Recruiting Policies

Requirements for Employer Registrations

To be approved in Handshake, registrations must include:

  • Organization name
  • Contact name (Please use an official name, not “campus recruiter” or “human resources”)
  • Official organization email address; registrations with personal email addresses or non-organizational addresses will not be approved. (If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact the ’68 Center for Career Exploration)
  • Organization website

Requirements for Job & Internship Postings

Handshake is intended for jobs and internships that are appropriate for current students and recent alumni. As such, the following types of positions will NOT be approved:

  • Campus/brand ambassador positions
  • Commission only positions
  • International admissions consulting or tutoring positions
  • Positions or volunteer opportunities that require students to pay a fee or make an investment prior to employment
  • Placement agencies/organizations offering unspecified opportunities to teach abroad
  • Third-party recruiters, unless the name of your client and the job title are clearly indicated in the job or internship posting.

The Williams College ’68 Center for Career Exploration reserves the right to reject any job or internship posting.

In its hiring and recruiting practices, Williams College does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, disability, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran. If your policies in hiring and employment differ from those of Williams College on any point, please provide the ’68 Center for Career Exploration with a copy of your policy. Your statement on this matter will be publicly available to members of the Williams Community.

’68 Center for Career Exploration at Williams also adheres to the principles of professional conduct set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers and reserves the right to deny service to any organization that fails to meet these standards. You may review these guidelines online at www.naceweb.org/ principles.

Job Offer Policy

Offers for Opportunities Beginning in 2019

Williams holds the conviction that students must have the opportunity to explore a variety of opportunities in order to make effective career decisions. A student who makes a hasty or ill-considered decision regarding employment precludes his or her exploration of these options, which can lead to reneging on job offers. We appreciate your partnership in extending students time to reflect on the right next step for them.

All employers that utilize and benefit from ’68 Center resources and services, including the use of our Handshake Platform, must at minimum agree to the following timetable:

Date/Timing of Offer: Acceptance Deadline:
Full-time offer extended prior to September 1, 2019
OR as a result of a previous summer internship
Friday, October 11, 2019
Intern offer extended prior to September 1, 2019
OR as a result of a previous summer internship
Friday, October 25, 2019
Full-time or Intern offer extended
September 1, 2019 – October 11, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Full-time or Intern offer extended October 12, 2019 or later 3 weeks from Date of Offer

No Exploding Offers
We expect employers to honor all offers made to students. Exploding offers are prohibited and refer to any condition that places undue pressure on the student to accept early (e.g., “We have 10 offers outstanding for 8 openings and will accept the first 8 students who accept,” or “We will extend an offer if you agree to accept today,” etc.).

In order to avoid any misunderstandings, we suggest that you provide students with written confirmation of job offers and details.

On our end, we make certain that students are aware of on-campus interviewing policies and the consequences of failing to appear for an interview or backing out of an offer. Please let us know if you experience any concerns about a candidate from Williams.

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