The USC Career Center is committed to working in the best interest of USC students. We have established employer guidelines to facilitate a professional, fair and ethical experience in the recruiting of USC students. We encourage organizations and their recruiters to help us maintain an equitable and successful recruiting process by acting in agreement with the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Employment Professionals, and the Guidelines laid out by the USC Career Center listed on this page. The USC Career Center reserves the right to refuse career services to employers. Organizations that do not follow these guidelines may forfeit eligibility to recruit through the USC Career Center. If you have any questions or concerns regarding these guidelines, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In accordance with University of Southern California policy, the Career Center does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, veteran status, or handicap, in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs or activities. Therefore, the Career Center will make its facilities available only to recruiting organizations whose practices are consistent with this policy.
The use of alcohol at any point during on- or off-campus recruiting — including tailgating at sports events — is prohibited. Any organization violating this policy will no longer be eligible to participate in career events or programs.
Employers who bring greeters to meet and pre-interview students in the Interview Center lobby will be asked to wait in the recruiters’ suite. Therefore, for your planning convenience, we highly suggest that you only bring one recruiter per interview schedule.
Job Offer Policy
Organizations are responsible for all representations and offers made to students by their recruiters. To avoid any misunderstandings when making an employment offer, students should be notified in writing of the major components of the job offer, including salary, location, benefits and starting date.
Students should be given sufficient time to make an informed decision regarding offers they receive. Listed below are the timeframes we suggest employers give students to accept an offer:
• Fall – A minimum of 2 weeks from the receipt of the written offer
• Spring – A minimum of 3 weeks from the receipt of the written offer or until February 12, 2014 (whichever date is later). After this date, we recommend granting students a minimum of 2 weeks from the receipt of the written offer.
• Summer – When extending a full-time offer at the end of a student’s summer internship, we recommend that employers give the student until November 1, 2013 to accept an offer.
We advise that recruiters neither pressure students to accept offers in less time than indicated above, nor attach bonuses that “explode” if the offer is not immediately accepted. These suggestions benefit both our employers and students. A lack of undue pressure helps ensure students make the best choice and employers attain candidates with greater commitment and fit.
We discourage recruiters from pursuing students who have already accepted job offers from another organization. We also recommend employers respect the commitment students have for their academics as well as any previously scheduled interviews with other organizations. Employers who place unnecessary pressure on students to miss class or reschedule existing appointments run the risk of damaging their relationships with students, other recruiters and the Career Center.
Deferred, Rescinded or Withdrawn Offers
Withdrawing job offers, whether verbal or written, violates professional standards and may put students in a difficult professional and financial position. If your organization is considering retracting an offer for any reason, please call our office immediately to discuss the situation.
Third Party Recruiters
The On-Campus Interview program, Internship Week and Career Fairs are for direct employers of a recruiting organization. Third-party recruiters hired to staff one or more organizations will not be permitted at on-campus recruiting events.
All companies participating in on-campus recruiting events must be offering paid positions within their organization. Positions that are solely based on commission with no base pay will not be included in on-campus recruiting events.
Employer Brochures and Recruiting Materials
The Career Center is limited in space and requests that employers do not send brochures and materials to display. We encourage everyone to link their web sites through their connectSC listings.
Career Fair and On-Campus Recruiting
Third party recruiters and graduate programs will not be considered. Attendees must be actively recruiting for paid full-time or paid structured internship opportunities.
Third party recruiters and graduate programs will not be considered. Attendees must be actively recruiting interns the semester of the event.