The Soll Center for Student Opportunity

Recruiting Policies

The career offices of the Claremont University Consortium (Claremont Graduate University, Claremont McKenna College, Harvey Mudd College, Keck Graduate Institute, Pitzer College, Pomona College, and Scripps College) has established the guidelines below to help facilitate the hiring process for all employers. As members of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), we ask that all of our employers familiarize themselves with and honor the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice published by NACE.

Offer Policy to Fulltime & Internship Candidates
Experience shows the best employment decisions for both students and employers are those that are made without pressure and with the greatest amount of information. Students given sufficient time to attend career fairs, participate in on‐campus interviews, and/or complete the interviewing in which they are currently engaged are more likely to make good long‐term employment decisions and may be less likely to renege on job acceptances and in the long run, this will improve attrition rates. Consistent with the guidelines of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), we ask that students be given at least 2 weeks to make an informed and responsible decision. If you would like to make a full-time offer to a former summer intern, we request that you allow the student until November 15 to accept/decline the offer. This will ensure that the student has the time necessary to explore alternatives and make an informed decision.

Second Round Interview Policy
Students should not be asked to cancel a first round interview in order to attend a second round interview, as this is unfair to the student and creates conflict between companies. Additionally, we kindly ask that employers make every effort to accommodate candidates’ academic and athletic schedules. Ideally, second round interviews should not be scheduled within three days of first round interviews. Students have classes, exams and other obligations that they cannot cancel on a moment's notice. We ask that students not be immediately eliminated from the pool if they cannot make a second round interview due to an academic commitment, but that alterative options are provided. Historically, employers that have been flexible with scheduling are often able to attract our strongest candidates.
Public Service/Public Interest Exception
Candidates may request that an employer extend the deadline to accept the employer's offer until as late as April 1, if the candidate is actively pursing positions with public interest, government organizations or a national fellowship award. Candidates may hold open only one offer in such circumstances. Employers are encouraged to grant such requests.
Alcohol Policy
We discourage employers from serving alcohol as part of the recruitment process. Our concern is for your liability and the safety and welfare of our students, especially when attending an off-site event that would require students to drive back to campus. Underage drinking is strictly forbidden. 
Privacy Policy
The Career Offices of the Claremont University Consortium and Handshake are committed to maintaining the privacy of personal information provided by students, alumni and employers. Handshake's commitment to all participants - schools, employers, students and alumni - is to maintain the confidentiality of all information collected in Handshake. Handshake will not sell, transmit or disclose, in any fashion, this information to any other organization.
Non-Discrimination Policy
We require all employers to comply with all applicable state and federal civil rights laws prohibiting discrimination in hiring and in the workspace, with includes discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex (gender or gender identity), sexual orientation, religion, age, national or ethnic origin, political beliefs, marital status, veteran status, or handicap, in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs or activities. Therefore, Career Services @ the Soll Center for Student Opportunity will make its facilities available only to recruiting organizations whose practices are consistent with this policy.


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