Faculty and Staff Guidance

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.

Essential Actions for Faculty and Staff

  • 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 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.
  • Do not participate in the selection process for interviews or job offers. The Department of Labor will view you as an agent of the company, which can implicate you and ISU in lawsuits. Also, other employers view this as an unfair practice.
See the CoE Policies for On-Campus Recruiting linked below for more information.

Understanding the Recruiting Process at ISU – Learn more about the recruiting services offered to employers.

Engineering Career Services Responsibilities and Services – Unfamiliar with ECS?  Here is some introductory information.

College of Engineering Policies for On-Campus Recruiting – These policies were established to help ensure that the recruiting environment at ISU is fair to all students and employers.

Legal and Ethical Guidance –

Faculty & Staff Access to CyHire – All professional (co-ops, internship, and full-time) positions and recruiting events are posted in CyHire.  Faculty and staff are welcome to have an account to view the employment opportunities available to students and alumni.

Co-op and Internship Information – Learn more about supporting these important learning experiences.

Class Presentations and Don’t Cancel Class Program – Need a guest speaker?  ECS would be happy to speak to your class about a career-related topic.

Guidelines for Classroom Guest Presentation by Employers – When inviting employer representatives to address your class, make sure they provide your students with technical or professional develop information that aligns with the course objectives.

Career Development Best Practices Guidance for Students – When providing students career-related advice, please ensure that it is consistent with ECS’s information or contact us to discuss potential changes.

Internship or Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program Request/Approval Form. – Before offering a student an internship, REU or Pre-Collegiate Experiential Learning experience at ISU, please review this information prepared by the Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost and complete the approval form.


Cover of 2017-2018 Engineering Career Services Annual Report. Photo of Campanile on ISU Campus.
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Please contact Engineering Career Services if you have any questions, concerns or suggestions.