Recruiting Policies for Amherst Select Internship Program Partners
As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Career Center adheres to the NACE Principles for Career Services and Employment Professionals. All employers who wish to partner with us will be expected to review and follow all NACE Principles. To promote professionalism and ensure a positive experience for our students, alumni, and employer partners, and to clarify areas of unique concern, we have adopted supplemental Recruiting Policies that represent our profession’s standards and best practices. The following policies apply to all employment organizations participating in the formal recruiting activities at Amherst College.
Amherst College is committed to treating all members of the college community in an equitable manner. The college will not discriminate because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, religion, creed, national origin (including ancestry), citizen status, physical or mental disability, including AIDS, age, marital status, sexual orientation, status as a disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era, or any other protected category as required by applicable local, state, or federal law. The college’s nondiscrimination policies comply with all current statutory requirements and apply, as required, to admission, employment, and access to all programs, services, and other activities offered by the colleges.
Employer partners should maintain Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) compliance, including certification of EEO compliance. The Career Center should be notified of an employer partner’s exempt status under the Immigration Reform Control Act, Solomon Amendment, or any other statute which might serve to limit the employer partner’s ability to comply with the Amherst College policy.
The Amherst College Career Center reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to deny any employer or recruiter access to the services offered by the Career Center.
Employer partners should coordinate all outreach and marketing activities through the college. This includes any form of communication to student organizations, affinity group advisors, or faculty/administrators.
Employer partners receiving résumés through our Resume Collection service should respond to candidates they intend to advance in the recruitment process, within three weeks of the resume collection deadline.
The Career Center does not permit employers to schedule interviews during reading or final exam periods. Employers offering second-round interviews should provide at least two dates—without negative consequence to the candidacy of the applicant—so that candidates do not miss exams or previously scheduled first-round interviews.
Employer partners should be trained in professional interviewing standards and protocols and exhibit professionalism at all times. We require that recruiters refrain from what might be interpreted as offensive or inappropriate behavior. Alumni and other individuals representing an employer are acting in an “official capacity” for their organization when recruiting at Amherst College.
Use of alcohol by candidates as part of the recruitment process, on or off campus, is strictly prohibited.
All tests used as part of the hiring process must be a valid measure of employability and must be compliant with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) standards, and testing procedures must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Information on testing practices should be shared with the Career Center. Employer partners must notify students of testing at least two full days in advance, so that students who require accommodations may make arrangements.
Job Offer Policy
Since informed decisions benefit both our students and employer partners, students must be given ample time to complete their job searches prior to making decisions regarding job offers. The following deadlines are REQUIRED:
- Entry-level offer extended to a former intern…………….. 2 weeks after written offer
- Fall entry-level employment offer………………………….. 2 weeks after written offer
- Spring entry-level employment offer…………………….... 2 weeks after written offer
- Internship offer.…………………………………………….... 2 weeks after written offer
Rescinded/Deferred Job Offers
Employers needing to rescind should contact the Career Center and the candidate as soon as possible.
Reporting New Hire Data
When requested, an employer will supply to the Career Center information regarding students who have been hired to fill positions.
Policy Changes & Updates
These policies will be reviewed annually and may be subject to change at Amherst College. When reasonably practicable, prior to revising this document, employer feedback will be sought and considered. Employer partners will be notified of revisions and of when they will be applicable.
The Career Center reserves the right to suspend an employer’s privilege to recruit at Amherst College for any reason, including failure to abide by our policies.
By signing this agreement electronically as an Amherst Select Internship Employer Partner, I confirm that I have read and understood this document and agree that my organization will comply with this policy.
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