As a faculty or staff member, you contribute to educating some of the best engineering talent in the world. You also play an important role in helping students and employers connect during the job search/recruiting process. In this latter role, it is important that you comply with labor laws related to equal employment opportunity, and help ISU maintain a recruiting environment that is fair to all students and employers. These materials were developed to help you understand your ethical and legal obligations and to assist you with career-related student development activities.
- Follow FERPA regulations concerning students’ rights to privacy.
- Before helping an employer connect with students concerning an employment opportunity, make sure the position is posted in CyHire so that all qualified candidates have an opportunity to apply.
- Do not participate in the selection process for interviews or job offers. The DOL will view you as an agent of the company and other employers view this as an unfair practice.
- Do not allow individuals to speak to your class, conduct surveys, etc. unless the activity aligns with your course objectives. Technical and professional development presentations that benefit your students are encouraged, but granting company representatives special access to your captive audience for the purpose of recruiting or increasing name recognition should not be allowed.
- Do not allow employers to use College of Engineering building space for recruiting purposes during the day (8am to 4pm). This has the potential to interfere with the educational mission of the College and subject students to unwanted solicitation.
- Inform Engineering Career Services of any information sessions or interviews that your department will be hosting at the request of an employer.
- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
- Maintaining Fair and Equitable Treatment of Employers
- Making Referrals
- Affirmative Action in Recruiting
- Serving as a Reference
Hosting an Internship or Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) at ISU? Review this information prepared by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and complete the Program Request/Approval Form.
Please contact Engineering Career Services if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.