Career Exploration and Development

Student Rights & Responsibilities


Career Exploration and Development at Oberlin College and Conservatory in its provision of services to students, alumni, and off-campus employers makes no representations or guarantees expressed or written regarding the opportunities listed on its website or through one of its job posting systems. The Office is not responsible for the wages, safety, working conditions or any other aspects of off-campus employment. It is the responsibility of the students and alumni to take the necessary precautions when interviewing for and accepting part-time, full-time and/or internship positions.

In addition, the Career Exploration and Development website contains links to other websites as a convenience to our students and alumni, and is not responsible for the content of these sites. The opinions and views associated with these linked sites are not necessarily those of Oberlin College and Conservatory or Career Exploration and Development.

Student Rights and Responsibilities Policy

Career Exploration and Development adheres to the ethical standards of the Principles of Professional Conduct for Career Services and Employment Professionals (October 2019) which was established by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). Career Exploration and Development holds its staff as well as employers and third-party recruiting organizations recruiting Oberlin students and alumni accountable to these principles to ensure that:

  • Students can openly, freely, and objectively select employment opportunities, making these choices based on their assessment of the best use of their abilities, their personal goals, and all other pertinent facts;
  • The recruitment process is fair and equitable to students and employers alike; and
  • Support is available for informed and responsible decision-making by students.

Career Exploration and Development also expects students using our services to understand and adhere to NACE’s position on students’ Rights and Responsibilities as a Job Seeker.

Non-discrimination Policy

Oberlin College is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity employer. In all of its relationships, Oberlin College is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, family relationship to an employee of Oberlin College, disability, or veteran status. Equal employment opportunity extends to all aspects of the employment relationship including hiring, recruiting, interviewing, transfer, promotion, training, working conditions, compensation, benefits, and other terms and conditions of employment. Oberlin College is also committed to provide all of its programs and activities to its students and alumni on a non-discriminatory basis.

Oberlin College expects that any employer or third-party organization representing an employer that posts a position through Career Exploration and Development or uses the College’s facilities for the purpose of recruiting for full-time, part-time, temporary or intern positions complies with federal and state equal employment opportunity laws in its recruiting and hiring. Oberlin College also expects that employers, third-party organizations, and their representatives strive to eliminate all forms of harassment in their recruiting, hiring, and selection process.

Career Exploration and Development reserves the right to advise students and others in our community should any employer, institution, or agency using our referral or posting services demonstrate, be found legally responsible for, and/or face pending litigation for discriminatory or otherwise unfair hiring/admission practices.