CSULB Employer Services Guidelines

Posting Guidelines

CareerLINK Jobs provides online job and internship posting guidelines. The Career Development Center does not provide a referral service, and makes no guarantee that all jobs or internships posted will be filled.

  • All job and internship postings are reviewed and approved at the discretion of the Career Development Center and we reserve the right to choose to deny posting a position if it does not appear to support the best interests of students and/or the University.
  • The Career Development Center serves the entire CSULB student population and we reserve the right to deny services to an employer or choose not to post a position that restricts application to specific populations (see: USA EEOC: Prohibited Employment Policies & Practices )
  • Commission only positions must be clearly identified as such in the position description and on any recruitment materials. (Does not apply to internship postings).
  • Independent Contractor or Freelance positions must be clearly identified as such in the Job Title, position description and include the following text: "Independent contractors or freelance workers are responsible for paying their own taxes, filing required government forms and obtaining their own benefits including worker's compensation, disability, etc."
  • Positions must pay at least minimum wage for the state of California , with the exception of unpaid internships for academic credit and volunteer positions.
  • Positions may be posted on CareerLINK Jobs for a max. of six months at a time.
  • Positions that involve on-campus non-commercial solicitation, marketing, advertising or distributing promotional materials will be required to comply with all applicable CSULB Campus Regulations . The position description should include the following statement: "Representatives will be required to comply with all applicable CSULB regulations regarding on-campus publicity and posting and non-commercial solicitation."
  • Positions submitted by Third Party Recruiters must be clearly identified as such in the position description.
  • We do not post positions that involve work in private residences, including business offices in homes, nor do we post positions for personal assistants.
  • We do not post positions that require an initial investment or payment by the prospective employee. Investments include but are not limited to: requirement to attend unpaid orientation or training sessions; direct payment of a fixed fee; payment to attend orientation or training sessions; and/or purchase or rent of a starter kit, sales kit, sample or presentation supplies.
  • We do not post positions or allow on-campus recruitment for employers in the cannabis industry.
  • We do not post positions that discriminate on the basis of citizenship, status, or national origin (i.e. requires U.S. citizens only as a condition of employment), unless U.S. citizenship is required by law, regulation, executive order or government contract. (see: U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices ).
  • We do not post promotional announcements for recruitment events, graduate programs, or other activities that are non-CSULB affiliated.

Salary Resources

Due to the frequency of searches by salary on CareerLINK, our students appreciate when this information is provided. These online resources may be useful when determining an appropriate salary or salary range.

Job Fair Policies


All Career Fair events hosted by the Career Development Center (CDC) are solely for employers to recruit student and alumni candidates, and for students and alumni to meet employers to discuss career and internship opportunities. Career Fair events are not intended for employers to solicit business contacts. If an employer is found to be conducting business other than recruiting students and alumni for possible positions, that employer will be asked to leave the event immediately. In addition, that employer forfeits any fees associated with the event and will be subject to denial of future services.

Employers identified as third-party recruiters and/or staffing agencies, as well as companies offering independent contractor positions, may be limited to participation in Career Fair events on a wait-list basis; if space is available after the Career Fair registration deadline is reached, companies representing any of the above categories may be permitted to participate in the event, as determined by the CDC.

Multilevel Marketing Companies, also called Network Marketing Companies, which sponsor an individual to set up his/her own business for the purpose of selling products or services and/or recruiting other individuals to set up their own business, are not eligible to participate in Career Fair events. Online Job Posting Companies, recruiting and/or promoting positions on their platform, are not eligible to participate in Career Fair events.

The Career Development Center reserves the right to deny Career Fair services to employers as deemed necessary.


The registration and payment deadline for the job fair is two weeks (14 days) prior to the event.

Payment may be made by credit card, money order, or check. Payment by credit card is preferred. Checks and money orders should be payable to: CSULB Career Development Center, and mailed to: 1250 Bellflower, BH 250, Long Beach, CA 90840.

No registrations with payment by check option selected will be accepted within three (3) weeks of the job fair. From that point forward, only registrations with money orders or credit card information provided will be accepted.

Payments will be processed in a timely manner, upon which receipt and confirmation will be emailed.


Registration information for all representatives attending the fair must be finalized two weeks (14 days) prior to the fair.

Standard registration permits a maximum of 4 representatives per registration. Tag teams of representatives that trade places during the event is not permitted.

Table Assignments

Table assignments are made taking into account industry designation, payment confirmation, display needs, electrical needs, number of recruiters' present, and competition (attempts are made not to place competing employers next to or opposite each other).

Standard registration permits one table per employer. Tables cannot be shared by employers. Table assignments are final.

Extra Tables

On occasion, employers request extra tables. Because of California fire code and facility restrictions, there are only a limited number of spaces for extra tables and the configurations are therefore limited. Requests are processed by sequence received and by payment collected. An extra table is billed at the standard registration fee rate.

Cancellations, Refunds, No-Shows

Refunds will not be issued for cancellations that occur 2 weeks (14 calendar days) or less prior to any Career Fair event. If an employer cancels or no-shows after the payment deadline and has not yet submitted payment, that financial obligation remains due and payable to the Career Development Center upon demand.

During the period greater than 14 days, employers may request a refund of fees paid, minus a $50.00 processing fee. The University Accounts Payable office issues refund checks, not the Career Development Center. Credit card refunds may take up to 10 days to post back to credit card holder's account and check refunds may take up to 30 days to be dispersed.

No refunds will be given for "no-shows" to Career Fair events. Fees paid are forfeited and outstanding fees remain due.

No refunds are given to any employer that has violated a Career Fair policy and is denied services. Fees paid are forfeited and outstanding fees remain due.

Third party Recruiters

Third Party Recruiters who choose to post positions on CareerLINK Jobs must:

  • Identify as a third party agency or recruiter in the position description.
    • Third party recruiters are employment agencies, search firms, contract recruiters, organizations, or individuals recruiting candidates for temporary, part-time or full-time employment opportunities other than for their own needs.
    • The position description should begin with the statement "We are a third party recruiter seeking candidates on behalf of our client..."
  • Adhere to the Posting Guidelines and NACE Principles for Employment Professionals.
  • Not charge any fees to the applicants.
  • If requested, disclose to the CDC client contact information, the nature of the relationship between the agency and the client, to whom the student's credentials will be disclosed and if necessary, permit the CDC to verify this information.

Denial of Services

The Career Development Center reserves the right to refuse services to employers for any of the following reasons:

  • Dishonesty and/or misrepresentation of the company and/or position.
  • Discrimination according to EEO practices
  • Failure to provide FULL DISCLOSURE of essential information concerning the nature of the position or compensation including but not limited to commission only, Job Responsibilities or applicant requirements; breach of confidentiality; reneging on established agreements between the CDC and the employer (verbal or written); reneging on a job offer to a student
  • Failure to pay for billed services; harassment of California State University, Long Beach students, alumni, staff or faculty
  • Failure to adhere to Career Development Center Employer Services guidelines and/or any other violation of California State University, Long Beach rules and regulations. Any fees paid to the University for Career Development Center services during this period are forfeited to the University.

NACE Principles for Professionals

The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), provides Principles for Employment Professionals that promote professionalism during the recruitment process.