Recruiting at URI

Guidelines for Recruiting at URI

It is expected that employers will interact with students, alumni, and Center for Career and Experiential Education staff in a professional and ethical manner, including providing complete information about their organization and conditions of employment within their organization. If you are new to the recruiting process or you are eager for a refresher, the following sites and guidelines are beneficial.

  • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelines
  • NACE Internship Principles regarding unpaid internships.
  • Fair Labor Standards Act
  • All student information obtained is confidential unless receiving additional written student consent. This standard complies with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Absolutely no fees are to be incurred by the candidate through any application or internship process
  • Internship funding for employers – RI Work Immersion Program
  • It is imperative that current contact information including organization name, address, contact person, domain/company based email address, phone number, physical address, organization description, pay rate (if applicable), detailed description of position, and preferably a website be provided.
  • Requesting personal data (i.e. social security number, bank account information) at the time of application is prohibited.
  • Misrepresenting your organization by providing dishonest information or omitting critical information can and will result in termination of your privileges to recruit at URI.
  • Internship Guidebook

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It is expected that positions for which the organization is recruiting will provide a guaranteed salary of at least minimum wage. A draw against future earnings does not constitute a salary. However, employers offering commission-based positions for full-time career positions may use the University of Rhode Island Center for Career and Experiential Education if they inform the Center and interviewees of the specific manner in which remuneration is to be determined. No commission-based part-time or internship positions will be posted unless approved by the Center on a case-by-case basis.
All positions for which the organization is recruiting must provide compensation that does not rely on recruiting others to join the organization.

Fees Charged to Candidates

Those companies requiring candidates to invest, purchase supplies, or pay a fee as a condition of employment will not be allowed access to any Center services. This includes startup or training fees. Positions which require students and alumni to purchase a franchise or “business opportunity” will not be allowed access to services.

Third Party Recruiters

Third-party recruiters as defined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) as: 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. The term “third party recruiters” refers to, but is not limited to: employment agencies, staffing services, temporary agencies, on line job boards, recruiters, and contractors. Representatives from these companies may post under the following conditions:

  • They must fully disclose to the Center the name of the client that the third-party recruiter is representing and to whom the students’ credentials will be disclosed.
  • They must not retain any student resumes for future placement unless given additional student written consent.

Employers will not be allowed to recruit through the Center if:

  • The employer fails to meet the conditions of our Employer User Policy.
  • The employer posts positions requiring employees to sell products or services door to door (cold calling). This is for the safety and security of our students.
  • The employer requests personal data (i.e. social security number, bank account information) at the time of application.
  • The employer misrepresents their organization by providing dishonest information or omitting critical information.
  • The employer posts any position related to the adult entertainment industry.
The University of Rhode Island Center for Career and Experiential Education reserves the right to decline any employer, job posting or access, we deem inappropriate. Any reported breach of any part of this policy will result in the termination of all future opportunities to recruit URI students and alumni through the Center.
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