Wesleyan University Recruiting Policies

Wesleyan University is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). As such, we adhere to, and we expect our employer and graduate school recruiters to adhere to NACE's Principles for Professional Practice.

The Gordon Career Center also requires employers interested in recruiting Wesleyan students for employment, and graduate schools recruiting Wesleyan students for admission to read our Non-Discrimination Policy and to agree to Handshake's Terms of Service, acknowledge having read the Privacy Policy, and agree to the Employer Guidelines.

Handshake Employer Guidelines

Non-discrimination Policy

All organizations wishing to recruit Wesleyan students for employment, unless exempt by federal law, agree to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression or disability. 

Offer Policy

The Gordon Career Center believes that students should be given a reasonable period of time to consider an offer for a job or internship before being required to accept or decline. We agree with the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) guidelines: 

Experience shows the best employment decisions for both students and employers are those that are made without pressure and with the greatest amount of information. Students given sufficient time to attend career fairs, participate in on-campus interviews, and/or complete the interviewing in which they are currently engaged are more likely to make good long-term employment decisions and may be less likely to renege on job acceptances. 

We ask that employers adhere to the following job offer deadlines:

  • Former Summer Interns: Students who are offered a full-time position after completing an internship have until November 1 or two weeks after receiving the written offer, whichever is later, to accept or decline
  • Fall Recruiting: Students who are offered a full-time position or internship have until November 1 or two weeks after receiving the written offer, whichever is later, to accept or decline
  • Spring/Summer Recruiting: Students who are offered a full-time position or internship offer have until two weeks after receiving the written offer to accept or decline

Note that students for whom acceptance of an internship is contingent upon receiving grant funding from Wesleyan will need until mid-April to ensure that they have been notified of their funding status.

We encourage employers to avoid any practices that may improperly influence or hasten a student’s decision, including the use of bonuses or other variance in compensation, placement within the organization, or exploding offers. 

Accommodations

Information on testing practices used as part of the hiring process should be shared with the Gordon Career Centers. All tests used as part of the hiring process must be a valid measure of employability and must be compliant with Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) standards, and testing procedures must comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Employer partners must notify students of testing at least two full days in advance, so that students who require accommodations may make arrangements. 

Please contact Sarah McNamara, Associate Director of Internships and Campus Recruiting, with any questions.