Employers seeking to engage Brandeis students are expected to comply with the principles set forth by the federal government and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).
The Hiatt Career Center adheres to these policies, including the Principles for Professional Practice, Principles for Employment Professionals and Position Statement for U.S. Internships.
The Hiatt Career Center provides programming on evaluating and negotiating job offers so students can feel more comfortable and confident when responding to potential employers.
It is required that offers made to students are honored and that no conditions/ pressures are placed as it can result in reneging on the offer.
See NACE’s Reasonable Offer Deadline Guidelines for best practices.
Third-party recruiters, and internship and job placement organizations that charge fees to students will not be permitted access to the services of the Hiatt Career Center. Positions will be approved if the organization they are recruited for is provided. Hiatt follows the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) policies on third-party recruiters:
NACE defines "third-party recruiters" as 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, online 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 keep all student information obtained confidential unless receiving additional written student consent. This standard complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
They must not retain any student resumes for future placement unless given additional student written consent.
They must not charge a fee to the applicant.
For Brandeis sponsored programs, including career fairs, treks, interviews, information sessions, and other employer sessions, the Hiatt Career Center does not promote or authorize companies that are 100% commission-based to participate. Employers are authorized to post general job opportunities in Handshake.
Brandeis University's career centers will not accept companies or positions involved with the use, production, testing, or distribution of recreational or medical marijuana. As the use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level and Brandeis receives federal funds, we must comply with federal law. In addition, the use of marijuana violates the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act and continues to be banned on campus.
Internships are supervised work experiences that allow students to sharpen their skills, develop career interests and employer contacts, assess their strengths, and connect classroom theories to practice in real world settings. While most students intern during the summer months, Brandeis undergraduates complete fall and spring internships as well.
To assist in the mentoring and reflection process, we recommend the student and employer have a formalized letter of offer and/or learning agreement in place before the internship commences. This greatly enhances the quality of the student’s work and overall experience. In addition, we recommend these guidelines:
A minimum of 100 hours of substantive, on-site work
A minimum of 6 weeks during the summer or 10 weeks during the fall/spring semesters
Clear learning goals based upon mutually agreed upon learning outcomes
Clear expectations for supervision
Opportunities for the student to reflect on their learning and experience
Brandeis acknowledges that some organizations require unpaid interns to earn credit for their internship. Brandeis strongly encourages its students to connect their internships to their liberal arts courses, but please note: academic credit is awarded for the completion of an internship course that is associated with an internship, not the internship experience itself.
Internship courses are optional and not available in all academic areas.
When Brandeis University is closed due to inclement weather or another emergency, all activities hosted by the Hiatt Career Center are suspended and canceled. Our employer relations specialists will work with employers to reschedule canceled events. Check the university homepage for news of weather closings.
The Hiatt Career Center opposes discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, national origin, marital status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.
For more information regarding these guidelines, please contact our External Engagement Team.