Announcing Handshake

The University of Oregon is excited to announce our transition from Duck Connect to Handshake! Connect with us on Handshake for all of your recruiting needs.

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Employer User Policy

Career Center Non-Discrimination Policy
The University of Oregon Career Center and Lundquist College Career Services expect all employers and their representatives to abide by federal and state employment laws and to honor the University of Oregon’s commitment to equal opportunity, affirmative action, and nondiscrimination in their recruiting and hiring practices.

Events and On-Campus Interviews
Arrangements for interviews and events to take into consideration:

  • The number of students who are likely to be interested in talking with the prospective employer;
  • Any exhibitions which the prospective employer desires to display;
  • Whether or not the prospective employer desires to have a group meeting of interested students which is to be followed by individual interviews, or whether individual interviews are to be arranged; and
  • Approved university procedures for use of its facilities.

Registration
The Career Center reserves the right to decline participation based on space availability or industry representation. Payment for event registration is due upon receipt of your registration confirmation. The Career Center accepts credit card payment only (VISA and MasterCard).

Parking
Parking on the UO campus is limited. For this reason, only one parking space will be included with each company registration for Career Center career fairs and events. If needed, a second parking space can be purchased with your registration. For evening events, most metered parking spaces on University Street and some other areas around campus are free after 6:00 p.m. You may be required to pay a meter for the short time between parking and the start of your event. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your cooperation. The Career Center is not responsible for costs associated with parking tickets or towing fees.

Cancellation and Refund Policy
A full refund will be made if cancellations are received in writing no later than two weeks prior to an event. E-mail cancellations to lewis@uoregon.edu for Career Center events.

  • No refunds will be made to cancellations made less than two weeks prior to an event.
  • No refunds will be given for no-shows.

Past-Due Accounts
Payment for event fees is due at the time of registration. In the event that payment is not received 30 days past the date of the event, organizations may be blocked from registering for another event until payment is received.

Job Posting Policies

The UO Career Center offers our services to all legitimate employing organizations. Employers who wish to recruit UO students and alumni through job postings, events, presentations, or interviews are expected to interact with students, alumni, and staff in a professional and ethical manner. The following guidelines outline the expectations we set forth for anyone wishing to recruit UO students and alumni through the use of our services.

To recruit for employment, employers must abide by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) guidelines for Prohibited Employment Policies and Practices Overview. We recommend employers be familiar with NACE and EEOC standards prior to posting positions in Handshake or participating in UO recruiting events.

Legal and Ethical Restrictions
The Career Center reserves the right to refuse service to employers due to any of the following: dishonesty; breach of confidentiality; fraud; misrepresentation; abuse or other harassment of University of Oregon students, alumni or staff; or any other violation of university rules and regulations, local, state or federal laws. Additionally, employers not eligible to utilize Career Center services include:

  • Employers who request personal data (i.e. social security number, bank account information) at the time of application.
  • Employers who misrepresent their organization by providing false information or omitting critical information.
  • Employers who violate equal employment opportunity and affirmative action principles as set forth by the University of Oregon and NACE. Employers are expected to provide reasonable accommodations upon request.

Handshake Employer Requests – Minimum Requirements
Employer requests to connect on Handshake must demonstrate all of the following minimum requirements:

  • A complete contact name (first and last)
  • A well-written company description
  • A corporate address (residential/private addresses cannot be accepted)
  • A dedicated company website that matches the company name and is functional (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, or Instagram company pages are not sufficient)
  • A business license from the state in which your company operates their business

In addition to the above-listed requirements, your company may be subject to additional requirements; please review the following information to see if any additional factors apply to your business or recruitment on Handshake.

Network Marketing and Similar Organizations
These organizations are not eligible to participate in on-campus recruiting or events, or to post jobs with the Career Center. The Career Center considers organizations that engage in any of the following to be Network Marketing Organizations:

  • Sponsoring or hiring an individual to set up their own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business.
  • Requiring an initial cash or capital investment, account balance or similar fiscal requirements from this individual, with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may include but is not limited to such things as direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.

Start-ups
The Career Center has established these criteria for identifying appropriate entrepreneurial employment opportunities for promotion through its services. Start-ups must have progressed sufficiently in their business development process so that they can:

  • Provide a company name, business address, website, and email address, and identify a principal as the key contact.
  • Confirm that they have obtained the necessary business licenses and Tax IDs as well as sufficient funding, including identifying their funding model and investors, if requested.
  • Offer positions for pay, not just for equity; pay must meet state minimum wage expectations.
  • Provide clearly defined organization and position descriptions in Handshake.

Commission
Employers using the Career Center’s services must offer regular/base salaries for positions. Employers offering solely commission-based positions may not post job listings with the Career Center.

Fees Charged to Candidates
Employers that require students or alumni to purchase a franchise, purchase supplies, pay for training or orientation, invest or pay a start-up or application/access fee as a condition of employment, will not be allowed access to any Career Center services.

Third-Party Employers
Representatives may recruit or post opportunities through the Career Center under the following conditions:

  • No fee is charged to the student or applicant.
  • The name of the hiring company is released to Career Center staff (but will remain confidential) and is approved by the staff.
  • Third-party recruiters sourcing candidates for internal positions at their own organizations.

If you have questions regarding this policy, please contact Career Center Acting Director Kate Werdebaugh by emailing kate@uoregon.edu.