Understanding Your Recruitment Needs

Branding your organization at NSU will give you the opportunity to cultivate relationships with students, beginning in their freshman year, throughout the duration of their studies. Increased visibility on our campus will also enable your organization to establish name recognition, allowing you to become successful at recruiting the best and brightest students and alumni Florida has to offer.

Career Expo

Career Expo 2016

NACE Principles for Professional Practice

Career Development at Nova Southeastern University (NSU) adheres to the Principles for Professional Practice set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Employers must follow guidelines to recruit students and alumni from NSU.

Increase Your Visibility Through:

Career Shark Web image 

CAREERShark is our online database that allows you to easily post internships, full-time, and part-time employment opportunities. Qualified students have the opportunity to submit their resume online for your review.

In order to recruit students and alumni using the Office of Career Development, employers must have an approved registration within the CAREERShark database. Click here to register your organization. 

CAREERShark Posting Policies

  • Clearly indicate the employing organization's name, Web site, phone number, mission statement, and company contact.
  • Will not require prospective employees to solicit potential clients or sell the company's products during the course of recruiting.
  • Will not require prospective employees to purchase products/services in order to be further considered for employment or to continue working for hiring organization.
  • Are not based on "pyramid" or "multi-level" type networking structure requiring or encouraging the recruitment of others who recruit others to sell products or services.
  • Will not post positions in a private residence. All registered employers must have a bricks-and-mortar (B&M) location for centralized company operations.
  • Fully disclose the structure of their compensation package (salary, hourly, commission, sliding scale pay, or any other pay structure) and business costs incurred through their first year of employment.
  • Offer professional positions that do not require the candidate to pay a fee for training, equipment, application procedures, or other job-related expenses.
  • Positions that would employ students by a private individual with an un-established business and no employment or work-for-hire contract (e.g., babysitting, nanny, caretaker, personal tutor) will not be approved. Parties outside of Nova Southeastern University may contact The Current, the university's newspaper, to list your opening(s) in their classified ads section, or in other outside sources, such as sitter network sites, your local paper, or craigslist.org.
  • Positions that require less than 20 hours per week will not be approved. 

All employer registrations/job postings can take up to 48 business hours from the date of submission to be approved. To ensure that your registration/posting is approved in a timely manner, please be sure to complete the forms submitted in their entirety. The longer it takes to verify information or correct forms, the longer it will take to have your registration/posting approved and viewable on the system.

interviw roomInterview Room Features:

The three interview rooms are equipped with HD monitors, wireless connectivity, and video cameras. The video cameras allow you to record interview session(s). The recording(s) can be broadcast on the internet, allowing other members of your organization to view the session in real time. Recordings can also be saved for up to 30 days, allowing you to re-review your sessions from the comfort of your own office.

Room Reservations:

  • Room reservations can be made during the Fall semester, September through November, and during the Winter semester, January through April.
  • All interviews are conducted in the Carl DeSantis Building. Normal interview hours are 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Arrangements can be made if you require interview times outside normal business hours.
  • Once your interview schedule is finalized, we ask that you provide a copy to our office. The schedule can be emailed to hireashark@nova.edu.
  • The day of your interview, please report to Career Development: Employer Relations (DeSantis, room 1042). You will be greeted by a staff member and escorted to the interview room(s) located in the DeSantis Building, on the third floor.
  • All interviewees must be instructed to report to Career Development: Employer Relations (DeSantis, room 1042) for their scheduled interview time. You and/or a member of your staff are responsible for promptly greeting students at this location.
  • When your interview schedule is complete, please inform us of any immediate questions or concerns you may have.

Employers participating in the On-Campus Interview Program may park in any visitor spot or in the Public Library and Student Main Parking Garage.  The Office of Career Development will not reimburse employers for parking, nor is the office responsible for any parking tickets received during the visit on-campus visit.

Scheduling options:

This option allows you to set your desired criteria for your position.  Applicants are screened prior to applying and only those applicants who meet your criteria are eligible to apply.   

  1. Click here to access the On-Campus Interview registration form.  You will need to enter your Careershark username and password. 
  2. Once you have logged into the system, click on the On-Campus Recruiting (OCR) tab and select Request a Schedule. 
  3. Once you have made your request, it will be placed in a “holding bin” until a staff member has reviewed your registration.  This process takes approximately one business day. 
  4. If approved, you will receive an email notification instructing you on how to attach your job description(s).  If it is not approved, we will contact you.
  5. When your job descriptions have been attached to your schedule, it is immediately viewable to students. 
  6. As students apply to your posting(s) you will review qualified applicants and determine your interview pool. 
  7. Students who are not selected for interview must be emailed by your organization and advised that they are not being considered for the position.

Virtual Interviews
If you or other members of your organization cannot physically visit us (due to distance or any other reason), this option is for you.  Upon request, webcams can be placed in interview rooms which allow for interactive Skype interviews. This option can be used in combination with pre-select.

