Guidelines for sharing opportunities on CPCC's Virtual Job BoardEmployers who are seeking to share job, internship, and co-op opportunities through the employmeNC virtual posting system must be approved in order to gain access to post. Therefore, Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) and the employer agree to observe and employment practices which conform to:
- Equal Employment Opportunity standards and all other federal, state, and local laws (including nondiscrimination toward any participant or employee because of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, disability, age, genetic information, or any other legally protected classification)
- Central Piedmont Community College policies and procedures
- The NACE Principles for Professional Conduct and Third Party Recruiters
- The Department of Labor’s Fact Sheet #71 (Internship Opportunities Under the FLSA)
CPCC reserves the ability to edit, delete, or refuse any employer account or position posting.
Opportunities with the following characteristics will not be posted:
- Require a student to make a financial investment or pay a fee prior to starting employment prior to starting employment (job, internship, or co-op) unless the company is a member in good standing of the Direct Selling Association (DSA)
- Provide students with a financial incentive for recruiting other students
- Located in an employer’s private residence
Other considerations before posting an opportunity include, but are not limited to:
- Questionable or dubious job duties
- Misrepresentation or absence of information in the submitted posting
- Non – organization specific email address as a contact (ie: @yahoo or @gmail)
- Requiring, at the time of application, personal information such as bank and social security numbers
- Complaints by students, graduates, staff or community members
- Employer is out of area but job duties are local
- Position which suggests or infers candidate must act as an agent of CPCC in position to promote product/service
Additional Guidelines for posting Internships and Co-ops:
Internships and co-ops are learning experiences that are meant to enhance a student’s program of study, further develop their career goals, and build professional experiences. More specific definitions can be found here. Employers should consider the following prior to posting these kinds of opportunities:
- Injury/accident during the internship or co-op: CPCC strongly suggests that employers consult their insurance carrier to determine if the existing policy would cover interns and co-op students both paid and unpaid.
- Defining the time parameters and establishing a job description: This allows for both the employer and student to have a clear understanding of expectations. For virtual internships/co-ops, employers should determine how the work can be properly managed and communicate these guidelines appropriately.
- Successful internships and co-ops have an assigned supervisor: This mentor oversees the student’s work. Students want feedback on their progress and after they complete tasks. A mentor provides guidance and can help eliminate a student’s frustration about unclear assignments or challenging tasks. Students are building upon skills learned in the classroom, and are not necessarily experts in their field.
Board Posting Policy
- Business advertisements are not permitted on College bulletin boards. (CPCC College Posting Policy)
- Employers can send job related materials they want posted to Career Services for review/approval.
- Department of Justice's article: Best Practices for Online Job Posting regarding citizenship
On-Campus Recruiting/Career Fair Policies
- Employers wishing to conduct on-campus recruiting events must contact Career Services to gain permission and schedule an appropriate date, time and location. These events should be scheduled at least one week in advance of the desired date to allow sufficient time to market the events and make logistical arrangements.
- Eligible employers are invited to visit campus up to 2 times per month; each employer that recruits at CPCC must complete required paperwork
- Employers conducting on-campus recruiting cannot have any up front associated costs for students related to the students being employed or being considered for employment. This includes but is not limited to membership fees; start up fees; fees for lessons or training; licensing fees, portfolio fees, placement fees; and the purchase of tools, samples, or sales kits.
- Employers who recruit on-campus must offer paid opportunities and have a traditional “employer-employee” relationship in which there are no fees associated with becoming an intern or employee of the organization, other than professional licensure fees for career employees that may be necessary to be paid by employee.
- On-campus recruitment activities cannot be combined with the marketing and/or sale of products or services to students.
- Direct sales organizations, network marketing organizations, pyramid schemes, distributorships and other business opportunities are not eligible for on-campus recruiting.
- Employers who wish to come to campus to recruit for commission only opportunities must offer employee benefits.
- Career Services reserves the right to decline on-campus recruiting and career fair registration to employers who have failed to meet their payment and attendance obligations for past career events.