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Recruitment Policy

The Oklahoma Christian University Office of Career Services is here to assist with your recruitment needs. Our office affirms the goals of the Principles of Professional Practice outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and only works with employers or third-party recruiters who exhibit the principles outlined in this code. The following policies and guidelines apply to all employers offering employment opportunities for OC students or graduates.

  • Must adhere to NACE Principles for Professional Practice (link) which include but are not limited to:
  • Must have an “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 the employee.*

Employment professionals will maintain equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruiting activities in a manner that includes the following:

  • Recruiting, interviewing and hiring individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status or disability, and providing reasonable accommodations upon request;
  • Reviewing selection criteria for adverse impact based on the student’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, veteran status and or disability;
  • Avoiding questions that are considered unacceptable by EEO guidelines for fair employment practices during the recruiting process;
  • Developing a sensitivity to, and awareness of, cultural differences and the diversity of the workforce;
  • Informing campus constituencies of special activities that have been developed to achieve the employer’s affirmative action goals;
  • Investigating complaints forwarded by the career services office regarding EEO noncompliance and seeking resolution of such complaints.

Service Guidelines

  1. Career Services reserves the right to refuse service to any employer that violates the NACE Principles for Professional Practice or any OC policy.
  2. Career Services works with third parties only under limited circumstances, which are outlined in detail in the OC Third-Party Policy statement.
  3. OC reserves the right to refuse service to any employer if a review of the specific opportunity or nature/status of the company suggests that it is inappropriate for our service population; if students are injured or exposed to unsafe working conditions; if the employer discriminates; or if OC receives student complaints about discrimination, harassment, threats, unsafe working conditions or any other questionable circumstance.
  4. OC will not provide service to any employer requiring upfront payment of any kind or the purchase of products or work equipment/tools (with the possible exception of safety equipment such as steel-toed boots).
  5. OC employers are expected to abide by the policies outlined in this form.
  6. OC does not recommend or select candidates for employers.
  7. Your account as an employer provides you terminable right to access and use the Handshake job search site only for your internal business use to seek candidates for employment and schedule interviews.

Job Postings

Listing your openings through Handshake helps to increase exposure to your company. Registered students can browse job openings by job type, geographic location and/or organization at their convenience.

  1. Job postings must be actual, current openings for internships, and/or traditional, W-2 or 1099 full- or part-time employees.
  2. Your job postings or e-mails must contain sufficient detail to convey clearly to the user the nature and basic requirements of the job opportunity.
  3. Career Services will review the employer’s website and each job description (whether a job listing or for an on-campus interview) for appropriateness. OC is unable to fully research the integrity of the organization or persons, who list jobs with us, and we make no representations, recommendations or guarantees regarding a job posted or employment data transmitted through Handshake. We urge students to exercise caution and common sense when applying for any position.
  4. Intern employers should clearly specify the nature of any housing or relocation assistance in any interview information, posted job listings and company profile. It is not appropriate to expect a student to relocate out of state without financial assistance or assistance locating appropriate, safe, affordable housing. Career Services reserves the right to insert alerts in any posted information for those employers that do not provide assistance to ensure that students are able to make informed decisions.
  5. Your job postings or e-mail communications may not contain anything that is sexually explicit, obscene, libelous, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive or hateful; or anything that is embarrassing or offensive to another person or entity.
  6. You may not use your company profile, job postings or e-mail to post advertisements or solicitations for employment in post pyramid schemes.
  7. You may not use your company profile or job postings or e-mail to post false, inaccurate or misleading information.
  8. Career Services will not approve any job listings that:
    1. Require students to purchase, rent or obtain a line of credit for any type of credit.
    2. Involves on-campus solicitation or on-campus sales.
    3. For a part-time, commission-only position.

We reserve the right to refuse individual job postings, fair registrations and employers.

On-Campus Interviewing and Scheduling

Designed to bring the employer to the students, your organization will receive resumes prior to the interview day to enable you to screen and select potential candidates to interview. A private conference room will be made available for you to interview and meet with students for your selection process. Everything is scheduled and /or handled by Career Services.


Employers that cancel interview schedules once the student sign-up window has opened are responsible for contacting students who were invited to interview to inform them of the cancellation.

Schedule timing:

Employers should consider travel implications before interview schedules are finalized—or at least before student sign-up begins—to minimize conflicts on the interview date. Career Services will gladly accommodate employers’ schedule preferences. Please note that all interviews should be planned to conclude by close of business at 5 p.m.

Intern housing:

Intern employers should clearly specify the nature of any housing or relocation assistance in their interview information and company profile. Career Services reserves the right to insert alerts in any posted information for those employers who do not provide assistance to ensure that students are able to make informed decisions.

Oklahoma Christian University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability or national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in employment, admissions or the provision of services, in keeping with applicable state and federal laws. Accordingly, subject to the provisions of the following paragraph, the University actively seeks to diversify its employee and student base.

Oklahoma Christian University is affiliated with the fellowship of the churches of Christ. As a religiously-controlled institution of higher education, Oklahoma Christian University is exempt from compliance with some provisions of certain civil rights laws, including some provisions of Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Third-Party Recruiters

Third-party recruiters are defined as agencies, organizations or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs.

Third-party recruiters comply with the NACE Principles for Professional Practice set forth for employer professionals, in addition to:

  • Third-party recruiters attending career fairs will represent employers who have authorized them and will disclose the names of the represented employers to career services upon request
  • Third-party recruiters will not disclose to any employer, including the client employer, any student information without obtaining prior written consent from the student. Under no circumstances can student information be disclosed other than for the original recruiting purposes nor can it be sold or provided to other entities.
  • Release the name of the hiring company to the Career Services staff and use the employer’s job title in the posting.
  • The hiring company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • No fee is charged to the student or applicant.