The Notre Dame of Maryland University Career Center posts job listings for the convenience of students. The university does not endorse or recommend employers, and a posting does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. The university explicitly makes no representations or guarantees about job listings or the accuracy of the information provided by the employer. The university is not responsible for safety, wages, working conditions or any other aspect of off-campus employment or pre-employment screening without limitation. It is the responsibility of students to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment or pre-screening appointments and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. Students should be prudent and use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position, and they should review the cautionary information we have included below in order to be better informed of potential fraudulent or improper practices in order to protect themselves from harm.
All job listings are posted at the discretion of the NDMU Career Center. We will not post jobs that appear to discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, national origin, disabled or Vietnam Era veteran status, sexual orientation, disability or gender. The NDMU Career Center also reserves the right to refuse to post jobs that do not support the interests of the university.
The NDMU Career Center offers Handshake, a career services online platform, as a resource for employers to connect with NDMU students and alumni seeking career-related opportunities including internships, co-ops, and part and full-time jobs. NDMU is not responsible for the content of any information provided by any person or organization on the Handshake website, nor is NDMU responsible for the conduct of any such person or organization. Because we endeavor to keep fraudulent and scam postings off Handshake, our Career Center team attempts to validate the requestor seeking to make an employer account and/or position available to our students and alumni. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of employers seeking access to Handshake and postings, it is impossible to ensure that every employer is legitimate. If you suspect any fraudulent or other inappropriate actions involving Handshake, please immediately report it to NDMU Career Center via phone at 410.532.5387 or via email at email@example.com.
Furthermore, It is not uncommon in this digital age for your personal contact information to be found elsewhere on a legitimate website outside of NDMU or Handshake. As a result, it is possible that you could receive an unsolicited email, text message or phone call from a fraudulent contact regarding an alleged employment or other opportunity. You should be vigilant in researching any unsolicited contacts. Review the following tips on how to vet potentially fraudulent employers and job postings.
We encourage both students and employers to provide feedback to our office regarding their experience through the use of our service. For additional information regarding our services, contact NDMU Career Center via phone at 410.532.5387 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We reserve the right to update this warning and disclaimer notice regarding the use of these services. We will include a statement on our website in the event we materially modify the notice.
Use caution when receiving contact from potential fraudulent employers.
While student contact information is often already publicly available on the internet and elsewhere, out of an abundance of caution, we recommend that you take care when you are contacted by someone you do not know via phone or email, especially if the communication is unexpected and references your resume. Phishing is one of the most common forms of online threats, and everyone should employ common safety procedures to protect themselves from phishing incidents, including:
It’s important to always vet any employer outreach through Handshake, any other recruiting platform, email or over the phone.
Generally, if a job posting, email, or interaction with an employer contains any of the following, end all contact with the employer and notify the NDMU Career Center immediately:
Visit the company website.
Investigate the company's references.
Poor Communication Skills
Exercise Extreme Caution When Asked to Pay Any Fees
Most legitimate employers will not charge to hire you! Don't send money for work-at-home directories, advice on getting hired, company information or anything else related to the job. There are some well-known internship programs that do require payment to place you in internships. Remember that Handshake and other databases can provide UD students with free help in locating internships.
Review Payment Information
You can check to see if a company is legitimate through various websites (some listed below).
If you contact the company directly, you can ask if the person actually works there. Don’t share personal information unless you are confident that the person and the company they work for are legitimate.
Visit the Federal Trade Commission for more examples and signs of a job scam.
Remember, if you are suspicious of a posting or email, end all communication with the employer and contact the NDMU Career Center via phone at 410.532.5387 or via email at email@example.com
Follow these safety tips when going on an interview:
One type of scam targeting job seekers is related to identity theft.
The person behind the scam finds a legitimate job posting on a posting board. They then find out the real names of people that work in HR at that company.
They contact qualified individuals, posing as a company representative. In most cases, they go as far as conducting multiple interviews.
They send an offer letter and ask for standard pre-hire documentation which contains your social security number and banking information.
Steps you can take: