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Tap Into SFC Talent

St. Francis College prides itself on our students, who thrive in fast-paced, diverse environments and embody the well-rounded pedagogy and values that shape our curriculum. The Center for Career Exploration is here to facilitate on-campus recruiting and other resources to help you find talent at SFC.

About St. Francis College

Rooted in our strong Catholic mission and Franciscan heritage, St. Francis College has been opening doors to educate generations of students for the last 163 years.

When you recruit talent from SFC, you tap into a network of over 2,400 students pursuing associate, bachelor, and master degrees in fields such as Business, Accounting, Technology, History, Political Science, Psychology, Criminal Justice, Communication Arts, Education, Sciences, Healthcare, Nursing and more.

SFC Highlights
  • In 2021, the U.S. News ranked SFC 15 out of 57 institutions among Northern Regional Colleges
  • In fall 2021, SFC was recognized as a Hispanic Serving Institution by US DOE
  • 28% of SFC's student body identified as Hispanic, 24% as Black, 24% White, 4% Asian, and 3% Multi-Racial in fall of 2020
  • Women represent the majority of the SFC student body, with 62% as of fall 2020
  • 314 international students from 81 countries study at SFC
  • SFC has 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams
  • 99% of SFC students receive some form of financial aid, making SFC one of the most affordable private college educations in NYC
Recruiting at SFC

Connect & Recruit On-Campus

St. Francis College offers multiple opportunities to engage with students and share information about your industry, company and available roles. These include:

– Promotion of available opportunities

– Targeted engagement (classroom visits, club and organization events)

– Networking events (Information sessions, workshops)

– Formal recruiting events (career fairs, on-campus recruiting)

– On-campus recruiting (in-person or virtual)

The Center for Career Exploration works closely with employers to develop a recruitment plan that perfectly suits their specific needs. Start your partnership plan by contacting our team at [email protected].

Posting Available Opportunities

Employers seeking to post opportunities for St. Francis College students and alumni must first sign up for an account on Handshake, our career management platform, and request approval to post at St. Francis College. Once a connection request is made, your account will be reviewed by CCE staff within 1-2 business days.

  • New to Handshake? Follow this guide to create your account and request connection with St. Francis College.
  • Already on Handshake? Log in to your existing account and follow these guidelines to request connection with St. Francis College.

Upon approval, any postings submitted to St. Francis College will be reviewed within 1-2 business days. Positions posted to Handshake must:

  • Be for employment opportunities only; organizations may not seek partners, investors, or affiliates, nor may they advertise events or programs through job postings.
  • Offer financial compensation as the primary method of payment. Equity in the organization or credit towards an academic degree is not considered payment.
    • Opportunities offering commission must also offer a base salary commensurate with the requirements of the role.
    • See “Unpaid Internships” below for the CCE’s policy on unpaid internships.
  • Include clearly defined descriptions of the organization, position and responsibilities.
  • Not require applicants to submit any form of payment or purchase of any products.

Employer Partner Policy

By recruiting at St. Francis College, you agree to abide by the terms of our Employer Partner Policy, as well as all relevant policies set by the College.

Role and Responsibilities of the Center for Career Exploration

The St. Francis College Center for Career Exploration adheres to the Principles for Ethical Professional Practice of the National Association of College and Employers (NACE).

In compliance with the Department of Justice's rulings regarding citizenship discrimination and best practices for online job postings, the Center for Career Exploration does no screening of candidates or verification of work authorization. Employers may include employment eligibility information in their Handshake job descriptions as a point of information for potential candidates so that the candidates may self-screen.

Employers are encouraged to consult with their legal counsel and establish legally permissible internal screening procedures before posting jobs or recruiting on campus. The Center for Career Exploration reserves the right to modify or remove any statements or job postings that include any potentially illegal or discriminatory language.

Required Company Information

All employers interested in recruitment activities with St. Francis College must provide the following information before beginning to recruit our students or alumni:

  • Company/organization name (including any parent or child company affiliations)
  • Non-residential operating address for the business
  • Active website and business-affiliated email address with a company domain
  • Point-of-contact Information (Name, Title, Email Address, Phone)

Equal Employment Opportunity

Employers will maintain equal employment opportunity (EEO) compliance and follow affirmative action principles in recruiting activities in a manner that includes the following:

  • Recruiting, interviewing and hiring individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability and providing reasonable accommodations upon request.
  • Reviewing selection criteria for adverse impact based upon the student’s race, color, national origin, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, or disability.
  • Avoiding use of inquiries that are considered unacceptable by EEO standards during the recruiting process.
  • Developing a sensitivity to and awareness of cultural differences and the diversity of the work force.

Third-Party Recruiting/Independent Contractors

An organization or individual providing staffing services on behalf of a client or partner organizations may not post those opportunities with St. Francis College. Organizations or individuals that provide these services may post opportunities for employment directly with their own organization to be advertised to St. Francis College alumni with permission from the Center for Career Exploration.

Organizations or individuals offering opportunities where a successful candidate is employed as an independent contractor rather than a direct employee with their organization may not post those opportunities with St. Francis College.

Recruitment or Application Fees

Any opportunity that requires a payment of an application or other type of fee by a candidate, or that requires or encourages the candidate to recruit others for the purposes of selling goods or services, may not be posted with St. Francis College.

Unpaid and For-Credit Internships

St. Francis College strongly encourages that companies and organizations provide appropriate financial compensation to students for the work that they perform during an internship. We expect that all employers abide by the standards established by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and accompanying regulations, including the specific criteria for unpaid internships at for-profit companies as outlined by the U.S. Department of Labor.

In order to post an unpaid position, the internship must encompass all components listed below:

  • The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment.
  • The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern.
  • The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff.
  • The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion, its operations may actually be impeded.

Additionally, for employers seeking interns to work in the State of New York, strict attention must also be paid to the requirements set forth by the New York State Minimum Wage Act and Wage Orders.

Not-for-profit organizations seeking to hire interns in the State of New York are also required to review and adhere to the guidelines set forth by the New York State Department of Labor.

All employers are asked to please consider these criteria carefully before posting an unpaid internship; if any of these criteria are not met, the intern must be paid.

Employment in Private Residences

Opportunities for employment where the work takes place in a private residence and the student performing the work is paid by a private party (child care, tutoring, housework, etc.) should be posted on QuadJobs and will not be approved for posting in Handshake.

Agency work that takes place within a private residence (such as home health care aides) may be posted on Handshake provided that it is posted by the agency itself and the student performing the work is employed directly by the agency.

Alcoholic Beverages

Use of alcoholic beverages in the recruitment process of current St. Francis College students is strictly prohibited.

Right to Refusal

The St. Francis College Center for Career Exploration reserves the right to refuse service to potential employers due to any of the following:

  • Requiring personal information at the time of application, such as financial information, Social Security numbers, or information pertaining to protected class status.
  • Misrepresentation, whether defined by dishonest information or absence of information.
  • Fraudulent activity or business practices.
  • Harassment of SFC students, alumni, or staff.
  • Breach of confidentiality as required by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • Failure to adhere to Center for Career Exploration employer guidelines.
  • Any violation of SFC rules and regulations.
  • Any violation of local, state, or federal laws.

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