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Recruiting Policies

Bentley University Career Center is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) and adheres to and promotes its Principles of Professional Conduct.

Employer Policies

Campus Recruiting Program and Policies for Students

Employer Policies

Eligibility Policy

By participating in any of our services or events, you agree that your organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment regardless of gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Bentley University reserves the right to accept or decline any postings submitted through the BentleyLink system. In addition, Bentley University does not post job opportunities for any organization that requires an initial investment or who require a start-up cost of any amount on the student’s part. Only Bentley undergraduates and graduate students are eligible to participate in our campus recruiting program. Employers are expected to maintain the confidentiality of student information, regardless of the source (including personal knowledge, written records and reports, social networking websites and computer databases.)

Cancellations
For the most up-to-date information check Bentley's Emergency Update web page, call Bentley’s Storm Emergency Line at 781.891.2020 or check a local news station.

Classes Cancelled: When classes are cancelled, on-campus interviews will not be held. Please call the Recruiting Department at 781.891.3423 for messages regarding recruiting and rescheduling. For those staying in nearby hotels, please be sure to leave your telephone number and where you are staying when leaving a message.

Opening Delay: It is difficult to gain access to the campus prior to 10:00 a.m. because of snow removal concerns. The first on-campus interview will begin at or after 10:30 a.m. The interviews scheduled before 10:30 a.m. will be rescheduled for a later time that day or another day.

Employers Statement of Responsibility

  • Refrain from any practice that improperly influences and affects job acceptances (e.g., undue time pressures, encouragement of revocation of another acceptance, etc.).
  • Supply accurate information about your organization and employment opportunities.
  • Honor all offers of employment to candidates.
  • Strive to communicate with candidates and the Recruiting Department within the agreed upon time frame.
  • Serving alcohol should not be part of the recruitment process.
  • Maintain equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruiting activities.
  • Employment professionals must advise the Recruiting Department of any test conducted on campus. They must advise students of the type and purpose of any test that is required in the recruitment process and to whom the test results will be disclosed.
  • Students are prohibited from accepting any monetary payments from employers with specific instructions to deposit said monies into their personal banking account to then forward a pre-determined amount to the employer. This is considered unethical and will not be tolerated.

Recruiting Department Statement of Responsibility

  • Maintain a recruitment process that is fair and equitable to candidates and employing organizations.
  • The staff will, without imposing personal values or bias, assist individuals in developing a career plan.
  • The Recruiting Department staff will provide students with information on a range of career opportunities and types of employing organizations. They will inform students of the means and resources to gain access to information which may facilitate their decisions about an employing organization.
  • The Recruiting Department staff will provide employing organizations with accurate information about Bentley University and its students and about the policies and services of the Recruiting Department.
  • Maintain confidentiality of student information.
  • Once we have been informed by your organization that a student has accepted a full-time offer (not internship) with you, we will then change the student's account to prevent them from continuing to apply for other full-time positions through BentleyLink and potentially reneging on the original offer.

Campus Recruiting Program and Policies for Students

Bentley University Recruiting Department provides students with the opportunity to participate in the Recruiting Program and interview on-campus with a variety of employers. On-campus employers will interview students for full-time and internship positions.

Applications for On-Campus (OCR) and Off-Campus (non-OCR) Employers
In order to be considered for interviews, candidates must upload their resume onto BentleyLink. This allows you the option to submit your resume to opportunities you are interested in pursuing. Specific application requirements, if applicable, (cover letters, unofficial transcript, writing samples, etc.) will be noted in each employer’s job requirement within the job description.

On-Campus Employers
The On-Campus Recruiting Program is designed to meet the recruiting needs of organizations that wish to interview students at Bentley University.  Interview decisions on all candidates are made by the employer approximately one week prior to the interview date, allowing adequate time for candidates to sign up for an interview time. If you are selected to interview, you will receive an email from the Recruiting Department instructing you to sign up for an interview time in the BentleyLink system. All interviews will be held in the Recruiting Department Office located in LaCava, Room 205. On the day of your interview, you should arrive approximately 15 minutes prior to your scheduled interview time.

Off-Campus Employers
The Off-Campus Recruiting Program is designed to meet the recruiting needs of organizations that wish to interview Bentley University students at the employer's place of business. The company will receive your resume and any additional requested information through BentleyLink and will contact you directly either by telephone or email if they are interested in granting you an interview at their place of business. Please be sure that all contact information is accurate on your resume. Employers may be calling your cell phone to arrange an interview; therefore, it is advised that you have an appropriate message on your phone.  It is your responsibility to keep all interview times for off-campus interviews.

Definition of Employer Interview Decisions

  • Invited: The employer has accepted your application for an interview. You may sign up for an interview time in BentleyLink for one of the available displayed time slots. NOTE: Sometimes there are multiple interview schedules; scroll through the list to find a desirable time. If the only open time is not convenient for you, it is your responsibility to contact the Recruiting Department at 781.891.3423 to discuss options available to you.
  • Alternate: The employer has accepted you as an alternate candidate for an interview. Alternates will be contacted by the Recruiting Department if a time slot opens up.
  • Not Invited: The employer has declined your application for an interview.
  • Pending: The employer has yet to make a decision on your application.

Student Campus Recruiting Policies

To ensure fairness among students and strong relationships with our recruiting partners, Bentley University Recruiting Department has created this set of job-seeker policies and guidelines. Please review and follow them carefully as you participate in the recruiting process. Your success and Bentley’s reputation depends on the professional and ethical conduct set forth in these guidelines.

