Policies & Procedures

Welcome to UCF Career Services. Thank you for your interest in recruiting UCF students and alumni for full-time and part-time professional career opportunities. CSEL has enacted several policies which govern employers who wish to recruit at UCF.

Any questions about these policies should be directed to a member of the Career Services Employer Relations unit at (407) 823-3424 or Experiential Learning at (407) 823-5000.

Career Services and Experiential Learning (CSEL) at the University of Central Florida (UCF) provides a comprehensive, centralized career counseling, job and internship search assistance service for UCF students and alumni. Career Services assists students and alumni in making informed career decisions, gaining employability skills, obtaining career related experiences, and preparing for a successful job search.

CSEL has enacted several policies which govern employers who wish to recruit at UCF. Experiential Learning (EL) provides students with the opportunity to apply what they are learning in the classroom to real-world settings through experiences such as internships, co-ops, and service-learning.

Review our entire Recruiting Guide.

University of Central Florida (UCF) Career Services and Experiential Learning terms and conditions are preconditions for recruiting at UCF, with the sole consequence for noncompliance being revocation of permission to recruit at UCF.

UCF strives for open access and connections between students and employers. However, UCF reserves the right to accept or decline any job posting or recruiting organization (Employer) based upon internal criteria. Additionally, UCF may deny or remove access rights for organizations that do not meet the criteria listed in our Terms and Conditions.

UCF Career Services (CS) and UCF Experiential Learning (EL) offer employers the opportunity to post openings for internships and jobs, to manage on-campus recruiting, and to register for Career Services events and Experiential Learning events via Handshake.

Review our full Terms and Conditions

Home-based employers wishing to recruit at UCF through Career Services and Experiential Learning (CSEL) for full-time, part-time job, internship, or co-op opportunities through Handshake agrees to comply with our policies.

Review our Home-Based Employers Statement of Understanding Form

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), Third Party Employers (TPES) are defined as agencies, employers, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment, internship, and co-op opportunities for other organizations as well as their own organization’s internal hiring needs. Third Party Employers include, but are not limited to: employment agencies, temporary agencies, and search firms.

Review our Third Party Statement of Understanding Form

UCF Career Services follows thePrinciples for Ethical Professional Practice, set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), and expects employers to review and adhere to them as well. 

NACE’sPrinciples for Ethical Professional Practice are designed to provide everyone involved in the career development and employment process with two basic precepts on which to base their efforts: 

  • Maintain a recruitment process that is fair and equitable 
  • Support informed and responsible decision making by candidates 

Job Offer Guidelines: 

UCF Career Services encourages employers to allow candidates a reasonable amount of time to make a thoughtful employment decision. Experience shows the best employment decisions for both students and employers are those that are made without pressure and with the greatest amount of information and transparency. Students given sufficient time to attend career fairs, participate in on-campus interviews, and/or complete the interviewing in which they are currently engaged are more likely to make good long-term employment decisions and may be less likely to renege on job acceptances. 

  • Exploding Offers Guidelines:
    Exploding job offers are those that are withdrawn if not accepted in a very short timeframe. UCF Career Services discourages this practice and students should not be pressured to accept offers under such circumstances. 
  • Reneging Guidelines:
    UCF Career Services discourages students from continuing their job search or considering other employment opportunities once an offer has been accepted. Students are encouraged to contact employers well before the offer deadline if they have any questions or concerns about their offers, including needing more time to make their decisions. UCF Career Services is available to assist students in navigating multiple job offers from employers.