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Employer Policies

Review the following information before recruiting and hiring the Pack:

The Career Development Center operates under the practices set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Principles for Ethical Professional Practice. Visit NACE’s website for more information.

NC State’s ePACK career management tool is intended to serve the NC State student population by providing full-time, co-op, internship, and part-time positions, related to a student’s course of study at NC State. Our primary focus is full time salaried and paid internship/co-op opportunities. Please note that NC State Career Development Center reserves the right to decline or remove any employer or job posting that they feel is not in the best interest of our students. Employers must have an approved ePACK account to be considered for career fairs or on-campus recruiting events.

  • NC State University reserves the right to determine if a posting is in violation of the guidelines. Postings that are in violation of our guidelines are subject to being removed immediately and without notice.
  • By posting your job or internship, you agree that it is in compliance with our guidelines. In order to prevent abuse and to keep this system appropriate for our students who are people of all ages, ethnicities, religions, and nationalities, we reserve the right to remove any listings that are in violation of the guidelines.

Employers can post opportunities for NC State students and alumni via ePACK. Organizations may request an account & post a job in a single step. Note: Employer account approvals may take up to 10 business days, while job posting review may take 2-4 business days.

ePACK is intended as a resource for NC State students seeking high-impact, major-related opportunities that can be connected to degree programs offered at NC State.

Job postings are reviewed by a team of employer relations staff members. A job posting will be denied if it fails to meet one or more of the following criteria listed below.

  • Company/organization must have an active website and company email address.
  • The job does not pertain to a major that is offered at NC State or does not require a major or college degree.
  • The salary was left blank, is not clear, is listed as commission only,  or is unpaid and does not appear to meet the FLSA criteria.
  • The job description is too vague or lacking a clear description of who is qualified. 
  • Positions which require a charge to the applicant will not be approved. This includes training, marketing and/or sales materials.
  • Job postings should not require students to provide on-campus solicitation or products or services not authorized by the university. 
  • Employers should not be private individuals requiring candidates to work out of private premises.
  • Postings containing advertising, promotion, solicitation for goods, services, or funds, or solicitation for others to become members of any enterprise or organization, will not be approved. 
  • Positions requiring the candidate to work with a product or service which is not legal will not be approved. 
  • Positions requiring door-to-door solicitation including political canvassing and telemarketing will not be approved.

Third-party recruiters are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment.  This definition includes, but is not limited to:

  • Employment agencies—Organizations that list positions for a number of client organizations and receive payment when a referred candidate is hired. The fee for listing a position is paid either by the firm listing the opening (fee paid) or by the candidate who is hired.
  • Search firms—Organizations that contract with clients to find and screen qualified persons to fill specific positions. The fees for this service are paid by the clients.
  • Contract recruiters—Organizations that contract with an employer to act as the employer’s agent in the recruiting and employment function.
  • Online job posting or resume referral services—For-profit or commercial organizations that collect data on job seekers and display job opportunities to which job seekers may apply. The data collected on job seekers are sent to prospective employers. Fees for using the services may exist for the employer, school, or job seeker.

Third-party recruiters are invited to post positions in ePACK and may contact candidates who apply directly. Third-party recruiters will not have access to the online resume books. Invitations to career fairs will be made by individual directors of each fair.

It is strongly encouraged that third-party recruiters disclose to students the name of the client(s) they represent and to whom the students’ credentials will be disclosed.  In the event that the third-party recruiter wishes to keep this information confidential, they will disclose contact information for the organization, upon request to the Career Development Center so that we can verify that you are recruiting for a bona fide job opportunity. The Career Development Center will respect the confidentiality of this information.

Third-party recruiters will not disclose any student information to any employer without obtaining prior written consent from the student. Under no circumstances can student information be disclosed other than for the original recruiting purposes nor can it be sold or provided to other entities. Online job postings must prominently display their privacy policies or a link to the website where they can be viewed, specifying who will have access to student information.

It is recommended that employers provide candidates a minimum of two weeks from the date of offer to evaluate the opportunity for both internships and full-time positions.  For Co-op positions, a window of at least five-business days is preferred.

We also encourage employers to consider requests for additional time on an individual basis. Offers made to students for positions should be made in writing. Verbal offers should be followed with written offers via email or post.

Employers are expected to follow the guidelines established by NACE. For more information visit the NACE website.

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