Employers may connect with our students and alumni via Handshake, an online career management system like LinkedIn or Indeed. The UMW Career Center has several requirements and policies when working with employers either through Handshake or in general. Please review to make sure that you meet these requirements. We reserve the right to decline any request from an employer if we feel they do not fit these policies or guidelines.
- We will not allow any postings from private families/individuals. This includes, but is not limited to personal care assistants, house cleaning, maintenance, painting, nannies, babysitters, tutors, and pet care. The reason for this policy is because we usually cannot verify individuals/their home addresses and make sure they are legitimate and safe for our students.
- Company addresses that are residential will not be tolerated, as we are looking for a company building where our students could work instead of a private home.
- All employers posting in Handshake at UMW must provide a business license number, if requested. Any position where a student will be working remotely and at a distance from the direct supervisor will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Employers may not work from home and request to hire students to work in that location.
- Any positions or employers that discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexuality, or gender will not be tolerated.
- Third parties and multi-level marketing will not be approved (exception: staffing agencies and contractors).
- Applications that require an up-front cost will be removed from the system.
- It is best if employers have email that are company domains (ex. email@example.com). Gmails or personal emails will not be approved as they are more associated with fraud.
- Be as transparent as possible. Clearly state the application period, payment, job location, supervisor(s), and duties of that job. This will ensure that you are a legitimate business able to provide jobs for our students.
- Protect the confidentiality of all applicants or candidates.
- Employers who wish to recruit at the University of Mary Washington must refer to the Principles for Professional Practice for Employment Professionals, created by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
- We will support and approve internship postings that are learning experiences for our students. Admin and clerical internships may not be approved.
- In summary, the following will not be approved by us
- Opportunities from private families/individuals (must have an employer identification number)
- Employers that list their address as a residential home
- Positions or employers that discriminate on any basis
- Third party employers – does not apply to staffing agencies and contractors.
- Positions that require an application fee
- Employers that have more decline than approval ratings
- Flagged employers
- Employers that have missing information or broken links on their website
- Employers with information on Handshake that does not line up with information on their website
- Employers that have gmails or personal emails instead of company emails
Statement of Non-Discrimination
At the University of Mary Washington the principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action are practiced. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, parental status (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors in recruiting, admitting, enrolling students or hiring and promoting faculty and staff members. Complaints of discrimination should be directed to the AA/EEO officer of the University.
The University of Mary Washington’s Center for Career and Professional Development reserves the right to accept or deny any position or recruiting organization based upon our own criteria. Additionally, at any time we may deny or remove access rights for organizations that do not meet the above standards.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org. We remind employers to be patient with this process, as Handshake may take a while to process requests, and to be respectful when inquiring on reasons for declines.
Revised: October 2022