Career Services for Employers

Career Services for Employers

We appreciate your interest in working with Central Piedmont Community College to recruit our students and graduates for your open positions. Discover all the ways we can partner to assist you with your recruiting efforts.

Partner With Career Services

Every year, Central Piedmont's Career Services publishes the Career Guide, a career planning and job search manual. It is written specifically for Central Piedmont students by the Career Services staff and is distributed to thousands of students every year. The purpose of the Career Guide is to:

  • inform thousands of students about your organization’s opportunities
  • build and maintain the image necessary to attract high-quality job applicants
  • promote your campus recruiting visits
  • direct students to your website
  • support Central Piedmont Career Services’ ability to provide cost-free career guides to students and graduates

If you are interested in advertising or would like a copy of our most recent Career Guide, contact us. When emailing career.services@cpcc.edu, please use the subject "Career Services Information [Campus Name]" (for example, Career Services Information Central Campus).

Posting Open Positions to the Student Job Board

The student job board allows employers to manage and customize an unlimited number of vacancy listings. New job seekers sign up every day to view job listings; the student job board received over 20,000 student visits last year. Career Services staff collaborates with appropriate faculty to promote awareness of employers' full-time, professional career opportunities.

Recruiting Events

Career Services offers several ways to connect you with talented Central Piedmont students and graduates. If you would like to stay current on upcoming events, please create an account with the Central Piedmont student job board.

  • On-Campus Recruiting

    Visit any Central Piedmont campus where curriculum classes are taught. We'll provide a table in a high traffic area and promote your visit beforehand. This offers an excellent way to recruit for positions that do not require a specific skill set. All employers seeking to recruit at Central Piedmont should familiarize themselves with our recruitment policies.

    Due to the varied nature of programs offered at Central Piedmont's campuses, the best days and times to visit will differ. Please follow the following steps to request a recruiting table:

    1. Read and sign Expectations of Employment Professionals (PDF document) and email or fax to the Career Services Office; this form needs to be completed once per academic year.
    2. Log in to your account on the Central Piedmont student job board.
    3. Request a table at the campus of your choice.

    Recruiting on the Central, Levine, and Cato Campuses

    Once your student job board account has been approved, you will be able to search for available recruiting tables via the Career Fairs and On-Campus Recruiting function on the job board.

  • Part-Time Job Fests

    These medium-sized recruiting events are held at select campuses in our fall and spring semesters. This is a great way to recruit for multiple part-time workers. Central Piedmont typically hosts Part-Time Job Fests in August, September, and April. Register with the student job board to receive emails about this and other hiring opportunities. Registering with the student job board will also allow you to post an unlimited number of jobs and internships for free.

    Registration for the Central, Cato, and Levine Part-Time Job Fests are now full. To be added to the waitlist, please:

    • Access the job board posting site and log in.
    • Click on Post open positions and internships.
    • Go to Request On-Campus Recruiting Event and select Career Fair.
    • Complete the Add New OCR Request Form and choose the Cato, Central, or Levine waitlist.
    • Click the submit button, and a Career Services staff member will approve or deny your request.
    • If a spot becomes available, then we will contact you by phone or email.
  • Central Piedmont Career Fair

    Held in March on the Central Campus, the Central Piedmont Career Fair offers employer partners the opportunity to recruit Central Piedmont students and alumni as well as community members for full-time and/or part-time, paid positions. Please check back late fall for the 2020 date. Hear what employers have to say about the Career Fair (video).

    Our students and graduates come from 300+ degree, diploma, and certificate programs, ensuring you will meet some of the best talent Charlotte has to offer. This event is open to all Central Piedmont students, alumni, and the general public. Positions being recruited for should be paid, part-time and/or full-time, permanent positions related to one of the Central Piedmont courses of study.

Recruitment Policies

We appreciate your interest in recruiting Central Piedmont students and graduates. We offer several ways to partner with our office to connect with our students and graduates; please review the following policies regarding recruitment.

