NYU Shanghai Handshake Terms and Conditions for Employers

Students at Career Fair

The NYU Shanghai Career Development Center acts only as an intermediary between employers posting job opportunities and candidates searching for job opportunities. The NYU Shanghai Career Development Center is not involved in the actual transaction between employers and candidates. As a result, the NYU Shanghai Career Development Center has no control over the quality, safety or legality of the jobs or resumes 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. Since user authentication on the Internet is difficult, the NYU Shanghai Career Development Center 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 Career Development Center and NYU Shanghai 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 NYU Shanghai Career Development Center 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.

Please note that while the transcripts uploaded by students to Handshake are unofficial, each student has signed and agreed to abide by our honor code, which guarantees that the grades and GPA a student reports will correspond with the individual's official transcript and GPA as recorded by the Office of the University Registrar. The information posted by students in Handshake, however, is not validated by the NYU Shanghai Career Development Center.

Important Considerations before Hiring an NYU Shanghai Student

The NYU Shanghai Career Development Center appreciates your support of NYU students. We understand that in the challenging economy, many organizations rely on the support of unpaid interns*.

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

  1. 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;
  2. The internship experience is for the benefit of the intern;
  3. The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff;
  4. 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;
  5. The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship;
  6. The employer and the intern understand that the intern is not entitled to wages for the time spent in the internship.

* According to China Labor Law, all international students are only allowed to accept unpaid internships and must go through an internship registration process at Bureau of Exit and Entry Administration of the Ministry of Public Security.

Offer Policy

We ask employers to give students three weeks to decide about job/internship offer.

We require all employers to honor all offers made as is and that no conditions be placed on the offer. Pressure to accept early makes it difficult for us to enforce our strict policies against students reneging on job offers. Please refrain from pressuring students on acceptances and understand the necessity of letting candidates make an informed decision resulting in truly committed employees. Exploding offers and special incentives such as diminishing bonuses and location preference should not be held out to induce a student to accept an offer early.

Contact Us

Email: shanghai.careerdevelopment@nyu.edu