• Terms of Use

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services acts only as an intermediary between employers posting job opportunities and candidates searching for job opportunities. The Center for Student Success - Career Services is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, the Center for Student Success - Career Services has no control over the quality, safety, or legality of the jobs or résumés posted; the truth or accuracy of the listings; the ability of employers to offer job opportunities to candidates; or the ability of candidates to fill job openings. For government guidelines and standards on internships/trainee programs, please see the Fair Labor Standards Act Advisor.

    In addition, because user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the Center for Student Success - Career Services cannot and does not confirm that each user is who they claim to be. Because we do not and cannot control the behavior of participants on our website, in the event that you have a dispute with one or more users, you release the Center for Student Success - Career Services and The New School (and our agents and employees) from claims, demands, and damages (actual and consequential, direct and indirect, of every kind and nature, known and unknown), arising out of or in any way connected with such disputes. Finally, note that we expect that you will use caution and common sense when using the website. The material contained herein may contain inaccuracies or typographical errors. The Center for Student Success - Career Services makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or timeliness of the website or the material. The use of the website is at your own risk.

  • For Students and Alumni

    General Guidelines

    If you are a student, by submitting your résumé to any service, including Career Successlink, the On-Campus Recruiting program, and any Resume Book, you are authorizing the Center for Student Success - Career Services to forward your résumé to selected employer partners.

    For your privacy and protection when applying to a job online, never give your social security number to a prospective employer, provide credit card or bank account information, or perform any sort of monetary transaction. In addition, be sure to practice sound judgment when meeting employers, and ensure the meeting location is safe and professional. If you have any uncertainty or need advice about specific requests from an employer, feel free to contact us for guidance at or 212.229.1324.

    It should be understood that when you use the services provided by the Center for Student Success - Career Services to assist you with building your professional skills, you must adhere to the following honor code. Violations of this honor code are highly unprofessional and will remain in your record.

    Use Agreement

    When using the Center for Student Success - Career Services programs and services, I agree to the following:

    1. I will not share my log-in information with other individuals from The New School and peer institutions. I understand that jobs listed in Career Successlink may not be shared with another recruiting entity or posted to another job site.
    2. I will be honest and conduct my job search with honesty and integrity. I will interview only with employers I am sincerely interested in working for and whose eligibility requirements I meet. I will not lie or stretch the truth on my resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript, applications, or during any part of the interview process — All Information found on my Career Successlink profile is up-to-date, truthful, and accurate. (You can, however, refuse to provide an employer with specific information about any job offers you have received from other employers. You do not have to name the organizations that have made offers to you, nor do you have to provide specific information about what salaries you have discussed with those organizations. Instead, you can give broad responses to such questions, naming types of employers—"I have interviewed with employers in the retail industry"—and offering salary ranges rather than specific dollar amounts—"The salary offers I have received have been in the $25,000 to $30,000 range." Incidentally, it is in your best interest to research salaries and to let employers know that you have done so.)
    3. I give permission to the Center for Student Success - Career Services to provide my résumé and other job search documents to prospective employers.
    4. I will honor all commitments. When I RSVP for events, I understand that I am making a commitment to attend a workshop, seminar, special event, or recruitment activity. If I cannot attend due an unforeseeable event, I will cancel my reservation prior to the event by notifying the Center for Student Success - Career Services and/or the employer at the earliest possible moment, so that a peer can replace me. Cancellations of on-campus interviews must be made up to four business days prior to the scheduled interview date.
    5. I will notify the employer in a timely manner of acceptance or non-acceptance of an internship or full-time offer, either verbally or in writing as promptly as possible, so they can notify other candidates that they are still being considered or that the position is filled.
    6. I will accept a job offer in good faith with every intention of honoring the commitment, because accepting an offer only as a precautionary measure is misleading to the employer and may restrict opportunities for others who are genuinely interested in that employer.
    7. I will withdraw from recruiting when my job search is completed and I have accepted an offer or decided on full-time graduate or professional studies by notifying the Center for Student Success - Career Services and employers that I am out of the running immediately.
    8. I will claim fair reimbursement, if an employer has agreed to reimburse my expenses incurred in the recruitment process.
    9. I will exercise professional conduct during all Center for Student Success - Career Services and recruitment related activities, including interactions with the Center for Student Success - Career Services staff.
    10. I will act professionally on the job — After I start a job, continue to honor the commitment made in terms of time and responsibilities. Answer emails and voicemails within 24 hours, and same day if possible. Anticipate problems and communicate them to my employer.

