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Employer Guidelines

The University of Oshkosh Wisconsin Career & Professional Development office is first and foremost committed to working in the best interests of UWO students. UWO Career & Professional Development has established the following recruiting guidelines to assist recruiters in making on-campus recruiting a professional, fair, and ethical experience. We encourage recruiters to contribute to a successful recruiting relationship by fully complying with the following policies.

National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct

Career services and employment professionals are involved in an important process—helping students choose and attain personally rewarding careers and helping employers develop effective college relations programs which contribute to an optimum selection of candidate for their organizations. The impact of this process upon individuals and organizations requires commitment to principles for professional conduct by all practitioners. To read the complete text on NACE Principles for Professional Conduct, click here.

Cancellation & No-Show Policies

On-Campus Interviewing

If it is necessary to cancel an on-campus interview, please do so as far in advance as possible.  We require the employer to follow up with interview candidates. Space is in high demand, and your early cancellation will allow Career & Professional Development to re-assign resources.

Career Fair

If it is necessary to cancel a career fair, please do so as far in advance as possible.  Any cancellations received four weeks prior to the event will be fully refunded. Cancellations received after that time-frame will NOT be refunded.

Failure to Pay

If an employer does not pay the registration fee by payment deadline, the employer partnership team reserves the right to cancel the employer’s event registration/booth space and suspend the employer’s ability to participate in future career events.

Professional Skills Events

If it is necessary to cancel your commitment to a Mock Interview or a Dining with Professionals event, please find a replacement from your organization. If you are unable to do this, please contact the Career & Professional Development office as soon as possible. Early cancellation will allow time to find alternate employers. 

The Fair Labor Standards Act – Compensation

Employers are expected to comply with the Fair Labor Standards Act with regards to intern compensation. Briefly, this specifies that employers in the for-profit private sector need to pay interns at least the minimum wage and applicable overtime unless they meet the six-part test for unpaid interns. Unpaid internships in the public sector and for non-profit charitable organizations, where the intern volunteers without expectation of compensation, are generally permissible. Find details on the U. S. Department of Labor website or fact sheet.

Alcohol Policy

UW Oshkosh Career & Professional Development is committed to creating and maintaining an environment that is free of alcohol abuse. As a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Career & Professional Development abides by the Principles for Professional Conduct, a document that serves as the framework and foundation for ethical practices within the career planning and employment recruiting processes. UW Oshkosh Career & Professional Development believes that serving alcohol should not be a part of the recruitment process. Therefore, all recruiting activities should be alcohol free.

Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act (FERPA)

The Family Educational Rights & Privacy Act requires that we will obtain consent from students and alumni before releasing their profile and resume information. You may use this information only to fill employment vacancies within your own organization. Any information you acquire from profiles and/or resumes may not be re-disclosed to any other employer or third party, and you may not disclose the information to individuals within your own organization for other than employment purposes. Further detail is available from the U. S. Department of Education website.


The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Career & Professional Development office requires all employers who interview on campus, attend career fairs, or attend career services sponsored events; follow Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) practices as well NACE Professional Standards in the recruiting process. There shall be no discrimination against any qualified person on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political or personal favoritism, marital status, sexual orientation or disabling condition.  By registering your company or organization with us, you agree to accept and comply with the policies and procedures of UW Oshkosh Career & Professional Development regarding employer recruiting activities.  We reserve the right to refuse service to any company or organization whose business we believe is of a nature that is not appropriate for our students and alumni, nor consistent with the mission of The University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

If UW Oshkosh Career & Professional Development determines that an employer has practiced recruiting techniques that are inconsistent with the requirements set forth in this policy, the employer’s Handshake account will be suspended for one year. If after one year the employer would like to be reconsidered for eligibility to recruit on campus, they must contact our office for a face-to-face meeting. All decisions concerning registration of companies and organizations are made in the university’s sole discretion.

Career & Professional Development

(920) 424-2181

Student Success Center, Suite 125
750 Elmwood Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

Oshkosh Campus

  • M–F: 7:45 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Fox Cities Campus Advisor Hours

  • Fox Cities Hours: Mondays (days will vary) in the Solution Center
  • Schedule appointments via Handshake
  • Services only offered when classes are in session during the fall and spring terms.