referrals or recommendations as outlined in NACE Principles of Professional Practices .
Financial Investment by Student
Employers are prohibited from charging fees to students during the job search process or during employment. Career services will not post positions where the student is required to purchase or rent any type of sales kit or presentation supplies.
Unapproved Campus Marketing
All forms of marketing on the CSU campus must receive the approval of the appropriate career services office, department and/or the student activities office.
Alcohol Connected to On-Campus Recruiting
The serving of alcoholic beverages at or during a recruiting or corporate event is discouraged since students attending may be under 21 years of age. “Serving alcohol should not be a part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc,”as stated in the Principles for Professional Practice for Career Services & Employment Professionals from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
OFFER GUIDELINE AND POLICIES
We ask that employers convey final hiring decisions to candidates within a reasonable time frame and communicate that time frame to candidates during the interview process.
As a general rule, employers should give students a minimum of two weeks from the date the offer is made to make their decision.
We ask that employers making full-time offers to interns at the conclusion of their internship to give students until at least November 15th so that these students are able to participate in on-campus recruiting during the fall semester. This will allow students to make informed career decisions and will support their acceptance of offers and commitment to employers.
Employers should in no way try to persuade students to renege on employment offers from other companies under any circumstances. This practice would be in direct breach of our recruiter code of conduct and ethics and may result in restricting access to our career services and students.
Exploding offers (offers that do not afford a candidate the appropriate time to either accept or decline) are unacceptable. For example, an offer with a 48-hour window would be an exploding offer. Employers are to refrain from exerting any undue pressure on candidates to accept a job offer. Applying pressure to a student to accept a job offer at the conclusion of a summer internship prior to commencement of the fall recruiting season would also be considered an example of an exploding offer.
If conditions change and require your company to rescind an offer made to a student, we ask that you call the career services prior to taking any action. If after discussions with the career services the offer is rescinded, we ask that you pursue a course of action for the affected candidate that is fair and equitable potentially includingbut not limited to financial assistance and outplacement services.
If your organization has a required contract that must be signed in order to be employed with your organization, the student must be allowed to take the contract with them in order to review and seek any needed counsel or advice before signing. They must also be afforded a reasonable amount of time (general rule is a minimum of two weeks) to consider before making a decision. Career Services also reserves the right to request to review any contracts being used in campus recruiting.
Breaches of Conduct by Employers
Consistent unfair treatment of students has the potential to result in any/all of the following:
We encourage students to immediately release offers they do not plan to accept. Additionally, any student reneging on an accepted offer is considered in serious breach of our recruiting policies and a poor reflection on Colorado State University. If this situation occurs, contact career services prior to taking any action. The student will receive immediate attention. Actions that may be taken include revoking the student’s access to career services.
Note: Member institutions of CCSA often share information with one another regarding their relationships and experiences with third-party agencies and, at the discretion of individual career offices, other conditions of the agreement may apply.