Employer Recruitment Policy
The Gerri Ripp Center for Career Development at Iona College adheres to the National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice for Career Development and Employment Professionals and expects employers to do the same.
We allow employers to post information about current job and internship listings and reserve the right to decline requests that are deemed inappropriate.
The Career Development staff is committed to making sure your recruitment experience with our students and alumni is a positive one. Employers are expected to maintain a positive, collaborative working relationship with all Career Development staff. That includes cooperation with our policies and procedures, providing hire data as requested, complying with the legal obligations of recruiters, and maintaining the confidentiality of student data as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Career Center serves as only a clearinghouse of information regarding job and internship opportunities. The listing of a position should not be taken as an endorsement.
- The Center for Career Development reserves the right to refuse service to any employer that violates the NACE Principles for Professional Practice.
- The Center for Career Development reserves the right to refuse any job or internship posting which is not compatible with the mission and values of Iona College.
- The Center for Career Development will not accept job/internship postings which require an initial monetary investment on behalf of the job candidate. Positions that require participants to raise their own financial support must clearly specify this within the job description.
- Contact person must have a professional email address that is affiliated with the employer (no personal emails such as Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc. will be accepted).
- The Center for Career Development reserves the right to refuse service to any employer if a review of the specific opportunity or nature/status of the company suggests that it is inappropriate for our service population.
- The Center for Career Development does not select candidates for employers or recommend one student/alumnus over another.
- Your Handshake account as an employer provides you a limited, terminable access and use the Center for Career Development job search site only for your internal business use to seek candidates for employment and scheduling interviews.
- Job postings must be actual, current openings for internships, cooperative education assignments and traditional W-2 or 1099 full-or part-time employees.
- Job postings or emails must contain sufficient detail to convey clearly to the user the nature and basic requirements of the job opportunity, as well as application instructions.
- Job postings or e-mail communications may not contain anything that is sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, or hateful; or anything that is embarrassing or offensive to another person or entity.
- Positions that are solely commission-based will not be endorsed or promoted by the Center for Career Development and will not be permitted to post in Handshake.
- Positions that provide a base salary in addition to commission must clearly state and fully disclose compensation structure. A draw against future earnings does not constitute a salary.
- Co-op and intern employers should clearly specify the nature of any housing or relocation assistance in any interview information, posted job listings, and company profile. It is not appropriate to expect a student to relocate out of state without financial assistance or assistance locating appropriate, safe, affordable housing. The Center for Career Development reserves the right to insert alerts in any posted information for those employers that do not provide assistance to ensure that students are able to make informed decisions.
- You may not use your job postings or email to post false, inaccurate, or misleading information.
- The Center for Career Development will review the employer’s website and each job description (whether a job listing or for an on-campus interview) for appropriateness. Opportunities suitable for other majors will be shared with campus partners and the employer will be referred to additional points of contact.
The Center for Career Development will post internship opportunities that:
- Consist of structured learning experiences with outlined responsibilities, regular supervision and evaluation process.
- Responsibilities relate directly to the students major or career interests.
- Paid internships must adhere to the guidelines for posting positions listed above.
- Unpaid internships must adhere to the U.S Department of Labor guidelines.
- Are coordinated through the appropriate program faculty, if academic credit is offered.
Third-Party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for employment opportunities other than for their own staffing needs. Those that do not charge a fee to job seekers may post announcements regarding job/internship opportunities. Third-Party recruiters who do charge a fee to candidates will not be permitted to post such notices. Center for Career Development will request contact information for the organization for which the third-party is providing recruiting services if/when there is concern related to a company. We will respect the confidentiality of this information and not publish it in any manner. Any disclosure of student information outside of the third-party recruiting organization and the company they are representing will be with prior consent of the student.
Equal Employment Opportunity Employers recruiting at Iona College are required to follow EEO compliance and affirmative action principles in recruitment activities. Employers should consider all interested students for employment/internship opportunities without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability and shall provide reasonable accommodations upon request.
The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) requires signed written consent from a student prior to the disclosure of personally identifiable information from education records by an educational institution. Employers should know that re-disclosure of student information is prohibited. In other words, employers who receive students’ resumes and educational information may use it only for the original purpose for which disclosure was granted. Thus employers may not transmit (or re-disclose) student information to any other employer or third party, nor to others within the employing organization for any purpose other than employment purposes. If an organization improperly re-discloses student records, federal law prohibits that party from obtaining student records for a period of at least five years.
The Center for Career Development at Iona College is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons and provides services to our students and employers on a nondiscriminatory basis. We expect all employers to comply with U.S. and New York employment laws and we recommend including an EEO statement with all job descriptions.