Recruiting Policies & Guidelines

In our effort to maintain the integrity of recruiting at VCU, our three career centers — VCU Career Services, School of Business Career Services and School of Engineering Career Services — have developed standards for all recruitment and postings in Handshake at VCU, our online recruitment database.


All recruiting activities must adhere to the following standards:

Contact Integrity
Third-Party Recruiters (Employment Agencies, Search Firms, and Contract Recruiters)
Resume Referral Firms and Job/Internship Board Websites
National Association of Colleges and Employers Recruiting Standards
Experiential Learning and Internship Guidelines
Work in Private Homes and Remote Positions Without Direct Supervision
Marketing and Advertising Within Handshake
No Buy-ins or Fee-for-Service
Independent Contract (1099) and Commission-Only Positions
Student Contact
Adult Entertainment
VCU Career Centers' Rights