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CAREER SERVICES OFFICE POLICIES

Rationale for Policies:
The events organized by the Career Center staff of CU Denver provide students the opportunity to interact with many people in the educational, business, and professional community. Therefore, it is in the best interest of all participants to be professional, organized, and well-prepared. The Career Center policies are established to ensure a favorable impression of the University of Colorado Denver students and graduates to the professional community.
 
Office Expectations of Students:
  • Provide Accurate Information: Job search materials should be truthful and accurate.
  • Act with Integrity:
    • Honor Commitments: Keep all scheduled career counseling appointments and scheduled interviews.
    • Genuine Interest: Schedule interviews only with employers you have a genuine interest in working with. 
    • Professional Conduct: Accept an offer of employment in good faith and notify employers of acceptance or non-acceptance of the offer.  After accepting a position, withdraw your candidacy from all other interviews.  
  • Failure to Comply:
    • No Show: Failure to show up for a scheduled interview on-campus may result in losing the privilege to participate in future employer-related events.  The only acceptable excuse is a substantiated family/personal emergency.  If you do not show up for a scheduled interview on-campus, you will be required to write a letter of apology to the employer and “cc” the letter to the Career Center within two days of the missed interview.  
    • Non-Compliance: Failure to adhere to any of the above office expectations will result in the denial of access to the Career Lynx or interview privileges with the Career Center.

In order to facilitate our mission, the Career Center is committed to the following:

  • Provide Services: Assist with career planning, self-assessment, resume development, and job search for students and alumni.
  • Access of Information: Provide access to comprehensive services, programs, resources, career opportunities, and a variety of employers.
  • Non-Discrimination: “The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status in admission and access to, and treatment and employment in, its educational programs and activities. The University takes action to increase ethnic, cultural, and gender diversity, to employ qualified disabled individuals, and to provide equal opportunity to all students and employees.” http://administration.ucdenver.edu/admin/policies/hr/NondiscriminationProceduresGuideline.pdf


NO SHOW, FREQUENT RESCHEDULING AND LATENESS POLICY
Students and alumni who “no show” or request last minute rescheduling of their appointments three times will only be eligible to be seen during Quick Tip hours for the remainder of the academic year. Please call at least 24 hours in advance if you need to reschedule.

If a student is more than 15 minutes late for a 50 minute appointment or more than 10 minutes late for a 30 minute appointment, they will not be seen and must reschedule or use Quick Tip appointments. No shows, frequent reschedules and tardiness are not reflective of professional behavior and must be addressed.

CLIENT DISCLOSURE STATEMENT:

The CU Denver Career Center treats information provided during a counseling/coaching or drop-in appointment as confidential.  Exceptions to confidentiality are stated in detail below.  Confidentiality and privacy is strictly enforced, however the CU Denver Career Center cannot ensure that email communication will be entirely secure.   Therefore it is vital that you, as the client, choose the proper communication method with a career counselor or staff member that best suits your needs.  If desiring a more secure method of communication, you are encouraged to schedule an in-person appointment.

All information disclosed within a counseling/coaching session is confidential and will not be revealed to anyone outside of the CU Denver Career Center without your written permission, except under several conditions.  The following are exceptions to the confidentiality of information provided by clients in career counseling:

  • When the client, or his or her legal representative, expressly waives confidentiality
  • When disclosure of confidential information is required to prevent clear and imminent danger to the client or others
  • When a career counselor consults with another career counselor to obtain professional information or advice to assist in serving the career development needs of the client
  • When disclosure is required by law, including, but not limited to, court-ordered disclosure.

When circumstances require disclosure of confidential information, only essential information will be revealed.  The contents of specific meetings between you and your counselor will not be discussed, but your overall progress may be discussed in general terms. To the extent possible, a client will be informed before confidential information is disclosed.
The CU Denver Career Center is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and follows the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services & Employment Professionals.  If you have any questions, concerns, or complaints regarding the conduct of any career counselor, you may contact Sarah Trzeciak, Interim Director of the Career Center, at 303-556-2250 or sarah.trzeciak@ucdenver.edu

ALUMNI POLICIES

The Career Center offers a full range of career assistance to all UCD alumni, including online and in-person career-related services.
 
