Professional Networking & Recruiting Agreement

Students, alumni, employer representatives and mentors participating in recruitment and networking at OSU understand and agree to comply with the following statements:

All parties are held to the Oregon State University Affirmative Action statement: Equal Opportunity is the opportunity to gain entry to, participate in, and benefit from employment, services, programs, activities, and privileges of the institution regardless of race, national origin, sex, ability or other protected status (Protected statuses include age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran's status). 
OSU is committed to providing an environment free of all forms of prohibited discrimination. Sexual harassment is a form of gender discrimination. OSU does not tolerate gender discrimination in any form. That includes sexual harassment, sexual assault, intimate partner/relationship violence, gender based stalking and bullying and other forms of harassment.
Volunteers specify their desired involvement and availability as a resource to students and alumni through their profile, and can modify their status choices at any time. Students and alumni are expected to respect the volunteer’s preference and only request support in the ways that align with the volunteer’s preference.
Participation in networking and mentorship is voluntary, without compensation or reimbursement of any kind, and for educational and/or recruiting purposes only. Self-promotion, product-promotion, or service-promotion is highly discouraged and participation does not indicate an endorsement of Oregon State University of an individual’s professional business or activities.
In-person meetings should take place in public locations.

Example of appropriate meeting places: OSU Campus, OSU event, volunteer’s workplace, restaurant, or coffee shop
Example of inappropriate location: personal residence, hotel room

All parties are acting on their own behalf and should maintain respectful and professional interactions at all times. OSU facilitates the initial contact between students, alumni, and volunteers, but does not monitor the relationships between them nor take responsibility for the opinions or actions taken by individuals involved.

If a student, alumni, or volunteer feels that someone from another party has violated the above terms and conditions, please contact your OSU representative immediately to express your concerns. The concern could result in loss of access to the Career Development Center and resources, or disciplinary action by Oregon State University. 


Why Mentor?

As part of Oregon Senate Bill 860, Oregon State University was recently chosen to implement a mentorship program for our students and alumni with the following goals:

  • Continuing to develop, procure, and offer training to an engaged network of alumni interested in mentoring students who are seeking employment and internship opportunities across the entire spectrum of degrees offered by OSU;

  • Creating and implementing a comprehensive system of metrics to monitor the effectiveness of OSU’s online career services programs for Ecampus and on-campus students, with specific attention to the deployment of alumni in providing mentoring services;

  • Developing new systems and programs to extend to online and on-campus students in order to take full advantage of OSU’s statewide, national and international footprint.

As a mentor, you can play an integral role in the future success of an OSU student. It is the goal of the Career Development Center to offer engaging professional development opportunities to all OSU students, and the mentor program is a foundational aspect of that goal. There are many different ways that professionals can provide a mentorship experience to OSU students; more information is coming soon. 

Click here to learn more about SB 860.

How to Get Involved

At this time, we are focused on building our mentor database before matching potential mentors to students; we expect student participation to commence winter term 2017. To begin your involvement with the OSU mentor program, please login to Beaver Careers and create your account now. 

Please note: if you have a current employer and/or alumni account with Beaver Careers, you will need to create a new account with the mentor database. All mentors must comply with the Professional Networking and Recruiting Agreement. More information, including mentor training and specific mentorship opportunities, is coming soon. Our Online Professional Development Coordinator will reach out with more details in the coming term.