Policies and Procedures
Each individual who registers with the Office of Career Services assumes an obligation to abide by the policies and procedures set forth by the Office, as well as the rules and regulations prescribed by the University of Central Missouri.
The following policies and procedures outline the guidelines for Career Services registrants:
Students have an obligation to know and follow the policies of the Office of Career Services. These include but are not limited to the following:
1) Honesty in all endeavors is essential to the functions of the Office of Career Services. Individuals found to have provided false or misleading information on their web registration account face disciplinary action by the University. Falsifying information includes but is not limited to grade point average, graduation date, work experience, work authorization.
2) Assaulting, striking, intimidating or in any way threatening the well being of any of the Career Services staff is strictly prohibited.
3) Destroying, vandalizing, stealing or damaging the property of the Office of Career Services is strictly prohibited.
4) Misuse of computing resources contained within the Office of Career Services is strictly prohibited. All computers contained in the Career Library are reserved for career-related use only (resume construction on Microsoft Word, web registration account, Internet career-related sites, etc.).
5) The student is responsible for providing the Office of Career Services with a professional style resume. If a student refuses to make recommended changes to a resume on the student database, the student account will be suspended until an acceptable resume has been placed on the student web registration account.
Any student facing disciplinary action will receive notification of such action within five (5) business days of the act (level 1). After receipt of the letter, the student has five (5) business days to schedule an appointment with a Career Development Coordinator in the Office of Career Services (level 2).
If an appointment is not made, the student acknowledges acceptance of the disciplinary action.
At this meeting (level 2), if the matter is not resolved to both parties’ satisfaction, then a written statement should be submitted to the Director of Career Services within five (5) business days (level 3). At this meeting (level 3), should the matter not be resolved to both party’s satisfaction, then the matter will be referred to the Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs (level 4).
At all levels the burden of proof as to the allegations of the complaint shall rest upon the student. Any questions regarding the polices and procedures of the Office should be directed to a Career Development Coordinator in the Office of Career Services.
In an effort to maintain positive relations between employers recruiting Central students, the Office of Career Services, and the University of Central Missouri, it is necessary for all patrons (students, alumni, etc.), as well as university staff members/students employed by the Office of Career Services, to maintain the highest level of professionalism and integrity when interacting with and providing information to these employers.