The Handshake system at UC Merced is for the listing of bona fide, full-time, part-time, career and competency building positions, and internships by small and large businesses, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, households and individuals who adhere to Equal Employment Opportunity regulations.
A bona fide position is defined as a career opportunity for a bachelor's degree seeking candidate or above that is hourly or salaried (not 100% commission) and does not require the candidate to pay a fee for training or other job-related expenses. Positions that request donations, fees, or investments or are items or services for sale cannot be listed on Handshake.
Best Practices for Recruiters
NACE Principles for Professional Conduct UC Merced Student Career Center endorses the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) "Principles for Professional Conduct" which provides a framework for professional relationships among universities, employing organizations and candidates. Click here to review the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) principles: Principals for Ethical Professional Practice
We reserve the right to refuse access to the Handshake System to employers due to any of the following: requiring at the time of application personal information such as bank and social security numbers; misrepresentation by dishonest information or absence of information; fraud; harassment of UC Merced students, alumni or staff; breach of confidentiality; failure to adhere to these Student Career Center policies and/or any violation of University of California rules and regulations, and local, state, or federal laws.