  • Employment Practices

    Central Piedmont Community College and the employer partner agree to observe and employment practices which conform to:

      Career Services strives to reflect the following values in all activities it conducts. It is expected that employer partners will also embrace and comply with these values during all phases of their recruiting process:

      • Education: Career Services and employer partners/agencies encourage students to remain enrolled and in attendance of classes through completion of the student's educational goals.
      • Honesty and Openness: Career Services requires students and employer partners to provide accurate information about employment opportunities. Students and employer partners who intentionally provide dishonest or inaccurate information are no longer eligible to participate in the services provided.
      • Fairness: Career Services requires that employer partners utilize fair hiring practices and comply with equal employment opportunity (EEO) practices in all recruiting activities.
      • Respect: Career Services encourages students, as well as employer partners, to make informed and intelligent employment decisions without undue pressure. Once a decision is made about employment, all parties are encouraged to communicate the decision within a reasonable time frame.
      • Legality: Career Services expects that employer partners will comply with federal, state and local laws and regulations related to labor and employment.
      • Integrity: Career Services expects that employer partners will not seek favorable treatment or special favors as a result of gifts, contributed services, or financial support.
      • Accountability: Career Services collects information from employer partners about their recruitment activities in order to document how Career Services activities meet the needs of students and customers.
    • Student Job Board Recruitment Policies

      Employer partners who are seeking to share job, internship, and co-op opportunities through the student job board must be approved in order to gain access to post. Central Piedmont reserves the ability to edit, delete, or refuse any employer partner 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 including company name, address, contact phone number (fax number or email), and type of employment opportunity
      • non-organization specific email address as a contact (e.g @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 partner is out of area but job duties are local
      • position which suggests or infers candidate must act as an agent of Central Piedmont in position to promote product/service
    • Advertising Internships and Cooperative Education

      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. For more information on internships and work-based learning please visit the Workplace Learning page. Employer partners should consider the following prior to posting these kinds of opportunities:

      • Review the Workplace Learning Guidelines on the Workplace Learning site.
      • Injury/accident during the internship or co-op: Central Piedmont strongly suggests that employer partners 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 partner and student to have a clear understanding of expectations. For virtual internships/co-ops, employer partners 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.
    • Bulletin Board Posting Policies

      Career Services maintains several physical bulletin boards on each Central Piedmont campus. These bulletin boards are used to advertise upcoming career events and job postings.

      • Business advertisements are not permitted on College bulletin board per the College Posting Policy.
      • Any flyers, posters, business cards, or other employer partner information must be approved by Central Piedmont Career Services before being posted on campus bulletin boards. To submit material to be posted, please email to career.services@cpcc.edu.
      • All flyers, posters, business cards, or other employer partner material must contain the following information to be posted on campus bulletin boards: company name, address, contact phone number (fax number or email), and type of employment opportunity.
      • All flyers, posters, business cards, or other employer partner information will not be posted indefinitely.  Career Services reserves the right to manage these materials on our bulletin boards as we see fit.
    • On-Campus Recruiting/Career Fair Policies

      Career Services hosts on-campus recruiting events throughout the year, as well as an annual career fair. In order to document how Career Services meets the needs of students and customers, all employers recruiting on campus are asked to complete this form and to abide by Expectations of Employment Professionals (PDF document).

      • Employer partners 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 employer partners are invited to visit campus up to two times per month; each employer partner that recruits at Central Piedmont must complete required paperwork.
      • Employer partners 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 partners 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.
      • Employer partners who wish to come to campus to recruit for commission only opportunities must offer employee benefits.
      • Representatives recruiting for a higher education institution must be human resources professionals and agree to recruit only for paid employment positions, not potential students.
      • Career Services reserves the right to decline on-campus recruiting and career fair registration to employer partners who have failed to meet their payment and attendance obligations for past career events.
      • Central Piedmont Community College promotes an environment free from harassment. Prior to scheduling an on-campus recruiting visit, please review our Title IX Policies and Procedures to ensure that your organization is conducting itself in an appropriate manner at our campuses.
    • Social Media Posting Policy

      Career Services maintains a presence on social media through Facebook and Pinterest. These accounts educate and engage Central Piedmont students, faculty and administrators about many topics related to career development and job searching.

      • Business advertisements are not permitted.
      • All job postings must clearly list the following information: company name, address, contact information (phone number, email, fax number), and type of employment opportunity.
      • 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
      • Central Piedmont's Career Services monitors social media outlets and reserves the right to edit or delete content deemed inappropriate

      To reach an increased audience employers are encouraged to utilize the Student Job Board. This resource is used by Central Piedmont students and alumni and allows employers to post and manage an unlimited amount of job postings.