Recruitment Policy

University of Delaware career services center
Employer Recruitment Policy


Equal Opportunity Statement:

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - The University of Delaware is committed to assuring equal opportunity to all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, veteran or disability status, or sexual orientation in its educational programs, activities, admissions, or employment practices as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes. The Career Services Center at the University of Delaware will work solely with employers that abide by the university’s equal opportunity standards.


Professional Conduct Statement:

Employers that utilize the services provided by the Career Services Center and employment professionals who work at or represent those employers shall:

  • Supply accurate information on their organization and the employment opportunities available at their organization.
  • Refrain from any practice that improperly influences or affects job applicants.



The Career Services Center honors students’ prerogatives to consider all types of career opportunities and does not endorse specific organizations that may post jobs in Handshake or participate in UD’s on-campus interviewing program. All discussions concerning particular positions or the terms and conditions of employment are conducted directly between the student and the employer. By offering its services to facilitate discussions between students and off-campus employers, the Career Services Center makes no representations or guarantees regarding the qualifications/credentials/suitability of the students that utilize Handshake.


Definition of an Internship:

Career Services has adopted the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) criteria for an experience to be defined as an internship.

To ensure that an experience—whether it is a traditional internship or one conducted remotely or virtually—is educational, and thus eligible to be considered a legitimate internship by the NACE definition, all the following criteria must be met:

The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work that a regular employee would routinely perform.

  • The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  • The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  • There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the student’s academic coursework.
  • There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  • There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  • There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.
  • If these criteria are followed, it is the opinion of NACE that the experience can be considered a legitimate internship.

In addition, if your organization does not intend to provide compensation for internships, we recommend that you familiarize yourself with the Fair Labor Standards Act as it relates to Internship Programs  


Requirements for Posting:

In accordance with applicable law and the policies of the UD Career Services Center, job postings will not be accepted or allowed if they violate any state or federal law. The Career Services Center will not post jobs that unlawfully limit or discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, veteran or disability status, or sexual orientation. Prior to posting job opportunities, the university reserves the right to decline any posting which, in its sole discretion and judgment, are not fully compliant with federal and state antidiscrimination laws or are inimical to the mission of the University of Delaware.  Employers must posses a current active business license.

Employer registration for accounts in Handshake must include the following:

  • Organization name
  • Full name of organizational contact
  • Corporate email address that is associated with the organization website domain (e.g., no Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, etc.) Individual contact names and email addresses much match the company email address.
  • Corporate website address that clearly aligns with your organization and contains helpful information about your company for potential applicants, website should NOT be in a beta/phase, nor should it contain “coming soon” language.  Social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, etc.) do not take the place of a company website.

In addition, no user may post:

  • A position whose application process asks students to use or submit their social media profile or release this type of information to the employer
  • A position or employment opportunity involving franchise, network marketing, club membership, distributorship or sales representative agency arrangements;
  • A position or employment opportunity that requires an up-front or periodic payment; no fees (application or other) may be charged by the employer before an offer of employment is made;
  • A position or employment opportunity requiring recruitment of other members, sub-distributors or sub-agents;
  • A job listing with a company the name of which is unknown or not identified;
  • Positions in private homes, including part-time or summer jobs such as but not limited to child care and home maintenance.  Employers are encouraged to utilize SitterCity and when looking to hire individuals for home based-positions (e.g., babysitting, nanny, caretaker, tutor, pet care, etc.)

By completing your employer profile in Handshake and/or participating in recruitment services/events with the UD Career Services Center, you agree to the aforementioned terms.

This policy is subject to change without prior notice. All employers are still subject to the terms of this policy.  The UD Career Services Center reserves the right to refuse or revoke services to any organization at any time.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact Career Services Center Employer Relations staff member at (302) 831-2391 or

Updated: 10/27/2016

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