Principles for Professional Conduct
By using the services of the Rockwell Career Center, you agree that you have reviewed and will abide by all NACE and Rockwell Career Center policies. For any additional questions, please reach out to your recruiting manager directly or email ERTeam@bauer.uh.edu.
As stipulated in the National Association for Colleges and Employers’ (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct, employment professionals will work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing, and selection techniques.
By using the services of the Rockwell Career Center, it is expected that you will not discriminate in the selection of employees on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law.
Employers requesting access to recruit on Bauer Career Gateway must demonstrate ALL of the following minimum requirements:
• A complete contact name (both first and last)
• A well-written company description
• A corporate address (residential/private addresses cannot be accepted)
• An email address with a listed domain that matches the company name and website (i.e. firstname.lastname@example.org and www.acompany.com)
• A dedicated company website that matches the company name and is functional. Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter company pages are not sufficient.
In addition to the requirements above, your company may be subject to additional requirements.
• Start-ups and small companies without dedicated human resources staff will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
• Companies that are hiring on a “commission only” basis will be referred to the advertising department at the Daily Cougar to place advertisements
• Employers that require students or alumni to purchase a franchise, purchase supplies, pay for training or orientation, invest or pay a ‘start-up’ or application/access fee as a condition of employment, or enter into a contract with fees for early release will not be allowed access to any Rockwell Career Center services.
Violation of the stated policies or misrepresentations can result in termination of recruiting privileges at Bauer.
To request access to Bauer Career Gateway, click here.
Confidentiality and Non-Solicitation PolicyInformation gathered through recruiting may not be used for non-recruiting purposes, including marketing and advertising. Nor should it be shared with anyone outside your organization.
We consider the NACE guidelines when deciding whether a position is as an internship. NACE recommends the following definition:
An internship is a form of experiential learning that integrates knowledge and theory learned in the classroom with practical application and skills development in a professional setting. Internships give students the opportunity to gain valuable applied experience and make connections in professional fields they are considering for career paths, and give employers the opportunity to guide and evaluate talent.
Internships should have a clear beginning and end date but can be extended if both the employer and student agree to it. A typical internship lasts 12-14 weeks. Bauer allows internships to take place at any time of year. An offer of full-time employment can be given at any time should the employer wish to extend one, but students must be given a minimum of two weeks to consider employment offers before responding.
Internship Academic Credit Information
• The internship course is a “registration by permission only” course for junior or senior students with a declared major and a GPA of 2.5 or above. Students must enroll in the course and pay tuition, like any other course.
• Internship hours worked must total at least 160 hours, 80 of which must be in the semester in which the student receives credit.
• The work performed must be directly relevant to the academic studies of the student and involve the level of learning they would receive in the classroom.
• We strongly discourage unpaid internships, but any we post would align with the US Departments of Labor’s “primary beneficiary” test, in that internships must be primarily for the benefit of the intern rather than the benefit of the supervising company, with clear learning goals relevant to the classroom instruction students are receiving in a specific discipline, rather than general professionalism skills that are non-major-specific. (https://www.dol.gov/agencies/whd/fact-sheets/71-flsa-internships)
• Employers submitting unpaid roles should fill out this form for each role submitted and send it to their account manager or ERTeam@bauer.uh.edu. Submission of a role does not guarantee approval.
• Registered Non-Profits are not required to fill out the additional paperwork. For example, organizations that have .org, .gov, or .edu URLs.
Part-time and Full-time Roles
• Full-time jobs should be directly related to a business degree. We accept opportunities for standard hires, contract, temp-to-hire, and rotational programs. Administrative and Assistant roles that do not require the types of skills taught in a business major will not be approved.
• Part-time jobs for current students must show a direct and relevant link to the student’s career path and will be evaluated individually. Submission of a role does not guarantee approval. Administrative and Assistant roles that do not require the types of skills taught in a business major will not be approved.
• Volunteer Opportunities, Campus Ambassador, and Brand Ambassador positions will be evaluated individually by Rockwell staff and are subject to approval.
Jobs posted through Bauer Career Gateway must be compliant with FLSA minimum wage guidelines.
Those hiring for positions in Texas must also follow Texas minimum wage law guidelines.
StipendsWhen posting opportunities in Bauer Gateway that offer a stipend, the stipend must equal at least minimum wage (when divided by the number of hours worked) in order to qualify as a paid position.
Commission and Draw
Positions that include commission-based compensation must have additional compensation for the first six months from the start date. This can include a base pay or salary, hourly wage, or a stipend that equals to no less than minimum wage. The employer must fully disclose the compensation structure in any job posting.
We will not post any roles with a Draw system of compensation.
Financial InvestmentEmployers that require students or alumni to purchase a franchise, purchase supplies, pay for training or orientation, invest or pay a ‘start-up’ or application/access fee as a condition of employment, or enter into a contract with fees for early release will not be allowed access to any Rockwell Career Center services.
Offer Guidelines and Accepted Timelines
The Rockwell Career Center strongly believes that student candidates deserve adequate time to evaluate offers and to be empowered to make informed decisions regarding their future careers and employment. We recommend that you allow sufficient time for students to reflect and consult trusted connections and make an informed decision after the written offer is made. Written offers are defined as electronic or hard copies.
A minimum two-week time frame, up to two months for certain industries and dependent on business needs, is the time frame we recommend.
