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Career Fairs

Career fairs provide excellent opportunities for employers to connect with engineering students and recruit for full-time, internship or co-op positions. There are multiple career fairs throughout the year including the Engineering Career Fair in the Fall, two Civil Engineering Career Fairs (Fall and Spring), and the Campus-Wide Career Blast in the Spring. Click here for a list of engineering related career fairs, including details and registration.

Recruiting Policy

Principles for Employment Professionals

Career Services requests that all employers adhere to the Principles for Employment Professionals, developed by the National Association of College and Employers, in all on- and off-campus recruiting of UMass Amherst students.

Third Party Recruiters

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) defines "third-party recruiters" as: agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time, or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs. This includes entities that refer or recruit for profit or not for profit, and it includes agencies that collect student information to be disclosed to employers for purposes of recruitment and employment. The term “third party recruiters” refers to, but is not limited to: employment agencies, staffing services, temporary agencies, on line job boards, recruiters, and contractors. Representatives from these companies may post under the following conditions:

  • They must fully disclose to the Center the name of the client that the third-party recruiter is representing and to whom the students’ credentials will be disclosed.
  • They must keep all student information obtained confidential unless receiving additional written student consent. This standard complies with Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
  • They must not retain any student resumes for future placement unless given additional student written consent.
  • They must not charge a fee to the applicant.
     

Corporate Partnership Program

Organizations that recruit UMass Amherst engineers often ask us about ways to improve their visibility and recruitment efforts on campus. The Engineering Career and Student Development Center offers a unique opportunity for organizations to expand their presence on campus, while also contributing to the positive development of potential future employees.

The Corporate Partnership Program extends to organizations multiple resources to promote their brand and to engage with students, faculty and the Engineering Career Center staff while on the UMass Amherst campus.

Visit the the Corporate Partnerships page »

Employment Offer Guidelines

We are pleased that many companies are interested in hiring our students from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  As a member of NACE  (National Association of Colleges and Employers), we adhere to their professional recruiting principles and believe that it is in the best interests of students and employers, if students are given a reasonable amount of time
to consider alternative offers before making important career decisions. 

While NACE does not address specific timeframes, Career Services is aware that employer hiring patterns have shifted more competitively within recent years in recruitment processes and work with shorter response windows for offers. Understanding this, we provide these fair guidelines to both students and employers.  

Offer Guidelines:

If returning students are offered full-time positions or second internships/co-ops (with the same company) after summer internships, students will have until October 31st to accept /decline offers. This allows students time to participate in fall on-campus recruiting if they so choose.

If students are offered full-time positions during the fall or spring semester, students will have at least 3 weeks from the receipt of the written offer to accept/decline offers.

If students are offered internship positions during the fall or spring semester, students will have at least 3 weeks from the receipt of the written offer to accept/decline offers.

We discourage employers from using practices that would improperly induce early acceptances any time of the year. Specifically, we expect that any employer that makes use of UMass Career Services will abide by these offer guidelines. 

Career Services requests that all employers adhere to the Principles for Employment Professionals, developed by the National Association of College and Employers, in all on- and off-campus recruiting of UMass Amherst students.