LC State Recruiting Guidelines
Lewis-Clark State College is committed to connecting LCSC students and alumni to valuable employment and internship opportunities. Our services are here to assist employers in recruiting qualified students and alumni.
It is important that employers using campus facilities under this policy interact with students, alumni and Career Center staff in a professional and ethical manner. As an employer, recruiter, or other professional interested in connecting with LCSC students and alumni through The Student Employment-Career Center (SECC) or other departments/offices of LCSC, you agree to abide by the policies contained in this document.
Employers must meet the following requirements to be eligible to use the SECC facilities and/or services:
- Must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles for Professional Practice, SECC’s Recruiting Guidelines. The SECC reserves the right to decline approval for any employer job posting or access, as we deem appropriate
- Comply with NACE Internship Principles regarding unpaid internships
- Supply current contact information including organization name, address, contact person, email address (preferably domain/company based), phone number, physical address, organization description, pay rate (if applicable), detailed description of position, and preferably a website.
- Non-U.S. entities shall provide, to the reasonable satisfaction of Career Services staff, documentary evidence demonstrating their capability of meeting employment obligations to LCSC candidates who are hired.
- Employers cannot use or disclose student information for any reason other than recruiting purposes for the posted position. This restricts selling student information to other entities for a fee or other forms of compensation.
LCSC utilizes Handshake—a free online employment resource platform for students, alumni, and employers. Handshake connects students and alumni to part-time, internship, full-time career, and on-campus employment opportunities.
In order to vet opportunities appropriately and confidently for our students, employer requests to connect on Handshake must demonstrate ALL of the following minimum requirements:
- Must represent an established organization and have a credible website (Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter company pages are not sufficient)
- A complete contact name (both first and last)
- A well written company description
- Employers’ account e-mail must match the organization’s website domain name. Generic e-mail addresses, including but not limited to, Gmail, Hotmail, Outlook, etc., will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. This measure is set in place to protect our students, as well as your organization.
- Missing, inaccurate, or illegitimate information in your registration form could result in a declined Handshake account request.
- Private parties (i.e. someone unassociated with an established organization for personal employment) cannot be accepted.
Lewis-Clark State College is a non-discriminatory organization. The LCSC Student Employment-Career Center makes its services available to employers who do not unlawfully discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. As such, employers must comply with non-discrimination practices. LCSC also prohibits sexual harassment. Positions posted on Handshake must comply with all federal and state affirmative action and equal employment regulations. Any organization which does not endorse this policy will be denied use of the SECC, its resources, and other campus facilities and services.
All materials received from our students (letters, resumes, transcripts, via email or hard copy), should be shared only with those persons at your firm involved in the hiring process. There will not be disclosure of student information to another organization without prior written consent of the student, unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
All positions must offer base pay plus commission. Employers offering commission-based positions may post job listing on the “Handshake” site, provided they:
- Are full-time career opportunities
- Require or prefer some level of college education
- Specify that the opportunity is commissioned-based in the job posting on “Handshake”
- Clearly define how the position will be paid in the job posting on “Handshake” (e.g. “Paid as a percentage of sales”)
No commission-based on part-time or internship positions will be posted, unless approved by The SECC on a case-by-case basis.
Those companies requiring candidates to invest, purchase supplies, or pay a fee as a condition of employment will not be allowed access to any SECC services. This includes, but is not limited to, startup or training fees, supplies, application fees, etc. Positions which require students and alumni to purchase a franchise or “business opportunity” will not be allowed access to services. Fees charged by third parties for required and bona fide occupational qualifiers, such as background check for educators, is permitted.
According to NACE, the National Association of Colleges and Employers, 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 the purpose of recruitment and employment. The term “third party recruiters” refers to, but is not limited to: employment agencies, staffing services, temporary agencies, on line job boards, recruiters, and contractors. Representatives from these companies may post under the following conditions:
- Identifies the name of the employer it is recruiting for on all job postings, and includes the job title, description and rate/means of compensation
- Does not charge a fee to the applicant
- The name of the hiring company is released to the Student Employment-Career Center
- The hiring company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
- All jobs, listings, and practices are in line with NACE standards
- Does not disclose candidate information without written permission of the candidate. This standard complies with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
The Career Center reserves the right to decline approval for any employer job posting or access, as we deem appropriate. Any reported breach of any part of this policy will result in the termination of all future opportunities to recruit Lewis-Clark State College students and alumni through the Career Center.