Provide students the opportunity to learn about your industry in an intimate setting while increasing the visibility of your organization at NSU. If you are interested in participating in an Industry Knowledge Session, please contact Diane Klein by email at kdiane@nova.edu.

Your organization may facilitate workshops, panel discussions, classroom visits, and recruitment tables at NSU. We will assist your organization in developing a strategic recruitment plan to reach targeted student populations through partnerships with student organizations, athletics, and faculty.

If you are interested in participating in an Industry Knowledge Session, please contact Diane Klein by email at kdiane@nova.edu.

Brand your organization and provide constructive feedback to our student-candidates through our Resume Critique and Mock Interview programs. These events are opportunities to increase your presence on campus, while you meet and network with students in a relaxed environment.

If you are interested in participating in an Industry Knowledge Session, please contact Diane Klein by email at kdiane@nova.edu.

You have the opportunity to show your commitment to the NSU student population through direct financial support of events and programs put on by the Office of Career Development. Some sponsorship benefits include highlighting your organization on the Office of Career Development Web site, program marketing materials, and publications as a featured sponsor. 

For information about sponsorship please contact Diane Klein, Assistant Director of Employer Relations by phone (954) 262-7273 or by email at kdiane@nova.edu.

All job positing and requests for on-campus interviews or presentations are reviewed and approved by the Office of Career Development, which reserves the right to remove any job positing or deny on-campus recruitment without notice or explanation to the employer.


All cancellations of on-campus recruitment sessions must be completed in writing to hireashark@nova.edu, three business days in advance of the scheduled event in order to receive a refund.  All cancellations or changes to on-campus interview schedules in the Carl DeSantis Building must be communicated directly to your interviewees, and in writing to hireashark@nova.edu.


The Office of Career Development adheres to the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) policy on recruiting that requires all recruiting activity (including all presentations, interview sessions, and employer-sponsored events on- or off-campus) to be alcohol free.

Non-Discrimination Policy

The Office of Career Development makes its interviewing facilities and position-listing services available to employers who do not unlawfully discriminate in the selection of candidates on the basis of national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.  Any employer who makes use of the Universities facilities or services must agree to abide by this policy and, if interviewing students, talk in good faith with students who have been selected for an interview and to refrain from questioning students regarding the above protected classifications.

Offer Policy

We recognize that employers have certain constraints in the flexibility they have to accommodate student needs, but we ask employers to refrain from presenting exploding offers, which exert undue pressure on students by making offers with unreasonable time limits (less than two weeks) or time-sensitive penalties.  Please allow students the time necessary to make responsible and well-informed decisions about employment offers.

NACE Offer Policy Guidelines

Third-Party Recruiting

Third-party representative will conduct recruiting at NSU under the name of the hiring organization. The Office of Career Development will be permitted to verify this information by contacting the named client(s) to ensure compliance with NACE and Nova Southeastern University policies.

Under no circumstances can student information be disclosed for any reason other than recruiting purposes with the designated client(s), nor can it be sold or distributed to other entities.  Third-party recruiters coming to NSU campus will represent only one firm during the Internship and Job Fair. 

If you would like to register as a Third-Party Employer with NSU’s Career Development: Employer Relations, your organization must adhere to our guidelines, policies, and national best practices procedures described above. (See NACE Principles for Professional Practice)

In order to register and recruit NSU students and alumni you must register through Careershark.  Please follow the steps below:

  1. Create an employer account in CareerShark and submit employer profile for approval
  2. Review the Third-Party Employer policy
  3. Download a copy of the Third-Party Statement of Understanding & Compliance form
  4. Fill out and submit the Third-Party Statement of Understanding & Compliance form to the Career Development: Employer Relations via email at hireashark@nova.edu

    The Office of Career Development reserves the right to deny access and prohibit third- party recruiting at any time

Selection by Citizenship or National Origin

Since NSU has the privilege to educate outstanding individuals of varying backgrounds, employers may encounter an international student on their interview schedule.  U.S. laws and regulations require certain treatment of international students.  Screening candidates based on citizenship or national origin is prohibited. While employers can hire only persons authorized to work in the U.S. there are a number of categories of persons authorized to do so. It is prohibited to ask which category a person fits. Employers may ask if an applicant is legally authorized to work in the U.S., and may also ask if the applicant will now or in the future require sponsorship for employment visa status. However, employers may not use visa type as a screening tool to deny a qualified, employment-authorized position. The only exception is a position posting that specifically stated a requirement for U.S. citizenship due to grant funding requirements or other specific regulations.  Employers must refrain for asking interview questions regarding a candidate’s citizenship or nation origin, including questions about primary language, acquisition of foreign language reading skills, residency states, or ancestry. If you have questions about this policy, please contact the Office of Career Development.