Career Coaching

Avoiding Fraudulent Opportunities

The Center for Life’s Work posts jobs and internships that are shared with our office using our Handshake website. We make reasonable efforts to assure these opportunities are legitimate (see description below of the steps we take to ascertain if an employing organization is bona fide) but it is the responsibility of students and alumni to perform due diligence in researching employers when applying for or accepting private, off-campus employment and to thoroughly research the facts and reputation of each organization to which they are applying. To assist with this, we suggest students consult the website below. Use common sense and caution when applying for or accepting any position.

Tips to Consider

1.) Carefully examine the job posting.
2.) Don't give out personal information.
3.) Sounds too good to be true.
4.) If You Discover You Have Been Scammed

Vetting Potential Opportunities

Every day approximately 50 new employers request Handshake accounts and permission to post jobs. We utilize the following strategies to review each request and do our best to ensure that the employers we approve are legitimate and established organizations

Basic Vetting
Advanced Vetting
Vetting for Internship Postings

Disclosure Statement

Nazareth College Center for Life's Work does not make any representations or warranties about the employers that utilize their Handshake site or the accuracy of the information provided by those employers. The Center for Life's Work shall not be responsible for any damage or loss of any kind arising out of or related to your use of the site and/or the information contained therein. While there is nominal screening of postings, it is the responsibility of each user to do his or her due diligence before interviewing with or accepting an offer from any company posting a job or internship listing on this site. If you have questions or need guidance or advice on how to conduct effective research on organizations or opportunities, please contact the Center for Life's Work at 585-389-2878.