The mission of the Engineering Career Services (ECS) office at (redacted) is to link engineering students who seek pre- and post-graduate career opportunities with employers who wish to hire them. ECS does not provide resumes, access to student candidate information, or access to our online job listing service to third parties; nor are third parties permitted to attend career fairs or schedule interviews on campus.
Third parties (see definitions below) which do not charge a fee to the candidate may fax, mail, or e-mail job opening information if accompanied by information describing the organization and its fee structure. This information will be placed in a binder which is available to students who may be interested in pursuing such opportunities. In some instances, at the discretion of ECS staff, detailed job descriptions which have been e-mailed may be forwarded to appropriate candidates who may wish to pursue the opportunity.
Exceptions to the above policy may be made in the following cases:
The ECS Director will gladly review additional written requests for exceptions.
The National Association for Colleges and Employers (NACE), the national professional association for college career services offices and employers, defines third party recruiters as follows: “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 purposes of recruitment and employment."
The above definition includes, but is not limited to, the following entities regardless of the fee structure used by the entity to charge for services.
Temporary agencies/contract engineering firms that contract with employers to provide individuals qualified to perform specific tasks or complete specific projects for a client organization may be considered as employers, not third-party recruiters. Individuals hired would perform work at the client organization, but are employed by and paid by the agency. Temporary agencies will be expected to abide by the professional practice principles set forth by NACE for employer professionals at http://www.naceweb.org. Temporary agencies may forward information about openings (as described above in paragraph 2) as long as the temporary nature of the position is clearly stated in the job description provided.
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