Recent graduates (within one year of graduation)
All resources provided by the Career Center are available to recent graduates for the first 12 months following graduation at no additional cost.
Alumni past one year of graduation:
Alumni are welcome to use resources provided by the Career Center. There is a cost associated with some resources. Please see the eligibility and fees chart below.  INSERT FEE CHART
 

RECIPROCITY:
Seeking employment in a different city or state?  Need assistance finding resources near your new location?  The Career Center will be happy to write to a university of your choice requesting reciprocity for you.  Limited to three letters.  Please provide the email and physical address of the university you are requesting reciprocal services from in an email to careercenter@ucdenver.edu.  Within this email indicate your name, student ID, and date you graduated.  A reciprocity letter will be sent to the university you requested within 72 hours and you will be copied in the email.

FACULTY AND STAFF POLICIES

Faculty and Staff are welcome to use resources provided by the Career Center. There is a cost associated with some resources. Please see the eligibility and fees chart below. 
 

 
 

EMPLOYER POLICIES
(Revised and updated July 2014)

NACE Principles for Employment Professionals
The University of Colorado Denver Career Center expects that all employers will abide by the recruiting policies as set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).  We strongly encourage you to familiarize yourself with these policies by visiting their website at:  http://www.naceweb.org/principles/#employment.
 
Qualification Criteria for Employers
The following policy is established to determine the eligibility of a company, organization, or individual to utilize any employer services at the CU Denver Career Center, in accordance with the NACE Principles for Professional Practice:
 
Eligible Employers
§  Must have current or anticipated job openings for college graduates or alumni, if posting Full-Time, Part-Time (Student Hourly), or Contract/Project Based positions.
§  Must have current or anticipated job openings for currently enrolled college students (undergraduate, graduate, & professional level), if posting On-Campus (Student Hourly) or Work Study positions.
§  Must not impose fees upon the student/alumnus in order to become an employee of the organization.  This DOES NOT including professional licensure fees that may need to be covered by the employee (e.g., insurance licensing fees to sell insurance, etc.).
§  Must comply with all federal, state, and local Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action laws and regulations regarding age, race/ethnicity, disabilities, religion, gender, etc.
 
Third Party Agencies
§  Definition:  Third party agencies include organizations that recruit candidates for full-time, part-time, or temporary employment for another company/client and typically charge a fee to a job applicant or the company/client (e.g., employment/staffing agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, etc.).
§  Third party agencies may participate in career fairs and post jobs on the online job board only when they meet the following requirements:
ü  Must disclose information on the position(s) and the name of the company/client that s/he represents clearly and upfront via email to the Career Center staff.  (Note:  The Career Center respects the issue of confidentiality and will not publish the client name in any manner.)
ü  Must acknowledge that the Career Center may choose to verify the third party recruiter relationship with the employer/client. 
ü  Must NOT use résumés attained from Career Lynx job postings for referral to any other job or employer.
ü  May be asked to provide information concerning CU Denver candidates employed through the agency (including, but not limited to, the candidate’s name, employer, and salary).
 
Ineligible Employers
§  Home-Based Businesses are not eligible to participate in CU Denver’s employer services. 
§  Teaching English Abroad Agencies are currently not eligible to participate in CU Denver’s employer services.
§  Multi-Level or Network Marketing Organizations and Franchise/Business Opportunities are not eligible to participate in any employer services. Such organizations are those that engage in one or more of the following practices:
ü  Sponsors an individual in setting up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business (Direct Sales Organizations).
ü  Requires an initial investment from individuals with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be, but is not limited to, direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
ü  Compensates in the form of straight commission, fees from others under their sponsorship in the organization, and/or a percentage of sales generated by others.

Criteria For Postings on the CU Denver Online Job Board
Definitions:
Full-Time positions:  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment; however, for the purposes of posting to the CU Denver online job board, a full-time position should be an employment opportunity which requires a Bachelor’s degree or higher, is salaried, and utilizes the knowledge and skills acquired through CU Denver coursework and programs.
 
Part-Time positions:  The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define part-time employment; however, for the purposes of posting to the CU Denver online job board, a part-time position should be an employment opportunity that does not necessarily require a degree, is a paid position (see Pay Rate Policy below), and is flexible to a student’s class schedule.
 