Interview Cancellation
On-Campus interviewing is a privilege provided to all students. Each candidate is expected to attend all scheduled interviews. You may decline the interview after an employer has selected you for an interview, or you may withdraw from an interview you have signed up for, as long as it is within the sign up period. To cancel an interview after the sign up period has closed, because of extenuating circumstances, you must speak with a staff member in the Recruiting Department by calling 781.891.3423. Leaving a message is not sufficient. Cancellations may result in the suspension of the candidate’s access to BentleyLink.

Late Arrival to Interview
If a candidate is late for an interview, it will be at the discretion of the employer as to whether the interview with the candidate will still be conducted. Candidates should plan to arrive at the Recruiting Department in LaCava Room 205 approximately 15 minutes prior to their scheduled interview time.

No Show
Failure to honor an interview appointment is considered by all parties to be a serious breach of courtesy and ethics. It jeopardizes Bentley’s relationship with employers and it impacts fellow classmates who could have interviewed for the position. All “no-show” applicants are required to meet with the Recruiting Director or the Employer Relations Manager in order to discuss the situation. An email apology letter must be submitted to the employer within 24 hours of the missed interview time. A determination will be made as to whether or not you will be able to continue to participate in the recruiting program. Invalid explanations and/or repeat behavior will result in immediate suspension from all services provided by the Recruiting Department. Our office reserves the right to suspend your recruiting privileges and, if necessary, make a referral to the judicial board.

Accepting a Job Offer
If you are uncertain as to whether or not you should accept an offer, please consult with a Career Services Advisor before contacting the employer. Once a decision is made and an offer has been accepted, it is considered a firm commitment and students are no longer eligible to apply to full-time opportunities and therefore should not continue to interview. If you are scheduled for an on-campus interview and have accepted a position, please contact the Recruiting Department by calling 781.891.3423. Students should notify other companies where they have been interviewing and inform these companies that they have accepted another offer of employment.

Declining an Offer
For those positions that you decline, it is strongly recommended that you speak with the employer and follow up with a professional letter communicating your appreciation for their offer, declining the offer graciously, and expressing the difficulty of making this decision. Thank the employer once again for their interest. This may allow the firm to consider other Bentley candidates for the position and may also represent a networking opportunity for you in the future.

Offer Etiquette
Reneging on an offer is never permitted or condoned by the Recruiting Department. This is considered a serious violation of the Recruiting Department’s policy and will result in immediate suspension of all recruiting privileges. The student’s BentleyLink jobs account will be de-activated, and violators will be required to meet with the Director of Recruiting. Future recruiting privileges will be determined after this meeting. Any company that reneges on an offer to a student will be re-evaluated by the Director of Recruiting to determine if they will be eligible to participate in the Recruiting Program.

Misrepresentation
If you falsify documents or misrepresent yourself to any employer, whether via our on-campus programs or in your independent  job search, Career Services has the right to rescind your privileges to use our services or programs. Please be advised that employers have the right to terminate your employment or withdraw a job offer for misrepresentation. In addition to concerns of ethics and integrity, many employers verify information submitted by candidates for employment.

References and Drug Testing
In many situations, after an offer has been made and accepted, there are still steps in the process you must follow. This can include providing names for references or taking a drug test. If you have accepted an offer, you accept the responsibility to finish all steps in the process, as the company has stopped seeking candidates based on your acceptance. If you do not fulfill your obligations or fail to show for a drug test, this reflects poorly on your candidacy. This can result in the company not hiring you and will result in your privileges to use BentleyLink and Career Services being suspended.

Cancellations
For the most up-to-date information check Bentley's Emergency Update web page, call Bentley’s Storm Emergency Line at 781.891.2020 or check a local news station.

Classes Cancelled: When classes are cancelled, on-campus interviews will not be held. Please call the Recruiting Department at 781.891.3423 for messages regarding recruiting and rescheduling.

Opening Delay: It is difficult to gain access to the campus prior to 10:00 a.m. because of snow removal concerns. The first on-campus interview will begin at or after 10:30 a.m. The interviews scheduled before 10:30 a.m. will be rescheduled for a later time that day or another day.

Disclaimer Statement
Bentley University Recruiting Department makes every effort to ensure the legitimacy and appropriateness of employers wishing to hire Bentley students. As part of this screening process, Bentley excludes recruiters from posting positions that require students to pay any funds. As a general precaution, the Recruiting Department advises students:

  • Never wire funds via Western Union, Moneygram or any other service.
  • Never cash a Postal Order or Money Order, even from the U.S. post office and send part of the proceeds to a third party. This is a common scam utilizing forged documents, and you will be responsible for the full amount of the money order.
  • Never give out financial information (bank account number, social security number, etc.)

Before applying for a position, be sure to view the company website to be sure it looks legitimate and determine whether the employer email is from a company email account. Should you have questions about the legitimacy of a company or posting, please contact the Recruiting Department at 781.891.3423 or by email.

By using the BentleyLink recruiting system, it is understood that all students will abide by the Recruiting Program Policies we have provided. Violations may be referred to the university judicial system.

Students Statement of Responsibility

  • Provide accurate information on majors, minors, GPA, and employment eligibility.
  • Provide current and reliable contact information for the Recruiting Department and employers.
  • Respond appropriately to communication from the Recruiting Department and employers.
  • Adhere to schedules. 
  • Thoroughly research organizations prior to interviewing and accepting positions.
  • Notify the Recruiting Department immediately if you encounter questionable practices or irregularities in the employment process.
  • Notify the Recruiting Department upon acceptance of a job offer, withdraw from the interview process, and notify all employers with whom you are interviewing.
  • Consider acceptance of employment as a commitment to that employer.
  • Reneging on an accepted offer is not condoned by the Recruiting Department and may result in loss of service to the student. If you have any hesitations about an offer, please consult with your career adviser.