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Job Posting Policies

Contact Information

  • All postings must include a professional website to help evaluate the opportunity and recruiters must use a professional/organization-related email address in the contact field. Typically, Career Services will not allow the use of free web-based or personal email addresses (Gmail, Yahoo, Verizon, etc.). Resumes cannot be sent to a current Duquesne University student email address, or any intern or non-permanent staff member of the organization.
  • The phone number must be tied to a company contact and not be a personal cell phone number.
  • The physical address must be present and verifiable; no PO Box addresses will be accepted. Employers who post opportunities through Career Services must have a valid BUSINESS address and a work location. This work location cannot be a private residential home, apartment or dwelling.

Work Authorization
The U.S. Department of Justice requires employers, recruiters, and others posting employment ads to comply with all applicable equally employment opportunity laws, including the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Naturalization Act. More information can be found at the Department of Justice website. Namely, the U.S. Department of Justice prohibits:

  • Any posting that requires U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent residence in the U.S. as a condition of employment, unless otherwise required in order to comply with law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.
  • Any job requirement or criterion in connection with a job posting that discriminates on the basis of citizenship status or natural origin.

Student/Alumni Compensation
Career Services will not post opportunities where a student is paid in cash or where a student's payment is a partial amount from a deposited check.

  • Commission-only positions 
    Employers offering employment must pay a base salary equal to or greater than the federal minimum wage and comply with federal, state and local regulations.
    Internships and Student Employment - It is the practice of Career Services to not post commission-only positions for current students.
    Career Opportunities - Career Services will post commission-only positions for graduating seniors or alumni; however this detail of the position must be stated clearly in the job description.
  • Network Marketing / Multi-level opportunities/"Pyramid-Schemes"
    Career Services does not post positions or allow recruiting for opportunities that have pay structures based on recruiting additional staff into the organization or where the pay or commission structure is based on fees from other employees or a percentage of sales generated by other employees.
  • No Buy-in or Fee for Services opportunities
    No posting will be accepted if applicants must pay to purchase access to opportunities or a position that requires a potential employee to provide funds to a supervisor or other company representative for services. Career Services will not post opportunities where a financial investment is required, including but not limited to a fee for job placement or a non-refundable fee for training(s) or certifications necessary to perform the job.
  • Independent Contractors / Entrepreneurial opportunities 
    The Career Center will not post positions when company compensation is designated for independent contractors. 
    The Career Center will not post positions for companies who require candidates to pay fees for or rent training, sales kits, equipment or other material before or at the end of their contract. This also includes companies where candidates would be required to make an initial financial investment to be hired.
  • One-Time Paid Opportunities 
    Career Services typically will not post one-time paid opportunities except in very unique situations and then only by our discretion. Criteria for decision will include, but not be limited to, the potential of this opportunity providing the possibility for on-going part-time, internship, or full-time hiring. It may also depend on the type of work required and the structure of the organization hiring the employee.

Types of Positions

  • Campus Representative/Brand Ambassador
    Duquesne University has a stringent "no solicitation" policy for our campus. As such, the Career Center will not post positions for campus representatives or other positions where students are encouraged/required to market/sell items, programs or services to other campus entities (e.g., department offices) or members (e.g., other students, faculty, staff).
  • Mystery Shopper 
    In adherence to the Independent Contractor policy, we cannot work with companies who are hiring candidates to work as a secret shopper or mystery shopper, where candidates set their own schedules and operate independently.
  • Personal Services 
    Career Services does not post positions or assist in recruiting candidates for personal services positions, or any positions where an employee would work out of someone else's home, apartment, or dwelling. This includes, but is not limited to, Babysitter/Nanny; Tutor; Laborer, ie. painters, movers, yard work; or Home Health/Personal assistant to care for personal errands or daily needs.
  • Virtual Opportunities
    The Career Center typically will not post work from home opportunities except in very unique situations and then only by our discretion. Criteria for decision will include, but not be limited to, the potential of this opportunity providing the possibility for on-going part-time, internship, or full-time hiring. It may also depend on the type of work required and the structure of the organization hiring the employee (e.g., working remotely with company-supplied equipment instead of the employee providing all their own equipment as in the case of an independent contractor).
  • Teach Abroad 
    Career Services typically will not post Teach Abroad opportunities except in very unique situations and then only by our discretion.
  • Adult Entertainment/Adult Consumption
    No adult entertainment industry positions, escort services, presentation modeling or similar activity associated with the use of illegal alcohol or drugs will be accepted.
  • Job/Internship Board Websites
    All postings must be directly tied to an individual employer. Postings from resume referral firms or independent job/internship board websites designed for the collection of resumes on behalf of a larger number of employers will not be accepted. Likewise, opportunities where the purpose of the postings is to promote the usage of the organization's job boards will not be accepted.