• FSU Career Center Privacy Statement

FSU Career Center Privacy Statement

The Florida State University (FSU) Career Center strives for open access and connections between students and employers. The FSU Career Center’s SeminoleLink powered by Handshake job posting database is provided free of charge to employers and to job seekers. The FSU Career Center abides by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) Principles for Professional Practice.

Job/internship listings, on-campus interviewing, career fair registrations and partner program registrations are provided through SeminoleLink powered by Handshake, the Career Center's Career Services Management System (CSM). The FSU Career Center provides these services through SeminoleLink powered by Handshake. The FSU Career Center is a member of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a nonprofit professional organization for career centers and employers; partners with the Direct Employers Association, a nonprofit association of national employers; and Handshake, a career services platform that connects students, schools and employers. For details on their privacy practices, please review the Handshake Privacy Policy, Handshake Terms of Service, Handshake Security and the Direct Employers Privacy Policy .

The FSU Career Center makes no representations or guarantees about positions posted in SeminoleLink powered by Handshake, positions posted on external websites linked from the Career Center website (/Resources/Career-Center-Library), or positions highlighted via Career Center social media accounts. We do not perform background checks on individuals applying for jobs, nor on employers posting job opportunities. Employers and job seekers are encouraged to request reference information from each other as needed to establish qualifications, credentials and overall fit between the employer and the applicant. Job seekers are urged to carefully review job postings and use caution and common sense when applying. Do not disclose social security numbers, credit card information, or bank account numbers to unknown employers.

The FSU Career Center is committed to providing privacy of personal information for our clients, to the fullest extent permitted by law. Although the FSU Career Center maintains ownership of all student and alumni profile data and résumés in SeminoleLink powered by Handshake, résumés and profiles of students and alumni participating in any of these services reside on the Handshake servers. Employers may also request résumés through our Seminole powered by Handshake (screened by major, overall GPA, graduation date, work authorization, etc.).

The Career Center will not disclose a client’s protected information to third parties or government agencies, without consent, unless required by law. Client and employer information from SeminoleLink powered by Handshake may be used to construct aggregate reports that assist the FSU Career Center in program planning for statistical reports or to inform clients of services and programs of interest. This information may also be used to troubleshoot problems and is accessible only to FSU Career Center staff. Information routinely shared with parties outside of the FSU Career Center is shared only in aggregate form.

ProfessioNole Mentoring

The Florida State University Career Center staff have access to view mentoring conversations.  Any information contained in the mentoring database, including mentoring conversations, are considered educational records of the student and protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

The advice, information and opinions expressed by the mentors are theirs alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions or positions of the Florida State University Board of Trustees, the Florida State University, the Florida State University Career Center, or any employee thereof. FSU makes no representations as to accuracy, completeness, or validity of such information and will not be responsible for any errors or omissions in such information or any losses arising from its use.

If you have any questions about the privacy statement, please contact the FSU Career Center at 850-644-0796 or seminolelink@admin.fsu.edu.

Student Disclaimer

By registering with SeminoleLink powered by Handshake, students and alumni who use the system are agreeing to allow the personal and professional information they provide (e.g. name, address, telephone number, email address, degree(s), etc.), to be accessed by the FSU Career Center.

Students and alumni using SeminoleLink powered by Handshake consent that information found in their account profiles, résumés, cover letters and other relevant documents is truthful and accurately represents both their education and experience. Students making false statements regarding their education and/or experience can be subject to discipline under the Florida State University Student Conduct Code. The FSU Career Center may deny and/or remove access rights for students and alumni that do not support the policies and procedures of the University.

The FSU Career Center makes no recommendation regarding employers, and makes every effort to approve legitimate job opportunities.   While the Career Center works diligently to monitor jobs, occasionally postings may occur that are fraudulent.

Here are some good tips to identify a job that is probably a scam:

  • You must give your credit card or bank account numbers, or copies of personal documents - but you get nothing in writing. 
  • You must send payment by wire service or courier. 
  • You are offered a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account - often for depositing checks or transferring money. 
  • You receive an unexpectedly large check. 

If you view a job posting that matches these characteristics please contact the Career Center at 850.644.4023 or seminolelink@admin.fsu.edu

Additional Privacy Information

Collection of Information

Some areas of our website collect personal information for the purposes of:

  • Authentication: Programs that require registration utilize a login name and password to authenticate returning users.
  • Identification: Some forms on our website ask for personal information such as your name and email address, so that we can respond to a request or question. Such information is voluntary unless otherwise noted on the form. However, not providing any contact information may make it impossible for us to respond personally to you.
  • Statistical Usage: Some pages on our website may record your computer's IP address and information about your web browser, in order to provide statistical data on the use of this website. This information is used in aggregate form and does not personally identify you.

Questions

If you have questions about our Privacy Policy, please contact Myrna Hoover , Director of The Career Center.

 

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