Career Center

For Employers: Guidelines and Policies

Student Employment and Internship Policies

The following policies and guidelines apply to all employers offering part-time or full-time student employment or internship opportunities for UNCW students or alumni. Employers, please view the Guidelines for UNCW Internships before posting your internships.  

The Career Center will post a position, host for on-campus recruiting, information table or career events if:

  • The rate of pay is at least minimum wage ($7.25/hour, effective July 24, 2009).
  • The employer provides the necessary information needed to post a job vacancy (organization name, products or services provided, compensation information, job description, organization information, etc.). Full disclosure to the Career Center and students is required. Third Party Recruiters must be representing specific employers who have contracted with them, and will disclose to the Career Center the names of the represented employers.
  • The full-time job requires a college degree. However, the Career Center will also represent some full-time positions that do not require a college degree if they are unique opportunities, are within commuting distance from Wilmington, or are available during seasonal breaks in the academic year. Internship opportunities can be offered for any college student.
  • The part-time position is within commuting distance from Wilmington and/or during seasonal breaks in the academic calendar.
  • The position complies with all federal and state affirmative action and equal employment opportunity regulations.
  • The employer abides by the Principles for Professional Practice as published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

The Career Center WILL NOT post a position nor host for on-campus recruiting, information table or career events if:

  • The employment opportunity involves on-campus solicitation, sale, or posting of materials, products or services.
  • The employment opportunity entails door-to-door solicitation.
  • The student must pay a nonrefundable fee to participate in a work experience or pay any type of fee for training.
  • The student is required to purchase or rent any type of sales kit or presentation supplies.
  • The position is an entry-level commission-only sales position or part of a multi-level marketing organization.
  • The work assignment interferes with or negatively affects the academic progress of the student, or requires or encourages a student to discontinue his or her academic program of study.
  • The posting is for an unpaid internship with a for-profit organization.

The Career Center will post student employment opportunities for a maximum of thirty days. If no one has been hired at the end of thirty days, the Career Center may repost the position(s) at the employer's request for an additional thirty days. Internship opportunities will be listed for appropriate periods, based on semester deadlines.

The Career Center professional staff will investigate all complaints by students about job postings, employers, or work assignments. If the Career Center determines that a complaint is justified, the office may choose not to post positions for the employer involved.

The Career Center reserves the right to refuse to list jobs or internships or host on-campus interviewing for any recruiting organization. The Career Center and all employers they represent are expected to abide by the "Principles for Professional Conduct for The Career Center & Employment Professionals" as published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Employer information tables may be scheduled through the Career Center staff for appropriate locations on campus. Tables may only be placed in areas designated by University policies.

Information tables are to attract students to the display, information and your representatives. Organizational representatives are not to approach students moving through the building who do not overtly show interest in the information.

Any organization which does not abide by these policies will be asked to cease and desist. Any further violation will result in the cancellation of the current and all future information tables and any other on-campus recruitment activity.

For Third Party Recruiter policies, visit the guidelines as published by the National Association of Colleges and Employers.

Commission-Only Job Postings:

Commission-only jobs may be posted if the below criteria are met:

  • The position is not entry-level
  • The commission/wage structure is clear in the job description
  • If the position is for new graduates, a formal and extensive training program is in place, and includes a base salary of at least $25,000 during training period.

House and Family Job Postings:

For safety and liability concerns, the UNCW Career Center will no longer post house or family job listings where an employee will work out of someone else’s dwelling (house, apartment, condo, etc.) or door-to-door.  This includes childcare, tutoring, domestic care, pet care, skilled labor, in-home sales, home-based organizations, etc.  Students and community members interested in engaging in these employment categories may consider, and  [Read all User Guides carefully.]

Cannabis Policy:

The Drug Free Schools and Communities Act 1989 (DFSCA) provides, “as a condition of receiving funds or any form of financial assistance under any Federal program, an institution of Higher Education must certify that it has adopted and implemented a program to prevent the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs or alcohol by students and employees.”[1] Further, under the DFSCA, institutions of Higher Education must employ “standards of conduct that clearly prohibit, at a minimum, the unlawful possession, use, or distribution of illicit drugs and alcohol by students and employees on its property or as part of its activities.”

In order to ensure compliance with federal and North Carolina law, the UNCW Career Center will not post or promote internship or employment opportunities at companies that operate in any aspect of the cannabis industry.

Career Center Event Policies

Cancellations and Refunds

  • All cancellations must be emailed to
  • Cancellations received 14 business days prior to the event will receive a full refund.
  • An organization who is a no-show for an event or cancels after the deadline may not be able to attend future events and may also lose recruiting privileges.


  • If an employer has not paid the registration fee 14 business days before the event, we may cancel your registration and give the table to an employer on our waiting list.
  • Future event registration for an organization with an unpaid balance will not be approved until full payment is received, and access to all other recruiting services will also be denied.