Employer Usage Policies & FAQ

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**Please note effective May 1, 2018, the UC San Diego Career Center has moved to Handshake.**

What services do you provide employers?

UC San Diego Career Center works closely with employers to meet hiring needs. Post job or internship opportunities, participate in our quarterly Triton Job & Internship Fairs, conduct interviews with pre-screened candidates on campus, host an information session, advertise in print publications, or connect directly with student organizations. Employers are also invited to join the Triton Alliance, our corporate partner program that helps companies elevate their recruitment and involvement with the university. For more information, go to http://career.ucsd.edu/employers/benefits.html.”

How do I let UC San Diego students and alumni know of job or internship opportunities?

The best way to promote job or internship opportunities is to post it on Handshake, a centralized online job board accessed 24/7 by over 20,000 active UC San Diego students and alumni users. There are over 500 universities and over 250,000 employers using Handshake the “official network” to reach college talent across the nation. 

1. Create a user account.

You will need a user account in order to log in and use Handshake. If you've received an invite from a school or a colleague, you can follow the link to take you to the account creation process. If you're signing up without an invite, go to https://ucsd.joinhandshake.com/login to create an employer account.

2. Join your existing company on Handshake, or create a new one.

Once you’ve created a user account, you will need to be connected to your company profile on Handshake prior to taking any actions with schools. Your company should pull up based on the domain of your email address, if it is already in Handshake. If it isn't, you should see the option to create a new company profile. 

3. Request to connect with schools.

You must request and receive approval from a school prior to posting jobs there. You can choose schools during your sign-up process, and can always select more at any time afterwards. To add a school on Handshake:

  • Log in to Handshake
  • Go to Schools, under the “Relationships” category on your left navigation bar
  • Choose the +Add More Schools button above your list of schools
  • Click the (+) next to each school you want to add
  • Once you’ve added your schools, you’ll receive a notification of approval once the school has approved your account

We receive and approve employer registrations and job or internship postings throughout the day. However, if you need immediate assistance feel free to call us at (858)534-9297.

What is the Triton Alliance?

A partnership with UC San Diego provides engagement opportunities with top student and alumni talent, the University, community leadership, and cutting-edge research. In addition, Your participation provides students and alumni with professional insights and valuable connections to ensure a successful and satisfying career transition.  More information can be found on our Triton Alliance page

Employer Usage Policies

UC San Diego Career Center serves employers that offer bona fide full-time, part-time, internship, volunteer or fellowship positions to students and UC alumni.  All employers must adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity guidelines, NACE Guidelines for Professional Practice, and UC San Diego's Offer and Acceptance Guidelines. For accounting firms, please also refer to the Accounting Recruitment Calendar.  Employers are prohibited from posting positions that request donations, non-refundable fees, investments or have items or services for sale.

We reserve the right to refuse service to employers at the discretion of the Career Center Director due to any objectionable activities, including, but not limited to: requiring at the time of application personal information such as bank and social security numbers; misrepresentation by dishonest information or absence of information; student complaints; fraud; failure to adhere to UC San Diego Career Center policies or any violation of University of California, local, state, or federal laws.   

Third-party recruiters may take advantage of all employer services and other events sponsored by the Career Center provided they:

  • Identify themselves as a third-party recruiter on their employer profile and all job announcements.
  • Charge no fees to the candidate.
  • Identify, upon request, the name of the actual employer they represent and permit verification of this information.
  • Provide a position description for valid openings.
  • In accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, release candidate information provided by the university exclusively and only to the identified employer. Re-disclosure of candidate information is not permitted.

Employers with commission-based or franchise opportunities may take advantage of all employer services and events provided they:

  • Disclose that compensation is based partially or solely on commission.
  • Do not require payment of non-refundable fees for training and/or materials.
  • Do not require that any part of the compensation be associated with recruiting others.
  • Disclose the opportunity is running one's own business through a franchise.
  • Do not charge penalties, fees or withhold earnings if the franchisee leaves the program.

On Campus Interviewing is a service that may be utilized by employers recruiting for  full-time  positions (career, internship, summer) only and is not available for organizations seeking candidates for part-time opportunities.

Employing International Students? Please see our new Employing an International Student Guide that has been designated to give prospective employers information relating to the hiring of international students.