Employer Recruitment Policies
The Mississippi College Office of Career Services seeks to partner with local and national employers to maximize their recruiting results and assist our students in making informed and meaningful career decisions.
The Office of Career Services assists employers looking for qualified candidates for full-time salaried and part-time positions or paid internships requiring a bachelor's degree or higher. As a Christian institution, Mississippi College does not promote or post positions in establishments such as casinos, bars and nightclubs. The Office of Career Services reserves the right to promote positions and employers that best meet Mississippi College’s student population and needs. If an employer promotes a position without contacting the Office of Career Services, we will take appropriate action which may result in the employer being banned from campus. General employer requirements to post positions are:
- The position requires a Bachelor's degree or higher.
- The posting is for a salaried position. The posting is for full-time or part-time professional work.
- Employer must be an established business and in operation for at least one year.
EMPLOYER CODES OF CONDUCT
The Office of Career Services adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals. We ask employers to maintain a positive, collaborative working relationship with Career Services staff. This includes meeting deadlines for on-campus interview visits, providing information and data requested to promote a position, providing new hire data and maintaining the confidentiality of student data as outlined in the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Alcohol is prohibited on-campus and off-campus during the recruiting process. Mississippi College abides by the NACE Principles of Conduct which states, “serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process.” As a Christian institution, holding recruiting events in bars is not endorsed by Mississippi College.
DISCRIMINATION AND HARASSMENT
We seek to introduce our students to working and learning environments that are free from discrimination and sexual harassment. If students complain about a recruiter or employer’s actions on or off campus, we will seek appropriate investigation of the incident. Mississippi College requires employers to follow Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) practices as outlined by the government.
THIRD PARTY AGENCIES
The Office of Career Services does not post or promote positions for third party agencies or independent recruiters. The Career Services staff reserves the right to make a determination whether or not an individual or agency is considered a third-party recruiter. If a third-party agency or individual promotes their position on–campus without contacting the Office of Career Services, we will take the appropriate actions which may result in the agency or recruiter being banned from campus.
COMMISSION-BASED SALES POSITIONS
Employers offering positions that are 100% commission can offer these positions under the following conditions:
- The position does not require any payment upfront or investment on the part of the student.
- The compensation structure is clearly disclosed in the position description
- The position is pre-approved and reviewed by Career Services staff before promoting it to students.
The Office of Career Services reserves the right to maintain or discontinue an employer relationship, decide the appropriateness of a position, and monitor an organization’s representatives and hiring practices. Employers who are unable to comply with these general policies should utilize other recruiting resources. If an employer is found to be in violation of these policies, all recruiting privileges will be revoked.