To remain focused on the common goal of achieving the best match between individual students and employing organizations, we support the Principles for Professional Conduct as adopted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The full text of these principles is available via the NACE website. The principles are designed to provide practitioners with three basic precepts for career planning, placement and recruitment:

  • Maintain an open and free selection of employment opportunities in an atmosphere conducive to objective thought, where job candidates can choose optimum long-term uses of their talents that are consistent with personal objectives and all relevant facts
  • Maintain a recruitment process that is fair and equitable to candidates and employing organizations
  • Support informed and responsible decision making by candidates

Adherence to the guidelines will support the collaborative effort of career services and employment professionals while reducing the potential for abuses. The guidelines also apply to new technology or third-party recruiting relationships which may be substituted for the traditional personal interaction among career services professionals, employment professionals and students.

MCS services are available to all current College of Media students, and while students are not required to have a Handshake @ Illinois account with MCS, they must have a Handshake @ Illinois account to access our advising services, job database, on-campus interviews and event calendar. Given these benefits, Handshake @ Illinois use is strongly encouraged. You will also want to visit here for general information on getting started with Handshake @ Illinois.