If a company requires a student to accept in under two weeks (i.e. Exploding Offers), Bauer College will continue to facilitate recruiting for that student until the two-week period has passed, even if the student accepts in that time.
General Guidelines for Offers
• Offers can be extended at any time in your recruiting process.
• Companies should refrain from any practice that improperly influences and affects job acceptances. Such as encouraging a student to renege on an accepted offer from another organization.
• We ask that employers strive to communicate decisions to candidates within a reasonable time frame, including both offers and declines. Offers must be given in writing to be considered a true offer.
Verbal offers cannot be used for binding acceptances.
As with all guidelines, these are not universally applicable to every employer, and we ask that employers use common sense when evaluating offer timelines. The Employer Relations team at Bauer is always happy to help and to discuss questions you might have.
We encourage students to immediately release offers that they do not plan to accept. Reneging on a signed job offer is a serious breach of Bauer ethics and the honor code as well as our recruiting guidelines and can result in loss of access to career services.
If a student reneges on a signed offer from your organization, please reach out to your account manager or email ERTeam@bauer.uh.edu.. We take these instances seriously and will investigate both sides of the situation. Once the inquiry is complete, we will take appropriate action based on the findings.
Rescinding or Deferring Employment
Employers should carefully review and follow the recommendations made by NACE in the Position Statement on Rescinded and Deferred Employment Offers. The statement includes a review of laws regulating employment, relevant ethical issues, and makes recommendations for resolving individual situations fairly.
To protect your recruiting relationship with Bauer, we ask that you notify your account manager immediately in the event of having to rescind or defer employment.
On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) interview activities are offered in-person and virtually.
• There are 24 interview rooms available within Cemo Hall to support in-person, on-campus interviews of the Bauer students. These are available at no cost to you.
• The career center staff can assist in creating both in-person and virtual interview schedules.
• Students may not be required to miss class for an interview.
• Requests for an OCR schedule can be made on Bauer Career Gateway.
• We will offer flexibility and support if an in-person interview schedule needs to change due to shifts in Covid-19 trends or other issues.
For the university’s current Covid-19 policies click here.
• Contact your account manager to notify the office of any changes.
Employment agencies, temporary agencies, and search firms are eligible to utilize our services but MUST abide by the guidelines outlined below. By choosing to move forward with Rockwell Career Center recruiting opportunities, you agree to these guidelines.
• You must be recruiting for a specific job. Collecting resumes for future roles is not permitted.
• Third-party recruiters may post positions through Bauer Career Gateway, with the understanding that the name of the client must be disclosed if requested by the Rockwell Career Center.
• Third-party recruiters may participate in Bauer career fairs and mixers; the name of employers a third-party recruiter is recruiting on behalf of should be made available to any candidate or Rockwell Career Center representative who inquires.
• Third-party recruiters sourcing candidates for internal positions at their own organizations may make use of the Rockwell Career Center’s On-Campus Recruitment (OCR) program.
• Under no circumstances may fees be charged to candidates.
• No third-party recruiter, or their client, will forward Bauer student resumes to any other party without the student/applicant’s written consent. • Failure to comply with this is a violation of the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
• The Rockwell Career Center reserves the right to verify any client information provided by a third-party recruiter and reserves the right to enact further allowances or restrictions at their discretion.
The Bauer Career Center reserves the right to exclude or remove any employer from recruiting activities and to edit, delete, or refuse any employer profile or job posting at any time, including based on student feedback. The Career Center also reserves the right to report any allegations of misconduct to the University’s Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) or other relevant parties.
The hosting of employer information and jobs/internships in our Bauer Gateway database should not be considered an endorsement by the Rockwell Career Center or Bauer College of the organizations or of the positions posted.
We reserve the right to advertise your company or positions on our website or social media sites such as the Bauer/Rockwell Career Center’s LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts.
Bauer is not responsible for our students working off campus and has not screened them for their experience, integrity, working ability, or any other aspect of their performance as volunteers, interns or employees. While the Rockwell Career Center does initially screen companies or others who may engage Bauer students as volunteers, interns, or employees, we do not claim to have full knowledge of all aspects of their business. Both parties should be conducting their own due diligence. Bauer is not responsible or liable for and will not provide any support (financial or otherwise) for any injuries, damages, or conflicts that may arise from such positions or arrangements. Bauer does not provide any insurance coverage for such positions or arrangements.
Bauer College is pleased to offer on-campus in-person and virtual opportunities to students. In the current public health environment, where there is an ongoing risk of transmission of COVID-19, the University is committed to prioritizing the health and safety of the UH community, as well as the general public. This commitment extends to students who choose to participate in off-campus internships and to all individuals they may encounter for the duration of the internship experience.
Bauer encourages students to discuss shared expectations with a potential internship site before they begin their internships, to confirm if they will be working remote, in-person or hybrid, and to understand the COVID protocols for each opportunity they chose to pursue, including the following:
Bauer expects internship work sites to follow all available public health guidance and protocols from state and health authorities and to take appropriate precautions to prioritize the health and safety of all participants in all internship locations where students might be placed.
Bauer expects students to follow the University’s policies and guidelines around infection control and, where appropriate, to comply with additional precautions that may apply at the internship site.
Additional information is available through the UH COVID-19 webpage: https://uh.edu/covid-19/.
If you want to recruit UH students outside the business college, click here.