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Professional Employment Practices Agreement

Recruiting privileges and services are extended with the understanding that professional employment practices will be followed. Iowa State University reserves the right to suspend services without notice. To help meet our legal, ethical and professional responsibilities regarding CyHire, on-campus, and off-campus recruiting, and to protect employers, students, and alumni, we ask that you commit to EACH of the following.

  1. I will not provide my login, password or account information to anyone, or allow any other person or system access to my CyHire account.
  1. I will not transfer or allow any other person or system to transfer any student or alumni information or data obtained from the CyHire system to any third party, or to any system operated by a third party Application Service Provider (ASP) without the expressed, written permission of the student or alum.
  1. My organization agrees to abide by the NACE (National Association for Colleges and Employers) Principles for Professional Conduct, as found at:
  1. My organization agrees to abide by the Discrimination and Harassment Policy of Iowa State University through all aspects of recruiting, hiring, and employment of students: Iowa State University is committed to assuring that its programs are free from prohibited discrimination and harassment based upon race, ethnicity, sex, pregnancy, color, religion, national origin, physical or mental disability, age (40 and over), marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran (disabled, Vietnam, or other), or any other status protected by university policy or local, state, or federal law. Any reported violations of equal employment opportunity laws or this policy are investigated.

Policy on Posting Positions

In accordance with the National Association of Colleges and Employers Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring, Business Career Services is committed to maintaining a recruiting process that is fair and equitable to students and employing organizations. EEO policy requires that all professional employment opportunities (internships, co-op and full-time) must be made available to students/alumni within CyHire. This practice ensures compliance with NACE guidelines as well as federal law. Business Career Services and its personnel will not engage in any practice that operates outside of this policy. For more information on NACE guidelines, please source For more information regarding federal employment law, please source

Offer Acceptance Policy

Business Career Services encourages employers to give students as much time as possible to evaluate job offers.  Employers are expected to follow the guidelines established by NACE in this area. ( Employers should provide candidates a minimum of three weeks from the date of offer to evaluate the opportunity for both internships and full-time positions.  We also encourage employers to consider requests for additional time on an individual basis.  Offers made to students for positions should be made in writing.  Verbal offers should be followed with written offers via email or post.

E-mail Policy

When contacting Business Career Services staff by e-mail, you can generally expect a response within 48 hours.  If you do not hear back in that amount of time or your need is urgent, please call 515-294-2542.

College of Business Supports Campus Recruiters Participation in the Classroom

The College of Business encourages and supports interaction between campus recruiters and college instructors.  Individual instructors frequently host employers in their classrooms.  Those organizations wishing to participate in classroom situations should recognize that any material presented in such forums should correspond/compliment the classroom curriculum.  Company “commercials”, where the bulk of the material covered is focused on marketing the organization, are not recommended nor allowed.

When reaching out to instructors of the college, employers should plan to prepare presentations that will support the material of the course. For those campus recruiters who wish to promote their company, hosting an information session coordinated by the Memorial Union and marketed via CyHire is recommended.

Student organizations may also be a venue for presentations.  It should be mutually agreed upon by the organization and the company that the presentation will NOT primarily promote the firm.  Additionally, any recruiting activities (i.e., resume collections, sharing of job postings, etc.) should be coordinated with Business Career Services and posted on CyHire.  Engaging in recruitment activities in classroom situations which might be outside of standard recruitment practices may jeopardize the employer’s compliance with EEO and/or DOL obligations.

Information Session Policy

In accordance with University policies, there are specific appointed areas that can be utilized by commercial organizations.  Gerdin Business Building is utilized for academic pursuits and is generally not an option for information sessions or company booths.  The University’s regulations are intended to treat all organizations in a fair manner, while following University policy.  Please see the links below to review Iowa State University’s policies on commercial organization presence on campus.

We encourage companies to make reservations with the Memorial Union, Scheman Building, or a variety of other venues in the Ames area for their information sessions.  Further suggestions can be made by our office upon request.

Throughout the academic year, there are opportunities for employers to present on career or industry related topics during Business Week and Career Week.  Please contact Business Career Services at 515-294-2542 for more information.

University Policies

Facilities and Ground Use, Activities

Facilities & Property

Location Options

Memorial Union

Scheman Building