Policies & Guidelines

The Career Development Center of Loyola University New Orleans is committed to the rules and regulations governing student recruitment by employers, as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  Our commitment includes policies regarding recruitment conducted by third-party employers.  Please review the policy statement below carefully, and contact us if you have any questions or need more information about this policy or any others regarding student recruitment.

NACE Principles for Professional Practice

As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, the Loyola University New Orleans Career Development Center adheres to NACE principles and expects both employers and faculty members to do the same.

To learn more about the principles that underpin all our activities and the expectations set forth for recruiters, visit the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles for Professional Practice.

additional policies regarding student recruitment

Job, Internship, and On-Campus Interview Postings

All on-campus recruiting and the marketing of job and internship opportunities to Loyola students happen through Handshake, Loyola University New Orleans’s online job and recruitment management system.  All position postings and requests for on-campus interviews or presentations are reviewed and approved by the Career Development Center.

The Career Development Center will review job descriptions posted by any employer for appropriateness and content.  Furthermore, the Career Development Center reserves the right to remove any job postings and descriptions without notice or explanation to the employer.  Additionally, the Career Development Center reserves the right to decline or disable an employer account at any time and for any reason.

Unpaid Internships

By posting an unpaid internship in Handshake, you agree to the following:

 “I understand there are Federal and State guidelines and standards which determine whether interns should be paid at least the minimum wage and overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act for the services that they provide to “for-profit," private sector employers.  For more information, please visit the Federal Department of Labor’s Fact Sheet, and also identify and review the requirements for the applicable Department of Labor for the State.  By posting an unpaid internship you attest that you have reviewed the Federal and State guidelines and your organization’s unpaid internship meets the required standard.”

Babysitting or Other Private, In-Home Employment

The Career Development Center will not approve babysitting jobs, personal tutors, or positions where a student is required to work out of a private residence (house, apartment, etc.).

Commission-Only Employment

The Career Development Center will not approve commission-only employment.

Upfront Cost

The Career Development Center will not approve job opportunities that require prospective employees to pay a fee or purchase upfront products or services before starting employment.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Career Development Center of Loyola University New Orleans will host and support the efforts of only those employers who do not discriminate employee candidates on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identification, age, special need, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Any employer that conducts employment recruiting by using the resources, staff or facilities of Loyola University New Orleans must agree to abide by this policy, including conducting interviews with potential candidates in good faith and without questioning said candidates in any of the abovementioned, protected classifications during interviewing, whether formal or informal.  For more information about Loyola University New Orleans’s discrimination policy, please review the University Discrimination and Harassment policy page, or visit the Govenmental and Legal Affairs page on loyno.edu.

Offer Policy

While the Career Development Center recognizes that employers may have certain limitations in their flexibility to accommodate student needs, the CDC requests that any hosted employers’ recruiting activities give ample time for students to consider and decide upon any job opportunities made available to them.  Our goal is to achieve a mutually beneficial employment opportunity, both for hosted employers and our students.  To achieve this and uphold standards and policies consistent with peer institutions, the Career Development Center’s job offer policy is as follows:

Offers for Summer Internships:  November 1 or minimum of two weeks (whichever is later)

Offers for Fall Campus Recruiting:  November 1 or minimum of two weeks (whichever is later)

Offers for Spring Campus Recruiting:  February 20 or minimum of two weeks (whichever is later)

All official offers must be in writing, defined as electronic or hard copy.  The start of the offer timeline is determined by the date on the official written offer.

Reporting Offers and Hires

Any hosted employers of the Career Development Center are expected to report hiring statistics for Loyola University New Orleans students.Please contact us regarding all hiring of Loyola University New Orleans students, regardless of employment resource used.

Career Fair Cancellation

All career fair cancellations must be completed in writing to the Career Development Center before the given event.  In order to receive a refund for registration fees, employers must cancel their reservations within 1 week of their registration dates for said events.  No refunds will be given to any employers cancelling after the close of business one week before the event, regardless of the employer’s registration date.

Third-Party Recruitment Policy

The Career Development Center's third-party recruitment policy can be found here.