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Center for Career Readiness

Recruiting Policies

Lasell values diversity and invites employers with a similar commitment to fairness to recruit our students and alumni. Please review and abide by our Employer Recruiting Guidelines below.

Employer Recruiting Guidelines

On-campus Recruiting Policies 

The Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs invites employer organizations to recruit at Lasell provided they conform to the Career Center's recruiting policies.  Recruiting efforts include engaging in any recruitment activity including but not limited to creating an account in Handshake, posting position openings, attending career fairs and events, offering information sessions and events (either on- or off-campus), hosting publicity tables, conducting on-campus interviews, and visiting/presenting in classrooms.  By recruiting Lasell University students, you and your organization agree to accept and comply with the recruiting policies of Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs as outlined below. 

NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice 

The Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs requires that employer organizations be familiar with and adhere to the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice as outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) in 2017.  

Equal Employment Opportunity 

Employer organizations recruiting Lasell students, including using the university's job board (Handshake), must comply with all applicable laws relating to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and may not discriminate against a job applicant because of his or her race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, genetic information, marital status, parental status, political or personal favoritism, ancestry, source of income or any other classes protected by local, state and federal law. Federal law also prohibits citizenship status and national origin discrimination with respect to hiring, termination, and recruiting, or referring for a fee. Visit EEOC and the Department of Justice for additional information on prohibited EEO practices. 

On-Campus Recruiting 

Employers recruiting on-campus must be sponsored by the Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs or another office on campus to ensure all policies and procedures are followed.  

Job Requirements 

Employer organizations must have actual or anticipated valid, career-related full-time, part-time, or internship opportunities for students and alumni. The organization must accurately describe the responsibilities and requirements for the opportunities it offers in all publicity, including online job postings and information sessions.  All conditions for advertised positions must be clearly publicized in the position description. This includes, but is not limited to, positions that are commission-based, involve out-of-pocket financial expenses, test-taking, etc. 

Confidentiality 

Employment professionals will maintain the confidentiality of student and alumni information, regardless of the source, including personal knowledge, written records/reports, and computer databases in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  There will be no disclosure of student/alumni information to another organization without the prior written consent of the student/alumni unless necessitated by health and/or safety considerations. 

Third-Party Recruiting/Staffing Agencies 

Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs provides engagement opportunities, including the opportunity to post jobs on Handshake, to third-party recruiting and staffing agencies on a case by case basis. Third-party organizations are only able to recruit for their own staff positions at our career fairs and other on-campus activity. 

Participation on Handshake is limited to job postings, provided the agency comply with the below conditions: 

  • Staff associated with the Handshake account must self-disclose their status as a third-party recruiter. 
  • Include the identity of the employer being represented and the nature of the relationship between the agency and the employer in the job posting, and permit Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs to verify this information by contacting the named client 
  • Charge no fees to the candidate. 
  • In accord with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), release candidate information provided by the university exclusively and only to the identified employer. Re-disclosure of candidate information is not permitted. 
  • Comply with all federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws (Title VI and IX, and ADA) and all other Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs policies. 

Commission-Based Employers 

Commission sales positions may be advertised to students and alumni on our recruiting platform (Handshake), through information sessions on campus and career fairs provided that the compensation arrangement is clearly noted on job listings and is thoroughly explained in recruiting conversations and interviews with students and alumni.  

Financial Services Employers 

Financial Services positions may be advertised to students and alumni on our recruiting platform (Handshake), through information sessions on campus and career fairs provided that all conditions for advertised positions are clearly noted on job listings and are thoroughly explained in recruiting conversations and interviews with students and alumni.  This includes, but is not limited to, positions that are commission-based, involve out-of-pocket financial expenses, test-taking, etc. 

Right to Refusal 

The Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs reserves the right to terminate from or refuse the participation of any organization in recruiting activities. Reasons may include misrepresentation, complaints by students/alumni, or violation of Lasell University Center for Career Readiness & Internship Programs recruiting policies. All decisions concerning the registration of companies and organizations are made at the University's sole discretion.