Western Carolina University is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the professional association for college recruiters and career services professionals. As members, we abide by the NACE Principles for Professional Practice, a document that serves as the ethical framework and foundation for practices within the career services and recruiting fields. If you would like to read the Principles for Professional Practice document in its entirety, you can find it on NACE's website.
The Center for Career and Professional Development (CCPD) welcomes employers to multiple recruitment events annually and allows on-campus recruiting arranged through our office. On-campus recruiting is restricted to the fall and spring semester during the time classes are in session. Recruiting events are not allow during the following times:
According to the National Association of College’s and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice, third-party employers are defined as 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.
The mission of the Center for Career and Professional Development at Western Carolina University is to link students who seek pre- and post-graduate career opportunities with employers who wish to hire them. WCU does not provide resumes, access to student candidate information, or access to our online job listing service to third parties. Approved third-party employers may only participate in career fair opportunities where they must adhere to our guidelines, policies, and national best practices as described in our Recruitment Policies section and NACE Principles for Professional Practice.
The CCPD reserves the right to deny participation, discontinue access, and terminate an employer account at any time.
Western Carolina University is committed to equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship status (as defined under the Immigration Reform and Control Act), disability, or veteran's status. Western Carolina University is also committed to provide all its programs and activities to its students and alumni on a nondiscriminatory basis.
Equal employment opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, recruiting, interviewing, selection, transfer, promotion, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment.
Western Carolina University expects that any employer or third-party organization representing an employer that uses its facilities, including but not limited to the career services office, for the purpose of recruiting full-time, part-time, and temporary employees or interns and cooperative education students, complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws in its recruiting and hiring. Western Carolina University also expects that employers, third-party organizations, and their representatives strive to eliminate all forms of harassment, including sexual harassment in their recruiting, hiring, and selection process.
As a NACE member Western Carolina University follows their Principles' document which states "Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process on or off campus. This includes receptions, dinners, company tours, etc."
Given the concerns of colleges and universities about the abuse and misuse of alcohol by students, serving alcohol during the recruitment process sends the wrong message. Further, many college students are younger than the state's legal drinking age, and many college campuses have a zero-alcohol-tolerance policy in effect. Therefore, serving alcohol could be in violation of a state's law and a school's policy.
In order to post a link to our website on our career resources for diverse populations page your website must meet the following criteria:
We reserve the right to refuse addition to (or to facilitate removal of) your link from our page for factors such as the following:
To have your link referenced in our website please provide the following to firstname.lastname@example.org.