Recruiting Policies
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The Toppel Career Center has developed the following policies to ensure that University of Miami students and alumni are treated fairly and are being recruited for viable positions. Employers and organizations recruiting UM students are expected to abide by and adhere to these policies in addition to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice and the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In addition to the recruiting policies below, please also review our job posting poiicies.

Third Party Recruiter Policy

The Toppel Career Center does not endorse or recommend any third-party employment services.

According to the National Association of Colleges and Universities (NACE) “Principles for Career Services Professionals,” 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.

Third Party recruiters who are hiring for positions within their organization are welcome to recruit on campus and submit employment opportunities through Handshake. The Toppel Career Center will not post positions on Handshake for clients of third party recruiters.

Offer Deadline Policy

The Toppel Career Center requires that you abide by the following offer policies to allow our students sufficient time to carefully consider their employment options and make informed decisions.

  • Summer: Full-time or internship offers extended to students during the summer should expire no earlier than Fall Recess (UM Academic Calendar).
  • Fall: Full-time and internship offers extended to students during the Fall semester should expire no earlier than November 15th or a minimum of three weeks after they are given (whichever comes later).
  • Spring: Full-time offers extended to students during the Spring semester should expire no sooner than two weeks after they are given. Internship offers should expire no earlier than the beginning of Spring Recess (UM Academic Calendar) or a minimum of two weeks after they are given (whichever comes later).

These deadlines will give our students sufficient time to explore their options and make as informed a decision as possible. In the end, we want you to obtain the best candidates and we want our students to have the best opportunities! In the spirit of collaboration, we hope that you will inform us of any offers made and also let us know of any of our students who renege on an acceptance of an internship or full-time job offer.

Job Type Restrictions

Commission-Only Employment

Employers and individuals offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities must pay a base salary equal to or greater than the federal minimum wage and comply with federal, state, and local regulations.

Upfront Product Purchase

Employers and individuals offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities with compensation packages requiring commission only or requiring prospective employees to purchase products or services upfront are not permitted to recruit on campus or attend career fairs.

“Pyramid” or "Multi-Level" Employers

Employers/individuals offering employment/entrepreneurial opportunities based on a "pyramid" or "multi-level" networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others and so on to sell products and services will not be permitted to recruit on campus or attend Career Fairs.

Part-Time Positions

We do not post part-time positions. To post your part-time job, contact the Office of Student Employment at ose@miami.edu or 305-284-6641.

Babysitting or other In-Home Employment

We do not post babysitting jobs or other positions where an employee will work out of someone else's dwelling (house, apartment, condo, etc).

Principles for Professional Practice

University of Miami students and alumni are expected to uphold the highest level of professional conduct when participating in on campus recruiting activities. They are held accountable for inappropriate behavior such as not showing up for or cancelling interviews, misrepresenting themselves, or any other behavior that is questionable. As a result, students and alumni are a great representation of the University of Miami.

The Toppel Career Center also expects organizations participating in any recruiting activities at the University of Miami to abide by legal and ethical principles. To this end, we expect employers to abide by and use the National Association of Colleges and Employers Principles for Professional Practice.