ACC Recruiting Guidelines for Employers

Thank you for your interest in recruiting at Austin Community College. We look forward to helping you find qualified candidates for your positions. We ask that you review and adhere to policies set for recruiting at ACC.

Recruiting guidelines

To ensure fair and ethical recruiting on our campuses, we have implemented the following recruitment and posting policies:

  • ACC Career Services staff works only with employers who comply with EEO and Affirmative Action principles in recruiting activities.
  • ACC Career Services welcomes employers to register and use the ACC jobs site to post their job and internship openings.
  • Career Services reserves the right to refuse/cancel the posting of any position that is deemed inappropriate or questionable.

ACC’s Career Services will not list a position if:

  • The position(s) requires a fee/payment or investment for the student.
  • The position is temporary and based on commission only.
  • The study, internship, and work abroad opportunity requires the student to pay a fee to locate.
  • The third-party recruiter requires an applicant-paid fee.
  • The employment opportunity involves on-campus solicitation or on-campus sales.
  • The posting company is unwilling to provide information about their services and/or specifics about the job opportunity.
  • The third-party recruiter does not disclose (in the posting or to the student) the name(s) of the client(s) that the third-party recruiter is representing and to whom the student’s credentials will be disclosed.

Internship guidelines

These guidelines are in addition to the above recruitment guidelines.

Definition of an internship

An internship is a pre-professional learning experience that offers meaningful, practical work related to a student’s field of study or career interest. Internships allow students to apply principles learned in the classroom in a professional environment. Internships typically are short-term and should include a written job description and defined employment period.

Opportunities NOT considered an internship

  • Positions consisting primarily of clerical work.
  • Jobs that provide little or no opportunity for students to gain practical experience that complements their academic training.
  • Part-time jobs with little or no training, guidance, and supervision.
  • Positions that do not comply with ACC's employer recruitment guidelines.

Classroom credit

Decisions regarding whether a student receives academic credit for an internship are made by instructional departments. Students are strongly encouraged to contact their department in advance of an internship to apply for credit.