    I accept that failure to adhere to any of the above points may result in the removal of my Center for Student Success - Careers privileges, including access to Career Successlink, On-Campus Recruiting jobs, career fairs and career counseling appointments.

    Counseling Appointments

    Résumés and cover letters should be printed and in-hand at time of appointment. Résumés and cover letters will not be reviewed and/or edited when brought into session on the counselor/adviser's computer or on your personal technology device. Administrative personnel will not print copies of your résumés and cover letters.

    Technology Device Usage

    Phones are to be turned off during sessions with counselors/advisers. Answering a call and/or texting takes time away from the appointment. The counselor/adviser has the right to end the session immediately should this occur if it is not an urgent matter.

    On-Campus Recruiting

    Cancellation Policy

    Cancellations of on-campus interviews must be made no less than four business days prior to the scheduled interview date. If a cancellation is received within four business days or are a no-show, student's On-Campus Recruiting access will be immediately suspended. If you would like to appeal, please call the Center for Student Success - Career Services at 212.229.1324 to schedule an in-person appointment to discuss your situation.

    Offer Policy

    Choosing and attaining meaningful employment is an important challenge for college students. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE)'s Principles for Professional Practice provides guidelines for that process to guarantee a recruitment process that is fair and equitable to students and employers alike.

    Career Successlink Online Job Board

    If you violate the terms of service or otherwise behave, in writing or in person, in a manner that jeopardizes New School's reputation with employers, you will lose Career Successlink privileges and be required to meet with the Director of Career Services.

    Before Accepting a Job or Internship

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services encourages students to pursue experiential learning opportunities throughout their time at The New School. We work diligently to ensure that students engage in productive, meaningful work, and require that employers abide by certain standards set by both the National Association of Colleges and Employers and the Department of Labor. However, it is also important that you consider the following before you accept a position with an employer.

    An internship combines what you are learning in the classroom in a real world setting. Through this experience, you should gain practical knowledge and build professional connections while receiving feedback from your supervisor. NACE provides additional detail in their internship guidelines.

    Before you accept an offer it is important to get a realistic idea of what the position has to offer. At the interview stage, make sure you ask questions such as:

    • What is a typical day like in this role?
    • Who will my supervisor be?
    • What type of evaluation and review process takes place to evaluate performance?
    • Am I gaining transferrable skills that will prepare me for the next step in my career?

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services believes that all students should receive compensation for their work. However, we acknowledge that some industries do not typically pay their interns, yet they still provide a meaningful learning experience.

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on Career Successlink. However, if you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, it is extremely important to exercise caution. Contact the Center for Student Success - Career Services immediately if the answer is "yes" to any of the following questions:

    • Does this job promise a large salary for almost no work? Especially if I have little or none of the required experience?
    • Does this position offer me a large payment or reward in exchange for allowing the use of my bank account?
    • Does the contact's email address match the company's website domain? (i.e. rather than
    • Are there multiple misspellings in the job posting or email?
    • Does the posting focus more on the money I will make rather than the responsibilities of the job?
    • Does this opportunity sound too good to be true?

    Fraudulent Job Postings

    The Center for Student Success - Career Services makes every effort to screen employers and job postings on Career Successlink. However, if you receive a suspicious email or phone message from an employer, it is extremely important to exercise caution. If you feel uncomfortable about a job opportunity you receive by email or find on any job board, do not click on any links and do not provide any personal information.

    Generally, if the posting or email contains any of the following, please proceed with caution:

    • Offers to pay a large amount of money for very little work
    • Offers you a job without ever interacting with you
    • Requests personal information from you such as Social Security Number, bank account numbers, credit card information, copies of your passport or license and/or other personal documents
    • Requests you to transfer or wire money from one account to another
    • Offers you a large payment in exchange for allowing the use of your bank account — often for depositing checks or transferring money
    • Offers to send you a check before you do any work
    • Sends you an unexpectedly large check
    • Requests payment by wire service or courier

    If you are suspicious of a posting or email, end all communication with the employer and contact the Center for Student Success - Career Services 212.229.1324. If the incident occurred completely over the Internet, you can file an incident report with the Federal Trade Commission by calling the FTC at: 1-877-FTC-HELP (1-877-382-4357).

    Once you are hired, if you have any concerns about the legitimacy of the company or believe the work environment to be unsafe, contact the Department of Labor.

