Southern Miss Career Services expects all employers to adhere to the guidelines from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
Reason for Policy/Purpose
This policy is required for the effective communication of university policies regarding recruiting through Career Services.
Who Needs to Know This Policy
All members of The University of Southern Mississippi community.
Website Address for this Policy
The National Association of Colleges and Employers provides the following guidelines:
Employment professionals will maintain equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruiting activities in a manner that includes the following:
a) Recruiting, interviewing, and hiring individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability, and providing reasonable accommodations upon request;
b) Reviewing selection criteria for adverse impact based upon the student's race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability;
c) Avoiding questions that are considered unacceptable by EEO guidelines for fair employment practices during the recruiting process;
d) Developing a sensitivity to, and awareness of, cultural differences and the diversity of the work force;
e) Informing campus constituencies of special activities that have been developed to achieve the employer's affirmative action goals;
f) Investigating complaints forwarded by the career services office regarding EEO noncompliance and seeking resolution of such complaints.
Southern Miss Career Services offers recruiting services to employers who are hiring Southern Miss students and alumni for bona fide* employment opportunities.
Services include part-time, full-time, internship and co-op postings; on-campus interviews and information sessions; information tables; and career and job fairs.
* A bona fide job is defined as a professional position, which is salaried or hourly (not 100% commission) and does not require the candidate to pay a fee for training, equipment, application procedures or other job-related expenses.
POLICIES OF SOUTHERN MISS CAREER SERVICES
Southern Miss Career Services maintains a free job posting service on Eagle Employment, our online career center. Eagle Employment also includes a student and alumni resume database, an employer database, on-campus interview schedules and an alumni mentor network. Southern Miss Career Services reserves the right to limit the number of contacts per company and/or restrict access to some sections of Eagle Employment.
Request a date for on-campus interviews through Eagle Employment (after you log in, click on “Schedules/Interviews” and “New Schedule Request”) or call our office at 601-266-4153. Employers are strongly encouraged to contact Career Services at least 6 weeks before their campus visit. Changes to an interview schedule, such as the day and/or time of the interviews, must be made by the employer at least 2 weeks prior to the interview date. Changes requested after this date may require the employer to contact all of the candidates on the interview schedule. A pre-select schedule allows employers to collect resumes before their campus visit and from this candidate pool, select people to interview. All candidates must be registered with our office and submit their resumes on Eagle Employment, our online career center. Within 3-business days after the application deadline, the employer must make their decisions through their Eagle Employment account or submit a list of selected candidates to our office. This allows time for our office to coordinate the interview schedule. An open schedule is set up on a first-come, first-served basis. All Southern Miss students and alumni who are registered with our office and meet the criteria specified by the company or organization can sign up for an interview.
WHAT TO EXPECT THE DAY OF THE INTERVIEWS:
THIRD PARTY RECRUITERS
Third party recruiters are defined as agencies or organizations who recruit candidates for other organizations. Third Party recruiters will not be granted access to the resume books maintained on Eagle Employment.
These recruiters may post jobs and attend job fairs, provided they:
The Director of Career Services is responsible for the review of this policy every four years (or whenever circumstances require immediate review).
Amendments: Month, Day, Year – summary of changes
11/01/11: Formatted for Institutional Policies website.
02/21/13: Formatted for template. Minor editing throughout.