Important Information about Job & Internship Postings

Career and Employment Services (CES) provides employers the opportunity to post full-time, part-time, internship, temporary, and summer positions as a service to Puget Sound students and employers. Some of the opportunities are submitted directly by employers, while others have been found by a CES staff member through web searching.

CES does not formally evaluate or screen opportunities listed in LoggerJobs. Because there are risk factors and other important individual points of consideration, students are urged to perform due diligence when applying for or accepting any off-campus position.

Gathering information is vital to assessing whether an opportunity is legitimate, a good match for you, or the type or employer you’re interested in working for.

Is the organization legitimate? Start with online research to gather information.

  • What comes up when you conduct a basic search on the organization? 
  • Next, search the organization name plus the word "complaints" or "scam."
  • Map the organization to ensure it has a physical address.
  • Search the Better Business Bureau to see if the organization has received consumer complaints.
  • Red flags popping up as you research? Visit the Job Seeker Beware page.

Is the organization a good fit for you? Talk to people working there.
Informational interviews can help you learn if an organization is a good fit before you consider applying for a position. Use your network or connect with Puget Sound alumni through the Alumni Sharing Knowledge (ASK) Network.

Ready to interview? Use the opportunity to gather information.
Research the organization prior to your interview so that you can respond to queries from a point of knowledgeable and are prepared to ask good questions in return. A few questions you could ask your prospective employer to determine if the position/organization is a good fit include:

  • What type of training and on-going professional development do you offer new staff members?
    • An orientation followed by training and professional development signify that an employer is committed to helping you transition to your new role and is invested in your growth (which is also beneficial to the organization).
  • What do you like best about working for this organization?
    • Pay attention to what your interviewer says. Note how their response aligns with what you’re looking for in an organization.
  • What are the biggest challenges you face?
    • Attend to non-verbal cues which may indicate that the speaker is not revealing something.

Have concerns? Research your rights and responsibilities as an applicant and employee

City of Tacoma Human Rights & Human Services Department provides a wide variety of information on topics including employment discrimination, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), local events related to these topics and more.

Washington State Department of Labor and Industries Workplace Rights offers information on wages, breaks & schedules, pay requirements, complaints/discrimination in the workplace and more.

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides information relating to discrimination in the workplace including equal employment opportunity laws, discriminatory practices (including sexual harassment) and more.