JobMate Integrity Statement & Guidelines for Use
The initial tenet of the Carolinian Creed, referencing students’ obligation to uphold a code of civilized behavior, states, “As a Carolinian, I will practice personal and academic integrity.” When conducting a job search, interviewing with employers
or interacting with mentors, your display of ethical behavior and professionalism may be perceived by employers/mentors as an indicator of your performance as an employee. Unprofessional student/alumni actions may harm both the Career Center’s and the University’s relationship with employers/mentors, which can ultimately deny student/alumni opportunities.
Guidelines for Use
understanding, and in full, appreciating all possible risks, I hereby
voluntarily and willingly assume all risks associated with my
participation in this program.
agree to release and hold harmless the University of South Carolina
for consequences resulting directly or indirectly from or in any
manner arising out of, or in connection with, my participation in this
agree that I am participating in this program for meaningful, professional, career
exploration and networking
purposes and not for solicitation or any other purpose.
agree to provide accurate representation of information in my JobMate profile, resumes, applications/interviews and all correspondence with
employers and mentors.
I agree to be professional in my interactions with employers and mentors, which
includes attending and being punctual for events and interviews for
which I signed up, appearing professional in dress and demeanor, and
following through with commitments and correspondence in a timely
I understand that this includes sending thank you letters/emails as appropriate. I
am aware that I can contact the Career Center for resources to assist
me in developing professional behaviors.
For my safety, I agree to meet with
employers/practitioners/mentors in public places, to be selective
in providing my personal contact information,
and to report any suspicious activity immediately to the Career
If I feel that I have been subjected to discrimination or harassment,
I will report my concerns to the Career Center and will be assisted in taking steps to respond to the situation.
I understand that I may also directly contact USC's
Office of Equal
Opportunity Programs or
Office of Sexual
Assault and Violence Intervention & Prevention if I feel that this
I understand that I am limited to contacting 5 mentors each month.
agree to complete and submit a feedback report to the USC
Career Center regarding the mentor connections I have made once an
interaction has occurred. (I understand that once a mentor reports our
connection, the Career Center will send me this survey).
I agree to complete an annual evaluation of my experience if
participating in the Spur Connection mentor
I understand that the Career Center has the right to inactivate my
account and participation in the program if I am found to be in
violation of these Guidelines for Use or the Career Center's
It can be damaging to your professional reputation to accept
an internship or job offer and then renege on the offer. When you accept a position in good
faith, the professional approach to the job search is to:
companies for which you are an active candidate that you have accepted another
withdraw from the recruiting process in JobMate (interview schedules,
Career Center's Recruiting Coordinator of your internship/job acceptance;
Complete the Career Center’s annual graduation survey &
Report Your Hire for Internships & Co-op positions.
For more information about ethical recruiting
practices, review NACE's
Playing Fair - Your Rights & Responsibilities as a Job Seeker.