Policies & Procedures
Equal Opportunity Employment
At Kennesaw State, we take Equal Opportunity Employment very seriously. Please click here to review the EEO Policy before beginning any of your hiring procedures.
No Solicitation Policy
The Department of Career Planning & Development does not give permission to any organization, or individual, to distribute materials of any kind throughout campus. All promotional materials regarding an approved and scheduled recruiting event will be distributed directly through our staff to interested students. Promotional materials for a confirmed recruiting event must be submitted to our office at least 7 business days before the event.
Third Party Recruiting Policy
If you are a Third-Party Recruiter posting a job for a client, it will be necessary to disclose the client’s company name for whom you are recruiting in the Job Description box. All positions posted by third-party recruiters without the client’s company name will be deleted from the system. Third-party recruiters are eligible to participate in the Career Fair ONLY IF they are recruiting for their own respective organization OR they explicitly state the company they are representing at the time of the fair. Also see NACE Third Party Recruiting Policy. Recruiting complexities that exist for a third-party recruiter far surpass those of a typical employer. Therefore, The Department of Career Planning & Development reserves the right to deny access and participation to any third-party employer.
Temporary agencies or staffing services are employers, not third-party recruiters, and will be expected to comply with the professional conduct principles set forth for employer professionals. These are organizations that contract to provide individuals qualified to perform specific tasks or complete specific projects for a client organization. Individuals perform work at the client organization, but are employed and paid by the agency.
Network/Multilevel EmployerMarketing companies are prohibited from using the university’s career services to recruit students for commission only employment and internships. Salaried or hourly positions for the corporate divisions of these companies are permitted. Furthermore, companies that require employees to purchase equipment or inventory for resale are not permitted to use our Department's services. Organizations offering franchise opportunities are also prohibited. Companies that offer either commission only fulltime positions or require further training and licensure paid by the candidate must disclose this information when posting a position or recruiting on campus.
Marijuana and Cannabis Industries
Kennesaw State University Department of Career Planning and Development will not approve the registration and/or job postings that involve the use, production, testing, selling, or distribution of recreational or medical marijuana/cannabis. KSU is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning community for all its constituencies and to recognizing, upholding, and enforcing federal and state law, as well as Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG) policies and procedures. The use of marijuana is illegal at the federal level, and as a recipient of federal funds, Kennesaw State University complies with federal law. Please review the KSU Alcohol and Other Drug Policy (AOD Policy) for additional details.
Right of RefusalAny company or organization seeking to recruit at KSU must register a Handshake account through the Department of Career Planning and Development (DCPD). If a representative of an organization fails to comply with the DCPD policies, University Posting and Announcement Policy, or NACE Principles for Employment Professionals, access to some or all DCPD services may be declined or revoked. The Executive Director of the DCPD (or designee) must approve the use of Kennesaw State University facilities and services for the purposes of recruitment.
Start-up companies must be sufficiently established to where they are able but not limited to:
- Provide a company name, physical business address (not from home), website and email address with matching domains, and identify an Owner and/or Partner as the key contact
- Verify you are not seeking potential partners or investors to launch or sustain operation through our services
- Confirm you have obtained the necessary business licenses and Tax ID’s as well as sufficient funding, including identifying your funding model and investors, if requested
- Offer positions for pay, not just for equity
- Provide clearly defined organization and position descriptions on our job board (Handshake).
- Internships and Co-op positions must abide by the NACE Principles for Employment Professionals and Federal EEO guidelines.
Ventures who cannot meet these guidelines may be denied access to our services.
Individuals hiring for openings associated with private individuals or residences (e.g. babysitting, gardening, driving, house cleaning, tutoring, moving, painting, maintenance, elder care, etc.) are not permitted to recruit.
Job Fair Registration & Cancellation Policy
View the policy document here.
Note: Job Fair Registration & Cancellation Policy edits will go into effect on May 1, 2019