Employer Policies & Guidelines

Guidelines for Posting Jobs

The below guidelines apply to all employers posting part-time or full-time professional or pre-professional or non-degree employment opportunities for USCA students through the Office of Career Services.

The Office of Career Services MAY post a position if employers provide the following:

  • Employer / Organization Name
  • Contact Person's Name and Title
  • Job Title
  • Opportunity Type
  • Job Description
  • Contact Information including Address, Phone, Fax, Email, Website
  • Major(s) being Recruited for the Position (if applicable)

The Office of Career Services may post employment vacancies on its online recruiting website for a maximum of 90 days. If no one has been hired at the end of 90 days, the Office of Career Services may repost the position(s) at the employer's request for an additional 90 days.

If the employer's position is filled within 90 days, the employer is requested to notify the Office of Career Services to remove the vacancy listing.

The Office of Career Services MAY NOT post a position if:

  1. The employment opportunity in any way violates any state or federal laws.
  2. The employment opportunity involves on-campus solicitation or on-campus sales.
  3. The applicant is required to make a financial investment prior to starting employment (i.e. purchase or rent any type of sales kit or presentation supplies, make a fee payment) or provides applicants with a financial incentive for recruiting other applicants.  
  4. The employer does not offer equal opportunity employment to applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law, in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

Guidelines for Career Fairs

So that all employers can receive the maximum exposure to students during job/career fairs on USCA's campus, employers are asked to adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Register in advance for participation in campus career/job fairs.
  • Registration fees are due no later than the day of the event. 
    Electricity is available on a first-come, first-accomodated basis. This will be determined by the date the employer registration is received.
  • Employers are welcome to bring literature or other handouts.
  • If you plan to recruit potential job candidates or provide on-campus interviews at this time, please provide a job description/s of position/s being recruited in advance.
  • Provide on-line or hard copy resource information about the employing organization in advance.

Guidelines for On-campus Recruiting Outside of Career Events

The Office of Career Services seeks to provide employers with appropriate and timely services that are beneficial to both recruiters and students. For many colleges and universities, on-campus recruitment offers an invaluable and convenient opportunity for employers to make contact with potential job candidates. If you would like to find out more about staffing an information table on campus, please contact us at 803-641-3440.

Guidelines for Experiential Education

The Office of Career Services may post full-time positions that do not require a college degree if they provide experiential opportunities that assist students to develop skills necessary for their chosen profession, are within commuting distance from USCA, or are available during seasonal breaks in the academic year. Additionally, experiential education opportunities may be posted for any undergraduate college student. Experiential opportunities include internships, co-operative educational experience and/or graduate assistantships. Opportunities may be either non-paid or compensated with a stipend, rather than an hourly wage.

The following six criteria must be applied when making the determination of whether an internship or training program meets the requirements for qualification as a non-paid internnship:

1. The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment;

2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;

3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;

4. The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded;

5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship; and

6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

General Service Policy

The Office of Career Services professional staff reserves the right to investigate complaints by students, other employers, or other off-campus entities, about employers or jobs posted through the Office of Career Services. If the Office determines that a complaint is justified, the Office may choose to deny employer services to the employer involved. The Office of Career Services will notify the employer in writing should a situation result in this type of a decision.

USCA is a non-discriminatory organization and employers must comply with non-discrimination practices. Positions posted with the office must comply with all federal and state affirmative action and equal employment regulations. Any organization, which does not endorse this policy, will be denied use of the Office of Career Services facilities and services.

All positions for which the organization is recruiting must provide compensation that does not rely on recruiting others to join the organization. Those companies requiring candidates to invest, purchase supplies, or pay a fee (even for certification) as a condition of employment will not be allowed access to any Career Center services. This includes startup or training fees. Positions which require students and alumni to purchase a franchise or act as independent contractors will not be allowed access to services.

The Office of Career Services adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct For Career Services & Employment Professionals.