Welcome to UVM, in-person and/or virtually!
Employers are essential partners in our mission to promote career exploration, readiness and success through education, experience and connections.
The Career Center actively supports students and graduates on their individual paths to finding meaningful, rewarding and safe work. To that end, we are committed to constant learning, comprehensive service, active advocacy, supportive counseling and affirmative hiring.
Thank you for reviewing and respecting the below recruiting responsibilities and resources.
The UVM Career Center is responsible for:
- Adhering to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practice
- Offering programs and services to all students, respecting their freedom of choice in developing a career direction, and providing a welcoming environment for students of every race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, ability/disability, or gender identity or expression.
- Providing a setting for students and employers to conduct the exploration of employment/graduate school opportunities in an environment that is pleasant, open and efficient and handling all files in a confidential manner, except when a party has authorized the Career Center, in writing, to do otherwise.
- Reviewing all employer requests to join Handshake (our career services platform), and vetting employers with the expectation of approving those providing legitimate employment and experiential learning opportunities. Postings for external job boards, promotion of products or services to other students, requests for financial investment by the employee/intern/volunteer, home-based businesses, multi-level marketing, and/or international positions that can’t be assessed online or via best practice resources (e.g., SHRM, NACE, Going Global or UVM Connect) will not be approved.
- Acting to limit the risk that we are sharing opportunities in organizations that violate laws or regulations.
The Employer and/or Recruiter is responsible for:
- Adhering to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Ethical Professional Practice, the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Recruitment and Employment Guidelines, and the laws established by the federal government and the state of Vermont.
- Adhering to dates, interviews, career fair schedules, marketing methods, and locations agreed upon and announced to the University of Vermont community and allowing sufficient time for the Career Center to announce/publish their visit.
- Making all arrangements for presentations, career fairs and interviews—on campus or virtual—through the Career Center and operating within the limits of those arrangements.
- Sending a qualified interviewer or informed representative of the organization to meet with students.
- Ensuring the ethical and legal conduct of the organization’s representatives.
- Respecting the legal and ethical constraints imposed on the Career Center by requesting only the services and information that may be provided within the law and related policies.
- Adhering the policies and procedures of The University of Vermont. This includes but is not limited to space utilization, parking, drug free schools, and carrying of firearms, concealed or otherwise. Please contact the Career Center for more information.
Tips & Resources for Successful Recruiting:
All employers seeking to recruit on campus or online must:
- Create an account with Handshake, our online recruiting and career services platform.
- Share additional information, if requested, such as workplace policies and procedures, that will allow the Career Center to verify compliance with applicable laws, University policies, and ethics of practice.
Once employers are approved in Handshake, they can post legitimate opportunities that follow ethical recruiting guidelines. Postings for external job boards, promotion of products or services to other students, requests for financial investments by the employee/intern/volunteer, home-based businesses, multi-level marketing, and/or international positions that can’t be assessed online or via best practice resources (e.g., SHRM, NACE, Going Global or UVM Connect) will not be approved.
These opportunities should consist of well-structured learning experiences, with clearly outlined responsibilities, regular supervision and evaluation. Responsibilities should relate to the student’s major or career interest.
- Unpaid internships must meet the standards dictated by the US Department of Labor, as outlined in Fact Sheet #71. It requires that interns must be paid minimum wage unless the intern is the “primary beneficiary” of the intern-employer relationship.
- Contact us with questions or learn more on how to develop and enhance your internship program.
The Career Center has partnered with Parker Dewey to enhance talent sourcing and candidate selection for short-term, professional, paid projects. Please visit our Micro-internship webpage for more information on how to create an account, post projects and search for prospective student candidates.
Third Party Recruiters