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Position Statement about campus recruiting and job postings by employer organizations | expectations of employers & students

No endorsement of employing organizations is expressed or implied

Career Services at Virginia Tech provides and supports opportunities for students to explore and pursue a wide variety of career options. Among the opportunities afforded students are job postings, recruitment visits and career fairs, which bring hundreds of prospective employers — including private businesses, non-profit organizations, and government agencies — to campus each year. Most of the career fairs on campus are sponsored and hosted by various departments, student organizations and colleges at Virginia Tech. Career Services advertises these events and helps to prepare students to learn the job search skills to be successful at these events. Career Services also hosts prospective employers in our facilities throughout the academic year so that these employers can conduct interviews with students through the On-Campus Interviewing Program, and Career Services enables employers to post jobs for students through Hokies4Hire.

Providing space for prospective employers on our public campus, and enabling employers to post jobs, does not imply an endorsement of the missions or activities of any visiting or posting organization. As an academic institution, we strongly encourage students to research information and options in order to make informed employment choices.

Expectations of employers

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

Students who believe an employer has not acted in accordance with professional standards in the job search process are asked to please contact us to discuss the matter.

Expectations of students

Career Services expects students who are conducting a job search — whether for an internship, a cooperative education position, or a permanent position to begin at graduation — to conduct themselves in an ethical and responsible manner.

Specifically:

  • Students should attend scheduled interviews.
  • Students should not renege after accepting an employment offer.

For more information, see our information for students on these topics:
Cancellation and Missed Interview Policy and
Ethical issues related to accepting a job offer

Employers who believe a student has not acted in accordance with these expectations are asked to please contact us.

Related information:

Recruiting services for employers

On-Campus Interviewing Program for students

Job postings for students in Hokies4Hire

List of job & career fairs sponsored by many Virginia Tech departments & colleges

Professional organizations for employers

Contact for employers and students relating to this policy:

Mr. Jim Henderson
Associate Director for Employer Relations
(540) 231-8079
jim.henderson@vt.edu