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Recruiting Policies & Resources

Carleton College is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and adheres to the NACE Principles of Professional Practice for Employment Professionals.

The Carleton Career Center is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Carleton College non-discrimination rules and policies which prohibit recruitment and selection for position openings on the basis of race, color, creed, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, veteran status, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, status with regard to public assistance, disability, or age. All recruiting activities by employers must be in full compliance with
Equal Employment Opportunity laws and regulations.

Since informed decisions benefit both students and employer partners, we recommend students be given ample time to complete their job searches prior to making decisions regarding job offers. We encourage all employers to provide a reasonable time frame for students to consider all job and internship opportunities and offers, and to honor all offers made as is with no conditions placed on the offer. Pressure to accept early makes it difficult for us to enforce our strict policies against students reneging on job offers. Please refrain from pressuring students on acceptances and understand the necessity of letting candidates make an informed decision resulting in truly committed employees.

We have created guidelines concerning the acceptance of job and internship offers for fall and spring recruiting that are fair and equitable to all participating candidates and employers: If employers make offers at the end of the summer to their interns, we recommend that they give interns until November 1 to make a decision, allowing candidates full participation in fall on-campus recruiting. If employers make offers to candidates during the fall recruiting cycle, in order to make an informed decision, we ask that they give these candidates until December 1. For offers made on or after December 1. We recommend all candidates be given at least 2 weeks to make a decision.

Employers should strive to communicate decisions to candidates within the agreed-upon time frame. Employers should refrain from any practice that improperly influences and affects job acceptances. Such practices may include undue time pressure for acceptance of employment offers and encouragement of revocation of another employment offer. No special incentive should be held out to induce early acceptance of an offer, nor should a student be subjected to the terms of an exploding offer, such as a required quick response time, reduction in offer package, or any other practice that puts unreasonable pressure on a student.

For more information or questions, please refer to National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) policy on Reasonable Offers, or contact Carleton College’s Career Center via phone at (507) 222-4293 or via email at

Third-party recruiting agencies must disclose the hiring entity that they represent in job/intern postings in the Tunnel, Carleton’s job and internship database. Any exceptions to this policy must be pre-approved by the Career Center.

The Carleton Career Center reserves the right to deny any employer or recruiter access to the services offered by the career center.



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This page was last updated on 30 March 2018