All employers must be deemed legitimate organizations with verifiable: business name, physical address, email address, phone number, website (if applicable), and the name of a contact that can be reached at the address listed, telephone and email.

We will refuse service to employers due to any of the following: dishonesty; breach of confidentiality; fraud; misrepresentation; abuse or other harassment of Oregon State University students, alumni and staff, as well as violation of local, state or federal laws.

Employers not eligible to use The Career Development Center and Handshake also include:

  • Employers who have been judged by a court of law in the United States to be engaged in illegal activities
  • Employers who are involved in strikes and are hiring for positions which are included in the affected bargaining units
  • Employers who request personal data (i.e. social security number, bank account information) at the time of application
  • Employers who misrepresent their organization by providing dishonest information or omitting critical information
  • Employers who violate the Non-Discrimination policies outlined below

Non-Discrimination Policy
Employers are expected to engage in non- discrimination practices in their recruitment activities, and to follow equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles as set forth by the Oregon State University and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employers are expected to provide reasonable accommodations upon request.

Employers using the Center’s services will offer regular/base salaries for all positions.  A draw against future earnings does not constitute a salary.  Employers offering commission-based positions may post job listings provided they are full-time career opportunities.  No commission-based part-time or internship positions will be posted, unless approved the Career Development Center on a case-by-case basis.

Fees Charged to Candidates
Employers that require students or alumni to purchase a franchise, purchase supplies, pay for training or orientation, invest or pay a ‘start-up’ or application/access fee as a condition of employment, will not be allowed access to The Career Development Center or Handshake.  Because it is ultimately a student’s decision to participate, organizations are free to recruit Oregon State students through means outside of The Career Development Center at OSU.

Employment agencies, temporary agencies and search firms are eligible to utilize a limited selection of our services but MUST abide by the guidelines outlined in our Third Party Employer User Policy.  Of particular importance is the fact that Third Party agencies that require applicants to pay a fee for services are not eligible to use the Center’s services.

Adult entertainment
Employers may not post any positions related to the adult entertainment industry or with any sexual references/involvement. 

Drug Related Positions
Employers may not post any positions related to any illegal drugs within Oregon.

All hiring and compensation for work performed by student employees is handled directly between the student and the employer. The Career Development Center does not screen students or perform background checks on those applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and students are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the student applicant.

The Career Development Center reserves the right to use discretionary judgment based on an organization’s circumstances when determining whether to further grant or limit access beyond this policy.

Third Party Employment Services

Third Party or Temporary Employment Agencies (TPES) or Search Firms are organizations or individuals that recruit candidates for temporary, part time, or full time employment opportunities for other organizations. They also recruit for their own organization’s internal hiring needs.

Guidelines for TPES:

  • Agencies wishing to list a position with Oregon State University on Handshake and/or participate in campus career events must adhere to the following: No direct referrals of candidates will be made to TPES agencies by OSU Career Development Center.
  • All job listings must clearly indicate that candidates will be working through a third party. TPES may recruit only for clients they represent.
  • Candidates’ resumes and/or names obtained for a job opening may not be used for subsequent job openings or for solicitation of employer clients, except where specific arrangement have been initiated and agreed to by the candidates involved.
  • For Career Event participation, state in the company description that you are a third party or temporary employment agency and indicate the client(s) for whom you are recruiting for at the time of the event.
  • For Job Postings, provide the name of the client you are representing in the Job Description.
  • State in the job description that any fees assessed by the agency will be paid by the client organization or employer that you represent. OSU will not post any opportunities that require students to pay fees.
  • Agree that you or your client may not forward OSU students’ resumes to any other party without the student/applicant’s written consent. Failure to comply with this is a violation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
  • All Third Party Employers must have a signed Third Party State of Understanding on file at the Career Development Center before listing employment opportunities or using center facilities.
  • All vacancies listed with the Career Development Center must be filled according to strict Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines.
  • TPES must provide verification that the agency has an employer for whom it is working and a job to fill when requested to do so by Oregon State University Career Development Center.