Recruiting guidelines for employers

As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), the Career Center in Becker Hall adheres to the NACE Principles for Career Services and Employment Professionals. All employer partners are asked to review and follow all NACE principles and comply with both federal and state laws.

If you have any questions or concerns about the guidelines listed here, please contact the Executive Director of the Career Center in Becker Hall, at (518) 388-6176.

Thank you for your interest in Union College.

The Union College recruiting program is a valuable service to both employers and students. Therefore, we ask that all participants conduct themselves professionally and act in good faith regarding the interview and employment offer process. Employers and students participating in the campus recruiting program including virtual engagements are expected to adhere to the Career Center in Becker Hall's guidelines regarding interviews and employment offers. These guidelines are in place to ensure the integrity of the program for all participants.

Interview and employment offers

Experience has shown that allowing candidates the time necessary to make an informed decision is ultimately in the best interest of the candidate and the employer. The Career Center in Becker Hall requires all employers to allow student candidates sufficient time to secure a position for which they are well-suited and make an informed decision regarding the acceptance of an offer.

Employers participating in recruiting activities with Union College will refrain from any practice that improperly influences and affects job acceptances. Such practices may include undue time pressure for acceptance of employment offers and encouragement of revocation of another employment offer. Employers will strive to communicate decisions to candidates within the agreed-upon time frame.

It is expected that employers will communicate the application status to all applicants, whether they are candidates of interest or not. Students who are not communicated with will be encouraged to follow-up directly with the employer regarding their status.

On-campus Interviews or Virtual Interviews Coordinated through the Career Center in Becker Hall

Students are advised not to cancel first-round interviews to conduct a second round interview with another employer. If there is a scheduling conflict, employers are asked to work with students to make alternate arrangements for second round interviews.

Employers who will conduct second round or “super day” interviews are asked to inform the Career Center of this intent and to provide a general time frame of when interviews are expected to be held.

Full-time offers

It is important that students participate in the full term of recruitment activities. If employers make offers at the end of the summer to interns returning to Union for their senior year, it is recommended that students are given until November 1 to make a decision. We recommend that employers who make offers during fall recruitment allow students until December 1 to make a decision.

Internship offers

It is recommended that employers who make offers for internship positions give student candidates a minimum of 30 days to make a decision.

Rescinded employment offers

All employment offers should be made in good faith. Should there be a need for your organization to defer start dates or rescind offers of employment, we ask that you contact our office prior to notifying those candidates who will be affected by this decision.

Note: Once an employment offer has been accepted, students are no longer eligible to apply or interview for positions. In addition, any student who reneges on the acceptance of an offer obtained through the campus recruiting program will be immediately suspended from all recruitment activities provided by the Career Center in Becker Hall for the remainder of the recruiting term.