Recruiting Policies

Thank you for your interest in Temple talent! Please review the general guidelines below in regard to recruiting at Temple University. If you have any questions please contact a member of the Employer Partnership Team at 215-204-7981.

Expectations of Employers

Employing organizations that recruit Temple students are expected to follow the Principles for Professional Practice for Employment Professionals established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Career Center adheres to Temple University’s Equal Opportunity policies and will make our facilities, fairs, and platforms available only to recruiting organizations whose practices are consistent with this policy.

Review Temple University's Equal Opportunity Compliance for more detailed information.

Temple University's Commitment to a Safe, Harassment-Free Environment

Temple expects all members of the university community – students, faculty, staff, employers, mentors, and visitors – to pursue their work and education in a safe environment, free from harassment based on protected characteristics, sexual misconduct, and interpersonal violence. Thus, it is imperative that all individuals comply with the expectation that any environment where our students engage remain focused on respect and provide a space that is free of discrimination and sexual harassment. If you experience, see, or hear of behavior that violates this expectation, contact:

  • Title IX Coordinator: Andrea Caporale Seiss, andrea.caporale@temple.edu, or 215-204-3283
  • Temple University Career Center: recruit@temple.edu, or 215-204-7981

Cannabis Industry Recruiting Policy

Temple University adheres to federal law regarding marijuana. Employers whose primary business is in the cannabis industry are not permitted to post jobs in the Handshake platform, or otherwise recruit on campus.

Employer Brochures and Recruiting Materials

In an effort to support our campus’s sustainability efforts the Career Center requests that employers do not send brochures and materials for display. We encourage organizations to link to their website or videos through their Handshake event/job listings or organization bio.

Posting Policies in Handshake

  • All employment and volunteer listings are posted at the discretion of the Temple University Career Center Staff. Our team aggressively advocates for our students and reviews every opportunity before posting. We reserve the right to choose to not post a position if it does not appear to support the best interests of students and/or the University.
  • We will not post positions that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or Vietnam Era veteran status, sexual orientation, disability, or gender. See our Non-Discrimination Policy for more details.
  • Temple University does allow employers to post unpaid internships, however we encourage you to review the Department of Labor Standards to ensure the opportunity you are recruiting for qualifies as an unpaid experience. Please note we review these roles very carefully and will follow up with questions as needed.
  • Temple University does not post campus/brand ambassador positions that require students to advertise to, solicit, and/or recruit other students/staff/faculty on campus.
  • Temple University does not post positions that require an investment of cash or other purchases by the prospective employee. The only exception to this will be necessary and appropriate licensing/exam fees.
  • Temple University does not post positions where the student would work out of a private residence. Location of the opportunity (internship and full-time) should be at the employer’s non-residential office location unless it is a virtual work arrangement.

Job Offer Policies and Guidelines

Organizations are responsible for all representations and offers made to students by their recruiters. When making an employment offer, students should be notified in writing, including salary, location, benefits, and starting date. Students should be given sufficient time to make an informed decision regarding the offers they receive.

  • Temple University recommends that employers allow two weeks for a student to consider and accept an offer.
  • However, when extending an offer at the end of a student's summer program/internship, we recommend that employers give the student until October 1 to accept an offer.

This allows students to consider all options in their job search and reduces the number of offers that are reneged upon as the year progresses.

We advise that recruiters neither pressure students to accept offers in less time than indicated above, nor attach bonuses that “explode” if the offer is not immediately accepted. Additionally, we discourage recruiters from pursuing students who have already accepted job offers from another organization. We also recommend that employers respect the commitment students have for their academics as well as any previously scheduled interviews with other organizations.

Third-Party Recruiters

Temple University develops strong partnerships with employers but also recognizes that in some industries third-party agencies can be an asset to students in the job search. For most agencies we allow postings for internal job opportunities. In the event we do allow postings for external clients we require that the client name is posted in the job description to provide transparency to our students. Temple University reserves the right to deny Handshake access to any third-party firm at any time.

Multi-Level Organizations

Multi-level ("pyramid") organizations are not allowed to participate in any on-campus recruiting events or post opportunities in Handshake or any other Temple University platform.

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