Contract/Project-Based positions:  This type of position lasts only for a defined period of time, which may be extended at the discretion of the employer.  Summer or seasonally based opportunities are encompassed by this definition as well.  A contract/project-based position should be an employment opportunity that does not necessarily require a degree, is a paid position (see pay rate policy below), is flexible to a student’s class schedule, and defines up front the period of employment (including anticipated end date).
 
On-Campus (Student Hourly) positions:  These are paid, part-time positions of employment located within the boundaries of the campus (either CU Denver or Anschutz Medical Campus) or in facilities owned, rented, or leased by either campus.  These positions are open to student employees (undergraduate, graduate, and professional) who are enrolled in some credit-earning capacity during the semester in which they are employed.  These positions generally entail up to 20 hours per week during the semester (Contact the Office of Student Employment for more details on the recommended hours at 303-315-1842).
 
Work-Study positions:  These positions are paid, part-time positions of employment awarded to eligible students who have completed the FAFSA and are awarded work-study based on financial need.  These positions, which can be up to 20 hours per week but are limited to the amount of the individual student’s work-study award, are available to:
1.  Undergraduate students who MUST be enrolled for at least 6 credit hours throughout a semester,
     including summer semesters.
2.  Graduate students who MUST be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours throughout a semester,       
     including summer semesters (except in the case of students completing their thesis and/or 
     dissertation credit during a single summer semester).
3.  Professional students who MUST be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours throughout a semester,
     including summer semesters.
 
Policies for Posting on the Job Board:
Students and alumni of CU Denver utilize the Career Center’s online job board, for professional employment or student hourly opportunities. The following policies are established to determine eligibility of a company, organization, or individual to use the online job board:
 
ü  The position may NOT be for a private individual with a non-established business located in a private residence or a home-based office (ex. Nanny, Personal Assistant, In-Home Tutor).  However, established business and agencies which provide oversight of their services, the hiring process, and any liability issues MAY post nanny, au pair, and/or tutor positions.
ü  The employment organization must have a payroll and human resources liaison to which the student employee may seek recourse in the event of a workplace conflict or dispute.
 
Pay Rate Policy:
 
ü  The position cannot be commission-only.
ü  The pay rate cannot be below the Colorado state minimum wage (calculated over any time scale such as hourly, weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, or annually).
ü  Company merchandise or products CANNOT be given to the student in lieu of payment.
 
On-Campus Interviews (OCI)
The Employer Relations & Outreach Coordinator in the Career Center is your primary contact to facilitate connecting with students through on-campus interviews.
 
To be qualified to conduct on-campus interviews, your organization must meet the requirements listed in the Qualification Criteria for Employers section above. Third-Party Recruiters are not eligible to participate.  Job postings must be submitted at least one month before the interview date.
 
Cancellations / Rescheduling:  OCI & Information Tables
If you need to cancel or reschedule your on-campus interview or information table, please notify the Employer Relations & Outreach Coordinator as soon as possible. If you need to reschedule your on-campus interviews, we will do our best to accommodate your request.

Information Table Cancellations with less than 24 hours’ notice and/or no shows will be charged the full fee amount.

On-Campus Interviews:  Cancellations within 5 days will be documented and consideration for future events will be evaluated by the Career Center.

Policy on Alcohol
CU Denver is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free of alcohol abuse. As a member of NACE, we abide by The NACE Principles for Employment Professionals (see above) which includes a standard policy (#5) of NOT permitting alcohol at recruiting events on or off-campus.

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) Regulations
FERPA is a federal legislative act that protects the privacy of parents and students by outlining the maintenance of, access to, and disclosure of a student’s educational records.  For more information on FERPA, please visit:  http://www.naceweb.org/knowledge/legal/ferpa-basics.aspx
 
** The University of Colorado Denver Career Center reserves the right to evaluate all employers and deny recruiting privileges (i.e., job posting, information tables, on-campus interviewing, career fairs, etc.) to any employer or organization at any time.  The final approval for employers to utilize University facilities and services rests with the Director of the Career Center. **

FAMILY POLICIES

FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) REGULATIONS
For complete information on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act click here.
 

 


 
 
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