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Internships

TeamworkThere are several Associate of Science degree and certificate programs at Palm Beach State College that do have an academic internship component available to students. Please contact the appropriate A.S. degree or certificate program manager to obtain more information. Also, students in the Bachelor of Applied Science, Supervision and Management program may also have the option of completing a credit-bearing internship.  For more information, please email Dr. Thomas Wilson at (561) 868-4110 or wilsont@palmbeachstate.edu.

You may post internship opportunities in the electronic job listing board within the Online Career Center, however there are labor laws that apply to UNPAID internships. Employers are responsible for reviewing federal information and complying with labor laws for unpaid internships. For more information, please review the information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor regarding internship programs under The Fair Labor Standards Act.

As an institutional member of the National Association of Colleges & Employers (NACE), the Palm Beach State College Career Centers accepts NACE's standards for an experience to be defined as an internship:

  1. The experience must be an extension of the classroom: a learning experience that provides for applying the knowledge gained in the classroom. It must not be simply to advance the operations of the employer or be the work which a regular employee would routinely perform.
  2. The skills or knowledge learned must be transferable to other employment settings.
  3. The experience has a defined beginning and end, and a job description with desired qualifications.
  4. There are clearly defined learning objectives/goals related to the professional goals of the students’ academic coursework.
  5. There is supervision by a professional with expertise and educational and/or professional background in the field of the experience.
  6. There is routine feedback by the experienced supervisor.
  7. There are resources, equipment, and facilities provided by the host employer that support learning objectives/goals.

The Career Center may require the organization to provide details regarding the standards before the posting will be approved for the electronic job listing board. We do not list unpaid work from home internships, virtual internships, or those outside the United States.

If you are a not-for-profit organization seeking volunteers, please contact the College Volunteer Office, (561) 868-3345.

 

On Campus Recruiting

Employers shall request to visit any location of Palm Beach State College for the purpose of on-campus employment recruiting by contacting the appropriate Career Center. An On-campus Recruitment form must be completed along with a signed e-statement by a representative of the organization testifying to its commitment to equal opportunity employment. The permitted frequency of campus visits may differ by location based upon enrollment figures and/or other factors.

Additionally, we will not approve on-campus recruiting requests and/or job fair participation for the following:

  • The opportunity is combined with the marketing and/or sale of products or services to students.
  • The opportunity is to enroll or register with an online job bank or registry
  • A financial investment is required on the part of our students or alumni including:
    • The student is required to pay a nonrefundable fee for training(s) or certifications necessary to perform the job, or
    • The student is assessed any sort of fee for job placement, or
    • An investment is required including (but not limited to): membership fees; startup fees; portfolio costs; the purchase of sample or sales kits, marketing material, etc.,
  • The position’s compensation structure is 100% commission, including other pay structures whereby the employee is not paid a promised hourly wage or salary on an established pay schedule/period.  (Special permission may be granted)
  • The employer provides financial incentives to staff who recruit new hires for the organization and for which the recruiting staff member receives a portion of the new hire's commission.
  • The opportunity is for an independent contractor or self-employment or “own/start your own business”.  These include, but are not limited to:
    • Positions that are structured as a “pyramid scheme“
    • The position is multi-level marketing
    • 1099 independent contractor
  • The work experience involves on-campus solicitation, posting of materials, or sales of products or services not authorized by Palm Beach State College.

If an employer is found to be in violation of any of the above, all campus recruiting and job fair privileges will be rescinded indefinitely at all locations of the College.

Additionally:

  • The recruiting visit is not confirmed until you receive confirmation from the Career Center at the location where the visit is requested.
  • Requests to recruit on campus should be received by the Career Center at least two weeks prior to the requested recruitment date.
  • Allow three weeks prior notice for the Career Center to adequately advertise your visit.
  • If you must cancel your visit, please call the Career Center at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled visit.
  • Employment agencies must disclose to a Career Center Coordinator/Manager the organizations that they will be representing in order for a campus recruiting request to be confirmed.
  • Check in with the Career Center upon arriving on campus. Prior to leaving, complete and return our employer survey.
  • We will provide a table and two chairs.  It is the recruiter's responsibility to supply all displays materials.
  • Promotional materials are to be distributed from the recruiting table only. Do not post any recruitment/publicity materials on campus walls, in classrooms, parking lot areas, etc..  For more information, see "Advertising Distribution" in the Palm Beach State College Student Handbook.
  • If you have a preferred location for recruitment, please make that known on your initial request. We will try to accommodate your request.  If none is requested, we will arrange for a table in a high traffic area, (although patterns vary at times throughout the school year.)