    International Students

    If you are an international student, it is strongly recommended that you speak to a member at the Office of International Student Services regarding work authorization in the United States.

  • For Employers

    General Guidelines

    We are committed to protecting privacy rights of our students. Because of this commitment, we want to ensure that employers know that we warn students about fraudulent job postings, and advise our students against providing their login information for their social media profiles to potential or existing employers. Please note that transcripts are uploaded by students to Career Successlink provided by the Office of the Registrar. The information posted by students in Career Successlink, however, is not validated by Center for Student Success - Careers.

    Use Agreement

    Third Party Recruiters

    The Center for Student Success - Careers adheres to the Principles for Professional Practice for Third-Party Recruiters. To be considered for acceptance, third-party recruiters will be requested to disclose information to the Center for Student Success - Careers that would enable the Center for Student Success - Careers to verify that it is recruiting for a bona fide job opportunity. If third-party recruiters are willing to provide information about their "bona fide" opportunities; the Center for Student Success - Careers is willing to work with them. If not, third-party recruiters will not be able to participate.

    Upfront Costs or Required Activities

    We will not post positions requiring students to pay special fees, purchase training materials, or participate in multi-level marketing as a preliminary condition of employment.

    Accuracy of Job Description

    Employers are responsible for ensuring that their job or internship description is an accurate reflection of the duties of an employee.

    Discriminatory Practices

    Federal laws prohibit job discrimination based on race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, equal pay and disability. These guidelines are available from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In addition, The New York City Human Rights Law prohibits discrimination based on gender (including gender identity or expression and sexual harassment), sexual orientation, marital status, and partnership status. As part of The New School, the Center for Student Success - Careers also adheres to the University's Policy on Discrimination, which "is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in all its activities and programs, including employment and promotion. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, physical disabilities, veteran or marital status." The Center for Student Success - Careers will not post positions that do not adhere to any of these guidelines.


    Employers will offer students a safe and appropriate work environment for students. A private home usually is not considered appropriate for internships.


    Employers will not engage in sexual harassment as prohibited by the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    Deadlines on Accepting Positions

    Employers should allow students at least 24 hours to decide on whether to accept a job or internship. Positions recruited through on-campus recruiting have other deadline rules.

    Payment of Wages

    Employers will pay wages to students as agreed upon and as stipulated by the New York State Department of Labor.

    The Center for Student Success - Careers reserves the right to make these decisions at its discretion. For more information regarding ethical employment practices, see the Principles for Employment Professionals guidelines from NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers).

    If you wish to have a more in depth discussion about our policies, please contact our office at or 212.229.1324.

    Important Links

    Before Hiring a New School Student

    Unpaid Internships

    The Center for Student Success - Careers appreciates your support of New School students. We understand that in the challenging economy, many organizations rely on the support of unpaid interns. Before posting an unpaid internship, we ask that you consider the following guidelines from the Department of Labor.

    Please note that in order to post an unpaid position, the internship must encompass all 6 components below:

    • The internship, even though it includes actual operation of the facilities of the employer, is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment.
    • The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern.
    • The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff.
    • The employer that provides the training derives no immediate advantage from the activities of the intern; and on occasion its operations may actually be impeded.
    • The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.
    • The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

    Hiring International Students

    The New School enrolls approximately 3,200 international students and scholars. This ranks with the highest percentage (25%) of international students enrolled at universities in the United States.

    F-1 and J-1 international students and scholars who are temporarily studying in the US are an integral part of our university community and our city. Students from every discipline have a high level of motivation to apply their knowledge in a working environment. International students can bring fresh and innovative ideas to the workplace, while appreciating the opportunity to hone their craft. We hope that your decision to offer an internship or a job to an F-1 or J-1 international student will be a benefit to both your organization and the student.

    F-1 international students who will obtain academic credit for an internship must be authorized for Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT is work off-campus in the student's field of study, which is considered to be 'an integral part of an established curriculum', and is authorized by International Student Services on a per-semester basis. J-1 students must be authorized for Academic Training (AT). AT is work off-campus in the student's field of study and can be authorized either pre-completion or post-completion by International Student Services and cannot exceed 18 months (36 months for Ph.D. students) per degree program. F-1 students who wish to take advantage of post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) apply with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which grant this 12-month benefit.

    To understand more about employer rules pertaining to F-1 international students, please see our at Employment Opportunities Guide.