Employer Interaction and Writing Recommendations

Employer Interaction: Guide to Student Hiring

You and The Center for Career Development are critical influences on students' abilities to obtain employment upon graduation.

Quite often, you can come to the forefront of the hiring process when prospective employers contact you directly in their efforts to hire highly qualified students for their organizations.

However, just as often, helping those employers and students can create unforeseen legal and ethical issues.

To assist you in providing the best and most comprehensive, yet most ethical and legitimate assistance to the students and employers, the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) has prepared A Faculty Guide to Ethical and Legal Standards in Student Hiring.

Should you have any questions regarding the content or the processes described, contact us at (574) 631-5200.

Writing Recommendations Letters

Letters of recommendation are often used by an organization's hiring officials to gather additional information about a candidate.

It is assumed that a confidential letter of recommendation will provide a candid viewpoint of an applicant's abilities and professional promise. The letter of recommendation should give a picture of the candidate's personal characteristics, performance and experience, strengths, capabilities, and professional promise from someone who has worked closely with the candidate.

To assist you in this process, here is a sample recommendation letter.