Recruiting Policies

Babson Recruiting Policies for our Employer Partners

  1. By participating in any of our services or events, you agree that your organization is an Equal Opportunity Employer offering employment without regard to gender, age, disability, race, color, religion, marital status, veteran’s status, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Failure to comply will lead to removal of services.
  2. Job postings from any third-party recruiter charging a fee or restricting complete access to all job information are strictly prohibited.
  3. Babson College reserves the right to accept or decline any postings submitted through the e-recruiting system.


Both the Babson Centers for Career Development and the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of all information stored within Babson Career Connections and will not sell, transmit, or disclose in any capacity this information to any other organization.

Employment Offer Policy

Babson College subscribes to the “Reasonable” Offer Deadlines Guidelines set forth by the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE).

Essentially, we believe that students given a reasonable amount of time to assess an offer of employment make better and more informed decisions. While for many students the choice will be a clear one, others will benefit from the ability to participate in fall recruiting events to understand all of their options. While deadlines are often necessary, we hope they are used as a guide—exploding offers are certainly not supportive of students’ decision making. Open communication between student and employer, and the career center when appropriate, will ensure a smooth process.

Internship Compensation

The Babson Centers for Career Development strongly encourage for-profit employers to compensate interns. For-profit companies interested in providing unpaid opportunities must ensure that their internship program meets the criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in order to legitimately and ethically offer an unpaid position.

We also encourage employers to review and be in compliance with the NACE position statement on U.S. internships and compensation.

Please note: If the student obtains academic credit in conjunction with an internship, this does not exempt that internship from meeting the U.S. Department of Labor’s criteria for unpaid internships.

Internship postings that do not comply with these guidelines may be removed at the College’s discretion.

Internship and Academic Credit

Undergraduate Policy

The Career Exploration Lab (MOB 2122) is a course offered by the Hoffman Family Undergraduate Center for Career Development for undergraduate students who want to add value to their internship experience or need to receive credit during an internship. The coursework is completed exclusively online, so students are able to register for the course regardless of the location of their internship. International students who have an internship in the United States must register for this course in order to obtain Curricular Practical Training (CPT) as part of their work authorization.

The Career Exploration Lab is offered every semester, including the summer. The only requirement is that students are able to complete 100 hours of work at their internship before the end of the semester. Students should register as early in the semester as possible; however, registrations will be accepted as long as the student is able to complete the 100 required hours before the last day of the semester.

Graduate Policy

​If a student is completing an unpaid internship, the student can incorporate an independent research project that includes the internship responsibilities; however, the independent research must include an academic component as well as a final deliverable to be graded. If a student is completing a paid internship, the student must indicate that the independent research project is outside the assigned responsibilities of the internship.