Recruiting Policies

As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers, we adhere to its Principles for Professional Practice. All employers seeking to recruit Bryant students are expected to review and comply with the following guidelines and policies.

Offers and Deadlines

To ensure Bryant University students are given adequate time to make an informed decision regarding an internship or post-graduate employment offer, we request employers honor the following deadlines.   These deadlines allow students the ability to make that first important acceptance decision in launching their careers.

Early Offers: The Amica Center does not endorse nor prohibit early offers.  Such offers are risky for employers as students may change their minds.   Contact us if you have any questions.

Fall Recruiting Deadlines:

For offers extended at the end of a summer internship, employers are asked to give students at least one week (though we recommend two weeks) from the date of offer to make their decision.

For offers extended during the fall recruiting process for upcoming summer internships or post-graduate employment, employers are asked to give students at least one week

(though we recommend two weeks) from the date of offer to make their decision.

Spring Recruiting Deadlines:

For offers extended during the spring recruiting process for upcoming summer internships or post-graduate employment, employers are asked to give students at least one week (though we recommend two weeks) to make their decision

‘Exploding’ Offers

 Employers may not present a job offer to a student that is retracted if not accepted within a very short period of time (e.g., one day, less than a week). Students must be allowed an appropriate amount of time to evaluate the offer.  Employers who engage in exploding offer practices will not be allowed to participate in the Recruiting Program.

Offer Acceptances

Please notify the Amica Center of any offer acceptances so we can record this important student milestone! Also, please encourage students to complete the “Outcomes” survey, in BCC.

Alcohol

Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process. This includes campus events, such as information sessions and presentations, as well as on-site company events that are part of the recruitment process.

Offer Withdrawals and Reneging

When an employer makes an offer to a student/alumni, it is expected that the offer be honored. Recognizing that there may be a time frame in accepting an offer, it is expected that the employer will honor the time frame and the conditions of the offer.  Failure to do so is considered unprofessional and the Amica Center, if informed, will consult with the employer to determine action, which may include a formal letter to the head of human resources regarding the matter, and possible denial of services.

Violation of Recruiting Policies

If you foresee a challenge complying with either the  NACEor Amica Center policies, please contact our office to speak with our Recruiting Program Manager. Having this discussion in advance will help improve both the student and employer recruitment experience.

Employers who violate the above policies may be denied access to the Recruiting Program and other services.  Refer to the Denial of Services policy (final section of this Manual).

Solicitation and Business-to-Business Activities

Unless approved in writing by the Executive Director of the Amica Center for Career Education, under no circumstances shall any vendor, business, or individual engage in any solicitation practices or business-to-business efforts when involved in any Amica Center for Career Education event, program or activity.  This includes (but is not limited to) students, staff, faculty, employers, alumni, or employers.  In addition to the Amica Center policy, Bryant University also has policies prohibiting solicitation on campus:  http://policies.bryant.edu (search “solicitation”) and http://policies.bryant.edu/2016/08/29/solicitation/

Amica Center for Career Education policies and procedures can be found in the Resource Library within Bryant Career Connection or by email request to careers@bryant.edu.

 

Policies & Procedures Manual

Questions? Contact 

Nancy Friel, Recruitment Coordinator
Email: nfriel@bryant.edu
Phone: (401) 232-6353