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    Case Study: Employer Access and Partnerships

    An employer has a partnership arrangement with a career center and wants special access to diverse students. How does the career center balance its relationship with the employer and its responsibilities to students?

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    Case Study: Student Activism and Employer Access

    A senior university official requires the career center to bar a specific employer from on-campus recruiting events due to possible protests.

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    Rubric for Responding to Ethical Dilemmas

    The rubric models the Principles Committee’s process in addressing requests for advisory opinions and can help career services and recruiting professionals address ethical dilemmas.

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    FAQ: Principles for Ethical Professional Practice

    Get answers to frequently asked questions about the revised NACE Principles.

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    Principles for Ethical Professional Practice

    NACE’s Principles provide everyone involved in the career development and employment process with an enduring ethical framework on which to base their operations and interactions.

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    A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Employment

    The guide provides faculty with information about the ethical and legal implications associated with referring students for internship and employment opportunities.

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    Case Study: When Faculty Refer and Rank Students for Employers

    This case study by the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice Committee addresses the ethical issues involved when faculty refer and rank students for employers and offers recommendations for how career center staff can resolve the issues.

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    Case Study: Whose Data Is It Anyway?

    A career center compiles first-destination survey data; other offices on campus want access to the raw data.

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    Fraudulent Employers: Tips for Career Centers and Students

    Career centers and students must be vigilant about fraudulent employers and should identify steps to take to verify the legitimacy of an employer.

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    Advisory Opinion: Working With International Students

    This advisory opinion from the NACE Principles Committee addresses concerns many career centers have in working with international students who are limited by work authorization restrictions.

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    Index: NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice and Ethics-Related Resources

    Use the index to find case studies and advisory opinions related to specific NACE principles, and to match up NACE principles to ethics-related resources.

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    Advisory Opinion: Managing Data Security With Technology Providers

    This advisory opinion, developed by the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice Committee, offers guidance on working with technology service providers in managing data security.

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    Advisory Opinion: Requiring Logins, Passwords Violates NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice

    Employers should not require a candidate’s social media account logins or passwords; it violates NACE’s ethical principles.

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    Case Study: A Question of Equitable Access to Internship/Employment Opportunities

    This case study illustrates issues that career centers and employers face in providing students with equitable access to services and opportunities.

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    Case Study: When a Student Reneges on a Job Acceptance

    After accepting a job offer, a female student of color learns the company has a poor reputation with women and Hispanics; she reneges on her acceptance and accepts a offer from another firm. How does the career center address the ethical issues and the employer’s concerns about the student reneging?

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    Case Study: When an Employer Rescinds a Job Offer

    A student accepts a job offer and withdraws their candidacy from other companies; the employer rescinds the job offer a month before the job’s planned start date, leaving the student with no job and no on-campus access to other employers. What are the ethical issues involved? What can the career center, student, and employer do?

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    Advisory Opinion: Career Centers Should Not Select Students for Employers

    In this advisory opinion, the National Association of Colleges and Employers explains that career centers should not select students for employers to interview for jobs or internships and reviews the ethical underpinnings of that opinion.

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    Case Study: Increasing Engagement With Career Services Among Students With Diverse Social Identities

    The following case study discusses ethical considerations when a career center seeks to attract students from diverse social identities to engage with their career center, access website content, and engage with other service delivery platforms.

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    Case Study: When Employers Seek Connections With Students From Diverse Social Identities

    This case study discusses ethical considerations when an employer seeks to connect with specific student populations through the career center in order to enhance diversity recruitment efforts.

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    Case Study: Confidentiality of Student Advising/Coaching

    A student’s identifiable demographics are sent via email by career center staff and shared with others outside of the university. Besides the legal implications, such a scenario has ethical implications, which are addressed by the NACE Principles for Ethical Professional Practice.

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    Advisory Opinion: Rescinded and Deferred Employment Offers

    Rescinding a job offer or acceptance is unfortunate and should only happen in rare instances. This advisory from the NACE Principles Committee considers the relevant ethical issues.

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    Advisory Opinion: Supporting Appropriate Recruitment and Employment Practices: Guidelines for Career Center Staff

    By supporting appropriate recruitment and employment practices, career services can play a key role in ensuring positive connections between employers and students. Career centers should develop policies that govern an employer’s access to their institution’s students for employment recruitment purposes.

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    Advisory Opinion: Setting Reasonable Deadlines for Job Offers

    The timing of job offers and acceptances is market-driven. NACE encourages employers to set reasonable deadlines that work for their organizations and students.