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Policies & Procedures

Information on NMSU policies for employers recruiting on NMSU system campuses or via Handshake.


NMSU Policy – Employer Compliance form


Career Fair Refunds

If you’ve paid for a Career Fair registration and need to cancel and receive a refund, please call NMSU Career Services at 575-646-1631 or email Refunds will not be given after the date of the Career Fair.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Employers and their representatives must comply with NMSU’s nondiscrimination policy, and comply with all federal and State of New Mexico affirmative action and equal employment regulations. NMSU Career Services Office reserves the right to deny an employer, agency, or recruiter access to our services and will choose to do so if an organization does not adhere to this policy.

NMSU Career Services Office reserves the right to investigate complaints by students about employers or jobs posted through our office. If we determine that a complaint is justified, the Department may choose to deny employer services to the employer involved and report the complaint to the NMSU Office of Institutional Equity. The Director will notify the employer should a situation result in this type of a decision.  Please click here for NMSU’s official non-discrimination policy. Please complete the Employer Compliance form.

Third-Party Employment

NMSU Career Services (Career Services) does not post job listings on Handshake or refer résumés to third-party recruiters.  Career Services subscribes to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Conduct and the Southern Association of Colleges and Employer’s definition of Third Party Employment Services.

Definition:  Third-Party Employment Services (TPES) are agencies, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for employment opportunities other than for their own needs.  TPES usually receive a commission or fee for placement of the candidate, either from the candidate or the employer, or receives a fee from the employer to conduct a search.  Two criteria further define third-party recruiters:  (1) the party listing the vacancy cannot reveal to the candidate the name of the employer who has the vacancy, and (2) the party listing the vacancy is not the employer but is acting as an agent for the employer.

In as much as a TPES does not release the names of its client employers, and because NMSU Career Services can neither research TPES nor hold such agencies accountable, TPES will not be allowed to post jobs, recruit, or interview on campus in the Career Services Office at NMSU.

Employers obtaining résumés from the Career Services are prohibited from releasing the résumés to other employers or third parties unless express written consent is given to them directly by the student.  The résumés must be used for the sole purpose for which they are intended.