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Counseling Services Employer Policies

To provide fair and equitable services to our students, alumni and other users of our services, Counseling Services will adhere to the following policies for all recruiting activities sponsored by our office. Counseling Services offers assistance to employers in accordance with the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals outlined by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. We follow EEO compliance, informing and referring all interested students for employment opportunities and provide reasonable accommodations upon request.

Post Internship and Employment Opportunities

Large and small businesses, government and non-profit organizations offering full-time, part-time, seasonal jobs and internships may register and list employment opportunities (at no cost) through our office.

Click here to register on the job board. 

  • Jobs that are located at an individual’s place of residence will not be posted.
  • Employment opportunities in which the student is not paid for their work or training, or if compensation is in the form of straight commission only, will not be listed or promoted through Counseling Services.
  • Internship inquiries and opportunities will be directed to a Counseling Services team member and/or the appropriate academic department.

Recruitment Policies

Campus Recruitment

  • Employers are invited to recruit on campus throughout the year and should register through Counseling Services. To schedule a recruiting visit, contact us at or 217/351-2412. Typical recruiting times will be Monday - Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. for best exposure. We will provide space for recruiting. 
  • Recruiting visits are limited to four days per month for each company, unless other arrangements have been made with Counseling Services. Company representatives will remain next to or behind their assigned tables while recruiting in the college.  When employment professionals conduct recruitment activities through student associations or academic departments, such activities will be conducted with the policies of Counseling Services.
  • Employer representatives visiting Parkland are expected to comply with all federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity regulations in their recruitment and hiring practices. Consideration should be afforded to all candidates without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.

Job Flyers/Posters

  • POLICY 3.36 SIGNAGE Permission to distribute or post temporary signage or publicity materials within the College buildings is reserved to the College and its administration. Permission is granted by the Vice President for Student Services. Items submitted for posting approval must meet satisfactory standards for appearance, spelling, and good taste. Only College affiliated student, faculty or staff groups may use the College bulletin boards, rail boards, display boards, or column poster clips. (See Procedures for departmental bulletin boards.)

Job Fairs
Selected employers invited to participate in our job fairs will mirror the educational programs that Parkland offers, as well as reflect the employment needs of our students and alumni. Companies offering bona fide (salaried, not 100% commission) full-time, part-time and seasonal job opportunities and internships may register for job fair participation.

Third-Party Recruiters
Third-party recruiters are defined as agencies, firms or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. Counseling Services will provide assistance to third party agencies only when a third party recruiter meets the following conditions:

  • Reveals the identity of the employer being represented and the types of positions for which the third-party is recruiting, and permits Counseling Services to verify this information by contacting the named client
  • Identifies on all announcements and to all job candidates the name of the employer being represented
  • Charges no fees to the candidate
  • Does not disclose to any employer, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, any student information without obtaining prior written consent from the student. Re-disclosure of candidate information is not permitted.
  • Complies with all federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity standards

Temporary agencies
Temporary agencies are organizations that contract to provide individuals qualified to perform specific tasks or complete specific projects for a client organization. Individuals perform work at the client organization, but are employed and paid by the temp. agency.  Counseling Services will post temporary positions but will not post ‘permanent placement’ positions on our job boards.  Should the temp agency actually recruit individuals to be employees of another organization, then the 'third-party' policies shall apply.

Network Marketing Companies
Network marketing companies not considered to be the employer (by themselves or Counseling Services) will not be eligible to participate in career fairs, on-campus interviewing, employer presentations or job postings. Parkland’s Counseling Services considers organizations that engage in the following to be network marketing companies:

  • Sponsoring an individual to set up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business.  

  • Requiring an initial investment or deposit from this individual, with the organization itself serving as an umbrella or parent corporation. The initial investment may be direct payment of a fixed fee, payment to attend an orientation or training session, and/or purchase of a starter kit.
  • Counseling Services reserves the right to refuse services to employers due to any of the following: dishonesty; breach of confidentiality; fraud; misrepresentation; harassment of Parkland students, alumni or staff; failure to adhere to these Counseling Services policies and/or any other violation of Parkland College rules and regulations.

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