Employer Policy

Employers recruiting at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi are expected to adhere to our recruiting policies. Organizations will also abide by the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice, as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Career Event Registration Policies

• Registration for all career fairs and expos will take place in Hire an Islander (Handshake).
• Payment for events can be made either by check or credit card. Credit card payments can be
made online Marketplace (be sure to save your receipt). Checks may be mailed to:

Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
6300 Ocean Drive, Unit 5795 Corpus Christ, TX 78412
Attn: Sara Lopez

• If you have an outstanding balance, you will not be able to register for another career event until you have a zero balance.
• If you register and pay for the fair/expo and do not attend or cancel after the registration deadline, you will not be issued a refund.

On-Campus Interview Cancellation
If for any reason you need to cancel an interview reservation, please notify us as soon as possible. If you cancel your visit and students had already scheduled interviews, it is your responsibility to notify the students of your cancellation.

Posting Flyers on Campus
To post flyers or posters on bulletin boards on the TAMUCC campus, the job must be entered in the TAMUCC Hire an Islander (Handshake) database and the job number must be visible on the flyer. These materials must be submitted to our office for approval prior to posting.

Employers offering “straight commission” positions
Employers with “straight commission” positions may post jobs, participate in on-campus recruiting, and attend career service events. The term “straight commission” must be clearly stated in the job posting so that students are aware and can make a decision as to whether or not they are interested in the opportunity.

Upfront Product Purchase
Employment that requires an initial investment by a student, either by deposit or money deducted from the students’ paycheck, may NOT be posted in the TAMUCC Handshake database.

“Pyramid” or “Multi-Level” Employers:
Employers or individuals who offer employment or entrepreneurial opportunities based on a networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others to sell products and services will NOT be permitted to recruit on campus or attend Job Fairs.

Third-Party Recruiters
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. (NACE Principles for Third Party Recruiters.)

Policies for Third-Party and Temporary Employment Agencies:

• Third-Party agencies can post jobs in Hire an Islander (Handshake) with Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and attend Career Service events.
• Third-Party agencies will not be given access to student resumes in Hire an Islander (Handshake) database.
• Up to 3 Third-Party agencies will be approved to attend the Career Fair/Expo each semester on a first come, first served basis.
• Third-party recruiters attending TAMUCC Career & Professional Development Center events or posting jobs in Hire an Islander (Handshake) will disclose the name of the represented employer(s) to TAMUCC Career & Professional Development Center and specify if the position is temporary, temporary-to-hire, or direct hire.
• We will not post any opportunities that require students to pay fees.
• Third-Party agencies must agree that they or their client will not forward students’ resumes to any other party without the student/applicant’s written consent. Failure to comply is a violation of The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
• All third-party recruiters must complete a Third-Party Statement of Understanding (located on website).

Internships are designed to match students’ educational goals with career-related experience in which the intern works and gains practical knowledge that reinforces their academic learning. The position must meet the academic component of the definition to be listed as an internship.

Criteria for an Experience to Be Defined as an Internship:
1. Employers provide supervision to the intern and assign tasks that challenge the intern within the scope of the intern’s knowledge and competency level.
2. Employers provide a professional environment that will contribute to the development of the
student interns’ skills and knowledge.
3. The experience has a job description with desired qualifications.
4. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
5. There is routine feedback from the experienced supervisor.
6. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support the internship.

Internship Policies:
• The internship must provide supervision for students on a regular basis, with arrangements made for situations where work is done remotely.
• It does not require students to make investments or cash deposits or involve students
purchasing inventory or product for resale.

Job Development Internship Program:
The Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Job Development Internship Program is an opportunity for businesses in Corpus Christi to grow with the assistance of highly trained students to meet their specific business needs. It is a partnership with employers who can offer students productive and meaningful work assignments with a learning component related to their majors. If your company qualifies for the Job Development Internship Program, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will pay a portion of the student’s wage. The reduced costs associated with recruiting and training create potential, permanent employees for your company.

Additional Employer Policies:
We may deny services to a company under any of the following circumstances:

• Company information is misrepresented.
• A company fails to comply with Equal Employment Opportunity Statement.
• TAMUCC Career & Professional Development Center receives complaints from students, parents, administration, faculty or
staff regarding the company and/or actions of any representative of the company.
• Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi reserves the right to decline individual job postings and
refuse partnerships with any employer at the university’s discretion.

By registering your company or organization with us, you agree to accept and comply with the policies and procedures of TAMUCC Career & Professional Development Center regarding employer recruiting activities.