Eligible jobs, for which you may recruit through the Kogod
Center for Career Development (KCCD), consist of professional duties and
salaries or hourly wages. The KCCD does not support full commission-based
positions; opportunities that require candidates to pay fees for application
processes, training, equipment, or other job-related expenses; positions that require
working in home offices or private residences. AU’s Student Government Associationmaintains a job board for food or personal service positions such as waiting
tables and dog walking.
Acceptable internships provide students with structured learning
experiences, regular supervision, and exposure to professional aspects of
chosen fields. Please note the KCCD does not determine whether an
internship is eligible to receive academic credit other than ensuring it
consists of less than 15% administrative work. Students seeking credit for an
internship consult with their Faculty Advisor and complete the internship as
part of an academic class.
If you seek candidates for eligible jobs and internships, you
may formally recruit AU students and alumni through CareerSource listings and resume books, semi-annual AU Job
and Internship Fairs, Industry Days, on-campus interviews, information
sessions, information tables, and networking receptions. However, the KCCD
reserves the right to deny you access to recruiting services at any time.
You may only use campus facilities, reserved by the KCCD on your
behalf, for the purpose of recruiting AU students and alumni for eligible jobs
Information tables are available on a first-come, first-served
basis to any organization recruiting students and alumni for eligible jobs and
internships. Information session room requests and tabling are subject to
JOB & INTERNSHIP OFFERS
Job and internship offers should be made in writing directly to
the students in a detailed offer letter which includes projected start date,
salary, title, and acceptance deadlines. Please also let the KCCD recruiting
team know when you have made an offer so staff can work with students to ensure
they adhere to all student policies [link to student policies page] regarding
offers and hires.
KCCD also expects employers to treat candidates in an ethical
manner and honor their job offers. In the event an employer needs to withdraw
or change a job offer, the employer should contact the KCCD immediately.
Failure by a student or employer to behave ethically or honor
offers and acceptances will be addressed by the Assistant Dean of Career
Services and Alumni Engagement, and may result in loss of access to KCCD services.
To encourage students make informed and responsible decisions
regarding job offers, KCCD encourages employers to use NACE recommendations and the following guidelines:
Unless otherwise specified, we request that employers give
students three weeks from the date of the written offer to respond.
Offers from Summer
Internships: Students receiving a
full-time offer from a summer internship should have until October 30th
to accept/decline offers.
APPLICABLE LAWS AND
In order to utilize KCCD services, you and your organization must
comply with American University regulations and applicable federal, state, and
local laws, including:
and Equal Opportunity in Employment and Education: American University prohibits discrimination and
discriminatory harassment (including sexual harassment and sexual violence)
against any AU community member on the basis of race, color, national origin,
religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability,
marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an
individual's genetic information, or any other bases under federal or local laws
(collectively "Protected Bases"). Compelled by law (the Solomon
Amendment), the Career Center grants one exception to the U.S. military so as
to avoid the loss of all federal funding, which includes federal student
financial assistance and research grants.
As a third-party recruiter, you may participate in select campus
recruiting activities as long as you provide position descriptions for eligible
jobs upon request and refrain from charging candidates for your services. You
may recruit AU students and alumni through AU CareerSource listings, semi-annual Job and Internship
Fairs, and networking receptions, while other services are reserved for
cases of inclement weather, on-campus recruiting activities proceed as planned
when the university is open and are canceled or rescheduled when the university
is closed. Please call 202-885-1100 for daily updates about the university’s