WSU Tri-Cities Recruiting and Job Posting Policies and Procedures

WSU Tri-Cities Recruiting and Job Posting Policies & Procedures

Career Development on the WSU Tri-Cities campus provides resources to employers for engaging students and alumni through on-campus events and job posting.  It is our mission to help employers connect with the future workforce that is our student body by creating opportunities for professionals to engage with students in career-related contexts.  Below you will find WSU Tri-Cities’ requirements which all employers must meet to be eligible to recruit students and alumni through the Career Development office.


WSU Tri-Cities Career Development programs have been developed in accordance with NACE principles to assist employers in the recruitment of qualified candidates and to provide students and alumni with opportunities to explore internships and career options.

Employers using services and/or facilities of the Career Development office for on-campus interviewing, employment listings, candidate referral, career fairs and/or informational sessions are expected to abide by the “Principles for Professional Practice for Career Service & Employment Professionals” as published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

These principles provide three basic precepts to guide career services and recruitment professionals:

  • Maintain an open and free selection of employment opportunities where students can choose optimum long-term uses of their talents.
  • Maintain a recruitment process that is fair and equitable to students and employing organizations.
  • Support informed and responsible decision making by students.

When recruiting, posting jobs, attending career fairs, or hosting information sessions and employer-led events at WSU, employers agree to abide by all policies and guidelines listed on this page. Employers who recruit on our campus must also adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) guidelinesthe National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice, and the guidelines established by WSU.



WSU is a non-discriminatory organization and employers must comply with WSU’s non-discrimination statement . Any organization which does not comply with this policy will be denied use of Career Development, its resources, and other campus facilities and services.


All Job Postings Should:

  • Include detailed job descriptions and expectations
  • Have one posting per position
  • Be consistent with the missions and values of Washington State University
  • Present no harm to the health and safety of applicants
  • Clearly state forms of compensation
  • Conform to state law

Additionally, Full-time Career Job Posts Should:

  • Require a four-year degree and apply to a major(s) offered at Washington State University Tri-Cities



All employers must be deemed a legitimate organization by providing: business name, physical address, domain/company based email account, phone number. Inclusion of a company website is preferred, but it is not required. Registrations must also include the name and contact information for a current company contact.

Student information accessed by employers through Career Development resources may not be sold or otherwise distributed.

The use of the Career Development office for job postings, event participation, or other recruitment activities are not rights guaranteed to any employer. Access to Career Development services, including job postings, are granted at the discretion of Career Development staff members.

Commission Based Compensation

All positions must offer base pay plus commission. Only full-time positions offering commission may be approved through Career Development. Any part time or internship opportunities may be granted permission on a case-by-case basis.

No Fees for Applicants

Opportunities that require applicants to invest money as a condition of employment, including, but not limited to: part of a franchise, supplies, application or access fee, pay for trainings or orientation, will not be posted through Career Development.


Washington State University is a non-commercial campus. Employers are not permitted to post positions whose duties will involve the on-campus sale of products or services to WSU students, faculty or staff (ex: Campus Brand Ambassador).

International Opportunities

Posting of international job and internship opportunities must follow all the policies procedures as listed above in “Employer/Job Posting Guidelines”. We understand that some internship opportunities may be made available to students who are also participating in a Study Abroad or an Education Abroad experience. The Education Abroad office has formal affiliation agreements and partnerships with many agencies. Students who travel under any affiliation agreement – including study abroad or who are completing an internship abroad for academic credit – must register with the WSU/International Programs Travel Registry.

Internship Opportunities

All internship opportunities must be in compliance with the NACE and Department of Labor criteria. Listings must also be in compliance with “Employer/Job Posting Guidelines” as listed above.

Third-Party Recruiting

The term “third party recruiters” refers to, but is not limited to: employment agencies, staffing services, temporary agencies, on line job boards, recruiters, contractors. Representatives from these companies may post under the following conditions:

  • No fee can be charged to the applicant
  • The name of the hiring company is released to the Career Development team
  • The hiring company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
  • All jobs, listings, and practices are in line with NACE standards


The following guidelines are established to determine eligibility of an employing organization or individual to utilize the office of Career Development resources at Washington State University Tri-Cities or any other facility on the WSU campus. These guidelines apply to all employers offering part-time or full-time student employment or internship opportunities for WSU students. All companies using on-campus facilities or resources must abide by the guidelines listed above.

  • Career Development, academic departments and all employers they represent are expected to abide by the “Principles of Professional Practice for Career Services & Employment Professionals” as published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. Thus, Career Development reserves the right to refuse to list job openings or to host any recruitment organization if the organization is found to have violated one of the Principles for Professional Practice.
  • The staff of Career Development will investigate all complaints by students and/or faculty regarding job postings, employers, or work assignments. Career Development staff will discuss the matter with the recruiting representative of the organization. If Career Development determines that a complaint is justified, the office may choose not to post positions or allow the recruiting representatives the opportunity to recruit on our campus in the future. Career Development will notify the employer of the decision in writing, via email or traditional mail.
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