Recruitment Policies and Guidelines
At the University of Guam, we offer assistance in bridging the gaps between students and employers. Organizations who wish to make use of assistance or facilities offered by the university must follow recruitment guidelines and procedures. Our goal is to help students make informed decisions when it comes to their career and their future. That means:
- Making internship resources and information visible
- Making the information easy to access
- Streamlining internship opportunities across the University of Guam
- Creating clear guidelines for students, employers, and faculty
To support students in their search for a job, we have developed and compiled a list of policies for companies to follow. To learn more, please click the tabs below.
Job and internship postings that are submitted through Handshake are subject to approval. To be approved, all postings must:
- Be tied to a professional company or email.
- Be used to hire candidates for filling actual positions; job postings should not advertise events, programs, or services.
- Support the university’s goal in providing an experience that develops career skills and competencies.
- Employment offered through entrepreneurial opportunities based some form of “pyramid” or “multi-level” network will not be permitted.
- Compensate student for their work through monetary wage (wage or stipend) and/or academic course credit.
- Not violate Fair Labor and Standards Act. Unpaid internships must meet the NACE Criteria for Internships.
We have several courses on campus that are classified as internship courses where students intern for duration of time in exchange for academic credit and, in some cases, be paid. If you are a company who would like your internship program to be counted as academic credit, you must seek clearance from a professor prior to the student signing on to the internship program. To learn more about developing an internship program, please click here.
If you have questions about this process, please contact the Career Development Office or the Triton Advising Center for more information.
Article: Anatomy of a Job Description
“Job seekers will choose whether or not to apply based on what’s written in your job description, meaning it’s your first communication with potential new employees.” — Di Doherty, Zippia