We wish to provide a positive relationship with employers, however, when guidelines are not adhered to, we reserve the right to withdraw all recruitment opportunities.

If you agree with the above, please fill out all required fields on the On-Campus Recruitment Request Form and SUBMIT.

 

Post your Employment Opportunities

Legitimate businesses possessing a federal tax identification and/or employer identification number may post employment opportunity listings with the Career Centers of Palm Beach State College. Organizations that do not possess these may be allowed to post job listings at the College's discretion.

The College reserves the right to refuse to post any position. All organizations listing positions with the Career Centers are expected to work within a framework of professionally accepted recruiting, interviewing and selection techniques as stipulated in the NACE Principles for Professional Practice. We reserve the right to deny access to our online job listing system and/or on-campus recruiting to any employer(s) we determine have not conducted their recruiting efforts legally, or ethically, or in compliance with College policies.

All organization representatives must certify that they represent an equal opportunity employer complying with all state and federal laws granting rights to applicants offering employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additionally, we will not approve position listings if any of the following apply:

  • The opportunity is combined with the marketing and/or sale of products or services to students.
  • The opportunity is to enroll or register with an online job bank or registry
  • A financial investment is required on the part of our students or alumni including:
    • The student is required to pay a nonrefundable fee for training(s) or certifications necessary to perform the job, or
    • The student is assessed any sort of fee for job placement, or
    • An investment is required including (but not limited to):  membership fees; startup fees; portfolio costs; the purchase of sample or sales kits, marketing material, etc.,
  • The position’s compensation structure is 100% commission, including other pay structures whereby the employee is not paid a promised hourly wage or salary on an established pay schedule/period.  (Special permission may be granted)
  • The employer provides financial incentives to staff who recruit new hires for the organization and for which the recruiting staff member receives a portion of the new hire's sales/commission.
  • The opportunity is for an independent contractor or self-employment or “own/start your own business”.  These include:
    • Positions that are structured as a “pyramid scheme“
    • The position is multi-level marketing
  • The employer’s business address is listed as a P.O. box.
  • The work experience involves on-campus solicitation, posting of materials, or sales of products or services not authorized by Palm Beach State College.
  • We do not allow “blind” job listings; organization name must be listed with the posting.
  • The business address is a residential address, private residence, and/or home office
  • The employer is a private individual with a non-registered business or work-for-hire contract in search to fill a non-professional role such as, babysitter, nanny, caretaker, etc.

Job listings can be posted for a maximum of three months. Organizations with an ongoing need for a particular position can contact one of the Career Centers to request a special listing.  The College retains the right to remove any job listing(s) from the electronic job listing board without consulting or informing the submitting employer.

Create an account to take advantage of the many employment services offered in our Online Career Center.

 

Third Party Recruiters Use of PBSC Career Services

Agencies, organizations or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full time employment opportunities other than for their own needs are considered third party recruiters.

  1. Posting Jobs in the Palm Beach State Online Career Center:  Representatives of third-party recruiting firms may post employment opportunities in the Palm Beach State Online Career Center.
  2. On-Campus Recruiting:  Third-party recruiters who wish to visit any of the College's locations for the purpose of recruiting students and graduates for employment opportunities must disclose to the campus Career Center Coordinator the companies that they will be representing in the recruiting activity. The College reserves the right to refuse an on-campus recruiting request, if the companies represented by the third-party recruiter have established recruiting agreements directly with the College.
  3. Job Fairs:  Third-party recruiters' participation in the College's job fairs is determined by the Job Fair Planning Committees at the campus level.

NOTE: Policies approved by the VP for Student Services Executive Staff

 

Home Health Agencies

Organizations that are exclusively offering home health care to sick or invalid individuals and recruit Palm Beach State College students and graduates to work for their organizations may receive full employer recruiting privileges.

  • Hospital/Health Care staffing agencies, although specialized, are third-party recruiters, and as such, in accordance with College policy, may post positions only.

NOTE: Policies approved by the VP for Student Services Executive Staff

 

 

SBDC
Florida Small Business Development Center at Palm Beach State College

FCPA

CareerSource

CareerSource PB County
(formerly Workforce Alliance)

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